The return of e-visas, which were removed due to the pandemic, will make it easier, cheaper, and more convenient to travel to India.
E-visas cost less than traditional visas, can be processed in as little as 72 hours (vs. several weeks for traditional visas), and can be applied for online.
To celebrate, tour operators have responded with a range of holidays to India.
Exodus Travels has introduced a ten-day Highlights of Northern India which features a visit to the Pink City of Jaipur and Agra to see the Taj Mahal. There is an early morning boat ride along the ghats of Varanasi as well as a jeep safari in Ranthambore National Park to spot the elusive tiger.
For wildlife enthusiasts, a 17-day Indian Tiger Safari visits three of the best parks for nature in India: Pench, Kanha and Bandhavgarh National Parks. With fifteen game drives included on this trip, the chances of seeing the magnificent Bengal tiger from a safe distance are greatly increased.
Abercrombie & Kent offers a 14-night Peacocks & Palaces itinerary with visits to Delhi and Mumbai, the Taj Mahal and Udaipur as well as an 11-day Classic Southern India tour which takes in Kerala, wildlife-spotting in Periyar National Park and the Meenakshi Temple in Madura.
Cox & Kings focuses on Rajasthan in a 14-day Passage through Rajasthan itinerary. Following the imperial sights of Mumbai (Bombay), your clients will travel through the heart of Rajasthan, exploring magnificent forts and ornate palaces, finishing at the Taj Mahal.
An 11-night Golden Triangle & Shimla tour visits imperial Delhi, the legendary Taj Mahal in Agra, princely Jaipur, and the scenic hill station of Shimla.
Kerry Golds, Chief Tour Operating Officer at Abercrombie & Kent and Cox & Kings, said: “India has been a firm favourite for both Cox & Kings and A&K guests for years. The return of the eVisa for British citizens is a significant step forward in removing a barrier for travellers planning a visit to this incredible, captivating country.”