Thousands of tourists visit Assam every year and a majority of them are foreigners. Therefore, the money exchange services in the state are of great importance. Assam, like the rest of India, has rupee as its currency. The money is mainly available in the denominations of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 500, and 1000. The first three denominations are mainly available in the form of coins, while the remaining ones are found as notes, though a few 2 and 5-rupee notes are not unusual.
Today, currency exchange services are easily available all through Assam. From airports to 5-star hotels and resorts, there are a number of places where you can get your foreign currency exchanged. A number of private currency exchangers have also emerged for the purpose. However, the most reliable ones are the Government authorized currency exchangers, such as the banks.
The safest modes of money exchange in Assam are Travelerís cheques and Plastic money (credit or debit cards). This reduces the risk of money loss by any means. Most important of all, always try to refer forex rates (foreign exchange rates) before making any transaction. The forex rates depends on the local demand and supply of foreign currency, the countryís current economic status, trade balance and such other factors.
Currency Exchangers in Assam
Given below is a list of some of the currency exchange services available in Assam: