|Indian coins come in denominations of 1, 2, 5 & 10 Rupees. Notes are 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 500 and 1000. If you are handed a grubby note, insist on having it exchanged for a newer one. Have a big supply of small bills as change almost does not exist in India.
Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport is the main gateway to India.
Post offices: 10.00 am to 5.00 pm - Monday to Friday; Saturday until noon.
Banks: 10.00 am to 2.00 pm – Monday to Friday; 10.00 am to 12:30 pm Saturday.
Restaurants: Until 11.00 pm; Nightclubs and Discos Close much later.
American Express, Master Card and Visa Card are accepted by large establishments, but it is still wise to carry Indian currency. Credit cards can be used to get cash advances in rupees.
The appropriate attire for men is a Long-Sleeved Shirt with Tie and/or Jacket (Coast), depending on the weather. Long skirts are required of women, but they may try wearing a Sari or Salwar Kameez (pants).
Fire Department: 101
Local & International Directory Assistance: 197