West Bengal, being a state of India, accepts rupee as its domestic currency. The money is available in forms of coins or notes, in the denomination of Rs 1, 2, 5, 10, 50, 100, 500 and 1000. You will get only notes for all the amounts larger than Rs. 5. Up to Rs. 5, you can either get coins or notes. Debit cards and credit cards are widely accepted throughout the state, especially by the premium and registered stores. Thousands of foreign tourists come to West Bengal every year. So, the money exchange services have been made widely available here.
Apart from the airports, currency exchange facility is available in all the five-star hotels and banks, in the major cities of West Bengal. Private currency exchangers are also there, concentrated around the capital city, Kolkata. It is advisable to get currency exchange done in Kolkata only, as the exchanging facilities may not be as widely available in the small cities. In the following lines, we have provided a list of currency exchangers in the key cities of West Bengal. If you are coming from a foreign country, the list will prove to be quite handy.