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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 March 6, 2019

There are 4 currency exchangers in both the arrival and departure section (Terminal 3) of  Indira Gandhi International airport in New Delhi, India

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

The counters of all the 4 exchangers are open 24 hours.

The exchange rates for both buying and selling foreign currency offered by all the 4 exchangers is mostly the same.  You can use the Airport’s interactive map to see where the currency exchange counters are located.

Arrivals - Foreign citizens or nationals arriving in India at Delhi : Having access to local currency (Indian Rupee) is the first and foremost important item a foreign traveler would need starting from the airport.

The exchange rate for your foreign currency to Indian rupee is generally lower at the airport than from what you can get in the city.  So, get your foreign currency exchanged to little over your immediate requirement at the airport and when you are in the city you can visit branch of any bank or authorized non-banking exchangers to get the rest of foreign currency converted to Indian Rupees (INR).

There is no limit to the foreign currency that you can bring with you but the amounts exceeding US Dollar 5,000 (or equivalent) in cash or US Dollar 10,000 (or equivalent) in traveler's cheques must be declared.

Departure - Foreign citizens or nationals leaving India: When leaving India you would want to convert all your Indian rupees to foreign currency. The maximum you can do it on your foreign passport is equivalent to 3000 US dollars. In the case you have brought in foreign currency more than equivalent of US dollars 3000 and that you had declared on arrival then you can carry upto the same amount back.