I tried many hostings in last 8 years. As my audience is mainly from outside of India ( 60% from US) so i am still using VPS based in Los Angeles,CA,United States. So anyone from USA can access by website quickly as compared to anyone from Non US state using same speed internet connection. So Anyone who want to start his blog for indian audience he or she should opt for indian based servers. because :
When a user types your website into a browser, the request travels all the way from her computer to your server and back. The time taken for this is called Latency.
Latency is a big reason for the slow performance of a website. In fact, in our internal tests we’ve found that latency can be as much as 30 times higher for a poorly setup website.
The good news is that fixing such issues requires only prudence – simply ensure that your website is hosted on a server closest to where most of your customers are. The faster your website loads, the fewer customers leave your website and the more business you do.
So you have to use any India based host . But not to worry , Now one of the best , World’s No.1 hosting serving over 15 million websites and officially WordPress recommended host has servers in Mumbai India.
Bluehost – Started in 1996 it is one of the oldest web hosts , It has become the largest brand name when it comes to WordPress hosting. Bluehost offers special hosting for WordPress users. You never have to worry about your website being slow even when there is alot of traffic. They also offer a Free Domain and a Free Site Builder with templates in annual plans. . They have servers in Mumbai India. They have special discount for AgniShukla.com Users
BigRock : Bigrock is a pure Indian company . Owned by Young Entrepreneur brothers from Mumbai. The parent company is Directi . Bigrock was first Indian company offering Indian servers. Bigrock commercials can be seen on Indian televisions. I used it for my one blog , It is better hosting if you are going to run a small blogging website ( 30 post per month on average ) . Bigrock offers you hosting starting from Rs 129 per month. Although you have to use some plugins like w3 super cache to minimize load on servers and make your website faster.
Hostgator : Whether you are a expert web developer , or just starting out with your first website or blog , Hostgator always there to assist you every step of the way. Hostgator support is awesome. My few websites are already hosted on Hostgator. Hostgator offers USA based and also Indian based servers. You can pay them via your internet banking.
Hostgator servers in India is located in Mumbai Maharashtra. Visit Hostgator
Conclusion: You can start with any of above host. But of you are looking for long term then First and Third is the best.