The currency in India is the Rupees (IND – INR (symbol- ₹)). There are the following Rupee banknotes and coins in circulation:
Banknotes – 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 2000
Coins – 1, 2, 5, 10, 20
Official exchange rate: 1 EURO = 83.90 INR and 1 USD = 76.10 INR as of April 2022.
The travelers have the opportunity to use different credit cards approved by the International Payment Systems.
The country code is +91 and the area code for Chennai is +9144 for landline numbers whereas for mobiles throughout India you just need to suffix only country code of +91. Participants can purchase sim cards of different companies. For that they need to submit passport copy, Indian Visa and passport size photo. It is advisable to purchase the sim card at airport kiosk itself.
In India, the power plugs and sockets are of type C, D and M. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
Renting a car for 8 hours and 80 kms one day costs approximately ₹3000. Uber and Ola Taxi Services are also available.
The temperatures in Chennai during July-August will be between 28.0°C (82.40°F) and 35.0°C (95°F). Chances of rain are very high and it is advisable to bring an umbrella or waterproof jacket.