Check out tipping in Kerala and know how to tip
Tipping in Kerala is solely based on your judgment
and experience. In fact, there are no hard and fast rules for how to tip
in Kerala. Some people tip, some don't. If you have had a good
experience, tip by all means. Else, just pay for the service and get
done with it. In Kerala, tipping is not as important as attitude towards
the people of Kerala. If you are good to them and show respect, it is
more than enough.
- Tipping is usually done in restaurants when you pay the bill.
Ideally, you are supposed to tip 10% of the bill. But most people
keep loose change inside the bill book. Also, the name of the
restaurant matters a lot. You can keep loose change as tips if it is
a small restaurant, else tip approximately 10% of the bill in a big
- Tipping service providers at hotels is a usual practice. One can
give tips to the bellman, the room service in-charge and the person
who brings you food in the room. Giving Rs.20-50 is ideal.
- People usually do not tip auto rickshaw drivers, taxi drivers,
and porters. But if the service is genuinely good, you can tip a
small amount. Your tips will be accepted with warm feelings.