International ATMs are available in towns and at beach resorts. Credit cards are accepted at travel agents, in most midrange hotels and all top-end places, and an increasing range of restaurants.
There’s no official policy on tipping in India, though it’s always appreciated, especially in holiday-friendly Goa: 10% of a bill is acceptable.
Hotels In five-star international hotels, tipping hotel porters and maids is the norm (at least ₹50).
Waiters Low-paid hospitality staff, including waiters and bar staff, expect a tip from tourists more so than elsewhere in India, even at beach shacks.
Taxis Taxi drivers don’t need to be tipped for short trips, but if you’ve hired the driver for the day, adding 10% is fair.
Baksheesh This is a form of tipping in India, generally defined as a small gratuity paid to someone in order to have a little extra service delivered, or to pay someone off for turning a blind eye (authorities, guards etc).