Any person intending to enter in a Sanctuary for;

  1. Investigation or study
  2. Photography
  3. Scientific research
  4. Tourism

may follow the following procedure:

Procedure for issue of permit to persons entering in National Parks and Sanctuaries for purpose (a), (b) & (c)

TA permit may be obtained from the Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (WL)-cum-Chief Wildlife Warden, Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Professional using cine camera for making TV documentary films shall execute an agreement with the State Government.

A permit shall be valid for the period specified therein.

The fee for operating a camera to be paid in advance shall be as follows:

a)Professional photographers using still camera Rs.200/- day and for feature film shooting Rs.3000/- per day
b)Professional using any type of cine camera for the purpose of making TV or documentary films on Wildlife Rs.3000/- per camera.

A fee of Rs.500/- per person per day in respect of Indian Citizen and Rs.2,000/- per person per day in respect of foreigners shall be charged for scuba diving.

Procedure for persons entering in National Parks and Sanctuaries for tourism purpose

An application in the specified form to be submitted to the Chief Wildlife Warden/Deputy Conservator of Forests/Divisional Forest Officer/ Assistant Conservator of Forests/Range Officer of their respective jurisdiction. On receipt of application and conduct of enquiry, the permission would be granted or rejected.

For the purpose of tourism, a permit shall be issued at the office or at the gate of Sanctuary or National Park on payment of fee.

Fee in respect of the permit granted shall be as follows:

  1. Entry fee in Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park and other island Sanctuary (in case of visitors not being students)

    a)Adults (Indian) Rs.50/- per person per day
    b)Children (Age group of 5 to 12 years) Rs. 25/-per person per day
    c)Foreigners Rs. 500/- per person per day
    d)Foreign Yacht Rs. 1,000/- per boat per dayy
  2. For other Sanctuary and National Park

    a)Adults (Indian) Rs. 25/- per person per day
    b)Children (Age group of 5 to 12 years) Rs.10/- per person per day
    c)Foreigners Rs. 250/- per person per day
  3. In case of students

    a)Indians Rs.5/- (Rupees five only per head per day)
    c)Foreigners Rs.10/- (Rupees ten only per head per day)
  4. A child below five years shall be exempted from payment of the fee.

  5. Vehicle

    a)Light motor vehicle (car or jeep or a motor cycle including motor scooter and cycle) Rs.20/- (Rupees twenty only) per day.
    b)Heavy motor vehicle such as a bus or truck Rs.50/-(Rupees fifty only) per day*.
    c)Cycle and other vehicle manually operated Rs.5/- (Rupees five only) per vehicle.

    * rates inclusive of entrance fee of driver.

  6. Boat permitted for plying for tourism purpose.

    a)Boat carrying less than 10 persons Rs. 10,000/- (Rupees ten thousand only) per annum*.
    b)Boat carrying between 11-50 persons Rs.50,000/- (Rupees fifty thousand only) per annum *.
    c)Boat carrying between 51 and above Rs.100,000/- (Rupees one lakh only) per annum *.

    * rates inclusive of entrance fee of rider.

Timeframe for issue of entry permits :15 days for bonafide applicants from the date of application.