The Tour Guide
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Tourist guides in India are usually very helpful people who take pains to ensure that tourists visiting India have a memorable trip to India. Most travel agents and hotels provide tourists with these Indian guides who charge a nominal amount for their services.
The tourist guides are very helpful in taking the tourists around the city and can sometimes take you to places where normal public is not allowed. Most of these guides are well conversant in English and the local language. Some guides can speak other languages like German and French along with English. Though they are very helpful people, go through these tourist guide tips to be on the safe side.
1- Hire guides from recognized bureaus or ask your hotel to arrange one for you.
2- Do not flash rolls of money in front of the guide. Human mentality can change in a second.
3- Be polite but firm. That will ensure they do not take you for a ride.
4- Fix an amount for the entire day. You can always bargain a bit. Pay the guide at the end of the day when you are back at your hotel.
5- If the service has been particularly good, you can tip the guide, which will be received with a generous "Thank you".
Trust your instincts and be alert if you feel the guide is not being genuine.