Currency Notes, Bank Notes, Indian Money Guide

indian-currency-notes Currency Notes : INR 1,000 | INR 500 | INR 100 | INR 50 | INR 20 | INR 10

 

Grand Mumbai Tours is pleased to give you information about the Indian Currency. The Indian bank notes and currency are controlled by Reserve Bank of India. Indian Rupee (INR) is the official currency of India.

India Travel Advice : According to the customs and immigrations, travelers visiting and traveling to India are not allowed to carry any Indian Currency purchased outside India. It is strictly prohibitted to bring in indian currency notes from outside the country. Only Indians who have visited abroad on a holiday or vacation and are returning to India, can bring in maximum Rs 7,500/-

Rs 10, Rs 20, Rs 50 notes come in handy in Mumbai and other parts of India while using Taxi's, Railyway trains, Tuk Tuk's and shopping on the streets of mumbai.

Rs 100 and Rs 500 currency notes in India are useful to pay in Restaurents, tipping, hotels and night clubs. Rs 1,000 note can be useful if you don't like to carry to many notes.

The Mahatma Gandhi Series is the current note series used by India. It started in 1996. There is a Mahatma Gandhi Portrait as the watermark on these Indian currency notes. On the reverse side of the currency note there are different watermarks.

Each bank note has the amount written in 17 different languages. English and Hindi in the front and Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Malayalam, Marathi, Nepali, Odia, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu on the back side.

The Rs 1, Rs 2 and Rs 5 notes are rarely used now a days. Rs 10, Rs 20, Rs 50 and Rs 100 are commonly used. Rs 500 and Rs 1000 are used for higher transactions. The ATM vending machines in India offer Rupees 100, Rupees 500 and Rupees 1,000 notes.

The notes issued by the Reserve Bank of India are made out of paper.

 

Ten Indian Rupees - A Ten Rupee Note

Hindi - "Dus Ru-Pai-Yaa" | Marathi - "Daha Ru-Pa-Yee" |

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Indian Bank Note's Color : Orange Violet

Front : Mahatma Gandhi

Back : Rhinoceros, Elephant, Tiger

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Twenty Indian Rupees - 20 Rupee Currency Note

Hindi - "Bees Ru-Pai-Yaa" | Marathi - "Vees Ru-Pa-Yee" |

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Indian Bank Note's Color : Red Orange

Front : Mahatma Gandhi

Back : Mount Harriet, Port Blair

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Fifty Indian Rupees - 50 Rupee Currency Note

Hindi - "Pachhas Ru-Pai-Yaa" | Marathi - "Pannas Ru-Pa-Yee" |

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Indian Bank Note's Color : Violet

Front : Mahatma Gandhi

Back : Parliament of India

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One Hundred Indian Rupees - 100 Rupee Currency Note

Hindi - "Sau Ru-Pai-Yaa" | Marathi - "Shambhar Ru-Pa-Yee" |

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Indian Bank Note's Color : Blue-green at centre, brown-purple at 2 sides

Front : Mahatma Gandhi

Back : Himalaya Mountains

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Five Hundred Indian Rupees - 500 Rupee Currency Note

Hindi - "PanchSau Ru-Pai-Yaa" | Marathi - "Paachshe Ru-Pa-Yee" |

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Indian Bank Note's Color : Orange and Yellow

Front : Mahatma Gandhi

Back : The Dandi March Of Gandhiji (The breaking of the Salt Act imposed by the British)

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One Thousand Indian Rupees - 1,000 Rupee Currency Note

Hindi - "Ek Hazaar Ru-Pai-Yaa" | Marathi - "Ek Hazaar Ru-Pa-Yee" |

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Indian Bank Note's Color : Amber Red

Front : Mahatma Gandhi

Back : The Economy of India

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Important Notice : Do not accept any INR 500 or INR 1,000 bank notes with the year series equal to "2005" or before that. If you look at the backside of the Rupees 1,000 note above note, at the bottom is the number "2014". That number denotes the year in which the note was printed. They will soon be out of circulation....R.B.I Press Release.

 

 

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About the author: Pranav is the founder and CEO of Grand Mumbai Tours. He left his job as a mechanical engineer to follow his passion towards Mumbai Tourism. In his free time he blogs about Mumbai and makes documentary videos. He loves his guests as he would love his own family.....

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