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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!

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