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Subsidy For Kailash Mansarovar Yatra

Kailash Yatra Team (Aradhya Tours) is registered with offices in India and Nepal. We also have the experience to conduct the Yatra with third-party involvement like the Tibet Tourism Bureau, the Chinese Embassy, and local Operator to Tibet. In other words, we assist our clients in obtaining the Subsidy for the Kailash Mansarovar yatra extended by the state government of India. For instance, subsidy extended in Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Gujarat, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, and Uttarakhand. To clarify, valid document assistance is required for the claim settlements. Moreover, the Subsidy sum is allocated according to the state government guidelines and regulations which is directly provided by the state government to the yatri of the respective states.

So the Pilgrim should not miss on collecting from our Nepal office team before departure the copy of Visa and ensure their passport should have a clear stamp from the Immigration authorities.

Documents required for the claims along with the application form are as follows

  • Copy of passport
  • Copy of the passport page containing immigration stamps of Nepal and China (Kodari/Sindupal chowk/Taklakot)
  • Group Visa (the Chinese Visa is a paper visa – Usually there is no stamping on the passport)
  • Certificate mentioning yatra completion (Issued by Aradhya Tours, for Nepal route)
  • Copy of Permit (For Nepal route)
  • Central Government certificate (For Government route)
  • Two passport size photos

Subsidy For Kailash Mansarovar Yatra Forms

Subsidy forms are available at the state govt. offices. Usually, the commissioner of religious and charitable endowments office is responsible for claims settlement.

After processing the application one needs to visit the office in person and show an original passport, ID card. In other words, indicating that you reside in Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Gujarat, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, and Uttarakhand (Ration card/Voter ID/Driver’s license). Also, an affidavit stating that the person has not claimed subsidy before has to be provided on a twenty rupees stamp paper (the content is provided by the claims office ). And then the Demand Draft will be handed over.

Kailash Mansarovar yatra holds religious significance for Hindus and Mount Kailash is believed to be the abode of Lord Shiva. Certainly, hundreds of people undertake yatra every year between May-September.

Note: Each State Might Have Different Requirements/Criteria for Subsidy For Kailash Mansarovar Yatra


Rs 35000 Rupees Subsidy for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra Pilgrims by Karnataka Government
Karnataka govt Provides Rs 35000 as subsidy for Kailash Mansarovar Pilgrims
The following are the supporting document photocopies to be submitted within 3 months of yatra completion.
The Hindu Religious Institutions and Charitable Endowments Department, 2nd floor, Male Mahadeshwara Vartha Bhavan, Aluru Venkatrao Road, Chamarajpet, Bangalore-18. You must first obtain the form from this office
Application form obtained from the government.

Need to submit the below documents (photocopy)

  1. front and back pages of the passport.
  2. Immigration seal page at Kalapani
  3. MEA Yatra Completion certificate.
  4. ID card received from MEA
  5. Chinese certificate of Mansarovar trek completion
  6. Group visa
  7. $ 901 payment to the Chinese Government receipt
  8. visa payment receipt
  9. The Tibetan tour guide will give you a Mansarovar ticket at Taklakot
  10. The list of yatris in that particular batch
  11. Blank canceled cheque leaf to which the subsidy will be credited
  12. Affidavit self-attested (Rs:20/- value e-stamp paper and the format will be given by the government)


Due to the tough circuit in the Tibetan Himalayan range and the tiring nature of the tour only a lucky few pilgrims are able to complete the yatra successfully every year and few others due to high tour cost, there is a sigh of relief for all Kailash enthusiasts now you can get a subsidy of 1 Lac rupees by U.P Govt.

Here is a simple step-by-step guide on how to claim your subsidy. Above all, we must admit the Uttar Pradesh govt. has made the subsidy claim process hassle-free and everything is just a click away from everything online.

1. Pilgrims should be native residents of Uttar Pradesh with supporting documents to prove the domicile of U.P.

2. 1 Lac subsidy amount will be given to any pilgrim who completes the yatra whether by Govt. agencies or private tour organizers/travel agencies

3. Subsidy claim to be filed online within 90 days of yatra completion through the website with supporting documents like valid passport, visa, aadhar number, latest photograph, applicant digital signature, expenditure details, certificate of yatra completion, visa number, year, batch number, bank details, canceled cheque – subsidy form can be viewed and applied from

4. One pilgrim can only claim a subsidy only once in a lifetime

5. The draw of a lot will be used for providing subsidies and a list of all such subsidy awardees will be displayed at the Department of Religious Affairs, Uttar Pradesh

Room 46, Ground Floor, Lal Bahadur Shastri Bhawan, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.

You can find the complete information and details on the official website of the department of religious affairs, Govt of India.

Official website -


Rs 50000 Rupees Subsidy by Tamilnadu Government to All Kailash Mansarovar Yatra Pilgrims. Tamilnadu Govt Provides Rs 40000 for Kailash and rs 10000 for Muktinath as a subsidy for Kailash Mansarovar yatra pilgrims.

The Tamil Nadu government doubled the number of beneficiaries to 1,000 under the subsidy scheme for undertaking Manasarovar and Muktinath pilgrimages in view of a good response to it. To clarify, the increase in the number of beneficiaries would entail an additional expenditure of Rs 1.25 crore to the government. In other words “There is a good response among pilgrims in Tamil Nadu to embark on Manasarovar and Muktinath yatra,” Chief Minister K Palaniswami told the state assembly announcing the measure.

In addition, at present subsidy is extended to 500 pilgrims under the scheme, launched by late chief minister Jayalalithaa fulfilling her 2011 electoral promise to provide subsidy on the pilgrimage cost of people visiting Mansarovar in China.


Hindu Religious Charitable Endowments Department
119, Uthamar Gandhi Salai,
Chennai – 34,
Phone : 044 – 28334811,12,13
Fax: 044 – 28334816


Rs 20000 Rupees Subsidy by Gujarat Government to All Kailash Mansarovar Yatra Pilgrims.
Gujarat govt provides rs 20000 as a subsidy for Kailash Mansarovar pilgrims.

Gujarat Pavitra Yatradham Vikas Board, Block 3 & 2, 1st floor, Dr. Jivraj Mehta Bhavan Gandhinagar,  +91 79 23252459, 23252468 +91 79 23252458,

Madhya Pradesh

Rs 50000 Rupees Subsidy by Madhya Pradesh Government to All Kailash Mansarovar Yatra Pilgrims

Madhya Pradesh provides a subsidy to its citizens wishing to visit Sita Mandir in Sri Lanka, Angkor Wat in Cambodia, and Kailash Mansarovar in China.

Under the chief minister pilgrimage scheme, the government provides a 50% subsidy on expenses (maximum Rs 30,000 at the time of starting) to pilgrims.

The government also increased the subsidy for a pilgrimage to Kailash Mansarovar from Rs 30,000 to Rs 50,000. However, MP is the only state that subsidies travel to holy places in Pakistan (Nankana Saheb Shrine and Hinglaj Mata temple), China (Kailash Man Sarovar), and Cambodia (Angkor Vat), and Sri Lanka (Sita Mandir and Ashok Vatika). To clarify, the scheme was launched in 2006 with chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan announcing to provide financial assistance to citizens undertaking a pilgrimage to Kailash Mansarovar (Source Indian Express). Further expanded by including two places of religious importance in Pakistan in 2007-08 and Sri Lanka and Cambodia in 2012.

Govt also provides subsidies for visiting 15 centers of pilgrimage in India.

Apart from that the state government also provides subsidies for visiting 15 centers of pilgrimage in India.

The MPTDC made the nodal agency for implementation of the one-of-its-kind scheme for subsidized pilgrimage to so many places of religious importance within and outside India.
More than 150 people from the state have so far visited the holy places in Sri Lanka and Cambodia since their inclusion in the scheme, MPTDC chairman Tapan Bhowmick said. Though many from far-flung areas of the state also applied for subsidies to visit Kailash Mansarovar, none shown interest to visit holy places in Pakistan, he added.

In conclusion, pilgrims need to submit the reimbursement claim with details of expenses within 60 days of completing the journey to MPTDC to avail of the subsidy ( Source Hindustan Times).
For More Details Visit govt website


The government of Uttrakhand is giving a subsidy to all Kailash Mansarovar Yatra pilgrims of Rs 30000. But a body of Hindu seers has urged the Uttarakhand government to double the subsidy it grants to Kailash Mansarovar pilgrims. To clarify, this was after cabinet minister Satpal Maharaj gave the nod for increasing the subsidy from Rs 25,000 to Rs 30,000, which is at par with the grant that gave Delhi.

Bharat Sadhu Samaj vice-president Brahamswarup Brahmachari said Uttarakhand being the ‘abode of gods’ should open “its heart for the pilgrims”. “Given the fact that Uttarakhand hosts the Kailash yatra. The state should increase the subsidy amount to at least twice what it grants at present.”

Another seer, Haridwar-based Maha Mandaleshwar Hari Chetannand Maharaj, says it was a welcome step that several states were coming forward to help the Kailash Mansarovar pilgrims. “But the ambit of subsidy should be extended to other pilgrimages as well,” he said.

The Recommendation Of Kumaon Mandal Vikas Nigam Ltd (KMVN)

The Ministry of External Affairs conducts the Kailash pilgrimage for which it shortlists the pilgrims out of several hundred applications it receives. Currently, the fee for undertaking a pilgrimage is Rs 3.50 lakh, which may go up to Rs 4.80 lakh as per a recommendation made by the Kumaon Mandal Vikas Nigam Ltd (KMVN), a Uttarakhand government entity and nodal agency for the pilgrimage.

Last year, UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath, doubled the subsidy for Kailash pilgrims from Rs 50,000 to Rs 1 lakh. Earlier, Adityanath’s predecessor Akhilesh Yadav had doubled the subsidy to Rs 50,000 during his stint.

Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Gujarat, Karnataka, and Madhya Pradesh are the states that provide money to their residents going for the pilgrimage. Gujarat had announced a subsidy for such pilgrims in 1998. The western state provides Rs 20,000 in subsidy, Haryana gives Rs 50,000 while Rajasthan is at par with UP, granting Rs 1 lakh subsidy for their pilgrims.

Dharchula in Uttarakhand falls along the route of the Kailash Mansarovar pilgrimage. Pilgrimage from another route – Nathu La – was stopped last year in the backdrop of the Doklam crisis. The pilgrims, who were planning to take the route from Sikkim, later accommodated in the batches that started from Uttarakhand. However, beginning in May every year, the pilgrimage snakes from 17,500 ft high Lipulekh pass and culminates at Kailash Mansarovar lake.


Rs 25000 Rupees Subsidy by Chhatisgarh Government to All Kailash Mansarovar Yatra Pilgrims.

“Chhattisgarh Mukhyamantri Tirth Yatra Yojana” started on December 04, 2012, for senior citizens of 60 years and above for providing free travel to various pilgrimage sites outside the state. Certainly, under this scheme, senior citizens will get benefits once in their lifetime. In addition, in this sequence, persons with disabilities (PwDs) will get the benefit from traveling to pilgrimage sites.


50000 Rupees Subsidy by Haryana Government to All Kailash Mansarovar Yatra Pilgrims Haryana Government Provides Rs. 50000 as financial help for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra Pilgrims. (Booking Form)


Rajasthan Government Provides Rs. 1,00000 as financial help for Kailash Mansarovar Yatra Pilgrims.