The coronavirus pandemic has completely changed the way we plan our trips. Now, checking the latest state travel guidelines, getting our RT-PCR test reports in order and checking the quarantine requirements are much-needed steps we undertake prior to flight booking.
But as more and more people get vaccinated, many popular destinations have done away with the requirements of a COVID negative report for partially / fully vaccinated arrivals. What’s better is the fact that some of these are just PERFECT to visit in November!
Please note: State travel guidelines are subject to change on short notice. To avoid any last-minute hassles and inconveniences, we advise you to reconfirm the guidelines with your airline before travelling.
Let’s take a look at seven such destinations where COVID negative reports are not needed. Please note that while COVID reports are not required, travellers may still be require to bring vaccination certificates and follow all necessary precautions:
Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh
Surprised to see Jabalpur on the list? Don’t be, because this city has a lot to offer, with the top-most attraction being Dhuandhar Falls. These 10-meter high waterfalls zigzag through marble rocks to create a loud, misty impact that gives them their name. Other popular attractions include Bhedaghat and Madan Mahal Fort.
The union territory of Chandigarh is renowned for its urban design and architecture. From nature to art and culture, from nightlife to shopping, the popular tourism destination has something for every traveller! Chandigarh’s Sector-17 market must not be missed, along with the Rock Garden, Rose Garden and the ever-popular Sukhna Lake.
For travellers who love laid-back, relaxed trips coupled with a good dose of the sea, Puducherry is a no-brainer. Choose to relax at the Promenade Beach, take a spiritual trip inside Auroville, or grab a crepe or two at any of Puducherry’s many French cafés—you won’t be disappointed!
The spiritual centre of Punjab is most popular for the spectacular shrine Harmandir Sahib, more popularly known as the Golden Temple. Also to not be missed is the historic Jallian Wala Bagh and the Wagha Border.
Jodhpur is popularly known as the ‘The Blue City’, because it looks completely blue in colour from an aerial view, thanks to its blue-painted houses. The erstwhile capital of Marwar, Jodhpur is most famous for the mighty Mehrangarh Fort, Umaid Bhawan Palace, and its many temples and shrines.
Kolkata, West Bengal
Located on the east coast of India, nothing is commonplace in the 350-year-old metropolis of Kolkata. Famously called ‘the City of Joy’, Kolkata is the cultural, intellectual and artistic capital of the country. You can spot Kolkata’s royal past lingering in every nook and corner of the city. Along with this, Kolkata has a very lively nightlife, with the entire stretch along Park Street home to innumerable bars and pubs.
Surrounded by the Aravalli Hills, Ajmer is centrally located in the state of Rajasthan. Best known for the Ajmer Sharif Dargah, it is frequented by thousands of tourists every year. Other popular attractions in Ajmer include the Taragarh Fort, Ana Sagar Lake and Akbari Fort.
Famous as the city of Nizams, Hyderabad boasts of ancient traditions, historic attractions, scrumptious food and more. The city has a glorious legacy to be proud of! From historical monuments to theme parks, temples to museums, Hyderabad has a lot to offer to travellers. Hussain Sagar, Golconda Fort, Charminar, Salar Jung Museum, Ramoji Film City, Chowmahalla Palace, etc. are among the major attractions of this major city.