India's currency is the Rupee,
abbreviated as Rs.
Do not accept torn or disfigured notes. In case you do get torn notes you can change them at the Reserve Bank of India or large branches of other big banks.
It is advisable to carry a mixture of cash and
traveller's cheques to guard against any situation.
Tourists can get a relatively better exchange rate for
traveller's cheques and they are safer to carry
A large number of hotels, restaurants and shops accept credit cards.
It is advisable to
change ample amounts of money at one time and keep the encashment
Banking hours in
India are from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (Mon-Fri) and from 10 a.m.-12 noon on
You can also wire
money into India. These services are offered by foreign banks with
branches in India
(This section will be operational by July 2002)