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6 places in India where Indians need an Inner Line Permit to visit

The natural splendour of India’s landscapes is so majestic that it makes foreign travellers flock to India all around the year. Visiting each of these locations as an adventurer will have a very new perspective on life.

To have such a memorable experience, one should visit a variety of locations in this beautiful land. It is mandatory for every tourist to provide documents. Because of the lack of security in certain areas of India, even an Indian citizen is expected to receive an Inner Line Permit.

An Inner Line Permit allows a resident to access a secure/confined area for a set amount of time. We’ve compiled a list of a number of them to provide you with some insight.

Arunachal Pradesh

6 places in India where Indians need an Inner Line Permit to visit

Arunachal Pradesh, which borders China and Myanmar, is classified as a confined zone. An ILP is required to reach the country’s far north-eastern regions. For Rs 100, you can get a single e-ILP or a community e-ILP for each person with a 30-day validity period from the date of visit to the date of return.

You will also require a PAN Card or driving license or identification or voter id and a passport-sized photo. Tawang, Roing, Itanagar, Bomdila, Ziro, Bhalukpong, Pasighat, Anini, and other popular tourist destinations in Arunachal Pradesh. 

Lakshadweep

6 places in India where Indians need an Inner Line Permit to visit

Lakshadweep means “one hundred thousand islands” in Sanskrit.These stunning islands are 300 kilometres from Kerala, surrounded by turquoise blue water and backed by clear white beaches.

The group of islands consists of 36 islands, of which only 10 are inhabited. A part of these islands is, truth be told, only open to tourists. A permit is required for anyone visiting Lakshadweep along with ID proof and passport-sized photos. To travel to Lakshadweep, you can apply for a free 5-month grant online.

Ladakh

6 places in India where Indians need an Inner Line Permit to visit

The beauty of Ladakh region is not just limited to J&K but the state borders both Pakistan and China. Even the local residents do not have access to all of Ladakh. Changthang, Hanle, Loma, Changthang Valley, past Loma twist, Marsimik La, and Chumur are all places to visit.

There’s a possibility the Army will send you back from Chushul and Hanle. To visit restricted areas such as Pangong Tso, Tso Moriri, Nyoma, Nubra Valley, Turtuk, Khardung La, Tyakshi, Digger La, Tangyar, Nyoma, Hanu Village, and Man, an inner line permit is required. The Inner Line Permit is available from the DC office in Leh. You need a self-attested copy of nationality proof while charges of stay range from 100 to 150 rupees.

Sikkim

6 places in India where Indians need an Inner Line Permit to visit

Sikkim has some segment restrictions since it shares its line with three countries. Tsomgo Lake, Nathu La, Dzongri and Goechala Trek, Yumthang, Yumesamdong, Thangu/Chopta Valley, and Gurudongmar Lake need a permit from the Indian public.

Bagdogra Airport, Rangpo Registry, Siliguri, Kolkata, and New Delhi are all places where you can get the grant after providing proper picture ID verification.

Nagaland

6 places in India where Indians need an Inner Line Permit to visit

For homegrown visitors to Nagaland, an Inner Line Permit (ILP) is required. Nagaland’s travel destinations include Kohima, Dimapur, Mokokchung, Wokha, Mon, Phek, and Kiphire. Some of the places you can visit include Dzukou Valley, Japfu Peak, Kohima Museum, and Touphema town.

ILP can be collected from the Deputy Commissioners of Dimapur, Kohima, and Mokokchung, as well as New Delhi, Kolkata, and Shillong. You will require Aadhaar Card, PAN Card, Voter ID and passport size photo; charges for 15 days is 50 rupees and for the month, the double. If you happen to be in Kohima within the first seven days of December, don’t miss out on the world-famous Hornbill Festival of Kohima.

Mizoram

6 places in India where Indians need an Inner Line Permit to visit

Mizoram is known for its wonderful atmosphere, and it is home to a wide range of strict customs and social quality. Many visitors flock to Phawngpui Hills, Vantawang Falls, Palak Lake, Chhingpui legacy attractions, and nearby dance.

Lengpui Airport, Shillong, New Delhi, Kolkata, Silchar, and Guwahati are all places where you can get an Inner Line Permit. You will need four visa measured photos and a photo ID. Charges vary from 120 to 220 rupees.

Written by Shreya Pal

Shreya is an avid lover of Russian movies. She wishes to be a script writer.

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