Good news if you’re a regular visitor to India, as a new 5 year visa is now available to residents of the UK.
If your stay is 30 days or less then you have the cheaper option of the E-visa costing $50 that can be applied for up to a month before your arrival and applied for online here. The new 5 year visa costs £310 which if used regularly, will save you in the region of £240 over that time period, and also be exempt from any rising costs over the same period.
There is a 180 day limit to this visa, so a quick departure to another country like Nepal or Pakistan for a few days and then a return will be required. If your like many visitors who leave around October to April to escape the winter, then this will definitely make life easier with less hassle each year.
To apply for the 5 year visa and instructions then visit the site here.