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, B-82, 8th Floor, Himalaya House, 23 Kasturba Gandhi Marg, Connaught Place, New Delhi 110001 tel: (11) 2331 8781/2 fax: (11) 2332 2645 e-mail: email@example.com
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 Chanakyapuri New Delhi 110 021 tel: (11) 2611 0250 fax: (11) 2611 3469 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
General Tourist information is available from the Government of India Tourist Office:
Government of India Tourist Office, 7 Cork Street, London 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 Aldwych London WC2B 4NA 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 Chanakyapuri New Delhi 110 0021 India Tel: +  (11) 687 2161 Fax: +  (11) 687 2882