Himachal Pradesh is amongst the most visited states of India. It is frequented by locals as well as foreigners in large numbers. The currency of the state is same as that of the whole of India, Indian rupee. In Himachal Pradesh, currency is available in the denomination of Rs 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 500 and 1000. Rs 1, 2 and 5 are available in the form of both notes as well as coins, though the latter is more prevalent.
Rs 10, 20, 50, 100, 500 and 1000 are available in the form of notes
only. Just like the rest of the world, Himachal Pradesh also boasts of
wide usage of plastic money (debit and credit cards). Still, you are
advised to carry hard cash with you at all times, including some loose
change. Currency exchange is not at all a problem in the state. To help
you out with the exchange part, we have provided information on money
exchangers in Himachal Pradesh, in the following lines.