Money matter and use of credit card & Traveler cheques

Bhutanese currency is Ngultrum (Nu.) and is officially pegged to the Indian Rupee (Rs.). Also, Indian Rupee is acceptable all over Bhutan, except Rs 500 and Rs 2000 currency notes.

Credit Cards have limited acceptability and payment through credit card is accepted mainly by Deluxe hotels, restaurants, and few selected Handicrafts establishments, located in relatively larger towns.

ATMs facilities are available only in prominent towns from where travelers can also withdraw local currency Ngultrum but in limited quantity.

Travelers Cheque can be easily withdrawn and exchange in local Bhutanese currency. All prominent currencies can be changed by travelers from banks, or at hotels. Visitors are also advised to carry the small amount of cash, preferably US Dollar to meet any incidental expenses.

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