Rajasthan’s monuments and museums welcomed over 3,000 visitors when it opened for the public on June 2, according to the Department of Tourism, Art and Culture.
Rajasthan is the first state in the country to open the monuments under its control
The monuments, except for those in containment zones and curfew areas, are open four days a week (Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday) for the first two weeks, with social distancing protocols in place.
Sreya Guha, Principal Secretary of Tourism, Art and Culture, said, “Most of the visitors are local people. It is a good sign that they are now coming out and willing to follow all the protocols and social distancing norms that have been put in place. We wanted it this way, to start things locally first. This will create confidence among travelers when domestic travel opens up in the coming months. This also sends out a message that Rajasthan is safe to travel.”
The monuments and museums have given people, who have been in their houses for almost two and a half months, an opportunity to come out. In Jaipur, eight monuments and museums have reopened. 606 people visited Amber, the highest among all the monuments. The monuments in Jaipur have attracted 1,806 people while the number for the rest of Rajasthan is 1,450, taking the total to 3,256 as on Sunday.
The department waived off the ticket fees for the first and second week
The department attempted to attract customers by waiving off ticket fees for the first two weeks. 50% of the ticket amount will be charged from the third week onwards. The department has also implemented SOPs, where visitors without masks will not be given entry. A gap of five minutes will be established between each group’s entry, to maintain social distancing.
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