The High Commission of India confirmed that, from Saturday, UK tourists will be able to apply for the e-Tourist visa.
This will undoubtedly simplify the process for UK applicants as visitors can now apply online for a 30 day visa.
At around £40, the e-Visa is a fraction of the cost of the original print version with a simplified application process; leaving customers with extra spending money to enjoy their trip.
John Telfer, product director at India-focused tour operator Explore commented: “This is absolutely excellent news, I’m sure this change will boost tourism to India amongst UK tourists.
“I am delighted that the High Commission took on board tour operators’ concerns – not only will it be faster and less hassle for travellers to get a visa, it will also be significantly cheaper.”