Uttarakhand Travel News 2021

Get the latest news on Uttarakhand travel and tourism and do check the Uttarakhand packages best suited for you. Uttarakhand Government has lifted all the restrictions for traveling to Uttarakhand. Check out the latest news about Uttarakhand tourism shared below.

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RT-PCR COVID-19 test mandatory for people coming from other states due to Omicron Virus

The Uttarakhand government has announced that people travelling from other states will have to undergo a mandatory COVID-19 test, amid concerns about the new Covid variant Omicron.

The Chief Medical Officers (CMO) of all the districts have been instructed to conduct RT-PCR COVID-19 testing for all passengers coming from outside the State at all border entry points. All districts instructed that if any passenger coming from outside the state shows symptoms of COVID, then he/she should be tested, and later put under 14-day quarantine if tested positive.

30 Nov 2021

Latest Update - Tourist Entry is restricted due to New Covid Cases FRI

11 COVID-19 cases were detected at Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy located in FRI Dehradun campus. Due to which the entry of tourist has been put on hold, till next order.

28 Nov 2021

Weather Alert - Heavy Snowfall and Rain is predicted on first week of Dec in higher regions of Uttarakhand

Heavy snowfall is likely to occur at high altitude places in Chamoli, Pithoragarh and Bageshwar districts of Uttarakhand on December 2, as per regional meteorological centre. The foothills regions are likely to receive light-to-moderate rainfall on December 2 and 3.

28 Nov 2021

Journey of adventure will start in Rajaji from today

Tourists will be able to enjoy jungle safari from today in Rajaji Tiger Reserve and Park. Along with the famous Chilla range among tourists, the gates of all 9 ranges and one unit of the park will be opened on Monday.

15 November 2021

Corbett Tiger Reserve’s Bijrani zone opens for jungle safari, night stay

Bijrani zone opens on October 15 and remains open till June while Dhikala remains open from November 15 to June 15. Both have night stay facilities also.

11 November 2021

Janhvi Kapoor and Sara Ali Khan Visited Kedarnath Dham

 Instagram: Janhvi kapoor and Sara Ali Khan in Kedarnath

Check out all the pictures here

1 Nov 2021

Uttarakhand Weather Update

Snowfall is there in all the higher mountain peaks of Uttarakhand included Kedarnath and Badrinath. The temperature dropped drastically in entire Uttarakhand. Carry enough woollen clothes if you are travelling to Uttarakhand.

18 Oct 2021

Char Dham Yatra halted due to Heavy Rains Red Alert for 17 and 18 Oct

Due to heavy rains in Uttarakhand districts, The char dham yatra has been halted and tourists are being stopped to go further from different check points. The yatra shall remain closed till 18 Oct, after that it will be resumed if weather forecast seems to improve.

17 Oct 2021

Char Dham Temples Closing dates for 2021

Yamunotri Closing Date: 6 Nov
Gangotri Closing Date: 5 Nov
Kedarnath Closing Date: 6 Nov
Badrinath Closing Date: 20 Nov

15 Oct 2021

Uttarakhand Tourism Department plans to Promote 13 New Trekking Routes Connecting 70 Virgin Tourism Spots

7 Oct 2021

Char Dham Temples are open for all - No restrictions on daily number of visitors

High Court of Uttarakhand gave the verdict to continue Char Dham Yatra without registration. The limit on the number of pilgrims and tourists has been removed as well.

5 Oct 2021

Hemkund Sahib will closed for pilgrims from 10 Oct for six months

Hemkund Sahib shrine to close for winter season on 10 October. This Himalayan shrine of Sikh pilgrims is closed annually for the winter season during which the area becomes snow-bound and difficult to access. Around 5,000 pilgrims have visited the Hemkund since it was opened for devotees on 18 September till 30 Sep.

1 Oct 2021

Anil Ambani's son Jai Anshul reached Satopanth, completed trekking in four days amidst adversity

Jai Anshul Ambani son of Anil Ambani reached here a few days ago for Satopanth trekking with his group of friends. Know more about Satopanth Trek : Satopanth trekking tours

27 Sep 2021

Uttarakhand Tourism Minister inaugurated first Caravan in the state

To promote Caravan Tours in Uttarakhand, Tourism Minister Shri Satpal Maharaj inaugurated the state’s first caravan, a state-of-the-art vehicle, with a LED TV, a sofa, a washroom, GPS and a small kitchen complete with a microwave and a coffee maker.

27 Sep 2021

Uttarakhand Govt will approach High court for Char Dham yatra relaxations

Due to limited visitors allowed for Char Dham Temple visit, there has been many cancellations. All the slots are full, whether tourists coming or not. Those who have done bookings are cancelling the same due to no availability of slots. The Uttarakhand state government will approach the court to increase the limit of daily pilgrims visiting the Char Dham shrines - Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri and Yamunotri.

26 Sep 2021

Opening of Char Dham yatra leads to surge in pilgrim footfall in Haridwar

More than 5000 tourists are arriving daily in Haridwar. Booking and occupancy in Haridwar hotels, guest houses, lodges, dharamshalas and ashrams have increased manifold.

20 Sep 2021

Char Dham Yatra and Temples are opened from 18 September for pilgrims and tourists with some strict guidelines

Check out Char Dham Yatra Guidelines : Char Dham Online registrations : Char Dham tours

20 Sep 2021

Uttarakhand High Court lifs the ban from Char Dham Yatra with some restrictions

Uttarakhand high court on Thursday (16 Sep) allowed the resumption of Char Dham yatra. The court has said only fully vaccinated people carrying Covid negative report will be allowed to visit the shrines of Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri and Yamunotri.

16 Sep 2021

Covid Lockdown has been extended for another week till 21 September 2021 (morning)

13 Sep 2021

Tourist are now allowed to visit Gartang Gali in Uttarkashi

The reconstruction work of Gadtang street has been completed and it has been opened for tourists. Travellers must follow the Covid Travel Guidelines, a maximum of 10 people will walk at a time by maintaining a distance of one meter for the traffic in the track. There is a ban on jumping and dancing on the track.

19 Aug 2021

Covid Lockdown has been extended for another week till 24 Aug (morning)

18 Aug 2021

Covid Lockdown has been extended for another week till 17 Aug (morning)

All the previous restrictions in Uttarakhand will remain the same.

9 Aug 2021

Lock Down in Uttarakhand has been extended for another week till 10 Aug (morning)

All the previous restrictions in Uttarakhand will remain the same.

3 Aug 2021

Only Hemkund Trek is Open, Temple and Gurudwara is Closed

Check out the complete Important Travel Advisory for Lokpal Hemkund Trek Route.

30 July 2021

Uttarakhand High Court has put an Stay on the opening of Char Dham Yatra till 18 August


Char Dham Yatra will remain closed for time being

29 July 2021

Covid Curfew extended in Uttarakhand till 27 July with some relaxations

Check complete travel guidelines

19 July 2021

Tourists number decline in Nainital, Mussoorie by 50% after strict Covid rules

All the hotels in the hill stations have also been asked to reduce their capacity by 50 percent. The police teams in these places have gotten extra vigilant and have started serious inspection of COVID-19 negative reports of all the incoming tourists.

19 July 2021

In Nainital, when more than 5000 vehicles were asked to return as the place had no parking spot left.

Check out: Nainital Hotels and resorts : Nainital Travel Packages

18 July 2021

Covid Curfew extended in Uttarakhand till 20 July

13 July 2021

Uttarakhand cuts hotel occupancy to 50% in Dehradun and Nainital

50% occupancy capping in Nainital Hotels, Dehradun hotels.

12 July 2021

4000 vehicles were sent back from Mussoorie and Nainital

Around 4000 vehicles that were on their way to Mussoorie and Nainital were sent back by Uttarakhand Police last weekend, as most of them were not carrying their Covid Report or did not have any hotel bookings as well.

12 July  June 2021

Proof of hotel bookings is mandatory for tourists along with RT-PCR Negative Report and Registration

Uttarakhand Police has set up additional checkpoints and barricades on the roads that lead to famous tourist spots in the state.

11 July  2021

Only 50 Tourists allowed in Mussoorie's Kempty Falls

After viral video of Kempty Falls in Mussoorie, showing hundreds of tourists without mask and not following Covid Guidelines, the authorities now capped number of tourists to 50 only at a given time. Tourist cannot stay there for more than 30 minutes. A check post to be setup there to monitor tourist activities. Check other places to see in Mussoorie.

9 July 2021

Uttarakhand High Court has put an Stay on the opening of Char Dham Yatra till 28 July

8 July 2021

Nainital, Mussoorie see huge tourist footfall as Covid restrictions eases in Uttarakhand

You can check Nainital Packages, Mussoorie Packages along with Nainital Hotels and Mussoorie hotels. For more relaxed and secluded places you can check: Chopta, Kanatal, Chaukori, Auli, Binsar, Kausani and other remote hill stations.

6 July 2021

Valley of Flowers in Uttarakhand is now opened for tourists with Covid Guidelines from 1st July

Valley of Flowers Trek and other trekking destinations in Uttarakhand like Dodital, Dayara Bugyal, Gaumukh, Tapovan, Kedarkantha, Har ki Dun and Kedartal are open from 1 July 2021.

Tourists must have Covid negative RT-PCR report and follow all the COVID-19 protocols let by Uttarakhand Government. Check Uttarakhand Travel Guidelines.

30 June 2021

Uttarakhand High Court has put an Stay on the opening of Char Dham Yatra from 1st July

29 June 2021

Covid Curfew extended in Uttarakhand till 13 July (morning)

As per the new travel guidelines issued by the Uttarakhand government, the covid curfew will be till 13 July 2021, with some more relaxations.

6 July 2021

Kanwar Yatra is also cancelled for this year, due to Covid Pandemic

Know more about Kanwar Yatra

29 June 2021

Char Dham Yatra will be started in two phases

From July 1, the Char Dham temples will be opened for locals from the three districts - Chamoli, Rudraprayag and Uttarkashi for Badrinath, Kedarnath and Gangotri & Yamunotri respectively (where the four Himalayan shrines are located). 

In second phase beginning July 11, the Char Dham yatra will be opened for people across the state. Later it will be opened for All India tourists and pilgrims.


21 June 2021

Covid Curfew extended in Uttarakhand till 29 June (morning)

As per the new travel guidelines issued by the Uttarakhand government, the covid curfew will be till 29 June 2021

20 June 2021

Char Dham Devasthanam Board has send recommendations to open Char Dham Yatra with limited number of pilgrims/tourists. The date is still to be decided.

12 June 2021

Char Dham Yatra will open only after the Lockdown is over

Tourism Minister Shri Satpal Maharaj dismissed the rumors of the Char Dham yatra starting for pilgrims from June 15, saying, “It is not possible in the present scenario. The Yatra will resume when it is completely safe for both visitors and local people.

9 June 2021

Covid Curfew extended in Uttarakhand till 15 June

As per the new travel guidelines issued by the Uttarakhand government, the covid curfew will be till 15 June 2021

6 June 2021

Covid Curfew extended in Uttarakhand till 8 June

As per the new guidelines issued by the Uttarakhand government, grocery shops can operate for two days a week on June 1 and June 7 from 8 am to 1 pm.

31 May 2021

Covid Curfew extended in Uttarakhand till 1 June

Uttarakhand Government has extended the curfew from 25 May to 1 June 2021.

24 May 2021

Covid Curfew extended in Uttarakhand till 25 May

Uttarakhand Government has extended the curfew from 18 May to 25 May 2021. RTPCR negative report will be compulsory for wedding and e-pass is must for attending the funeral.

18 May 2021

New orders and guidelines of Curfew in Uttarakhand

Utttarakhand government extended the Curfew in Uttarakhand till 10 May 2021 and launch new guidelines for this. All the public and private transport are restricted in Uttarakhand.

06 May 2021

Postponement of Chardham Yatra welcome

Vinod Dimri Sriram, president of Badrinath Dimri Religious Central Panchayat, welcomed the decision of the state government to postpone the Chardham Yatra. The said devotees will get an opportunity to have darshan of Lord Badarivishal when the condition of corona infection is normal.

04 May 2021

The doors of the Char Dham will open in a symbolic form

The doors of the Chardham will be opened on the scheduled dates but in symbolic form. In the Char Dhams, the Covid-19 protocol will be fully followed. Gates of Chardhams will open in a symbolic manner on predetermined dates and traditionally the puja Archana will continue. But no devotees will be allowed to visit Chardham Yatra.

04 May 2021 

Char Dham yatra 2021 Cancelled due to Corona Virus, the yatra was to start from May 14

The upcoming Chardham Yatra has been canceled in view of the rapidly increasing number of Corona patients in the country. The yatra was scheduled to begin on 14 May.

29 April 2021

The opening date of Hemkund Sahib Gurudwara on 10 May 2021 is Cancelled

The doors of the Hemukund Sahib will not open on 10 May 2021 due to the increasing number of Covid patients in India. It will be decided soon in a meeting of Gurudwara trust.

25 April 2021

Gangotri and Yamunotri temple will open on different dates this year

This is the first time ever when the holy temple of Yamunotri and Gangotri dham will open on different days. Yamunotri Dham will open on 14 May 2021 at 07:30 am and Gangotri Dham will open on 15 May 2021 at 07:50 am.

20 April 2021

13 Lakh 50 Thousand pilgrims take bath in Shahi Snaan of Haridwar Kumbh Mela 2021

According to mela police, 13 Lakh 51 thousand 629 peoples take holy dip or bath in Shahi snaan of Kumbh Mela in Haridwar 2021

15 April 2021

Night Curfew started, Several services and peoples will be continue working

Night curfew will be started from 10 pm to 5 am everyday. Supply of fruits, vegetables and milk will not be affected. Essential services will work continuously.

11 April 2021

Routes for royal bath in Kumbh Mela Haridwar 2021 will change from tonight

As pilgrims increases, they will be sent on different routes. Vehicles coming from Delhi-Meerut diverted on Luxor Road. Vehicles coming from Dehradun will stop at Dudhadhari T-point.

11 April 2021

Negative Corona report or Vaccination report will be compulsory for Char Dham Yatra pilgrims

Its compulsory for Pilgrims from other states to bring Negative Covid-19 report or Vaccinationb report for Char Dham Yatra.

09 April 2021

Online Green card will be made for Char Dham Yatra from 15 April 2021

From 15 April 2021, Online green card will be made for Char Dham Yatra. Transport Department has prepared software for this.

09 April 2021

Number of Char Dham pilgrims will be fixed

Pilgrims must follow the Corona Guidelines. The tourism minister says that pilgrims must wear masks and follow the social distancing.

08 April 2021

Lacchiwala Nature Park will be ready soon

Natural Lake will be the main attraction of Lacchiwala Nature Park. Soon it will be ready and open for tourists.

04 April 2021

Court says: The government has to increase the daily Corona tests in the Kumbh Mela zone.

Court has ordered the state government to conduct daily 50000 corona tests in Kumbh Mela zone.

04 April 2021

From 1 April travellers need to carry negative RT-PCR test report not older than 72 hours

Uttarakhand Government orders, travellers from Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Chattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Delhi, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Rajasthan state needs to carry negative RT-PCR report not older than 72 hours.

30 March 2021

Mahakumbh: Restrictions are applied from 1 April

Nainital high court orders on Wednesday, Corona negative report is compulsory for visit Haridwar Kumbh Mela 2021

26 March 2021

Uttarakhand government orders, People not wearing a mask will be fined

After the increasing rate of corona cases in Uttarakhand, State government order to take fine from the people who are not wearing mask to control the virus.

25 March 2021

Corona report is compulsory for pilgrims to visit Kumbh Mela in Haridwar 2021

There is another option for pilgrims to visit Kumbh Mela. Those who have already taken both vaccinations of corona vaccines can visit Kumbh Mela without a corona report.

25 March 2021

Pilgrims are not allowed to visit Har Ki Pauri on 12 April and 14 April.

On these two days no pilgrims will be allowed on Har Ki Pauri, but there are no restrictions on other days

23 March 2021

No entry on Har Ki Pauri if you came wearing shoes

Pilgrims will not be allowed to wear shoes and slippers on Har Ki Pauri during the Shahi bath. This arrangements will be in place from 10 April to 14 April for five days. Shri Ganga Sabha also agreed on this.

23 March 2021

Corona guidelines will be strictly followed in Kumbh Mela

Due to increasing infection rate, the State Government has given instructions to the District Magistrates to strictly follow the Corona guidelines in Mahakumbh in Haridwar.

23 March 2021

Daily 10,000 pilgrims are allowed on Purnagiri Fair

Only 10,000 visitors daily, will be allowed to visit the Purnagiri fair. The police have issued an SOP regarding Corona. It will be necessary to register under this. Pilgrims can register for Purnagiri Fair through this link:- champawat.nic.in

22 March 2021

6 feet of snow on the trail of Holy Hemkund Sahib

There are approximately 9 feet of snow on Hemkund Sahib and 6 feet of snow on the trail of Hemkund Sahib. This year the Hemkund Sahib will be open on 10 May 2021

22 March 2021

No restrictions on pilgrims to visit Kumbh Mela in Haridwar say Uttarakhand CM Tirath Singh Rawat

Pilgrims must have to care of social distancing, wear a mask and take proper sanitization. Uttarakhand CM Mr. Tirath Singh Rawat says, No restrictions on pilgrims to visit Kumbh Mela Haridwar. Regular buses for pilgrims.

22 March 2021

Gangotri National Park will be opened from 1st April 2021 for tourists

Tourists will be allowed to visit the Gangotri National park restricted areas only through local registered agencies. The park administration reviewed the arrangements for the Gangotri-Gomukh trek.

High Himalayan Gangotri - Kalindi - Badrinath trek Indo China-based Nelang along with dozens of icebergs and the origin of the Ganges Gomukh - Tapovan, Gangotri National Park has been a center of attraction for visitors over the years.

 20 March 2021

Kedarnath Helicopter Booking will start from 1 April

For Char Dham Yatra, Preparations are on for start booking Helicopter service online. For this, the Uttarakhand Civil Aviation Authority has sent a proposal seeking the permission of the Chief Minister.

Check out:- Kedarnath Helicopter Services 2021

18 March 2021

Accommodation facility will be available on the trekking routes

17 March 2021

Dal Lake Shikaras will be seen in Tehri Lake

17 March 2021

This time pilgrims will have photometric registration

16 March 2021

Tota Ghati on the way to Devprayag from Rishikesh has been closed till 31 March 2021

Due to the ongoing work in Rishikesh-Badrinath National Highway-58 at Tota Ghati, the road will remain completely closed for the the safety of the passengers. As of now cutting and road widening work is going on in Totaghati. It will remain closed till next orders, we will update it once it is opened for commutation.

15 March 2021

Ropeway will be started for Mata Surkanda Devi Temple from Kaddukhal in July

From July, pilgrims will easily visit Surkanda Mata Temple within 3-5 minutes through Ropeway from Kaddukhal.

15 March 2021

The doors of Rudranath Dham will be opened on 17 May 2021

12 March 2021

The doors of Badrinath Dham will be opened on 18 May 2021

11 March 2021

The doors of the holy Kedarnath Dham will be closed on 06 November 2021 on the day of Bhai Dooj

11 March 2021

The doors of the holy Kedarnath Dham will be opened on 17 May 2021

11 March 2021

Every Prilgrim coming to Kedarnath will get corona vaccination

08 March 2021

The opening day of the Kedarnath shrine will be fixed on Shivaratri

08 March 2021

First Peshwai of Haridwar Kumbh Mela took out

05 March 2021

Now you can meditate into 4 caves of Kedarnath

05 March 2021

Chirbatiya is all set for Nature Festival, Poster realeased

25 February 2021

Green Card will be issued online for Char Dham

24 February 2021

Juna Akhada will take the first Shahi bath in Kumbh Mela Haridwar

24 February 2021

Corona Check-up again at Doon's Border-Airport from Today

23 February 2021

Haridwar Kumbh Mela Will be Celebrated between 1st to 30th April

17 February 2021

Opening Date of Badrinath Temple Has Been Announced

Badrinath Kapat Opening Date 2021: The Badrinath Temple Kapat will be opened on 18 May 2021 at 4:15 am in the morning.

16 February 2021

Tehri Lake Festival will be held as usual

Tehri Lake Festival will be organized as usual with few changes in the event. The dates will be the same i.e. 16-17 February 2021

14 February 2021

Tehri Festival has been Cancelled

Uttarakhand government has cancelled Tehri Lake Festival which was scheduled for 16-17 February 2021, due to recent landslide near Joshimath. Though there is no impact any of the travel activities in the state. The even will be now happen in May month.

13 February 2021

Air Taxi Services to Dehradun From Chandigarh and Hisar

Haryana government takes the great initiative of Air Taxi services to Dehradun from Chandigarh and Hisar under the Udaan scheme by the central government.

11 February 2021

Tourism minister Shri Satpal Maharaj appeal to tourists to come Uttarakhand without any fear

10 February 2021

Corona report is complusory for 11th and 16th February Bath in Haridwar

09 February 2021

Now India's first pod car will takes you to Haridwar Darshan

08 February 2021

Will not raise more than 20 thousand in Har Ki Pauri

08 February 2021

Kumbh Mela:- Devotees will come only after the approval of the online application

District Magistrate of Haridwar said, We will take every necessary step for Kumbh Mela Pilgrims to take a safe bath. 1 Lakh 40 thousand doses were demanded for Corona Vaccination of 70 thousand people.

08 February 2021

Reconstruction work will start before Char Dham Yatra

In Kedarnath Dham, second stage reconstruction work will start before Char Dham Yatra.

08 February 2021

Army recruitment for 1000 posts will start from February

05 February 2021

Badrinath Dham Kapat opening date will be decided on the day of Basant Panchami and Kedarnath Dham opening date will decide on 11 March

05 February 2021

Kapats Of Char Dhams in Uttarakhand will open on Mid-May

05 February 2021

Preparations starts in Uttarakhand for Char Dham Kapats opening ceremony.

High altitude places including Gangotri and Yamunotri Dham has covered with a snowy blanket

05 February 2021

The temperature has fallen down to -5 degrees in Yamunotri and Gangotri Dham and 1 ft. fresh snow layer in Kedarnath Dham.

Chances of Rain and Snow today in Uttarakhand

03 February 2021

Tehri Lake Festival will be held on 16th & 17th February 2021

03 February 2021

Tourism Minister Shri Satpal Maharaj said that two days Tehri Lake Festival will be celebrated on coming 16th and 17th February. Poonam Chand, the nodal officer of the festival, told that boating, Jet ski, surfing, scuba diving, banana rides and land sports competition like Mountain train Biking, ATV bike and Archery will be organized in the festival. And Aero sports activity includes Paraglyding, Hot air baloon and Paramotor.

Now all restrictions are removed for visiting Uttarakhand

03 February 2021

Know More about:- Travel Guidelines of Uttarakhand

Corona Report is Compulsory For Holy Bath of Kumbh Mela in Haridwar

03 February 2021

Know More about:-  Kumbh Mela 2021 Haridwar - Kumbh Mela tour Packages 2021

Himalaya Darshan by Helicopter in Auli

Now tourist can take a 10 - 12 minutes Helicopter himalaya darshan tour in Auli. The tourism department of Uttarakhand takes the great initiative of Helicopter Himalaya Darshan in Auli.

30 January 2021

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