Independence Day lengthy weekend: Vacationers fulfill their wanderlust, flocking to Rajasthan in droves


Rajasthan’s main vacationer points of interest like Jaipur, Udaipur, and Mount Abu, are witnessing an enormous rush of individuals owing to the Independence Day lengthy weekend, officers mentioned on Sunday. As August 15 will probably be celebrated on Tuesday, individuals have taken go away on Monday (August 14) for an prolonged four-day weekend. Based on the state’s Tourism Division, there was a four-fold rise within the footfall of home vacationers as in comparison with final 12 months’s Independence Day prolonged weekend when August 15 fell on a Monday.

According to the state's Tourism Department, there has been a four-fold rise in the footfall of domestic tourists as compared to last year's Independence Day extended weekend.(Unsplash)
Based on the state’s Tourism Division, there was a four-fold rise within the footfall of home vacationers as in comparison with final 12 months’s Independence Day prolonged weekend.(Unsplash)

Officers mentioned main vacationer locations, together with Jaipur, Udaipur and Mount Abu, are buzzing with vacationers and solely those that have prior journey and lodging bookings will be capable to take pleasure in their trip with none hiccups. “The variety of vacationers has elevated by 4 instances as in comparison with final 12 months throughout the days round Independence Day,” Deputy Director of the Tourism Division, Dalip Singh Rathore mentioned. (Additionally learn: Independence Day 2023 lengthy weekend journey concepts: 6 locations excellent for a getaway )

Because of the surge in guests, there’s close to full occupancy at inns in Jaipur, Udaipur, and Mount Abu, he mentioned. Based on the official, non secular tourism varieties a major chunk of arrivals with an growing variety of devotees visiting Khatu Shyam temple, Salasar temple and Ajmer Dargah. Contemplating this, the division has developed a brand new ‘Sarvadharm Sambhav Pilgrimage Circuit’ below which, the event of main pilgrimage websites, together with temples, gurdwaras, and dargahs, will probably be carried out.

In the meantime, these taking their very own automobiles to those locations are pressured to depend on e-rickshaws or different public transport services for intra-city journey because of the huge visitors snarls. “The lengthy weekend rush has led to huge visitors snarls. We got here by our personal automobile however needed to rent an e-rickshaw for travelling throughout the metropolis,” mentioned Rani Raj (26), who arrived in Jaipur from Delhi on Saturday.

“We spend an hour looking for a lodge for only one evening as most of them had been booked. We lastly managed to get lodging three km away from the town centre,” she added. Ayush Sharma, who got here from Madhya Pradesh, mentioned, “Travelling on an extended weekend is popping out to be hectic as there’s a big rush of individuals in any respect vacationer locations. We have now toured Udaipur and are actually visiting Jaipur. Site visitors jams are frequent and all inns are nearly absolutely booked.”

Based on President of the Rajasthan Affiliation of Vacationers Operators (RATO) Mahendra Singh Rathore, nearly all of vacationers are from Karnataka, West Bengal, Gujarat, Delhi-NCR and Uttar Pradesh. Based on Devipal Singh, Director of Unique Excursions and Travels, vacationers from Gujarat favour locations like Mount Abu, Udaipur, Kumbhalgarh and Pali’s Jawai Dam and Jawai Leopard Century, whereas Sariska, Ranthambore and Shekhawati area is the popular selection of vacationers from Delhi-NCR. Rathore additional mentioned ever since Covid restrictions had been lifted within the state, vacationers have been arriving in giant numbers be it low season or peak season.

This story has been revealed from a wire company feed with out modifications to the textual content. Solely the headline has been modified.


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