Money Guide

Aizawl has easy access to ATMs and banking facilities. But you may face difficulties when going to small towns and villages.

Banking hours:
Mon-Fri 1000-1400, Sat 1000-1200. / May change…please check with branches.

Credit cards:
An increasing number of cards are accepted including American Express, Diners Club, MasterCard and Visa.

Currency information:
Rupee (INR; symbol Rs) = 100 paise. Notes are in denominations of Rs1,000, 500, 100, 50, 20 and 10. Coins are in denominations of Rs5, 2 and 1, and 50, 25, 20, 10 and 5 paise.

Note: The import and export of local currency is prohibited.

Currency restrictions:
The import and export of local currency is prohibited. The import of foreign currency is unlimited. However, amounts exceeding US$5,000 or equivalent in cash, or US$10,000 or equivalent in traveller’s cheques must be declared. The export of foreign currency is allowed up to the amount imported and declared.


Travellers cheques:
These are widely accepted and may be changed at banks and larger hotels. The most widely accepted currencies include US Dollars and Pounds Sterling. Some banks may refuse to change certain brands of traveller’s cheques which others exchange quite happily.

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