Palau is an archipelago of over 500 islands, part of the Micronesia region in the western Pacific Ocean. Koror Island is home to the former capital, also named Koror, and is the islands’ commercial center. The larger Babeldaob has the present capital, Ngerulmud, plus mountains and sandy beaches on its east coast. In its north, ancient basalt monoliths known as Badrulchau lie in grassy fields surrounded by palm trees.
Palau has a tropical rain forest climate with an annual mean temperature of 28 °C (82 °F). Rainfall is heavy throughout the year, averaging 3,800 mm (150 in). The average humidity is 82% and, although rain falls more frequently between July and October, there is still much sunshine.
Palau's currency is the US dollar
Average Conversion rate 1USD = INR 66
Shopping in Palau. Koror has a range of modern shopping facilities on offer. Several small gift shops offer a variety of traditional souvenirs and t-shirts as well as some more unusual items, and the Belau National Museum and Ormuul Gift Shop offer authentic handmade local craft items.