Indian currency predating the rupee
Foreigners are not generally allowed to take INR in or out of India, so currency exchange must occur within the country.
Banks and traditional providers often have extra costs, which they pass to you by marking up the exchange rate.
In 1950, the first President of Indonesia, Sukarno, called upon the peoples of Indonesia and India to "intensify the cordial relations" that had existed between the two countries "for more than 1000 years" before they had been "disrupted" by colonial powers.
Both are member states of the G-20, the E7 (countries), the Non-aligned Movement, and the United Nations.
At that time, Indonesia offered to provide Pakistan with military help, and 'to seize Andaman and Nicobar Islands' of India so as to distract it from the Kashmir front, eventually mobilising submarines to help Pakistan.
A maritime boundary agreement between the two countries was issued in New Delhi on 14 January 1977.
The Indian Epics — the Ramayana and the Mahabharata — play an important role in Indonesian culture and history, and are popular amongst Indonesians to this day.
The cultural ties still continue, with popular Indonesian Dangdut music displaying the influence of Hindustani musics very popular within the people of Indonesia especially middle-class to lower-class people that enjoy the tabla-beat music.
On 25 January 2011, after talks by Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and visiting President of Indonesia Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, India and Indonesia had signed business deals worth billions of dollars and set an ambitious target of doubling trade over the next five years.
Historically, Indonesian archipelago was heavily influenced by dharmic civilization of India.
Bollywood films and music are also popular in Indonesia.
To promote Indian culture in Indonesia, the Jawaharlal Nehru Indian Cultural Centre was established in Jakarta in 1989, featuring a library and providing lessons on Indian culture, as well as promoting art such as Yoga, Indian music and dance.