I’m currently working on the India Visa application. I completed the online portion of the application on Friday and this week I have send off half a dozen signed documents with my passport to Houston in order to receive the 6 month visa. I also need to send a copy of my drivers license. After my application, I found out there was a Visa on arrival for US citizens but that is only good for 1 month which doesn’t work for my desired flexible schedule. You need a ticket leaving the country before they will issue that and proof of sufficient funds. You still have to complete a online application for that as well. Both are $60 but the 6 month visa costs a few more dollars by the time you pay for shipping and some other $18 processing fee. I think the 6 month visa works better for me anyways. You can easily burn through a month in India. As I read about the beaches in Goa, I’m seeing stories of travelers going for a week and end up staying for a month. The beauty of this trip is that I can stay as long as I want. Lodging can be as low as $4/night for a hut on the beach.