RESTRICTED AREA PERMIT
Foreign Tourists require obtaining Restricted Area Permit to visit some places in Mizoram. It can be obtained from the Ministry of Home Affairs, Foreigners’ Regional Registration Offices and Immigration Offices at airports at New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chief Immigration Officer, Chennai apart from All India Missions Overseas, I.G. Police or Home Commissioners of all the above mentioned states. Foreign tourists are allowed to visit these restricted places for a maximum period of 10 days and in groups of 4 or more persons.
INNER LINE PERMITS
Inner Line Permits are required by Indian Tourists to visit the state of Mizoram and can be obtained from Resident Commissioners and Representatives of the state at New Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Chief Immigration Officer, Chennai and at Lengpui Airport and Border Crossings. The permit can also be obtained from the Office of the Liaison Officers based at Kolkata, Guwahati, Shillong and Silchar.
- 2 copies of Passport size photograph for Aizawl District.
- 3 copies of passport size photograph for other districts.
- Rs. 20.00 for Application Form.
- Rs. 120.00 for processing fee.
Temporary ILP: 15 days at a time; these can be extended to another 15 days/one month.
Normal ILP: 6 months at a time; these can be extended for another 6 months.
MODES OF TRANSPORT
BY AIR: Nearest airport is Lengpui at Aizawl. Aizawl is connected to Kolkata, (1 hr 45 min), Imphal (30 min) and Guwahati. Enquiries Telephone: 0389-2573355. Reservation Telephone: 0389-2341265/2344733.
BY RAIL: Nearest railhead is Silchar which is in Assam (184 km).From Guwahati travel to Silchar by Barak Valley Express, Cachar Express or the Tripura Passenger. The journey takes about 19 hrs.
BY ROAD: NH-54 connects Aizawl with the rest of the Country through Silchar. Buses and taxis are available from Silchar to Aizawl (6-8 hrs). Night services are also available. Aizawl is also accessible by road from Shillong and Guwahati.
From Aizawl one can avail Sumo Service to Kamalanagar (12 hrs), headquarter of Chakma Autonomous District Council. Sumo Services are available at Chakma House, Hunther Veng, Aizawl. Contact: +919436684573.