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The Low Down on Indian Currency

Currency:

Indian rupee

Currency code:

INR

Central Bank:

Reserve Bank of India

Currency symbol:

₹ (rupee)

Bank notes:

₹10, ₹20, ₹50, ₹100, ₹200, ₹500, ₹2000

Coins:

₹1, ₹2, ₹5, ₹10, ₹100




The rupee – from ancient to modern

The origins of the rupee go all the way back to the 6th century BC, making it one of the oldest currencies in the world. In fact, India was one of the first countries to use coins as legal tender.



For thousands of years the rupee was based around silver coins – the name even comes from the Sanskrit word ‘rupya’, which means ‘wrought silver’. Due to this, it hit some trouble in the 1800s when the value of silver declined across the world. Unlike other affected countries, India stuck to silver instead of changing to gold; after some years using a variety of currencies in quick succession, the rupee was made the official currency again in 1947.



What to spend your rupees on

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    Bottle of water

    14 INR *

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    New Dehli metro one-day pass

    150 INR *

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    Taxi from Mumbai Airport to Central station

    342 INR *

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    Entrance to the Taj Mahal

    750 INR *

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    Train between New Delhi and Jaipur

    500 INR *

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Must-sees in India

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  • New Delhi
  • The many temples of India are renowned for their beauty, and the pyramid-like Chhatarpur Temple in New Delhi is no exception.
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  • Varanasi
  • The best place to take in the famous River Ganges is undoubtedly Varanasi. One of Hinduism’s holy cities, you can see religious rituals openly performed on the riverbanks.
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  • Goa
  • India isn’t all busy city streets and stunning places of worship; Goa is all about lazy days on the beach. The perfect antidote to all the hustle and bustle.

Buying Indian rupees online is easy

Order Indian Rupees online, lock in the rate and collect at your local store, at the airport before you fly or have it delivered at home

  • 1. Click the ‘Buy Indian rupee’ button below
  • And tell us how much you need for your trip.

  • 2. Choose how to get it
  • Get your currency home-delivered or choose to collect at more than 3,600 pick up locations.

  • 3. Pay online
  • Simply pay using either your debit card (recommended) or credit card and you’re all set!


ordering online easy and delivery on…

ordering online easy and delivery on time as agreed.

Anthony John Howell

This was just an all round great…

This was just an all round great experience. THe website was easy to use and the lady at the counter was so friendly helpful and really will never use another option.

John Jimmy Grohovaz

It was easy to do the transaction…

It was easy to do the transaction online. There are many questions to answer, but that is fine considering that safety is important. I elected to collect my purchase at the Belmont station, located inside the travel agency on High Street. As always, I received excellent customer service from Lindy.

David Grant

All ways good to deal with at Brookside…

All ways good to deal with at Brookside store

Lorene Muriel Jeffery

Very easy and efficient way of getting…

Very easy and efficient way of getting foreign currrency.

Jacqueline Ilbery

Went like clockwork

Went like clockwork. Always does.

Fae

Smooth pick up

Smooth pick up

william tsimis

great service

great service. only had trouble finding it at the Sunshine Plaza maroochydore. Maybe bigger signage, walked straight past it.

Sue

Great service

Great service

Patricia Rizvi

Always use Travelex

Always use Travelex - great rates and efficient systems

Julie Lynette Beck

Ordered online

Ordered online, very easy.picked up from my local post office. Will definitely do this again. 5 stars.

Jeannette Lilian Little

Euro purchase.

Website easy to navigate. Variety of options for pick up.

Robynne Mullard

Very easy to deal with and great…

Very easy to deal with and great communication.

Marjorie Anderson

Smooth transaction

Quick, reliable service

Natalie

Friendly and helpful

Staff was very friendly and helpful

Jason Wilson