All animal products, souvenirs, and trophies are subject to the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972. The export of skins made from protected wildlife species (except crocodile-leather goods) is not allowed. Such items cannot be imported into many countries, including the United States. Items more than 100 years old cannot be exported without a permit from the Archaeological Survey, which has an office in Delhi.
Reputable shops will provide you with the required permit or help you procure it. Indian Customs will detain items without permits if they are believed to be over 100 years old.
The units of Indian currency are the rupee and the paisa (100 paise is equal to one rupee). Paper money comes in denominations of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 500 and 1000 rupees. Coins are in denominations of 50 paise, one rupee, two rupees, five rupees and ten rupees. Importing and exporting the currency is strictly against the rules. International airports have currency-exchange booths that are always open for arriving or departing overseas flights. A good idea would be to change certain amount of money in small denominations.
The tourists are required to make a declaration in the Currency Declaration Form given to him on arrival about the amount of money (currency or travelers' cheques). There are no restrictions on the amount a tourist may bring into India. Cash, bank notes and travelers' cheques up to US $ 1,000 or equivalent, need not be declared at the time of entry.
Any money in convertible currencies should be exchanged only through authorised moneychangers and banks that will issue an encashment certificate that is required at the time of reconversion of any unspent money. The encashment slip is also required when paying hotel bills or travel expenses in rupees. Exchanging of foreign currency other than banks or authorised moneychangers is an offense under Foreign Exchange Regulations Act 1973.
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It is probably better to ask before taking pictures of people -- while some may be thrilled, others may find it offensive. Some tourist spots such as religious shrines and restricted areas may prohibit photography.