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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

Hindu temple New Delhi 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 India river Ganges
  • 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 Western India beach palm trees
  • 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.
Converted rice barn (kettuvallam) floating on canal river, with exotic palm trees in the background
  • Kerala
  • Kerala known for its palm-lined beaches and backwaters, a network of canals. Inland are the Western Ghats, mountains whose slopes support tea, coffee and spice plantations as well as wildlife.

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.

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*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.