N-E itinerary advice

#1 Oct 15th, 2011, 20:44
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Hi,

I'm planning a trip to the North Eastern states in May 2012. I have about 3 weeks in hand.

I shall be thankful for advice on the following:

1. Can I hope to do all the states in the available time? I don't have to explore every nook and cranny but certainly the major tourist attractions.

2. Can the ILP's for all the states be obtained in one place or would I have to apply in each state?

3. Is road travel by local buses reasonably safe, especially if accompanied by women?

4. I can fly into Guwahati and fly out from whereever the trip is to end. Can someone please suggest a broad itenerary.

Thanks in advance.
#2 Oct 16th, 2011, 12:38
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Hi Stinger,

Now you don't need ILP for North Eastern States except Arunachal Pradesh. Government lifted the ILP requirement rule for one year.(I don't know when this one year period ends) They may extend this relaxaation for some more time. So check India Mike once you finalize your intinerary.

By the way...visitng all the states (8 states)in three weeks may not be a good idea, as you have every chance to miss so many exotic locations in this part of India.
Best of Luck!
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#3 Oct 16th, 2011, 12:40
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Here is the link to the ILP relaxation.

http://www.indiamike.com/india/other...6/#post1103398

You may also search for "hvkumar" posts. He travelled most part of North East in one go. He may be of some help in giving first hand information.
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Thanks a lot for your reply, Manish
#5 Oct 23rd, 2011, 12:11
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Just a small correction to what Manish has said, Indians still require an ILP for travelling to Arunachal, Nagaland , Mizoram and Manipur - te relaxation is for foreign tourists only. That being said May is not the most ideal time to visit North East since it starts to rain my then. If you are only going there for sight seeing then it could be a bit disappointing. But if you are interested in nature and culture then it would be worth it.
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#6 Oct 23rd, 2011, 15:10
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Thank you Piran_e!
But I am bit confused now!
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#7 Oct 23rd, 2011, 15:29
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Originally Posted by manishrvarma View Post Thank you Piran_e!
But I am bit confused now!
Don't get confused between ILP and PAP/RAP regime, PAP/RAP is restricted at those NE states barring Arunachal but there is no change in ILP regime. Better call respective state's representatives at Delhi / Kolkata to get better clarity.

PAP/RAP is for foreigners and hence any change there won't impact Indian Nationals.
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I would suggest that you travel in April if you can . There will be spring festivals happening all across the region , which you can witness during that time.


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