Currency in India
Indian currency is based on the decimal system-100 paise to the
rupee. Coins are in the denominations of 5, 10, 20, 25, and 50 paise,
though 5, 10 and 20 paise coins have virtually vanished, thanks
to inflation. Bank notes are in the denominations of 1,2,5,10,20,50,100,500,1000
Manner of Dress
The people of India have colorful & different attires. The silk
saris, brightly mirrored cholis, colorful lehangas and the traditional
salwar- kameez have fascinated many travellers, over time.
Light cotton clothes are useful almost anywhere in India at any
time of year. It is a good idea to have some very lightweight
long sleeve cotton and trousers for evenings, preferable light
in colour, as they also give some protection against mosquitoes.
Between Dec - Feb it can be cool at night even on the plains in
N and E India, and at altitudes above 1,500m right across India
some woolens are essential. Dress is rarely formal. In the large
cities short sleeve shirt and ties are often worn for business.
For traveling loose clothes are most comfortable.
Indian dressing styles are marked by many variations, both religious
and regional and one is likely to witness a plethora of colors,
textures and styles in garments worn by the Indians.
the tap-water is not potable in India, therefore,Bottled water and
mineral water are available in most convenience stores, and the
quality of this water is guaranteed.
India has the 220v, 50-cycle system of electricity. Most hotels
can provide step-down transformers to enable you use your electrical