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Arrived in kochi / money exchange

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Arrived in kochi / money exchange

Arrived in kochi airport early hours...easily changed £100 per adult at 86rupees to £1 ..300rupees comission. 4 people in queue!

Do not exchange in doha airport...59rupees to £1 !

Staying in fort kochi..where other tourists have told me they can change £100per time in local bank.

Going off to try today. Will update!

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Well that's good news, we don't arrive till the 23rd into Kerala it certainly seems to be getting better

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Thanks for the update, and relieved to hear this as I arrive in Kochi on the 27th. Have a great trip!

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Kochi (Cochin)
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Went to local bank.. ushered straight to seperate desk..change 2 x £100 each..passport copied...but said can come back tomoro if want more.

Also got a 500rupee note in change today...so far so good ! 😆😆

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Thanks for the update..

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Have you been given mainly 2000rs notes at the airport and bank?

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Great to know will be arriving there 30 Dec with my two kids..so was a bit worried..thanks

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Crazyspaniel

Yes 2000 notes plus small amount of 100.

But yesterday easily got change from 2000 at lunchtime...and an elusive new 500 note.....

So far no issues at all in fort kochi area...off to beach today so will see

If same there too.

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Will there be any issues changing A$ to Indian Rs at local banks in Cochin. We arrive on Dec 25th. Thanks

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Kochi (Cochin)
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Ive seen canadian tourists, american and european tourists in the bank exchanging cash with no problems at all in Fort Kochi .

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Thanks for the info. As we will be arriving on a holiday (Dec25), do we have any ATMs in airport or Fort Kochi area that can be used.

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