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Inner Line Permit system removed for Indian tourists in Ladakh

International tourists are still required to get the necessary permits to travel in Ladakh.

Tourists visiting Ladakh used to obtain The Inner Line Permit to enter certain protected areas in Ladakh. However, this requirement has been removed and Indian tourists would no longer require the Inner Line Permit (ILP).

Removal of this permit system has made traveling to Ladakh hassle-free. Domestic tourists can now visit places such as Kargil with ease. Apart from the permit, the other fees such as the green fee, environmental fee, and Red cross fund still are required to be paid by the tourists.

Indian tourists can now simply show a valid government-approved ID cared to travel all over Ladakh. On the other hand, international tourists will still be required to get all the permits. One thing to remember is that there are still some villages close to the border areas. Here the tourists are not allowed at all.

A new list of the restricted areas will be announced that will help the tourists to avoid any ‘restricted areas’. Presently, the following areas have been closed for the tourists until further notice.

  • Nubra Valley border area
  • Dungti
  • Demchok
  • Nyoma
  • Chumar
  • Koyul
  • Thang village

In the coming weeks, more details will be announced on which areas will be open for tourists. The following YouTube video from ‘India TV’ gives details about the recent announcement.

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