All visitors entering India require a valid passport for the duration of their stay and a visa. Tourist visas are available from your nearest Indian Consulate or Indian High Commision. Foreign Nationals who are arriving on either multiple visas or a long term visa are advised to register with the nearest Foreigners Regional Registration Officer within 14 days of arrival. It is an offence to overstay your visa and you will be fined if you are caught out-staying your visa.


A list of government approved hotels is available from the Federation of Hotel and Restaurants Associations of India:

Federation of Hotel and Restaurant Associations of India, 
8th Floor, 
Himalaya House, 
23 Kasturba Gandhi Marg, 
Connaught Place, 
New Delhi 110001 
tel: (11) 2331 8781/2 
fax: (11) 2332 2645 

Details of youth hostels set up by the Department of tourism is available from the Youth Hostel Association of India:

Youth Hostels Association of India 
5 Nyaya Marg 
New Delhi 110 021 
tel: (11) 2611 0250 
fax: (11) 2611 3469 

General Tourist information is available from the Government of India Tourist Office:

Government of India Tourist Office, 
7 Cork Street, 
W1X 2LN 
Tel: (0171) 437 3677 
Fax: (0171) 494 1048. 

All visa related and immigration enquiries should be directed towards the Indian High Commision:

Officer of the High Commissioner for India 
India House 
Tel: (0171) 836 8484 
Fax: (0171) 836 4331 
Visas Tel: (0171) 836 0990 

If you require UK representation while you are abroad you should contact the British High Commision in New Delhi:

British High Commission 
New Delhi 
110 0021 
Tel: + [91] (11) 687 2161 
Fax: + [91] (11) 687 2882