Indian citizens will not need permits to visit remote Ladakh

There is some good news for Indian citizens planning to travel to the Ladakh region of the state of Jammu and Kashmir. The permits needed to visit some remote places like the famed Pangong Tso have been done away with. The Government of India is taking this step to promote tourism in the area.

Till recently there was an Inner Line permit required to explore Ladakh beyond the town of Leh such as Pangong Tso, Nubra Valley, etc. To obtain this permit, one had to visit the office of the District Collector on a working day with photographs and documents. This hassle can now be avoided. All an Indian citizen needs is one of the following documents:

  • Indian Passport
  • Driving Licence
  • PAN Card
  • Adhar Card
  • Election Identity Card
  • Service Identity Card (with photograph) issued by Central / State Govt. or PSU
  • Smart Card issued by Registrar General of India (under National Population register)

Ladakh is a popular driving / riding destination for many car and bike enthusiasts and adventurers. The sheer beauty of the region and the challenges the roads pose, have an appeal beyond words.

Source: Indiatimes , cntraveller

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