The world heritage sites of Ajanta and Ellora caves in Aurangabad and two other monuments are set to reopen for tourists from Thursday. This development comes as a major relief to the thousands of families that, directly or indirectly, depend on the tourism sector here.
The district administration had shut down all the important tourism destinations, including the famous Ajanta and Ellora caves, on March 19 to contain the spread of Covid-19. The continued closure of the tourist spots had greatly impacted the financial condition of the local tourism industry.
Yesterday, these heritage sites would be opened for a clean-up, before they are ready to welcome tourists from Thursday.