All travellers need a visa to enter India.
There are three types of visas for tourists, available from Indian Consular Offices around the world:
- 15-day single / double entry visa
- 90-day visa
- Multiple-entry visa valid for six months
There are certain places in India that require special permits. These areas include Sikkim, the North-Eastern states, Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Lakshwadweep.
Business visas are valid for one or more years with multiple entries. A letter from a sponsoring organization indicating nature of business, duration of stay, and places / companies to be visited is often required in order to attain this visa.
For more information please contact the Indian consulate closest to you or visit the Embassy of India online.
Visa Requirements from the India Tourism Web site