What are the basic qualifications for a guide?: 

Bachelor's Degree

Is licensing for Guides required? How is it obtained? How often must it be renewed?: 

Government of India and State Government of Archaeological Survey of India

Who is responsible for certification?: 


Training by Whom? Theory & Practice.: 

Yes, 6 months
By Indian Institute of Tourism and Travel Managemnt
Practical – 420 hours

Approximate fees in Euro or local currency: Full Day: 
Approximate fees in Euro or local currency: Half Day: 
Fees decided by tourism authority, association, or guide?: 

Guide Assn. and tour operators association

Problems faced by guides at this location: 

Illegal Guiding, Foreign Tour Guides, Late Payments, Low Fees/Remuneration, Shopping Obligation, No Social Security, Too Many Guides, Lack of Mutual Co-Operation

Entry prepared by: 
Tourist Guide Federation of South India
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Updated on: 09/11/12

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