India Currency Guide
The Indian Rupee is the official currency of the Republic of India.
Modern 24-hour ATMs are found in most large towns and cities in India. However, it’s a good idea to carry cash as a backup in case the power goes down, the ATM is out of order, or you lose or break your plastic. If you plan on withdrawing money or using your credit card while travelling, don’t forget to notify your bank before you go for security purposes and check what international withdrawal fees may apply to your card.
Before you travel, it is important to convert some of your Australian Dollars into Indian Rupees to have with you when you arrive. Indian Rupees are available to pre-purchase from Travel Money Oz before you fly.
Credit cards are accepted at growing numbers of shops, restaurants and hotels in India. You can usually use plastic to pay for flights and train tickets too, however, be wary of scams. Visa and MasterCard are the most widely accepted cards; double check with your bank before you travel about accessing your various accounts while in India.