Every country and culture has its own understanding of value which is in turn reflected in its currency, transacted among its people. The currency of India is known as 'Rupee' and it is widely accepted in the Chennai city of Tamil Nadu. One rupee is equal to 100 paisa. The currency is available in the form of notes as well as coins. While the notes are available in the denominations of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 500 and 1000, the coins are available in denominations of 1, 2, and 5 and 10. And it is advisable to use notes for big transactions and change for giving tips, local transport fare and other small expenses.
Before leaving for Chennai, here are the things you should keep in mind to keep away from hustle bustle.
Currency Exchange Converter
The Universal Currency Converter (website) helps you in finding out the current currency rates in the country. Check it out before you plan to travel to Chennai, India. This converter provides an idea of the latest exchange rates, based on the mid point between buy and sell rates of large value transactions in global currency markets.
Exchange Currency Before You Leave
The travellers, travelling long distances and landing in Chennai early in the morning or late at night, should carry a small amount of foreign currency before departing on a trip as it is difficult to find banks and currency exchange desks at odd hours. The amount should be enough to pay a cab ride to your destination and small incidentals without looking for money exchangers.
When in Chennai, there are a number of banks, travel agencies, and money exchangers that will solve your purpose of acquiring local currency. Some of them are given here: