COVID-19 has brought with it self loads of troubles and restrictions to all of us and particularly for travel enthusiasts. It is very difficult to decide if it is safe to travel or not and it is imperative to ensure that all travellers follow the authorised SOPs diligently.
As the situation improves, several local authorities have eased restrictions or have made it necessary for tourists to test for COVID-19 on their arrival and quarantine themselves till the results are issued. It is also mandatory to have the Aarogya Setu app for your safety and for others. In this blog, we will be sharing top places to visit in north India while easily maintaining social distancing.
About 112 km from Jammu, the famous hill resort of Patnitop is perched on a beautiful plateau, at an altitude of 2024 m, across which the Jammu-Srinagar highway passes. With endless meadows and panoramic views of the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas, Patnitop is a perfect place to experience nature at its picturesque best and widest. Enveloped by thickly wooded forests, Patnitop offers beautiful picnic spots, peaceful walks and breath-taking views of the valley of the Chenab basin and the Pir Panjal range beyond. In winter, December to February, the resort is generally covered with snow, thus offering a spectacle for everyone to experience.
However, in the current times, ensure that you stay in a hotel that practices all the standard safety measures set by the government and local health authorities. And one such location is Skyview by Empyrean, where you can experience adventure activities backed with world-class hospitality and other amenities, Skyview by Empyrean is the apt place to visit. The major attraction of this location is that the place has the highest ropeway in India in terms of ground clearance and has one of the longest zig-zag ziplines in Asia. Besides the magic carpet, tube sledge, and hiking trails. For food lovers, the scenic destination offers several culinary delights in its restaurants and cafes.
The entire property was comprehensively audited for Covid-19 preparedness by SGS, leading inspection, verification, testing, and certification company. They certified Skyview By Empyrean as a safe destination for all visitors with strict SOPs like face masks, online bookings, thermal screening, social distancing, sanitization routines, digital menus, etc.
Further, all the adventure and the ropeway cabins undergo deep disinfection and sanitization before allowing guests to enter at both the terminals, and only 4 passengers are allowed at a time inside the cabin.
This beautiful destination is in Himachal Pradesh and is famous among honeymooners as well. It is also popularly referred to as mini-Switzerland and offers a few fun activities like paragliding and horse-riding making it one of the best places to visit in north India. Surrounded by lush greenery, this place also witnesses snowfall during the winters making it even more beautiful. However, this place was not commonly explored even during the pre-COVID times and thus is less-crowded. Given the current scenario where very few people will choose to travel, it is going to be even more peaceful. Hence, if you decide to visit this place, you will be able to maintain social distancing easily. Visit this place for some solace as you go around seeing picturesque meadows, lakes, and more.
Another famous place to visit in north India, this time on the north-eastern side, Kalimpong is a beautiful hill-station located in north-east India and is a perfect haven for those who want to go to less-crowded yet beautiful places. This place is one of the most important tourist destinations in West Bengal. For nature lovers, there is plenty to explore here. With rich flora and fauna, beautifully lined pine trees, and lush green valleys and meadows, you will simply feel enchanted. Since it is not commonly explored, the crowd is also less during this time and thus makes it suitable to go to. It also witnesses snowfall and has majestic views of the Himalayas that will leave the discerning traveler to only want to come back again.
4. Gurez Valley
This is another less explored destination in India where you can go which offers social distancing. This valley offers breath-taking views and is perfect for those who want to explore nature at its best. You can only go here for trekking or hiking. If you want to explore more about this place in terms of culture, you can choose to stay at a place where the locals are closer to your stay. The valley also has beautiful rivers and places that offer a perfect spot for picnic and more. And since it is not commonly explored, the crowd will also be less and you can explore places by maintaining proper social distancing and have a safe trip with your loved ones.
So here it is, the list of top places to visit in north India while easily maintaining social distancing and keeping yourself and your loved ones safe.