The currency is the Indian Rupee (INR), which is divided into 100 paise (singular paisa). Major currencies can be changed at banks, and authorised bureaux de changes. It is illegal to exchange money through the black market and it is advisable to refuse torn notes, as no one will accept them apart from the National Bank. It is best to change money into small denominations. Major credit cards are widely accepted, particularly in tourist orientated establishments. ATMs are not generally available.
Currency Exchange Rates
|India||INR 1||INR 5||INR 10||INR 100||INR 1,000|
|Australia||A$ 0.02||A$ 0.10||A$ 0.20||A$ 1.96||A$ 19.60|
|Canada||C$ 0.02||C$ 0.09||C$ 0.19||C$ 1.89||C$ 18.95|
|Ireland||€ 0.01||€ 0.07||€ 0.14||€ 1.38||€ 13.78|
|New Zealand||NZ$ 0.02||NZ$ 0.11||NZ$ 0.21||NZ$ 2.12||NZ$ 21.17|
|South Africa||R 0.19||R 0.93||R 1.86||R 18.59||R 185.88|
|United Kingdom||£ 0.01||£ 0.05||£ 0.10||£ 1.00||£ 10.00|
|United States of America||US$ 0.02||US$ 0.08||US$ 0.16||US$ 1.57||US$ 15.69|
Note: These currency exchange rates are not updated daily and should be used as a guideline only.
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