India slashes its pricey one-month visa fee to a third of what it was

Good news for India's 10 million annual tourists: India has announced cheaper fees for tourist visas, with an 30-day electronic visa now costing just 10 dollars during the off season from April to June.

Good news for India’s 10 million annual tourists: India has announced cheaper fees for tourist visas, with an 30-day electronic visa now costing just 10 dollars during the off season from April to June.

During the rest of the year, tourists can spend a month in the country for 25 dollars. Until now, you had to pay 80 dollars for the same e-tourist visa.

Also new is an 80-dollar tourist visa that is valid for five years, allowing multiple entries to the country during this time. A one-year visa costs 40 dollars.

The Indian tourism and foreign ministries decided for the new prices after an earlier price hike apparently led to fewer tourists coming into the country, according to the president of the Indian association of tour operators, Pronab Sarkar.