What is the tipping etiquette in Delhi?

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Shivya Nath

Employees in Delhi’s service industry largely rely on tips, despite a considerable amount of service charge levied on dining and other services. It is both customary and respectable to tip the guard, chauffer, bellboy, and staff providing in-room service, while staying at a hotel; INR 20-50 (~US$0.20 – US$1) is an acceptable range, depending on the level of the service provided.

Similarly, it is customary to leave a tip amounting to 5-10% of the total bill at a restaurant or café (unless it is self-service based); discretion can be used while tipping, depending on how much service charge is levied by the establishment, and on how good you found the service to be.

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