Important Tips On Tipping In India

In India, GENERALLY tips / gratuity are paid for 2 things- First is to get the work done and the Second is for a well done work/ job. Well you will have to find a balance between the two. Tipping is a common practice in India and is good to tip as per your wish if you are happy with the service. We advise to give a tip to the room boy or travel service waiter as and when you check in. This will be very beneficial for you as you will get the great service you expect. At the end of your tour the car driver also expects a tip. If you are happy with his services, behavior and the promises made to you were kept then yes tip him.

We would again say that the tips/ gratuity amount is purely your wish and it can vary from 100 rupees (about 2$ approx.) to any amount you wish. Your travel service advisor can guide you on this beforehand. In good restaurants (Like in big cities of New Delhi, Agra, Jaipur) generally the tip is 10-15 % of the bill amount. These days some restaurants have started adding 10-15% service charges in the bill, there you don’t pay tips. For potters on railway stations/ bus stands, always fix the price before you allow them to carry your bags. It generally depends on the weight and a 20 kg bag could cost you anything between 50 – 150 rupees (2$ approx.). Don’t forget to tip few rupees to the people of whom you take pictures like elephant or camel owner, snake charmer etc. We advise to always keep small change to tip people like cleaners, who guard your shoes when you go temples etc.

For the drivers who are with you for many travel service days and weeks, throughout the tour, we would again say that the amount is purely your wish but they do expect good tips / gratuity if you are happy with their services, punctuality, readiness to help, cleanliness of the car etc. We would suggest that you can give minimum of 2-3 $ per person per day. Rest is your wish and again we say, it's your wish as here we are just suggesting.

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