Boasting an abundance of natural and historical riches (not to mention some of the most delicious curries on earth), Pakistan has remained the "path less taken" by tourists due to its history of political instability. You might need to be careful when travelling through certain areas of Pakistan, but there are still plenty of good reasons to visit this vibrant nation.
If you’re about to embark on a journey to Pakistan, whether it's to traverse the mighty Karakoram Highway (one of the world's most epic roads), explore the ancient remains of Lahore Fort, discover Smuggler's Bazaar, or trek Shandur Pass, you’ll find it helpful to swap your Aussie dollars to some Pakistani currency on hand to help you along the way.
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With over 140 convenient store locations across Australia, you can securely pick up your Pakistani Rupees with no hassles.
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Pakistani coins come in ₹1, ₹2, ₹5, and ₹10 denominations. There used to be coins in paisa values (Pakistani cents), but these are no longer legal tender. Banknotes are circulated in ₹5, ₹10, ₹20, ₹50, ₹100, ₹200, ₹500, ₹1,000 and ₹5,000 denominations. The design of the ₹20 note was recently overhauled because people kept confusing it with the ₹5,000 note. Whoops.