The Indian Rupee is the currency used in Tamil Nadu as well as throughout other parts of India. Controlled by the Reserve Bank of India, the Indian Rupee is made up 100 paise which is singularly known as paisa.

India Coins

India Coins

Historically, the rupee, derived from the Sanskrit word raupya, which means silver, was a silver coin. This had severe consequences in the nineteenth century, when the strongest economies in the world were on the gold standard. The discovery of vast quantities of silver in the U.S. and various European colonies resulted in a decline in the relative value of silver to gold. Suddenly the standard currency of India could not buy as much from the outside world. This event was known as “the fall of the rupee.”

Currently circulating notes:

The 5 Rupee note

The 5 Rupee note (Rs. 5)

The 10 Rupee note

The 10 Rupee note (Rs. 10)

The 20 Rupee note

The 20 Rupee note (Rs. 20)

The 50 Rupee note

The 50 Rupee note (Rs. 50)

The 100 Rupee note

The 100 Rupee note (Rs. 100)

The 500 Rupee note

The 500 Rupee note (Rs. 500)

The 1000 Rupee note

The 1000 Rupee note (Rs. 1000)

Rules Governing Currency in Tamil Nadu

According to the Indian Constitution, any foreign traveller arriving on Indian soil can bring in any amount of currency he wishes to, including traveller cheques but this must be guided by an official declaration made at the time of his arrival to India. It is also stipulated that he should also leave with no more than the amount he had already declared himself to be carrying into the country.

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