Christmas spirit back in Uttarakhand, tourists head to the hills

Christmas spirit is back in Nainital, Mussoorie and other tourist spots in Uttarakhand. Hotels and guesthouses are almost booked and eateries along lakes and parks decked up for the festival season.

For the tourism industry, this year marks the return of business as usual with Covid restrictions such as hotels and restaurants opening at half seating capacity and social distancing that were in force, now lifted.

While the Mall Road in Nainital has been lit up and speakers set up along the street for revellers, forest rest houses and bungalows at the Jim Corbett and the Rajaji tiger reserves, promise