I wanted to travel to India; however, I learned that I have to acquire a visa first and undergo vaccination.

I am from the United States, and I am a 20-year old girl. I am scheduled to travel to India on the 10th of May with my colleague from India. I was already buying my ticket when I knew that I have to obtain a visa and get vaccinations first. I cannot pay extra money for this, and I don’t like vaccinations. What should I do?

You don’t need to undergo vaccinations before you can travel to India.

According to the website of CDC, International Health Regulations only requires vaccination that will prevent a person from getting yellow fever; this is only for those who are traveling to countries that are located in tropical South America and sub-Saharan Africa. The Saudi Arabia government is also requiring meningococcal vaccination for those who are traveling annually during the annual Islamic pilgrimage—Hajj.
http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/content/vacc…

There are websites across the internet that can guide you on how to obtain an Indian visa.

Furthermore, you can acquire a visa within the day if you go to any offices of Indian Consulate/Embassy which are located in Chicago, Houston, San Francisco, New York City, or Washington D.C. However, If you cannot go to the places I mentioned, it may take five working days before you can get your visa from the time they obtain your application.