The tourist city of Rajasthan which has been waiting for the upcoming vacation season, Udaipur has entered the complete lockdown state closing all the major tourist spots in the city including City Palace and Saheliyon Ki Bari.
The directive has come from the city administration as a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus.
The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has decided to shut all the 244 sites across the state including the popular Chittorgarh Fort and Kumbhalgarh Fort until 31st March 2020.
The tourism sector of Udaipur including the hospitality sector has been majorly hit by the decision. However, the city has been struggling hard to keep up the business since the outbreak of the virus.
The Shrinathji Temple of Nathdwara will also be closed immediately after the regular traditional prayers. The temple will only allow 50 people at a time to visit during the traditional prayers.
The existing situation has also hit the event industry which is a part of the tourism sector. Most of the events in the city have either postponed indefinitely or cancelled due to the prevailing situation.
The state tourism department has cancelled celebrations of all festivals till March 31 including Rajasthan Foundation Day and Mewar Festival in the city. Since the administration has urged people to avoid large gathering, all these and other events have been cancelled.