Inner Line Permit (ILP) For Arunachal Pradesh
Backpacking Arunachal is not easy because of lack of information, so it is advisable to do proper research before travelling to this beautiful place.
This blog will provide an insight into one of the least visited places in India. This itinerary also includes information on Inner Line Permit which is an absolute must while entering into this beautiful state of North East India.
Why Travel To Arunachal Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh was declared as the ‘Best Emerging Destination’ at the Lonely Planet Travel Awards 2019. It further encourages us to work towards providing all visitors a holistic experience throughout the year.
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Arunachal Pradesh, meaning “land of the dawn-lit mountains”, is one of the most picturesque and favourite travel destinations in North-East India. The state proudly houses varieties of rare and endemic floras and faunas of the world. Its rich biodiversity, panoramic landscape, flavourful cuisines, diverse culture and hospitality of the people are few of the reasons that favour it as one of the ideal travel stations for the visitors. While the state has always been welcoming tourists with open arms, it is just getting recognised as a popular destination for adventurous travellers, with the introduction of effective measures for tourism and road connectivity.
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The state offers various experiences and offers a wide range of adventure activities for the tourist such as exploring nature, pilgrimage, culture, sightseeing, wildlife, river rafting, angling etc.
Day – 1 : Guwahati Arrival & City Tour
Arrival & receive at Airport or Railway station & transfer to hotel for check in. Tour starts with city tour – Umananda (Smallest River Island), Science museum, Srimanta Kalakhetra, Local fancy Bazaar market. Dinner Cruise – The Alfresco Grand or Sunset Cruise (As per client Choice). Back to hotel for Night stay. DINNER CRUISE – Crews welcomes tourist with a welcome drink followed by a brief video presentation on the Great Battle of Saraighat – fought between the Mughal & the Ahom Rulers, traditional dances of Assam & North East like bihu dance & Live Band music show with final closing with a lovely Dinner on board at Cruise.
Day – 2 : Dolphin Sightseeing – Bhalukpong Tour
Morning after breakfast check out from hotel by 8 AM & transfer to Bhalukpong. On the way visit Kolia Bhomora Setu – on the river Brahmaputra for Dolphin sightseeings. After that move towards bhalukpong enroute – Tezpur & Nameri Forest. Evening reach bhalukpong & check in hotel for night rest.
Day – 3 : Bhalukpong – Dirang Tour
Morning after breakfast check out from hotel by 6 am (strict to follow this time due to road close time at SESSA). After crossing the gate stop at Nag-Mandir for sightseeings & from there move towards Tenga Hut for Lunch – Tenga near river side. From there move towards Dirang & check in hotel. Rest for the night. People can visit nearby kiwi garden in the valley.
Day – 4 : Sela Pass – Tawang Tour
Morning after breakfast check out from hotel visit Dirang Monastery followed with Hot Spring falls, enroute Baisakhi Camp reach SELA PASS, after that lunch at Nura Tuskar Point & reach evening in hotel at Tawang.
Day – 5 : Bumla Pass – PTSO Lake – Maduri Lake – War Memorial Show
Morning day starts with Bumla pass, PTSO lake & Maduri lake sightseeings. Back to hotel by evening & visit Tawang War Memorial Show. Night stay in Tawang.
Day – 6 : The Stone Village – Zemithang Tour
Morning after breakfast get ready for whole day tour to Zemithang – The Stone Village. Enroute to Zemithang via Bomdir, visit Zemithang village, GTK Water Falls, river views & Hill views. The Most important thing to visit in Zemithang is Gorsam Chorten – is the largest Stupa of the area with the height of about 100 ft (like a 10 storied building). It lies in the valley floor, on the bank of Namjang Chu river. Check in hotel & rest for the night at Zemithang. Note – Due to very limited option in Zemithang, We give option for Tawang Night Stay. Guest Choice.
Day – 7 : Tawang Monastery – Jaswant Garh War Memorial – Dirang Tour
Morning after breakfast check out from hotel & visit Tawang Monastery – The largest monastery in India and second largest in the world after the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet. After that, move towards Nuranang Falls (JANG FALLS). After a lovely view of this waterfall, move to Jaswant Garh War Memorial enroute Sela Pass & reach Dirang by evening. Check in at the hotel & rest for the night.
Day – 8 : Bomdila – Guwahati Tour
Morning after breakfast visit Bomdila Monastery. After that back to hotel & get ready for check out. Enroute Khalaktang & Shergaon towards Guwahati. Reach by evening & check in hotel for rest. Journey from Bomdila to Guwahati via Khalaktang there are lovely hill views, Plains water falls.
Day – 9 : Maa Kamakhya Temple- Airport or Railway Station Drop
ILP for Arunachal Pradesh
How to get ILP for Arunachal Pradesh?
As Arunachal Pradesh falls under restricted area, official permission is required to enter the state. There are two kinds of official permits prescribed by Government for entering into any area within Arunachal Pradesh. They are,
(i) Inner Line Permit (ILP) and
(ii) Protected Area Permit (PAP).
The Inner Line Permits are required by Indians other than natives of Arunachal Pradesh for entering into any place in Arunachal Pradesh. The ILPs are issued by the Issuing authorities of Government of Arunachal Pradesh with offices at Delhi, Kolkata, Tezpur, Guwahati, Shillong, Dibrugarh, Lakhimpur and Jorhat.
All the foreigners are required have the Protection Area Permit or PAP for entering into Arunachal Pradesh. They can obtain the Protected Area Permit from, All Indian Missions abroad, All Foreigners Regional Registration Officers (FRRO) at Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chief Immigration Officer, Chennai, Home Ministry, Govt. of India and Home Commissioner, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh, Itanagar.
Any Domestic tourist coming to Arunachal Pradesh has to obtain an Inner Line Permit. The Permit is granted as a routine for the tourists and so it should not deter any tourist from coming to Arunachal Pradesh. The Inner Line Permit can be obtained from any of the places given below.
For online Inner line permit Visit http://www.arunachalilp.com