Currency recommendations for India

The currency of India is Rupee (Rs). One rupee is equal to 100 paise. Notes come in the denominations of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 500 and 1000 rupees. Rupees in large numbers may not be brought out of India. UK Pounds / US dollars are easy to exchange at the cashiers desk in the hotels for which you will require the passport.

Major credit cards are gaining acceptance in India, the most common are American Express, Visa and Master. These cards can be used at most hotels, restaurants and shopping centres. Local markets and roadside vendors generally do not accept the cards. It is recommended not to rely on any one form of exchange when visiting India. You should carry with you a combination of cash, traveller’s cheques and credit card/s.