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Foreign Currency

US Dollars are the easiest currency to change with pounds sterling coming a close second. Other hard currencies such as Euro and Yen can also be changed in tourist areas and cities.

Tourists are warned that changing money through unauthorised persons is not only illegal but also involves the risk of receiving counterfeit currency. To exchange foreign money other than through banks or authorised money changers is an offence. There are 24 hour exchange facilities available at all big cites and international airports.


The unit of currency is rupee (Rs.) One Rupee is equal to 100 Paise. Coins of equivalent 10, 20, 25 and 50 paise and rupee. 1, 2, and 5 as well as notes of Rs. 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 500 and 1000.


India is a land of hot tropical weather with variations from region to region.
Higher places : Shimla, Pahalgam, Gulmarg and Manali in Western Himalayas under several feet of snow between December and March.

Srinagar : The best weather is from March to October.

Northern Plains : Extreme climate in Northern Plains falling to almost freezing at night in winter. Monsoons between June and September.

Central India : Heavy monsoons between July and September. Temperatures fall at night during winter. 

Western India : November to February is most comfortable, Monsoon rainfall between mid-June and mid-September. 

Deep South : The most pleasant weather is from November to March. Monsoon rains between late April and July.



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