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Indian Money

India's currency is the Rupee, abbreviated as Rs. One Rupee is equal to 100 Paise. Coins are in denominations of 10, 25 & 50 Paise & l, 2 & 5 Rupees. Notes are in denominations of Rs. 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 ,500 and 1000. Tourist from outside India should carry cash and travellers cheques to guard themselves against any odd situation. Other hard currencies such as Yen, French Francs, Deutsche Mark can also be changed in tourist areas and big cities. Any money in the form of travelers' cheques, drafts, bills, cheques, etc. which tourists wish to convert into Indian currency should be exchanged only through authorized money changers. All Credit cards (like Master, VISA, Diners, American Express & others ) are widely accepted in India.

Bank opening times

Opening times vary from region to region. Banks: 10am to 2pm (Mon-Fri) and 10am -12 noon on Saturday. Otherwise most hotels can exchange money for you. Post offices: 10am-5pm (Mon-Fri), and Saturday morning. Offices: 9.30am -5.30pm (Mon-Fri) and 9.30am- 1pm on Saturday.

Currency Issue and Money exchange

The Indian currency is Rupees and Paisa. India also provides with the facility of money exchange facility. Tourists should take extreme care to recognize money changing agents or banks or at the hotel counters before exchanging the money. Money changing facilities can also be availed at the international airports. Take precaution to keep money changing certificate safely as an evidence for your money exchanging. You are allowed to convert your money back to your currency on final departure at the bank counter at the airports.

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