These permits have been implemented by the Indian Government in an effort to regulate movement in certain areas located near the international borders of India. appropriate documentation required for visiting such places.
You will find latest information here http://www.mdoner.gov.in/content/rappap-restrictedprotected-area-permit
Important For Diplomats
All permits to be applied to and issued from the Ministry of Home Affairs at New Delhi.
|Andaman and Nicobar||Municipal Area, Port Blair||RAP||Stay Allowed|
|Havelock Island,Long,Neil Island, Jolly Bouy, South and North Cinque, Red Skin, Mayabunder, Diglipur, Rangat, Mount Harriet, Madhuban||RAP||Only day visits allowed|
|Jammu and Kashmir||Nubra Sub Division
Leh-Khardung La-Khalsar-Tirit up to Panasik, Leh-Khardung La-Khalsar up to Hunder, Leh-Sabo-Digar La-Digar-Labab-Khungru Gampa-Tangar
|PAP||Only for trekking conducted by approved tour operators and accompanied by State Police personnel|
|Noyona Sub Division
Leh-Upshi-Chusathang-Mahe-Puga-Tso-Moari Lake/Kozok, Leh-Upshi-Debring-Puga-Tso-Moari Lake/Korzok, Leh-Karu-Chang La-Durbuk-Tangtse-Lukung-Spanksik, Pangong
|PAP||Tourist groups are to travel on the identified tour circuits only. *Individual tourists not permitted, 7 days allowed. Note: Groups should consist of 4 to 20 numbers and should be accompanied by a liaison officer.|
Nubra, Pangong and Da-Hanu areas
|Himachal Pradesh||Poo-Khab-Sumdho-Dhankar-Tabo-Gompa-Kaza ,Morang-Dabling||PAP||Trekking groups only. Individuals not permitted.|
|Sikkim||Gangtok, Rumtek, Phodang, Pemayangtse Khecheperi and Tashiging||RAP||Stay allowed|
|Sikkim West - Dzongri||RAP||Groups allowed for 15 days trekking and are to be accompanied by a liaison officer. Individual tourists not permitted.|
|Sikkim East - Tsangu or Chhangu||RAP||Individual tourists not permitted. Day visit only.|
Mangan, Tong, Singhik, Chungthang, Lachung and Yumthang
|Arunachal Pradesh||Itanagar, Ziro, Along, Pasighat, Miao, Namdapha and Sujesa (Puki) Bhalukpong||PAP / ILP||Individual tourists not permitted, 10 days allowed.|
|Manipur||Loktak Lake, Imphal, Moirang INA Memorial, Keibul Deer Sanctuary and Waithe Lake.||PAP||Individual tourists not permitted, 6 days allowed.|
|Mizoram||Vairangte, Thingdawl and Aizawl||PAP / ILP||Individual tourists not permitted, 10 days allowed.|
Protected Area Permt(PAP)
This is an official travel document issued by the Government of India to allow inward travel of an Indian citizen into a protected/restricted area for a limited period.
Protected Area Permt (PAP)
This is required for non-Indian citizens to visit certain areas in India (mainly in the North-East).
Restricted Area Permit (RAP)
This is required for non-Indians to visit certain areas in India. As of 2009, RAPs are required for all visits to the Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands and certain parts of Sikkim.
Inner Line Permit (ILP)
Inner Line Permits are issued for certain restricted areas which all Indians and Foreigners have to obtain.