You need a VISA to visit any country. But in many countries across the globe additional permits are to be obtained. Like any foreign tourists planning to visit some of the restricted places in India require a PAP (Protected Area Permit) along with the normal VISA. These permits are issued by various government agencies on a central and state basis. The restricted areas does not specify that they are dangerous instead can even be places that are being protected for their flora & fauna or are remote destinations or are tribal areas or maybe due to its geographical location. The permits can be obtained from:
But nationals of Pakistan, Mayanmar, China and Bangladesh can get a PAP only through Ministry of Home Affairs. To make things simple and effective, your travel agent can arrange a PAP. Protected area permit is required for the following places and states:
The tourists are required to travel in groups as individual tourists are not provided with the permits. Tourists can visit the restricted and protected areas only up till the validity of the permit. All foreign nationals are advised to take flights to visit the North – Eastern states otherwise if planning to go via road should stay only on National Highways. PAP form is filled and submitted at any of the authorized centers for issuing a permit. Attach a VISA photo along with the passport details on the form and submit it with a minimal fee to the issuing authority.
India is home to world’s largest wild tigers population and has got unique assemblage of globally important endangered species like Asiatic lion, Asian Elephant, One-horned Rhinoceros, Gangetic River Dolphin, Snow Leopard, Kashmir Stag, Dugong, Gharial, Great Indian Bustard, Lion Tailed Macaque etc. The permits are required so that the government is aware about the tourist movement and can provide you with additional security. To know more about the list of protected areas in India, you can visit – List of protected areas of India.
Even the Indian nationals staying abroad or within India require ILP (Inner Line Permits) to visit these locations. Some of these places are fabulous and fascinating as they have rich culture that is untouched. Indian government is trying to conserve this rich culture and ecology by restricting the number of people visiting these locations. To get an online Visa photo clicked you can visit the IndiaVisaPhotos.
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