Travelling is on the cards! Your guide to choosing and reaching


The first wave of the Coronavirus pandemic triggered a nationwide lockdown to curb its spread. As the year progressed, the number of cases dropped and the Government began lifting lockdown regulations hoping for a return to normalcy. But during March 2021, the number of cases were on the uptick again and this was deemed as the second wave of the Coronavirus in the country.

A strict lockdown was enacted by state Governments in the following months. This along with regular vaccination drives conducted by both the state and private entities brought down the case numbers drastically. The Governments all across the country are now hopeful and tourist-dependent economies like Kerala, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh and many north eastern states reopened travel from nearby cities and states. To ensure that this move would not lead to the further spread of COVID-19 they imposed a rule stating that one should have an e-pass to travel the state along with a recent COVID-19 test that would be valid for a certain period of time.

Down South


Kerala is a pristine destination that features a variety of natural attractions, architectural marvels and structures of religious importance that can be visited by the touring masses. A trip to Kerala is the ultimate stressbuster and it is located at a driving distance from places like Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad and other metropolitan cities.


Guests who are travelling to Kerala can make use of the COVID-19 Jagratha Portal to get their e-passes. The pass allows people to enjoy a short visit of the state for a maximum time period of 8 days and you will have to specify the places that you are looking to visit. Entry to places other than those mentioned on the pass are not allowed. The time period for regular visits is capped at six months and people can download the certificate from this portal before their travel. Guests who are looking to travel also need to have their COVID-19 test done within 48 hours.

If you are visiting Kerala and are looking for a good place to stay, then Sarovar has a few hotels that provide a perfect blend of opulence and comfort. This along with our penchant for great service helps guests have a wonderful trip to Kerala.

Sarovar Hotels in Kerala

Estuary Sarovar Premiere, Poovar Island
Vasundhara Sarovar Premiere, Vayalar, Kerala


The Mystical North


Uttar Pradesh is another state that houses great destinations that are located at a drivable distance from cities like Delhi, Gurgaon, Chandigarh and others. Uttar Pradesh features many architectural attractions that give a peek into the times bygone. Come, visit Uttar Pradesh during your next road trip.

ePass UP is a portal that is maintained by the UP Government. Guests who are looking to visit various places in Uttar Pradesh such as Agra, Varanasi, Lucknow, Allahabad and many other places from nearby states can apply on the ePass UP portal and track their application as well. People visiting Agra too need to have a COVID-19 test report and it needs to be valid for at least 72 hours.

When you are exploring the city of Agra, you can stay at Crystal Sarovar Premiere, Agra which is a premium hotel near Taj Mahal. Our hotel overlooks the magnificent Taj Mahal and features wonderful accommodations that come decked with modern amenities to ensure a memorable stay. Further towards the north in Himachal Pradesh are two places namely Mashobra and Palampur. Mashobra is an adventure junkies dream destination as it features adrenaline-pumping activities such as paragliding, river rafting, rappelling and much more. We at Marigold Sarovar Portico, Mashobra- Shimla can arrange for an e-pass to help you explore the states and partake in the many activities that are on offer.

Palampur is a much quieter alternative featuring tea gardens, sightseeing spots and more making it the ideal family vacationing destination from Delhi, Punjab and other places. If you wish to travel to these places, you need to apply for an e-pass here. Come, visit the quaint town of Palampur which features the RS Sarovar Portico, Palampur. Our hotel provides stunning views of the Dhauladhar mountain range and serves as the perfect elixir for your relaxation from the throes of everyday life.

Towards the east of Himachal Pradesh lies the state of Uttarakhand which features large swathes of natural beauty in the form of lakes, trekking trails, sanctuaries and much more. Some of the must-visit places in Uttarakhand include Mussoorie, Dehradun, Bhimtal, Ranikhet, Haridwar and more. These places have good road connectivity and can be reached from nearby cities in Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab. Uttarakhand follows the steps taken by other tourist-dependent states and it too has mandated the requirement of an e-pass along with a COVID-19 test report that is valid for a time period of 72 hours.

Rosefinch Sarovar Portico in Bhimtal is a pristine property that overlooks the Bhimtal lake. It is in close proximity to all major attractions in the area and serves as the perfect sojourn for modern travellers. Another Sarovar property which is present in Himachal Pradesh is Madhuban Sarovar Portico. It is present in Shimla and provides an enjoyable stay to visiting guests.

The Historic West


States such as Rajasthan are also looking to ease certain restrictions pertaining to COVID-19 to increase the tourist footfall in cities of historical and cultural importance such as Jaipur, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer and many other places. Rajasthan can be reached from major places such as Delhi, Agra, Bhopal, Gujarat and more.


People travelling to Rajasthan too need to avail an e-pass that is necessary for travelling through the state. A COVID-19 test report having a validity of 72 hours too needs to be carried by the visiting tourists. There are three Sarovar properties present in Rajasthan. Each property is built to match the local ethos and culture, but the same deep rooted traditions of Sarovar are present at all these properties.

Sarovar Hotels in Jaipur

Nirwana Hometel, Jaipur
Sarovar Portico, Jaipur
Sarovar Premiere, Jaipur
Golden Tulip Essential, Jaipur

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The Enchanting East

Places in the North Eastern part of India such as Gangtok are heavily dependent on the tourism industry. This is the reason why they too are contemplating lifting the COVID-19 regulations that are currently in place to enable travel from nearby states such as Delhi and Uttar Pradesh. Guests who are looking to travel to Gangtok need to avail an e-pass along with a COVID-19 test that needs to be valid for at least 48 hours.

Sarovar Hotels is a chain of premium hotels in India. Guests who are visiting the aforementioned places can stay at any of our partner hotels that offer Signature Sarovar Hospitality, great service and much more to help you have a wonderful stay.