Lonely Planet India (Travel Guide)
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The Indian Rupee is the official currency of India but can also be used in Nepal and Bhutan. The average traveller takes about £630 (about 58,000 INR) of Indian Rupees with them to India, but the Rupee is not widely stocked by bureaux de change in the UK so it is best to order them online.
ATM machines are common in India, but reports say that they are frequently out of order or out of money. If possible you should try to find an ATM inside a bank or atrium where you need to swipe your card to enter as these machines are usually in better condition and are well-stocked.
The 1,000 INR note is hard to break outside of banks. You should avoid these when buying your currency. Technically you should not take Rupees out of India, but there is very little enforcement of this in practice. There are plenty of opportunities to exchange rupees for Euros or Pounds before leaving India, but it might be difficult to sell any left-over Rupees when you arrive back here in the UK. Check out our list of currency buy back services for more information.
The Indian Rupee is the legal currency for India. It is also widely used in Bhutan and Nepal.
Over the past week the Indian Rupee has increased by 0.81% from last Friday's rate of 85.5907 to today's rate of 86.2818 which means £750 will buy you ₹518.33 more now than it would have a week ago.
During this period the best rate we recorded was 86.4500 on Wednesday and the worst rate was 85.4000 on Sunday.
The Indian Rupee is currently 5.35% lower than it was 30 days ago on 31st December, having dropped from 91.1618 to today's rate of 86.2818. In real terms, £750 will buy you ₹3,660.00 less now than it would have 30 days ago.
The best rate over this period was 91.1618 on 31st December and the worst rate was 85.4000 on 25th January.
The 90-day outlook has seen the Indian Rupee rate drop by 4.13% from 90.0000 on 17th December 2014 to 86.2818 today. Based on these figures, £750 would have bought you ₹2,788.65 more three months ago that it would have today.
We recorded a high rate of 91.1618 on 31st December 2014 and a low rate of 85.4000 on 25th January 2015.
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You need a visa to enter India and you must make sure you apply for the correct one depending on your reason for visiting the country. The Indian Visa website contains more information on the type of visa you’ll need and how to apply.
In addition you should make sure any medication you take into the country with you is prescribed for you and in its original packaging. You may be asked to present the prescription as proof so you should take this with you too.
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