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Given here is information on tipping in India. This should answer your question of "how much to tip in India".

Tipping in India

Tipping in IndiaTipping in India is optional, solely based on your judgment and experience. Frankly speaking, there is not a certain answer to the question of how much to tip in India. 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. Some people pay a small amount before the service to ensure that they get good service. Read on further for some unspoken Indian tipping rules in case you are still clueless.
  • 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. The name of the restaurant also matters. If it a big and famous restaurant, then tip around 10% of the bill. If it is a small restaurant, then keeping loose change is enough.
  • It is customary to tip service providers at hotels. You can tip the bellman, the room service in-charge and the person who brings you food in the room. Giving Rs.20-50 is ideal.
  • Taxi drivers, auto rickshaw drivers and porters are usually not tipped. But if the service is genuinely good, you can tip a small amount. Most tips are accepted with a generous "Thank You".

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