North Eastern States Tourism


ARUNACHAL PRADESH                                                                                                                                                                       ——————————————————————————————————————————————————

PAP (Protected Area Permit) for foreign Tourists:  Foreign Tourists in a group of 2 or more persons can obtain PAP for a period of 30 days from the following offices;-

Govt. of India,  Ministry of Home Affairs, New Delhi.                                                                                                                                       The Resident Commissioner, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh, Kautilya Marg,Chanakyapuri, New Delhi. Phone: 011-230113915/23013956/26880901

The Commissioner (Home), Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh, Itanagar-791111.

The Secretary (Tourism),  Govt. of Arunachal  Pradesh, Itanagar-791 111.

Foreign Tourist visiting Arunachal Pradesh shall have to pay USD 50 per head as Royalty to the Government of Arunachal Pradesh and application for PAP are to be applied through local approved tour operators only.

Innerline Permit (ILP) for Domestic Tourists:                                                                                                      

Visiting Arunachal Pradesh require ILP which can be obtained from any one of the following offices on an application in plain paper with particulars and on payment of Rs. 100/- per permit;-

Delhi: The Resident Commissioner, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh,Kautilya Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi. 011-23013915/ 23013956                                                                                                                                  

Kolkata: The Deputy Resident Commissioner, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh, CE-109, Sector-1, Salt Lake City, Kolkata. 033-23341243/23589865                                                                                                                                                       Guwahati: The Deputy Resident Commissioner,  Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh, GS Road Rukminigaon opposite Manasa Mandir,Dispur, Guwahati -781021. – 0361- 2412859/2416720/ 2412859.

Shillong: The Deputy Resident Commissioner,  Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh,Meghalaya, Shilllong. -0364- 2224247/ 2224476.                                                                                                                                                                                                     Tezpur:The Deputy Resident Commissioner,  Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh,Parvati nagar, Tezpur,Assam – 03712-260173                                                                                                                                                                                                               Dibrugarh: The Deputy Resident Commissioner, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh,Mohanbari, Dibrugarh, Assam 0373- 2382560/2382738.

North Lakhimpur: The Deputy Resident Commissioner, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh, Lilabari, North Lakhimpur, Assam -03752-22186.                                                                                                                                                                                   Jorhat: The Deputy Resident Commissioner, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh,  Jorhat, Assam 0376-2340173.

From the office of all the Deputy Commissioners of 16 Districts of the state.

And Temporary ILP are also issued from the office of the Extra Assistant Commissioners (EAC) at every entry gate where there are offices of the EAC.

Dress Code: It is advisable to be appropriately dressed to conform to local culture and requirements.

 It is recommended that prior consent is obtained before photographing people and ceremonies.


Before embarking on a journey to Nagaland, acquiring the entry permit is a must. Domestic tourists should obtain the Inner Line permit issued by the authorities mentioned below. Permit fee is INR 6 per applicant.

Deputy Resident Commissioner, Nagaland House, New Delhi
Phone No. : +91-11-23012296 / 23793673

Deputy Resident Commissioner, Nagaland House, Kolkata
Phone No. : +91-33-22823247 / 22821967

Assistant Resident Commissioner In Guwahati and Shillong
Phone No. : +91-361-2332158 / 2333859 [Guwahati]
+91-364-252083 / 2520670 [Shillong]

Deputy Commissioner of Dimapur, Kohima and Mokokchung
Phone No. : +91-3862-226530 / 230613 [Dimapur]
+91-370-2290666 / 229055 [Kohima]
+91-369-2226231 / 220333 [Mokokchung]

Foreign tourists as of January 1, 2011 no longer require a Restricted Area Permit (RAP) / Protected Area Permit (PAP) to enter Nagaland. Previously, tourists were required to travel in a minimum group of four people. They were allowed to visit all 11 district headquarters and specified places with this permit, valid for 10 days, with an option to extend for up to a month.

The new rules only require foreigners to register themselves at the local Foreigners Registration Officer (FRO) of the district they visit within 24 hours of their arrival. However, the the citizens of Pakistan, Bangladesh and China still need to apply for PAP/ RAP from Home Ministry to visit Nagaland. This is a temporary change in effect for one year. The RAP/PAP application process is included below for those tourists who may still be affected by the previous rules.

For best results, apply for the permit at:

Nagaland House in Delhi, Aurangzeb Road, New Delhi. Ph: +91 11 23012296

* Tour operators can also be contacted for more information and obtaining permits for your visit.

MIZORAM ——————————————————————————————————————————————-

Entry Formalities for Domestic Tourists

Inner Line Pass is required for entry into Mizoram and can be obtained from Liaison Officer, Government of Mizoram from the following cities Kolkata, Silchar, Shillong, Guwahati or New Delhi. Government employees travelling for official purposes are exempted from obtaining ILP but are required to carry a photo identification card with them at all times.
Tourists arriving by air can obtain passes from the Security Officer on arrival at Lengpui airport.
Two types of ILP can be issued :

1. Temporary – 15 days at a time which can be renewed once for another 15 days.

Fees to be paid – Rs.20 Application Form Rs.100 Processing Fee Rs.20 Renewal Fee
Requirements – 4 passport size photo and a photo ID

2. Regular – 6 months at a time which can be renewed twice for another 6 months each. However, sponsorship from a local resident or a Government Department is required.

Fees to be paid – Rs.20 Application Form
Rs.200 Processing Fee
Rs.100 Renewal Fee
Requirements – 4 passport size photo and a photo ID
2 passport size photo of the sponsor

Renewal for both Temporary and Regular ILP can be done at District Commissioner’s Office located at Treasury Square, Aizawl

For tourists originating from Cachar, Hailakandi and Karimganj Districts of Assam State, Electoral Roll details are required due to porous international boundary with Bangladesh and so is the case with persons coming from the state of Tripura.

Tourists entering from Bairabi and Vairengte can obtain ILP from Sub-Deputy Commissioner Bairabi and Sub-Divisional Officer Vairengte respectively.

ILP cannot be issued at Check gates upon entering the State.

Foreign Tourists 

All foreign nationals have to register themselves at the office of Superintendent of Police (CID/SB) Mizoram who is the designated Foreigners Registration Officer (FRO) of the State within 24 hours of arrival.
Citizens of Afghanistan, China and Pakistan and foreign nationals having their origin in these countries would continue to require prior approval of the Ministry of Home Affairs before entering the state.
Resident Commissioner

Government of Mizoram
Mizoram House
Lt. Ribhu Saxena Marg, Vasant Vihar
New Delhi – 110057 Phone : 011- 26145360, 26145401, 26145405
Fax No : 26153564, 26152896
Email : zoram[at]indiatimes[dot]com

Shillong »
Liaison Officer
Government of Mizoram
Nongrim Hills, Shillong
Ph : +91 364-2230149(O) 2225058(R)

Mizoram House
Cleve Colony, Tripura Castle Road
Shillong – 793 003
Ph : +91 364-225068

Silchar »
Liaison Officer
Mizoram Run
Sonai Road
Silchar -788 005
Phone : 03842- 225622, 225655
Fax No: 03842- 226166

Calcutta »
Liaison Officer
Government of Mizoram
Mizoram House
24, Old Ballygunge Road,
Calcutta, 700 019
Phone : 033- 4756430, 4757887, 4757064
Fax No: 033- 4757034 Mizoram House

Block IB, Plot No. 168
Sector 3, Salt Lake
Calcutta 700 091
Phone : 033- 3343209, 3354144
PABX : 033- 3370917, 3354165
Guwahati »
Liaison Officer

Christian Basti.
Guwahati – 781 005
Ph: 0361- 2529 448 (L.O Office & Res)
Phone : 0361- 2529411, 2529622
Fax No: 0361- 2529448 Mizoram House

Zoo Road
Guwahati – 781005
Phone : 0361- 2457924