I think it would be worthwhile to post some hotel reservation tips for foreign travelers to India. - It is always better to book the rooms in advance, at least for the first night of the stay. - Usually hotel rates are cheaper if you make a reservation beforehand. Otherwise you need to pay the rack rate which is higher than the rates offered on websites. - You can find tourist information desks inside every Airport. They can help you with names of hotels and rates if you don't have a reservation. They can even make a call and make a reservation for you based on the availability. - At the time of planning your journey, make it a point to go through details of various hotels, their facilities, rates etc. I think above tips will be of help you. Would appreciate if you can add more.