India under lockdown! Famous tourist places and landmarks in the country are empty

Updated: Apr 24, 2020, 11:07 | Sherlin Rajan
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    Taj Mahal, Agra

    One of the seven wonders of the world, the Taj Mahal has had a low footfall even before the nationwide lockdown was announced in March, amid Coronavirus fears.

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    Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi

    The Rashtrapati Bhavan is seen illuminated as seen from a deserted Rajpath during a government-imposed nationwide lockdown as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 outbreak in New Delhi.

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    Statue of Unity, Ahmedabad

    With Gujarat reeling with more than 2,600 positive coronavirus cases, the tallest statue in the world of the first deputy prime minister of India, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, has hradly seen  visitors in recent times.

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    Gateway of India, Mumbai

    The iconic Gateway of India in Mumbai, the financial capital of the country, was deserted amid the nationwide lockdown imposed by the Central government. The lockdown saw local train services being shut for the first in the history of the city (Picture/Suresh KK)

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    Marine Drive, Mumbai

    A 'chill' zone for working professionals, tourists and locals alike, the Marine Drive, also known as the Queen's Necklace for its beautiful streetlit view at night, has been empty with no visitors. But the recent sightings of dolphins in the sea near this stretch has generated curiosity among Mumbaikars. (Picture/Ashish Raje)

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    Bandra-Worli Sea Link, Mumbai

    Another of Mumbai's symbol after the Gateway of India, the Rajiv Gandhi Sea link, popularly known as the Bandra-Worli Sea Link, has been helping motorists save time while commuting from the Western suburbs of the city to South Mumbai. The stretch is empty with no motorist travelling due to the lockdown. (Picture/Bipin Kokate)

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    India Gate, Delhi

    The India Gate, located in the heart of the national capital, has been closed for visitors since the lockdown was announced on March 25. Delhi has reported 2,248 positive cases so far.

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    Jal Mahal, Jaipur

    The Jal Mahal seen from Nahargarh hills, has been receiving less number of guests during the nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus, in Jaipur, Rajasthan.

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    Qutub Minar, New Delhi

    The majestic Qutub Minar, a marvel in ancient architecture, had less number of visitors even before the lockdown was announced last month. The national capital reportedly has 89 containment zones, from where a large number of cases were reported.

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    Kovalam Beach, Thiruvananthapuram

    With 447 positive cases, the tourism industry in Kerala has been hit with places such as the Kovalam Beach, once popular with honeymooners and foreign tourists, having no visitors at all.

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    Dal Lake, Srinagar

    A boatman rides a boat at sunset in Dal lake during a government-imposed nationwide lockdown as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 coronavirus, in Srinagar. Jammu and Kashmir have reported 407 positive cases with 81 people recovering.

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    Ganga Ghat, Varanasi

    A view shows deserted ghat on the banks of river Ganga during nationwide lockdown imposed as a preventive measure against the COVID-19 outbreak in Varanasi. Uttar Pradesh has reported 1,507 positive cases so far.

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    Anjuna Beach, Goa

    Goa, a hotspot for tourists and known for its beaches and tropical weather, has had no tourist activity during the lockdown. The state has reported the lowest number of cases with seven and all recovered thus making Goa India's first state to have zero covid-19 cases

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    Marina Beach, Chennai

    A deserted road next to Marina beach is seen amid the lockdown due to the spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus, in Chennai. Tamil Nadu has reported 1683 positive cases so far.

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    Victoria Memorial, Kolkata

    In a photo taken before the lockdown was announced, a street vendor wears a facemask amid concerns over the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak sits at an entrance gate of the Victoria Memorial in Kolkata. West Bengal has reported 428 positive cases.

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Most landmarks and famous tourist destinations have become completely deserted after the government lockdown was imposed to curb the spread of coronavirus. Here are a look at some of the major tourist spots in the country amid the lockdown.