Delhi’s tourist attractions reopen – Dilli Haat and Nature Bazaar are among them

Five of Delhi’s tourist destinations opened to the public on Saturday, after being closed for months. Dilli Haat, Nature Bazaar, Garden of Five Senses, Azad Hind Gram and GTB Memorial are the destinations that opened in India’s capital, with precautions in place.

The Delhi tourism department in a statement said that for the first 15 days of their opening, entry to these spots will be free in order to encourage high footfall. However, all visitors will have to wear masks and maintain social distancing, and will be screened on entry. Provisions for frequent hand wash will be made available, and all the premises will be sanitised periodically.

All these tourist centres were closed in March when the lockdown was imposed to contain the spread of the coronavirus disease. The move to open them will also bring respite to artisans and craftsmen who have shops in these centres, the department said.

“These tourist spots have evolved as an integral part of the city. They offer ecological and artistic richness and give visitors a chance to take home the pleasant experience of handmade goods. While people can again relish these spaces, we urge them to adhere to the safety measures and protocols that the government has set,” said Sanjay Goel, chief executive officer of the Delhi tourism department.