Travel destinations in India where you need a permit to visit



India is a land of diverse beauty and divine landforms, a land of great culture and whenever you return from a trip you will find there is more to the left to explore.

What is ILP

Although you may travel across the length and breadth of the country there are 7 such places that demand a special permit to enter due to their strategic sensitivity, a brief look at this.

Arunachal Pradesh

The state of Arunachal Pradesh: Country’s easternmost state shares borders with Myanmar, Bhutan, and China and thus is strategically crucial for anyone traveling to the state, needs a special permit (ILP).


Nagaland is another region that requires a special Inner Line Permit for all travelers to the state, one can even avail of the permit online apart from applying for it in the concerned government offices.


Mizoram needs a special permit for traveling, for this state that share boundary with Myanmar and Bangladesh one can have either of two passes available which lasts for 15 days and 6 months.


Not the entire state but these places in Sikkim require a special permit to travel that falls in the sensitive areas and are marked by the government authorities for the same.


Lakshadweep needs a special permit that needs to be approved by your nearest police station and it requires to be submitted to the station house officer upon reaching the island.


Another North-Eastern state of Manipur asks for a compulsory permit. Upon visiting the traveler needs to have a passport-size photograph alongside a valid identity proof issued by GoI.


Located at a strategically important point sharing boundary with China and Pakistan, Ladakh’s Pangong Tso, Khardungla, and Nubra Valley call for a special permit in order to travel there.