Restricted Tourist Areas

Some areas in India are designated as Restricted Areas where tourists require authorization to visit. Please check the list below to ensure that you get the appropriate documentation before visiting such places.   Listed under the sub heading of provinces in India are the attractions in that province, for which foreign tourists require a permit to visit. Also listed are the places that have the authority to issue these permits. Tour operators can guide visitors on the proper procedure of getting permits. For further information please check Government of India tourism website.

 MANIPUR

Loktak Lake, Imphal, Moirang INA Memorial, Keibul Deer Sanctuary and Waithe Lake. Authority that can grant permit: All Indian Missions abroad. All FRROs & MHA State Government of Manipur (Home Commissioner, Manipur) Remarks: Calcutta to Imphal by air only. *Individual tourists not permitted, 6 days allowed.

MIZORAM

Vairangte, Thingdawl and Aizawl Authority that can grant permit: Home Commissioner, Government of Mizoram, Aizawl All FRROs at Delhi, Mumbai and Calcutta, Chief Immigration Officer, Madras and all Indian Missions abroad. Remarks: Tourist groups may travel on the identified tour circuits only *Individual tourists not permitted, 10 days allowed.

ARUNACHAL PRADESH

Itanagar, Ziro, Along, Pasighat, Miao, Namdapha and Sujesa (Puki) Bhalukpong Authority that can grant permit: Home Commissioner, Government of Arunachal Pradesh, Itanagar, All FRROs at Delhi, Mumbai, Calcutta, Chief Immigration Officer, Madras. All Indian Missions abroad. Remarks: Tourist groups may travel on identified tour circuits only. *Individual tourists not permitted, 10 days allowed. Gangtok, Rumtek, Phodang, Pemayangtse Khecheperi and Tashiging Authority that can grant permit MHA, All FRROs All Indian Missions abroad, and Immigration Officers at airports at Mumbai, Calcutta, Madras and New Delhi. Chief Secretary/Home Secretary/Secretary (Tourism) Government of Sikkim, Gangtok Inspector General Of Police, Government of Sikkim, Siliguri, Deputy Directors (Tourism), Sikkim Government , New Delhi, Assistant Resident Commissioner; Government of Sikkim, Calcutta, Tourism Officer, Rangpo, Deputy Commissioner, Darjeeling Deputy Secretary/Under Secretary Home Department, Government of West Bengal, Calcutta Remarks PAP Areas: * Individual Tourists permitted, 15 days allowed.

Zongri ( West Sikkim)

Authority that can grant permit: MHA and all issuing authorities of Government of Sikkim and its representatives at Calcutta, Siliguri & Rangpo. Remarks: Groups allowed for 15 days trekking and are to be accompanied by a liaison officer. Individual tourists not permitted, 16 days allowed. (3) Tsangu ( Chhangu Lake in East Sikkim) Authority that can grant permit: Home Secretary, Government of Sikkim. Individual tourists not permitted. Day visit only. (4) Mangan, Tong, Singhik, Chungthang, Lachung and Yumthang Authority that can grant permit Home Secy., Govt. of Sikkim, Secretary (Tourism), Government of Sikkim Individual tourists not permitted, 5 days allowed.

KASHMIR

(1) Khaltse Sub-Division (Drokahpa Area) Khaltse-Dunkhar-Sroduchan Hanudo-Biana-Dha (2) Nubra Sub Division: (a) Leh-Khardung La-Khalsar-Tirit up to Panasik (b) Leh-Khardung La-Khalsar up to Hunder (c) 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: (a) Leh-Upshi-Chusathang-Mahe-Puga-Tso-Moari Lake/Kozok (b) Leh-Upshi-Debring-Puga-Tso-Moari Lake/Korzok (c) Leh-Karu-Chang La-Durbuk-Tangtse-Lukung-Spanksik. (d) Pangong Lake up to Spanksik   Authority that can grant permit: MHA / District Magistrates concerned.  Remarks: Tourist groups are to travel on the identified tour circuits only. *Individual tourists not permitted, 7 days allowed.  Note: Groups should consist of 4 to 20 numbers and should be accompanied by a liaison officer. For more information, contact Indian Missions abroad or the Ministry of Tourism, Delhi, India.

ANDAMAN NICOBAR ISLANDS

(1) Municipal Area, Port Blair, (2) Havelock Island, (3) Long, (4) Neil Island (5) Jolly Buoy (6) South and North Cinque (7) Red Skin (8) Mayabunder (9) Diglipur (10) Rangat (11) Mount Harriet (12) Madhuban. Authority that can grant permit: MHA & All FRROs All Indian Missions abroad, Immigration Officer, (7) & (8) Port Blair Remarks: Places for (1) day & night visit allowed. Places for (2) only day. (7) & (8) visit allowed. Places for (8) to (12) only day visit allowed

HIMACHAL PRADESH

(1) Poo-Khab-Sumdho-Dhankar-Tabo-Gompa-Kaza (2) Morang-Dabling Authority that can grant permit: MHA /Government of H.P./DM/SDM concerned/lTBP Special. Commissioner (Tourism) Resident Commissioner, Govt. of H.P., New Delhi Director General of Police, H.P. Shimla. Remarks: For Trekking only. Individual tourists not permitted.

UTTAR PRADESH

(1) Nanda Devi Sanctuary, Niti Ghati and Kalindi Khal in Chamoli, Uttar Kashi Districts (2) Adjoining areas of Milam Glacier Authority that can grant permit: (1) MHA/Government of U.P. DM/SDM concerned ATBP (2) MHA/Govt. of U.P./DM/SDM concerned/lTBP Remarks: Individual tourists not permitted. Source: Government of India tourism office. For information on travel to restricted areas and current permit application forms kindly visit the Indian Government Tourism Office in your area. : Link is provided below. However I find that links to Indian government websites often change without notice or auto redirecting.
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Restricted Tourist Areas Some areas in India are designated as Restricted Areas where tourists require authorization to visit. Please check the list below to ensure that you get the appropriate documentation before visiting such places.   Listed under the sub heading of provinces in India are the attractions in that province, for which foreign tourists require a permit to visit. Also listed are the places that have the authority to issue these permits. Tour operators can guide visitors on the proper procedure of getting permits. For further information please check Government of India tourism website.

 MANIPUR

Loktak Lake, Imphal, Moirang INA Memorial, Keibul Deer Sanctuary and Waithe Lake. Authority that can grant permit: All Indian Missions abroad. All FRROs & MHA State Government of Manipur (Home Commissioner, Manipur) Remarks: Calcutta to Imphal by air only. *Individual tourists not permitted, 6 days allowed.

MIZORAM

Vairangte, Thingdawl and Aizawl Authority that can grant permit: Home Commissioner, Government of Mizoram, Aizawl All FRROs at Delhi, Mumbai and Calcutta, Chief Immigration Officer, Madras and all Indian Missions abroad. Remarks: Tourist groups may travel on the identified tour circuits only *Individual tourists not permitted, 10 days allowed.

ARUNACHAL PRADESH

Itanagar, Ziro, Along, Pasighat, Miao, Namdapha and Sujesa (Puki) Bhalukpong Authority that can grant permit: Home Commissioner, Government of Arunachal Pradesh, Itanagar, All FRROs at Delhi, Mumbai, Calcutta, Chief Immigration Officer, Madras. All Indian Missions abroad. Remarks: Tourist groups may travel on identified tour circuits only. *Individual tourists not permitted, 10 days allowed. Gangtok, Rumtek, Phodang, Pemayangtse Khecheperi and Tashiging Authority that can grant permit MHA, All FRROs All Indian Missions abroad, and Immigration Officers at airports at Mumbai, Calcutta, Madras and New Delhi. Chief Secretary/Home Secretary/Secretary (Tourism) Government of Sikkim, Gangtok Inspector General Of Police, Government of Sikkim, Siliguri, Deputy Directors (Tourism), Sikkim Government , New Delhi, Assistant Resident Commissioner; Government of Sikkim, Calcutta, Tourism Officer, Rangpo, Deputy Commissioner, Darjeeling Deputy Secretary/Under Secretary Home Department, Government of West Bengal, Calcutta Remarks PAP Areas: * Individual Tourists permitted, 15 days allowed.

Zongri ( West Sikkim)

Authority that can grant permit: MHA and all issuing authorities of Government of Sikkim and its representatives at Calcutta, Siliguri & Rangpo. Remarks: Groups allowed for 15 days trekking and are to be accompanied by a liaison officer. Individual tourists not permitted, 16 days allowed. (3) Tsangu ( Chhangu Lake in East Sikkim) Authority that can grant permit: Home Secretary, Government of Sikkim. Individual tourists not permitted. Day visit only. (4) Mangan, Tong, Singhik, Chungthang, Lachung and Yumthang Authority that can grant permit Home Secy., Govt. of Sikkim, Secretary (Tourism), Government of Sikkim Individual tourists not permitted, 5 days allowed.

KASHMIR

(1) Khaltse Sub-Division (Drokahpa Area) Khaltse-Dunkhar-Sroduchan Hanudo-Biana-Dha (2) Nubra Sub Division: (a) Leh-Khardung La-Khalsar-Tirit up to Panasik (b) Leh-Khardung La-Khalsar up to Hunder (c) 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: (a) Leh-Upshi-Chusathang-Mahe-Puga-Tso-Moari Lake/Kozok (b) Leh-Upshi-Debring-Puga-Tso-Moari Lake/Korzok (c) Leh-Karu-Chang La-Durbuk-Tangtse-Lukung- Spanksik. (d) Pangong Lake up to Spanksik   Authority that can grant permit: MHA / District Magistrates concerned.  Remarks: Tourist groups are to travel on the identified tour circuits only. *Individual tourists not permitted, 7 days allowed.  Note: Groups should consist of 4 to 20 numbers and should be accompanied by a liaison officer. For more information, contact Indian Missions abroad or the Ministry of Tourism, Delhi, India.

ANDAMAN NICOBAR ISLANDS

(1) Municipal Area, Port Blair, (2) Havelock Island, (3) Long, (4) Neil Island (5) Jolly Buoy (6) South and North Cinque (7) Red Skin (8) Mayabunder (9) Diglipur (10) Rangat (11) Mount Harriet (12) Madhuban. Authority that can grant permit: MHA & All FRROs All Indian Missions abroad, Immigration Officer, (7) & (8) Port Blair Remarks: Places for (1) day & night visit allowed. Places for (2) only day. (7) & (8) visit allowed. Places for (8) to (12) only day visit allowed

HIMACHAL PRADESH

(1) Poo-Khab-Sumdho-Dhankar-Tabo-Gompa-Kaza (2) Morang-Dabling Authority that can grant permit: MHA /Government of H.P./DM/SDM concerned/lTBP Special. Commissioner (Tourism) Resident Commissioner, Govt. of H.P., New Delhi Director General of Police, H.P. Shimla. Remarks: For Trekking only. Individual tourists not permitted.

UTTAR PRADESH

(1) Nanda Devi Sanctuary, Niti Ghati and Kalindi Khal in Chamoli, Uttar Kashi Districts (2) Adjoining areas of Milam Glacier Authority that can grant permit: (1) MHA/Government of U.P. DM/SDM concerned ATBP (2) MHA/Govt. of U.P./DM/SDM concerned/lTBP Remarks: Individual tourists not permitted. Source: Government of India tourism office. For information on travel to restricted areas and current permit application forms kindly visit the Indian Government Tourism Office in your area. : Link is provided below. However I find that links to Indian government websites often change without notice or auto redirecting.

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