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Delhi Airport

Submitted by Navin Pathak on Sat, 10/17/2015 - 10:35am.

Atleast 3 banks have their ATMs in the T3 Arrival section of Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport: Citibank, Kotak Mahindra and IndusInd Bank. There are 2 ATM kiosks before the customs and atleast 2 after.

Your foreign cards shall work at all the ATMs in the airport, atleast, unless your bank has imposed any restrictions on withdrawing cash in foreign countries.  Make sure that you call and inform your bank of your trip and I would recommend you to have some upper cash limit set on your ATM withdrawl.

ATM transactions certainly don’t give you better exchange rates and, additionally, they can be expensive due to ATM charges and transactional fees.

Submitted by Navin Pathak on Fri, 09/25/2015 - 1:08am.

Updated on Aug 14, 2017

Having access to local currency (Indian Rupee) is the first and foremost important item a foreign traveler would need starting from the airport.

In the arrival section (Terminal 3) of the Delhi airport, there are currency exchange counters between immigration and customs area.

The 3 currency exchange counters are by:

  1. Punjab National Bank
  2. Central Bank of India
  3. Thomas Cook.

All the 3 counters are open 24 hours.

Difference: Though the exchange rates offered by all the three exchangers may be the same but Thomas Cook will charge fees.

Make sure that you ask for Central Bank of India’s counter since they are not as strategically located as Thomas Cook and Punjab National Bank.

You can use the Airport’s interactive map to see where the currency exchange counters are located.

Entry India's Recommendation: Currency exchange rate at the airport is always lower than what you can get in the city.  So, get your foreign currency exchanged to little over what you require at the airport and when you are in the city visit branch of any bank or authorized non-banking exchangers to get the rest of foreign currency converted to India Rupees.