The currency in India is the
Indian Rupee and it is fully convertible. The notes are available
in denominations of 1,000, 500, 100, 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1. The
Rupee is further divided into 100 Paise. Coins are available in
denominations of 5, 2 and 1 Rupee as well as 50 and 25 Paise.
Buying and selling rates of foreign currency fluctuate with
abandon the world over and India is no exception. It would be
best to check with us prior to your travel and also on your
arrival for prevailing rates.
Money can be exchanged at international airports and approved
money-changers. Nationalised and international banks can also
change your foreign currency. However, in smaller towns, it may
be difficult to change money. Banks are normally closed on
Sundays and other Government holidays, but you can always use the
ATMs, if you have a valid ATM card. Recognized hotels will also
be able to change your money, but at a substantial fee. All
international credit cards are widely accepted in India.
It is highly recommended to carry plenty of small change with you
during your India trip, of 5 and 10 rupee denominations, for
small payments, tips, alms etc.