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Tipping in Orissa is not mandatory. Check out tipping guidelines and tipping rules in Orissa, India.
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Tipping in Orissa

Tipping in OrissaWhen you go to a new place, you stay either at a hotel or at the house of your friend or relative. You usually hire a taxi, eat at restaurants or hotels and make use of other services. Now, the major dilemma you face is regarding tipping. You have no idea what is the tipping custom are prevalent at the place. The same case applies to the tourists who are visiting Orissa. To solve this dilemma, we have provided some rules and guidelines for tipping in this amazing state of India.
  • In case of hotels and restaurants, the amount of tip is usually 5% to 10% of the bill. In places where service tax is charged, it is not necessary to tip the waiters.
  • Luggage porters have to be tipped after the baggage has been ported to the desired destination.
  • Usually, the room service attendants are given tip at the end of the stay. The amount of tip needs to be commensurate with the amount of bill.
  • It is not customary to give tip to taxi drivers. However, if you've hired a taxi for a long period, you are advised to tip the driver.
  • As far as the doorman or Durban of a 5-star hotel is concerned, the usual amount of tip Rs. 50 to Rs. 100.
  • In case of small size roadside restaurants, commonly known as dhabas, the amount of tip may range from Rs. 5 to Rs. 20.
  • If you are staying at the house of a friend or a relative, you may be expected to tip the maid while leaving for your place. The amount of tip may range from Rs. 20 to Rs. 100, depending on the status of that person and the period of your stay.

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