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What to spend your rupees on

  • Bottle of water in a restaurant

    14 INR

  • One-day tourist card for the New Delhi metro

    150 INR

  • Taxi journey from Mumbai Airport to Mumbai Central train station

    342 INR

  • Entrance to the Taj Mahal

    750 INR

  • Air-conditioned train between New Delhi and Jaipur

    500 INR

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Must-sees in India

  • New Delhi
  • The many temples of India are renowned for their beauty, and the pyramid-like Chhatarpur Temple in New Delhi is no exception.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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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.

Buying Indian rupees online is easy

Free next-day home delivery on orders over £600

  • 1. Select your currency
  • Just tell us how much you need and where you’re going

  • 2. Choose how to get it
  • Get your currency delivered to your door or collect at over 50 Travelex stores

  • 3. Pay online
  • Use either your debit card or credit card and you’re all set

*The figures provided are indicative only and are there to provide an idea of the amount of travel money you may need during your trip.

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