Weather and Climate
Winter season can get really chilly, especially at night. The season in February can remains very cold. It is advisable to carry some warm clothes. Temperatures go down considerably as low as 3 to 4°C at the climax of winter. In February, according to the weather experts, the temperature will hovers around 24 °C (77 °F), while at night; the temperatures may fall around 8 °C (48 °F).
Currency & Money Matters
Indian currency notes come in denominations of Rs 1,000, 500, 100, 50, and 10. Coins come in denominations of Rupees 10, 5, 2 and 1.
Traveller's cheques can be cashed at licensed moneychangers' and at most good hotels. Banks are open on all days except Sundays, but some do not do foreign exchange. Major credit cards (VISA, MasterCard, and American Express) are widely accepted in most business establishments in India, but not in local bazaars.
Ratty Money: Vendors will not accept damaged currency notes - ones with big holes in them or those that have been ripped in two and taped back together. Some vendors will, however, attempt to pass off damaged notes onto unsuspecting and trusting foreigners. Ensure that you inspect your change after purchases. If ratty notes are detected, demand a replacement right on the spot. You'll get it, usually with a smile that seems to say, ''Ok, you caught me!''
This is import: Do not change your money with touts on the street, even if they are offering better rates. You, as a foreigner, may not recognise counterfeit. Also, ensure that you retain the receipt from the approved moneychanger when you change your money into Rupees. You will most likely be asked to show the receipt when changing your excess Rupees back to dollars/euros at the airport. This practice is to ensure that you didn't unwittingly change your money on the black market.