Restricted/Protected Areas


What is restricted or protected area?

There are certain places/regions in India that are designated as Restricted or Protected areas to which access is limited and requires a special permit.

Visa applicants who wish to visit a restricted/protected area are required to fill an additional form that can be downloaded here.

The processing of such applications can take up to 15 days and in some cases, even longer. List of Restricted/Protected areas
  
  1. ANDAMAN & NICOBAR
    Andaman & Nicobar islands Municipal Area, Port Blair, Havelock Island, Long, Neil Island, Jolly Buoy, North & South Cinque, Red Skin, Mayabunder, Diglipur, Rangat, Mt. Harriet and Madhuban.

  2. ARUNACHAL PRADESH
    Itanagar, Zin Along, Pasighat, Miao, Namdapha and Tipi, Sejusa (Puki) Bhalukpong.

  3. HIMACHAL PRADESH (H.P.)
    Poo-Khab-Sum, Do-Dhankar-Tabo-Gompa-Kaja, Morang-Dabling.

  4. JAMMU & KASHMIR (J & K)
    Khaltse Sub-Division (Drokahpa Area), Khaltse Dumkhar Skorduchan Hanudo, Biama Dha. Nubra Sub-Division
    • Lah-Khardung, La-Khlsar-Frit upto Panamik
    • Leh-Khardung La-Khalsar-upto Hunder
    • Leh-Sabo-Digar. La-Digar-Labab-Khungru. Gampa-Tangar (Only for trekking conducted by approved tour operators and accompanied by State Police Personnel).

    Nyoma Sub-Division

    • Leh-Upshi-Chumathang-Mahi-Puga-Tso-Moari Lake/Kozok
    • Leh-Upshi-Debring-Puga-Tso-Morarj Lake/Korzok
    • Leh-Karu-Chang. La-Durbuk-Tangtse-Lukung-Spankmik (Pangong Lake upto Spankmik).

  5. MANIPUR
    Loktak Lake, Imphal, Moirang INA Memorial, Keibul Deer Sanctuary & Waithe Lake Konjam War Memorial.

  6. MIZORAM
    Vairangte, Thingdawl and Aizawl.

  7. SIKKIM
    Gangtok, Rumtek, Phodang, Pemayangtse, Tashiging, Zongri in West of Sikkim ,Tsangu (Chhangu) Lake in East Sikkim , Mangan, Siagoik, Tong, Chungthang, Lachung and Yunthang.

  8. UTTAR PRADESH (U.P.) AND UTTRAKHAND
    Nanda Devi Sanctuary, Niti Shathi and Kalindi Khal in Chamoli and Uttar Kashi Districts, Adjoining areas of Milan Glacier.