Religious Tourism

Kedarnath reopens, but fear still haunts state pilgrims

BHOPAL

Nearly a year after nature’s pillage in Uttarakhand, Kedarnath doors have opened again. But pilgrims’ progress to the Shiva shrine is only a trickle this year from Madhya Pradesh. The faithful are still haunted by deathly images of the catastrophe that claimed over 1500 lives from the state.

There’s a sharp fall in bookings, considering the fact that summer months trigger a tourism boom to the hills.

Bhopal-based tour operator Saurabh Goswami said, “Bookings are not even 1%, compared to last few years. We have not received even a single call for Chardham yatra. Last year, we booked a group of 80 people of whom two are still missing.”

Full report here Times of India

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