Hotels all around Uttarakhand are geared up to welcome the tourist, especially before Christmas.

Tourism Minister Uttrakhand Satpal Maharaj Ji said, “As weekends are coming close especially near Christmas. We welcome tourists and request people to enjoy the holidays following proper guidelines of the government for COVID-19.”

Secretary Tourism Dilip Jawalkar said, “Uttarakhand offers the spirit of Christmas that is snow. We are happy to see good query of tourists who are planning to visit our state in the coming weekend. With proper guidelines in place, we are confident that people will enjoy their holidays like previous years.”

President Uttrakhand Hotel Association, Sandeep Sahani said, “We are receiving good booking from people of nearby places like Delhi, Chandigarh and others. Various hotels are offering discounts and organizing theme parties and cake mixing ceremony to celebrate Christmas like the previous year.”

Adding more in this he said, “This is very obvious that Covid has changed the scenario this year. We are making sure that the guidelines get followed properly by all the stakeholders and tourists as well.”

President, Nainital Hotel and Restaurant Association (NHRA) Dinesh Shah said, “We are receiving good queries for booking however celebration this year is on low key due to Covid. Officials regularly check hotels and restaurants to make sure everyone is following the guidelines.”

Abhay Tripathi a hotel manager near Jim Corbet National Park said, “We are receiving a good booking before the long weekend. Tourists are very much attracted by our theme parties for Christmas, Music nights and others. We are making sure to sanitize our place and follow all the guidelines by the government to be safe amid COVID-19.”