The gorgeous hill station of Kodagu in Karnataka always attracts travellers from all over the country. And if you’re planning to travel to Kodagu for a weekend getaway, then we have some bitter-sweet news for you. The bad news is that due to the surge in Covid cases in the state, all tourist spots in Kodagu will be shut. From Raja’s Seat, Abbey Falls to Madikeri Fort, all tourist sites are closed for visitors. But the good news is that resorts and homestays in Kodagu shall remain open with Covid protocols put into place. So, if a Kodagu trip is on the cards for you, then here’s everything you need to know.
Kodagu Closes All Tourist Spots To Curb Rise In Covid Cases
Kodagu district administration issued an order for the temporary closure of tourist spots in the area. According to The News Minute report, Deputy Commissioner Charulatha Somal issued this order on April 3. The tourist sites in Kodagu like Raja’s Seat remain shut till April 20. The government issued this order to tackle the increasing Covid cases in Karnataka. Deputy Commissioner Charulatha stated, “This is to clarify that only Tourist spots in Kodagu are closed. There is no blanket ban on Tourism in the district. Resorts, Hotels and Homestays are permitted to operate and follow COVID-19 Appropriate Practices of masks, sanitisation and social distancing. The decision has been taken in the interest of public health and we thank everyone for their support and cooperation.”
— DP SATISH (@dp_satish) April 4, 2021
Resorts, Homestay & Places Of Worship Remain Open
While tourist spots in Kodagu remain shut, hotels, homestays, resorts and places of worship remain open. Tourism is not banned entirely. You can probably, stay at a gorgeous resort. Enjoy the luxuries. Visit the iconic Omkareshwar Temple while wearing masks and maintaining social distancing at all times. Apart from this, the order states that people coming from Kerala must show a negative RT-PCR test taken 72 hours before entry. After all, Kodagu has witnessed around 6394 Covid positive cases as of April 3. So, the district is taking maximum measures to curb the rising cases in the second wave.
If you need any good recommendations of visiting resorts in Kodagu. There are plenty of scenic resorts offering you breathtaking views of the hills in this iconic hill station.