Chitwan, July 26
The government has lifted the lockdown imposed to check the spread of Corona Virus
. Public vehicles, industries and the market are back into operation as usual. Likewise, the tourism sector is also gearing up to open itself for visitors beginning July 30, as decided by the government. Accordingly, the hotel entrepreneurs in Sauraha, one of the most popular tourist destinations of the country, are preparing for resumption of service after almost four months. There are 110 hotels in operation in Sauraha.
As part of the preparation and promotion, a group of youths began a cycle rally on Saturday to lure domestic tourists to Sauraha. The rally that began from Sauraha reached up to Kasara before returning to the starting point. A total of 17 cyclists took part in the rally. “Domestic tourists are inevitable to revive the tourism sector badly hit by the lockdown,” President of the Regional Hotel Association in Sauraha Dipak Bhattarai said. We want to spread out the message that Sauraha is now open with adoption of all necessary health protocol and standards.
The cycle rally is also an effort to build an atmosphere for cycle enthusiasts to visit all the tourist sites in Sauraha on a cycle, said chair of the Baghmara buffer community forest, Jit Bahadur Tamang.
Another cycle rally is planned for Sauraha to Lothar, he said. Former President of the Regional Hotel Association Suman Ghimire said domestic tourism is being promoted through cycling, in consideration of the increasing number of cyclists of late.