Last year I traveled to India as part of a group. I had good luck getting my visa, but many in our group did not.
I know that the Indian consulate has since changed visa providers to Cox & Kings (I believe as of March 2014).
We are traveling again to India and wonder if anyone has any recent experience in obtaining visas through C&K? Thanks for any help, advice you can provide.
Good news: there is now a simplified visa on arrival procedure available to US Citizens. You sign up online and upload a picture of your passport and a photo, and send $60 - and then you receive your visa on arrival. I am going to do this today, so I'll post back if I encountered any glitches.