The currency in India is the Indian Rupee (INR) which is divided into 100 paise with coins in denominations of five, 10, 20, 25 and 50. Rupees are divided into Rs 1, 2 and 5, and notes of 10, 20, 50, 100 and 500. You may see a 1000 Rupee note but it is quite rare! It is wise to take some travellers cheques or some cash - US Dollars or UK pounds can be exchanged at the airport, and in hotels, towns and villages.
Most credit cards are accepted around India in major cities and tourist areas and there are plenty of ATM money machines so you can withdraw money as and when you need directly from your bank account or credit card. Your bank will charge you on each transaction so it is more economical to withdraw large amounts of money than make lots of smaller withdrawals - but only if you can keep your money in a safe place as it is not a good idea to wander around with large wads of money. Consider carrying a secure pouch close to your chest or money belt around your waist, underneath your clothing.
India has a tropical climate with high temperatures and dry winters and is broken into three seasons - the hot, the wet (monsoon) and the cool, and these seasons could be a strong deciding factor as to when you visit India. The best (coolest) time to visit is between October and March, as the monsoon is apparent throughout the country between May to September.
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