Now that Uttarakhand has eased down the travel restrictions how about packing your bags and booking homestays for a good long break from your home environment? According to the rules, you are no longer required to give a negative COVID-19 test or a minimum two-day booking at the hotel. The new guidelines are applicable now. Here are the new rules and a list of offbeat destinations in Uttarakhand that are worth long stays. 

According to the new guidelines which are way relaxed than before, tourists will have to register the modes of transportation they plan on using for the travel. As per Hindustan Times, the guidelines have directed the management of hotels to immediately inform district administrations if any guests have Covid-19 positive. 

Travellers will have to register themselves on Dehradun Smart City Limited website.

Tourists who are coming from areas with a high rate of COVID cases will have to stay in seven days’ institutional and then seven days’ home quarantine.  

The guidelines also state that traveller who is asymptomatic and is travelling for business or personal reasons, he/she can do that without getting disturbed. However, it is important that they monitor their health on regular basis. In case any symptoms are found, the person should connect with local authorities.

The Times of India reported that "those travelling for more than seven days are required to be in-home quarantine for 10 days. If you are asymptomatic and are travelling outside the state for more than five days or less, you will not have to go into home quarantine upon returning."

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Check out these offbeat places in the state which will provide you with a change of scenery and if you book a homestay around then how about staying here for a few weeks as they are not so expensive and a work from home here too would feel better. 

Peora

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This is a small village in the district of Nainital. It is amid the pine trees and has a spectacular view of the grand Himalayas. It is very easy to reach here as it is just 10 kms away from Mukteshwar and 23 kms away from Almora. Checkout the orchards and hike around, soak in the nature.

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Khurpatal

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This place as well is near Nainital, in fact just 12 kms from there. It is famous for the emerald greenish blue-hued lake. People come here for fishing and photography while surrounded by cedar trees. Escape from your regular city life here and in case you have to work then the change of scenery will definitely help you feel better. 

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Didihat

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This is a small rich valley which you will find en route Kailash Mansarover in the Pithoragarh district. Flora, fauna, architecture and the ancient forts will give your dull mood enough to heal through. 

Sitlakhet

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This is a town 24kms away from Ranikhet in Uttarakhand. It gives a scenic view of the Kumaon Himalayas. Amid te Syahi Devi hills, Sitlakhet gives you access to orchards, the Syayi Devi temple, the town of Khoont and ofcourse the flora fauna and open fresh air.

 

Jeolikot

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This place is a small village which is well known for its rich flora and fauna. Many photographers and poets and writers come here for inspiration. Sri Aurobindo and Swami Vivekananda, famous philosophers meditated here. It is 17 kms from Nainital and is close to Corbett National Park, Naini Lake, Ramgarh and Mukteshwar.

Give yourself a break and see which place suits you. Stay tuned to HerZindagi for more on travel.