As we all know the pandemic has wrecked havoc globally, the tourism sector has faced endless problems. There are curfews, lockdown and restrictions made by the Government where individuals must follow certain rules and regulations. It has brought a number of obstacles for the tourism industry, international flights got cancelled, many companies had to shut down permanently and many places of interests are closed for tourists. It has already been about a year and a half since the corona outbreak shook India but tourism continues to be one of the sectors hardest hit by the pandemic and the outlook remains highly uncertain. India is a developing country noted for its distinctive traditions, culture, and unmatched hospitality. It is a popular tourist hotspot for many international visitors, resulting in numerous job possibilities and significant tax revenue.
There was a pause in Oddessemania as well because there was nationwide lockdown last year along with a dozen other restrictions under the SOP. Standard Operation Procedure for covid 19 is updated often with stricter rules when there is a rise in the number of cases and deaths. Looking on the bright side one must agree to the fact that the introduction of vaccination against covid 19 can be helpful in this matter, not only for the health but also in the tourism sector.
Status after the outbreak
After India was struck with the pandemic outbreak in March 2020 nationwide lockdown was imposed with travel near impossible for a long time. Our trips and packages resumed in September which continued towards the end of the year. On January we were occupied with our resort which stands in Indo-Bhutan border which was named Oddesse Village. It is located in rural Assam in Baksa district at a scenic area called Bogamati. Covered with dense forests and hills at the mouth of river Barnadi this has emerged as a popular picnic spot for locals and visitors alike.
We continued our tours and activities in February and March this year as it was still safe but unfortunately we had to stop from April. Yes corona is back literally deadlier than last year, once again many restrictions have been instructed. We needed some incubation break to tackle with the situation as travelling has been totally stopped for the sake of this widespread deadly virus.
Let’s get back on track
It’s time we start doing things, our service that a large fraction of people are passionate about, travelling. For your information the Workations from Oddessemania are still functional at some of the places as we have clients who wished to work from home staying at this alternate mode of accommodation. On the other hand we are resuming our weekend morning hikes and day hiking in July at Guwahati city outskirts. Apart from corona it is monsoon season which makes such places quite slippery, we take care about your safety and make sure hiking takes place under the guidance of an expert on field. Refreshments in the form of healthy food, energy drinks is provided for all along with first aid and security.
Moreover we are currently doing our best at marketing and overall development of our web pages. We are also introducing attractive packages accessible for every interested traveler in the lap of Himalayas. Pre bookings is made available for Beas Kund, Hampta Pass and Kedarnath Yatra currently. Pretty soon people will be able to travel easily with our little help in these places with the added adventures, spirituality, cultural exchanging which also serves as educative when one is truly interested. With self awareness and safety like wearing face masks keep sanitizing and less crowding we will be going ahead and occupied in our tours and activities in no time.