Currency: The unit of currency is the rupee (Rs), divided into 10 paisas. Currency notes range from Rs100 to Rs1000, and the most commonly used coins are 1, 2, 5 and 50 paisa. Be careful with 100 and 500 notes which are very similar and be wary of accepting torn or taped notes as they might not be accepted elsewhere.
Credit cards: International credit cards such as Visa, MasterCard and Diners are accepted in the larger shops, restaurants and hotels. Shops will have a credit card sticker in shop windows. All foreign and some Indian banks have ATM counters accepting VISA, MasterCard, Amex or Diners Club cards.