Restricted Area For Foreigners

Foreigners are not permitted to visit restricted / Protected areas, normally in remote border areas. Information about such restricted areas in india is available from Indian Missions / Tourist Offices overseas. Most of these areas in India are away from the normal tourist circuits.

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ANDAMAN & NICOBAR ISLANDS, India

Permissions to stay up to 30 days are issued on arrival at the airport in Port Blair. If you are arriving by sea, you need the permit in advance. As you need it to buy the ticket. It is advisable to get a permit while getting your Indian visa. It costs nothing and saves time later.

Following are the places for which permit is required

1). Municipal Area, Port Blair.
2). Havelock Island.
3). Long
4). Neil Island.
5). Jolly Buoy
6). South & North Cinque
7). Red Skin
8). Entire Island of Middle Andaman (excluding tribal reserve)
9). All Islands in Mahatma Gandhi Marine National except boat, Holoday, Twin Islands, Tarmugli Malay, and Pluto
10). Entire Island of South Andaman (excluding tribal reserve)
11). Basatang Island
12). North Passage Island
13). Little Andaman Islands excluding tribal reserve
14). Mayabunder
15). Diglipur
16). Rangat
17). Mt. Harriet
18). Madhuban
19). Ross Island
20).Narcondum Island
21). Interview Island
22). Brother Island
23). Sister Island
24). Barren Island restricted to visit on board vessels.

Authority That Grants Permits

  • AMHA & FRROS
  • All Indian Missions abroad
  • Chief Immigration Officer, Chennai
  • Immigration Officer, Port Blair

Remarks: Places for 1 to 8 day and night visit allowed. Places from 14 to 24 only day visit allowed. Night halt in 9 subject to special permission of the U.T.Administration. Individual tourists are permitted, 30 days allowed.

LAKSHADWEEP ISLANDS, INDIA

Tourists may visit Bangaram and Suheli islands after obtaining a permit from the Lakshadweep Administration, Willingdon Island, Harbour Rd, Cochin-3.

For Agatti Island Indian National as well as foreigner need to obtain the entry permit.

NORTH-EASTERN REGION, INDIA

Currently the following places require special permits. Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and parts of Spiti. Theoretically, permits are granted to tourists in groups of four or more people on a tour arranged through a recognized travel agent. Permits allow for a maximum 10 day stay in each state.

MANIPUR, INDIA

Places for which permit has to be obtained

Lohtak Lake, Imphal, Moirang INA memorial, Keibul Deer Sanctuary and Waithe Lake Kongjam War Memorial.

Authority That Grants Permits

  • All Indian Missions abroad
  • All FRROs & MHA (Ministry of Home Affairs)
  • State Govt. of Manipur

INDIVIDUAL TOURISTS NOT PERMITTED, 6 DAYS ALLOWED.

Remarks: Calcutta to Imphal by air only.

Additional areas opened up

  • Imphal-Bishnupur-Phubala, Moirang-Sendra-Keibul-Lamjao-Imphal
  • Imphal-Moirang-Lake Keibul-Lamjao-Chur-Chanderpur-Khuga-Imphal
  • Imphal-Litan-Ukhral-Shiroy-Sangsak-Imphal
  • Imphal-Thoubal-Waithu-Lake, Khonjam-Kakching-Thingjao-Waikhong-Sugnu-Imphal
  • Imphal-Khonghampat-Kanglatombi-Kangpokpi-Senapati-Karong-Mao Gate-Imphal
  • Imphal-Nonoh-Khongsang-Nungba-Jiribam-Imphal

FOREIGNERS ALLOWED ONLY IN GROUPS OF 4 OR MORE. 10 DAYS ALLOWED   ENTRY BY ROAD ALLOWED ON NH39 & NH53 FOR DIMAPUR-KOHIMA-IMPHAL-JIRIBAM-SILCHAR.

MIZORAM, INDIA

Places for which permit is required

Varaingle, Thingdawl and Aizwal.

Authority That Grants Permits

  • Home Commr., Govt. of Mizoram, Aizwal
  • All FRROs at Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai
  • All Indian Missions abroad

NDIVIDUAL TOURISTS NOT PERMITTED, 10 DAYS ALLOWED.

ARUNACHAL PRADESH, INDIA

Places for which permit is required

Itanagar,Ziro, Along, Deporijo Miao, Namdapha & Tipi Sujusha(Puki), Bhalukpong

Authority that grants Permits

  • Home Commissioner, Govt.of Aurnachal  Pradesh, Itanagar
  • All FRROs at Delhi, Mumbai, Calcutta, Chief Immigration Officer Chennai
  • All Indian Missions abroad

INDIVIDUAL TOURISTS NOT PERMITTED, 10 DAYS ALLOWED . TOURIST GROUPS ARE TO TRAVEL ON IDENTIFIED TOUR CIRCUITS ONLY.

Additional Routes for Trekking Holidays in India Opened-up for foreign tourists:

  • Pasighat-Jengging-Yingkion
  • Bhalukpong-Bomdilla-Tawang
  • Roing-Mayodia-Anini
  • Tezu-Hayuling

HIMACHAL PRADESH, INDIA

Places for which permit is required

  • Poo-Khab-Sumdho-Dhankar-Tabo-Gompa-Kaza
  • Morang-Dabling

Authority That Grants Permits

  • MHA
  • Govt. of H.P.
  • DM / SDM concerned
  • ITBP/ Spl. Commissioner (Tourism)/ Resident Commissioner
  • DG of Police, H.P., Shimla

FOR TREKKING HOLIDAYS ONLY, INDIVIDUAL TOURISTS NOT PERMITTED

UTTAR PRADESH, INDIA

Places for which permit is required

  • Nanda Devi Sanctuary, Niti Ghati and Kalindi Khai in Chamoli, Uttar Kashi Districts.
  • Adjoining areas of Milam Glacier

Authority that Grants Permits

  • MHA
  • Govt. of U.P.
  • DM / SDM concerned
  • ITBP

INDIVIDUAL TOURISTS NOT PERMITTED

JAMMU & KASHMIR, INDIA

Places for which permit is required

1) Khaltse Sub-Division (Drokahpa Area) Khaltse-Dunkhar-Skroduchan-Hanudo-Biana-Dha

2) Nubra Sub Division

  • Leh-Khardung-la-khalsar - Tirit upto Panasik
  • Leh-Khardung-La-Khalsar - upto Hund
  • Leh-Sabo-Digar La-Digar-Labab-Khungru Gampa-Tangar (only for trekking conducted by approved tour operators and accompanied by State Police Personnel

3) Nyona Sub-Division

  • Leh-Upshi-Chumathang-Mahe-Puga-Tso-Moari Lake / Kozok
  • Leh-Upshi-Debring-Puga-Tso-Moari Lake / Kozork

  • Leh-Karu-Changla-Durbuk-Tangtse-Lukung-Span
  • Pangong Lake upto Spankmik

Authority That Grants Permits

  • MHA (Ministry of Home Affairs)
  • District Magistrates

INDIVIDUAL TOURISTS NOT PERMITTED, 7 DAYS ALLOWED. TOURIST GROUPS ARE TO TRAVEL ON IDENTIFIED TOUR CIRCUITS ONLY.

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