Like any other Indian state, 'rupee’ is the currency of Punjab. It is available in the denomination of rs 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 500, and 1000. While the first four are available as coins as well as notes, the last five come in the form of notes only. It is highly unsafe to carry huge amount of money in cash, while traveling. It is always better to carry traveler's cheques, credit cards, debit cards, and the like. At the same time, it is wise to carry some small denomination of money, like rupee 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, and 50 while traveling in Punjab. This will prove very helpful while giving tips and hiring vehicles.
If you are coming to Punjab from abroad you may not be necessarily carrying Indian currency. Punjab, being a well developed state, has many centers for money exchange. Most of the reputed hotels and resorts in the state provide money exchange facilities. Then, you have money exchange centers, like Thomas Cook, operating in different parts of the state, facilitating swift money exchange. Apart from that, banks are the best sources to rely on, for currency exchange. Both Indians and foreigners can sort out any financial needs through the government and private banks, which are available in large numbers in Punjab.
Currency Exchangers in Punjab
There are several Private as well as Government banks in Punjab which offer an easy access to money and facilitate money exchange. Most of them are located in the major tourist spots, like Amritsar, Chandigarh, Ludhiana, and Jalandhar. There is also the availability of ATM Centers in most visited places in Punjab, from where you can draw money without any hitch. Some of them have been listed below: