Published on : Monday, September 20, 2021
After facing huge loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic for months, the tourism in Madhya Pradesh’s Orchhais gatheringmomentum due influx of domestic tourists.
Expressing relief about the improving state of tourism, SheoShekharShukla, Principal Secretary of Tourism in Madhya Pradesh said, “Tourism in Madhya Pradesh had picked up the pace. In the coming months, people might not get a room in hotels at good tourist destinations. The tourism industry is reviving after Covid-induced lockdown.”
The hoteliers have opined that the flow of bookings is not the same as it used to be. “Madhya Pradesh people have begun making hotel bookings but the flow is not the same as before COVID-19’s second phase,”said Manish Singh Sengar, a hotelier.
Sengar said that Orchha’s economy is based on tourism, and has faced immensedamage due to COVID-19. “Due to COVID-19, several people have lost their jobs. Before Covid, Orchha was popular among international tourists. But as of today hotels are empty. Orchha has faced around Rs. 60-70 crore loss,” he added.
Sapna, a tourist from Mumbai said, “I started for the trip after doing a little research so I had an idea but when I reached here, I felt something that I could not understand; I was feeling very calm.”
Several heritages of history have been preserved in Orchha famous for its Raja Mahal or Ramraja Temple, Sheesh Mahal, Jahangir Mahal, gardens and pavilions etc.