Tourist sites in Kodagu will remain closed from Sunday

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Attendance had dropped dramatically in the district since January after cases of COVID-19 were reported in Kerala

Attendance had dropped dramatically in the district since January after cases of COVID-19 were reported in Kerala

All major tourist destinations in Kodagu will remain officially closed for a week-long period from Sunday following the COVID-19 scare.

Footfall had dropped dramatically in Kodagu since January after COVID-19 cases were reported in Kerala. Resorts and homestays have seen occupancy fall to less than 20% as bookings are cancelled.

Visitor numbers from neighboring Kerala have fallen sharply, hitting activity in hotels, restaurants and other sectors. help from the government to deal with the situation.

The gates to Raja Seat, one of Madikeri’s main attractions, were found closed to visitors on Saturday and a sign was put up saying it was closed. This may be the first time in many years that the place is off-limits to tourists. It was not closed during the floods although there were no visitors.

review later

Kodagu Deputy Director of Tourism Raghavendra said
The Hindu that Cauvery Nisarghadhama near Kushalnagar will also remain closed. “The sites will remain closed for a week from Sunday and the decision will be reviewed depending on the situation after a week,” he added.

Other popular coffee country sites include Abbey Falls, Dubare Elephant Camp, Iruppu Falls and Mandalapatti.

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