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Amarnath Yatra temporarily suspended due to heavy rainfall, Italy just made the Amalfi Coast drive harder for rental cars and more in top stories of the day.

Amarnath Yatra temporarily suspended due to heavy rainfall

In a latest development, Amarnath Yatra has been suspended temporarily due to inclement weather. Reportedly, no pilgrims will be allowed to move towards the revered cave from both Pahalgam and Baltal camps.
For the record, those using the shorter Baltal route, are required to trek 14 kms to reach the cave shrine, while those opting the longer traditional Pahalgam route, are required to trek 48 kms for four days to reach the cave shrine.
Officials added that the authorities suspended the yatra due to heavy rains, and added that it will resume only after the weather improves.

Italy Just Made the Amalfi Coast Drive Harder for Rental Cars.

A 35 km stretch of the stunning Amalfi coastal road along the Tyrrhenian Sea is now restricted to travellers based on their license plate numbers due to heavy traffic jams during its tourist season. The ban is being implemented between Vietri sul Mare and Positano; from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m, if the last digit on the plate of a charter bus, sightseeing van, or rental cars is odd, drivers can only use their car on odd-numbered dates, and if it is even, it can only be used on even-numbered dates. The ban is in effect on weekends till September 30th, though it stands every day during the month of August as well as each day of Holy Week leading up to Easter Sunday during April, 2023.

Chhattisgarh to host local food festival from July 17 to August 7

Chhattisgarh is all set to host Chhattisgarhi food festival from July 17 to August 7, 2022, at different locations spread throughout the state. It is in order to promote monsoon tourism in the state.

The Chhattisgarh state government is looking to amp up their community-based tourism, and the food festival is one of the great ways to do that. The event will highlight the state’s diverse cuisine and, along with that, it will also help promote local culture, traditions and everything tourism-related that the state has to offer.

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