Mesmerising, colourful, exhilarating, spiritual, an assault on the senses… India is all of these things. From the marble domes of the incredible Taj Mahal, to the ancient temples of Madurai. From the glorious elephants of the southern jungle, to the glitz and glam of Mumbai’s Bollywood. India is teeming with adventure, so make sure you have enough rupees on you to enjoy it all.
It is generally prohibited to import or export Indian Rupees unless you are a resident of India. You might find it easier to change money in India when you get there, at banks or at authorised money exchange outlets. If you bring in more than US$5,000 (or equivalent) in cash, you must declare it. The same goes for when you leave the country. You might find it easiest to exchange USD while you are in India, so perhaps consider exchanging some AUD for US dollars before you go just in case.
You may find it difficult to exchange FX for INR outside of the big cities, so before you explore the country, make your exchange while you can. You will find that ATMs usually distribute 100, 500 and 1,000 INR notes, but it is good to keep some change for things like rickshaw tips. If you want to get your foreign currency sorted before your holiday, you can order your travel money (INR or USD) at any of our 130+ stores in Australia.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the Reserve Bank of India's demonetisation of the 500 and 1,000 INR Bank notes in November 2016, we are unable to accept any 1,000 INR or old/invalid 500 INR bank notes. We have however recommenced trading with all valid 50, 100 and 2,000 INR notes, and newly issued 500 INR notes in store. Online purchases will be in valid 2,000 INR notes only. Please visit us in store if you are unsure of the validity of your INR bank notes, or would like to exchange them with us. Also note that the import of INR to India is prohibited unless you are an Indian resident importing up to 7,500 INR. If you are not an Indian resident, you cannot take INR local curreny in the country with you.
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How do I get my INR?
Use our conversion rate calculator or click on the button below to order your currency online in a few easy steps.
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Did you know? INR Currency Facts
- Each INR banknote has its amount written on it in 17 languages
- INR is named after the silver coin, rupiya, first issued by Sultan Sher Shah Suri in the 16th century
- The rupee is subdivided into 100 paise, but as of 2011, only 50 paise coins are legal tender in India
- In 2014, Zimbabwe added the Indian Rupee as legal tender
- In November 2016, the Government of India announced the demonetisation of all 500 and 1,000 INR bank notes and recently released new 500 and 2,000 INR notes
Want to see how far your Indian Rupee will take you? Check out our Travel Money Guide here for expert tips and destination costs.
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Need to exchange INR to AUD?
Have some India Rupees left over from your trip and aren't sure what to do with them?
We can help you with that too! Just visit us in store for our best rates and we'll gladly put Aussie dollars back in your pocket!