SRINAGAR: Domestic tourists visiting Ladakh have now been excluded from acquiring Inner Line Permit – a necessary document for visiting the area.
The Leh administration, from now on has notified through a circular, that valid identification proof shall be treated as an Inner Line Permit for Indian citizens who visit the place.
The tourists can now visit famous places like Nubra Valley, Pangong Lake, Khardung La and Tso Moriri in Leh by producing an identification proof like a passport, election card, Aadhar card, driving license or a PAN card.
However, foreign nationals visiting the Ladakh will have to obtain a proper permit from the office of the District Magistrate, Leh.
Leh, 434 kilometers from here, is described as “backpacker’s haven” with numerous trekking trails, valleys, and picturesque lakes situated at an altitude of 3524 meters, the place is also renowned as the land of monks and monasteries. More than 1.37 lakh tourists thronged Ladakh region last year.