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Travel advise: payments in IndiaJet off well-informed to India. Here are some handy facts about cash and card payments in India.
International debit and credit card payments in India are only accepted in international hotels and large shopping malls. Most local shops and supermarkets won't be able to process international card payments. Locals pay mostly by cash and with one of the local payment apps, such as paytm and Upi. Where chip and pin card readers are available, contactless payments are possible for payments up to Rs. 2000. Be aware of currency conversion fees: British banks may charge heavily for international card payments made in India. In addition, your bank's INR to GBP exchange rate may not be so good. This is how banks make money. Before using your bank card for payments in India, it's certainly a good idea to contact your bank. This will avoid your card becoming blocked due to international transactions that your bank may find suspicious.
We recommend that you take Indian Rupees with you for your trip to India. British travelers can take up to Rs. 25,000 per person in accordance with India's currency import regulations. Payment apps are a popular means of payment in India. But unless you have an Indian bank account you won't be able to use these. Cash is the best method of payment in India for tourists.
India is a very large country and prices vary widely from place to place. In major cities such as Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore and Hyderabad, a coffee in a cafe will cost around Rs. 200. For a three-course dinner in a mid-range restaurant, expect to pay around Rs. 1000 to Rs. 3000. The overall cost of living in India is around 60% lower than the cost of living in the UK.
Tipping is not expected in most restaurants. If you want to leave a tip you can simply leave a Rs. 10 or Rs. 20 bill.