Travel destinations in India where even Indians require permits for entry
- Arunachal Pradesh shares its border with Bhutan, Myanmar, and China
- An inner line permit is mandatory in Mizoram as it shares border with Bangladesh and Myanmar
Travelling to foreign countries includes n number of formalities and documentation like visas, permits, and knowledge of common tourist laws. This is why most people prefer domestic travel for a hassle-free experience. But do you know that we sometimes require permits to travel even within the country? Yes, you read it right.
In this article, we will discuss some breathtaking Indian tourist destinations that have mandated travel permits for Indians as well. Let's get started.
Arunachal Pradesh, the beautiful land of hills, has been marked as a sensitive territory because its shares its border with Bhutan, Myanmar, and China. Due to this reason, every non-local visitor requires an Inner Line Permit (ILP) to visit Arunachal Pradesh.
An ILP can be obtained from the resident commissioner, the government of Arunachal Pradesh from Kolkata, New Delhi, Shillong, and Guwahati. A single e-ILP or Group e-ILP will cost you around Rs 100 per person for a maximum of 30 days.
Just like Arunachal Pardesh, travelling to Nagaland also requires an Inner Line Permit (ILP). The place is tourists' all-time favourite holiday destination owing to Nagaland's rich heritage and interesting tribal culture.
Tourists have to register to NTA ( Nagaland Tourism App) for Google Play or Apple Store. Also, tourists are advised to visit the Nagaland Tourism website as it contains detailed SOPs for tour operators, the hospitality sector, and restaurants.
Since Mizoram shares a border with Bangladesh and Myanmar, an inner line permit is therefore mandatory to enter the region. An ILP can be obtained from the government of Mizoram from Kolkata, Silchar, Shillong, Guwahati, and New Delhi. If you are travelling by air, you can obtain the passes from the security officer on arrival at Lengpui Airport, Aizawl. A temporary permit will cost you a minimum of Rs 120.
The beauty of the Lakshadweep Islands is unparallel and one will be allowed into the island only after an entry permit is obtained. For this, you will need a clearance certificate from a police station in your locality along with your identification documents.
The permit has to be submitted later to the station house officer in Lakshadweep.