Indians visiting Ladakh no longer require an Inner line authorization - here is everything you need to know
Indian citizens traveling to Ladakh won't have to get an inner line permit anymore. In an attempt to accommodate tourists, the Union Territory administration has now removed an obligatory permit in the Union Territory's internal part to enter the notified protected areas. In addition, the Ladakh Home Department has said that 'protected area residents' can visit other protected zones 'without permission.'
The internal line license is a document that is necessary for certain states and Union territories to enter 'protected' areas. Simply explained, it allows Indian citizens (received for a price) to visit or reside in certain states.
The system is in effect for numerous of the north-eastern states even though domestic travelers to Ladakh no longer require this permit. An ILP can be obtained both online and offline and describes the journey dates and regions that the bearer can access.
Such a permit would have been needed for visitors to places such as Khardung La and Nubra Valley. The cost would be Rs 300, Rs 100 donations made by the Red Cross, and a tiny daily wildlife protection fee. Please note that foreigner's criteria remain intact and Protected Area Permits are not exempt.
The news has been received with a variety of local reactions. “It's an extremely good move. Previous travelers had to visit internal permit offices, and today they are relaxed. It's helpful to you,” The ANI news agency has told a Jammu tourist.
“We support the permission of the internal line. With Pakistan and China, we share our borders. The safety of tourists is also a cause. We gave them at least two nights to acclimatize to the elevation” The president of the All Ladakh Tour Operators Association, Delex Namgyal, contradicted it.
The Tourist Wing was recently started by the Ladakh police in the relevant news. It will deal with the problems faced by visiting visitors in the Union, opened by Lieutenant Governor R. K Mathur on Friday. The staff also ensures that guests enjoy environmental activities.