New and Easier Process for US Citizens to Obtain Tourist Visa to India

India has eased rules and streamlined the visa process to allow tourists from the US (and 42 other countries) to obtain a tourist visa to India upon arrival.  To obtain this new electronic visa (valid for 30 days) applicants should file an online application at lease 4 days in advance of their travel date at the Indian government's Tourist Visa on Arrival website.  Applicants will need to upload a photo and the page of their U.S. passport with relevant details (name, date of birth, etc.), and pay $60 by debit or credit card plus handling fees.  Applicants will then receive an email authorizing travel in India.  Print a copy of this to take with you and present it with your passport when you arrive.  Your passport must be valid for at least six months.