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traveler chqs in india

Postby jmcl » Sun Oct 23, 2011 4:54 pm

Hi

I will be travelling in the Spirit of India tour next month and want to know the best way to change money during the tour - ATM or travellers cheques? I did one of your tours in south india and finding places to exchange travellers cheques was not always easy, I did not try using ATMs. Based on where the trip will be visiting what would you suggesr?

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Re: traveler chqs in india

Postby TravelFun » Sun Oct 23, 2011 9:05 pm

Hi there, I would recommend cash and card(s) to take. Travellers cheques are dying if not have died a death and very very few places will exchange these...going to a bank etc can be quite a long process and especially in India.

Your guide will be able to tell you where you can exchange and/or withdraw money through the trip so just ask at your introduction meeting.


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Re: traveler chqs in india

Postby desiree2 » Mon Oct 24, 2011 1:58 am

Hi
ATMs seem to be everywhere, even in the smaller towns of India. Just watch the fees involved in withdrawing, take out what you think you'll need for several days rather than $20 each time you use it.
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Re: traveler chqs in india

Postby Zuleika » Mon Oct 24, 2011 2:59 pm

Travellers cheques are so last century - no where uses them any more - do they?
ATM or the ever popular travel cards are the way to go these days.
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Re: traveler chqs in india

Postby jmcl » Mon Oct 24, 2011 4:51 pm

Thankyou for the responses, it was much as I expected. I wonder why the tour detailsstill recommend that we take travellers cheques.
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Re: traveler chqs in india

Postby sinecure » Mon Oct 24, 2011 7:10 pm

They are becoming more of an insurance policy if your cards stop working.

Then you still have some money available to you, albeit some what of a pain to cash.
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Re: traveler chqs in india

Postby jimshu » Tue Oct 25, 2011 1:56 am

Considering my friend just prior to retiring, signed off his company contract with Banks of India to emplace 2,000 ATMs per year, open ended contract, if there isn't an ATM where you're going now, there very soon will be. India is striding ahead in all forms of technology.
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