A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Bucharest vs. Udaipur for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Bucharest or Udaipur?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

Which city should you visit? Read on to compare the activities as well as the prices of travel for Bucharest and Udaipur. We'll break down costs for accommodation, food, transportation and more to help you learn more about these two destinations. Then, you can figure out if either of these two places are accessible based on your travel budget, schedule, and interests. So, let's dig into it.

Where Should I go: Bucharest or Udaipur?


Bucharest is the capital and largest city in the country of Romania. With about 2 million residents living in the city and about 2.4 million in the surrounding urban area, it is also one of the largest cities in Southeastern Europe. As such, it is the economic, industrial and commercial center for the country. As a visitor, you will likely enter Romania by arriving in Bucharest. The city continues to grow and change, and there are ongoing infrastructure projects that continue to modernize the city. It is not uncommon to find historic churches on the same block as modern office buildings and Communist style apartment buildings. There are also many sights around town and the city continues to grow as a trendy and fascinating city.


Udaipur, also known as the "Venice of the East," is becoming increasingly popular as an Indian wedding destination as well as with travelers searching for a romantic and picturesque city, rich with history, scenic areas, and palaces.

The "City of Lakes" is located in south of Rajasthan. There are a total of ten lakes in the lake system, which are connected and sustain water for drinking, irrigation and industrial use, which contributes to another reason for Udaipur's booming tourism: alcohol.

Udaipur has ideal climate and available water to support a liquor plant while a number of other Indian states ban the consumption of liquor altogether. Many local tourists, such as those from the neighboring dry state of Gujarat on the west, visit Udaipur specifically for this reason, especially considering that Gujarati alcohol prices are much higher and liquor must be purchased through the black market. It's no wonder why Udaipur is the destination for celebrations and vacation.

Udaipur has tropical weather and three main seasons, which are summer, monsoon, and winter. Winter, which takes place between September to March, is the most pleasant time to visit for sunny and warm days and cool nights.

Udaipur was also made famous in the James Bond film Octopussy. Several local hotels show the film nightly.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best One-Week (7-Day) Tours from Bucharest, The Best Family-Friendly Tours to Romania, Tours for Outdoor and Nature Lovers in India, and The Best Adventure Tours to India.

Which place is cheaper, Udaipur or Bucharest?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Bucharest is $138, while the average daily cost in Udaipur is $33. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each destination. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Bucharest and Udaipur in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Bucharest $63
    Udaipur $16
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Bucharest $126
    Udaipur $32
Compare Hotels in Bucharest and Udaipur

Looking for a hotel in Bucharest or Udaipur? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options and compare which is best for your budget and travel style.

Hotels in Bucharest

Hotels in Udaipur

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Our Analysis
We've analyzed the average and typical hotel prices based on guest reviews, star ratings, and hotel amenities here: Bucharest Hotel Prices and Udaipur Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Bucharest $26
    Udaipur $6.99

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Bucharest

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Bucharest:

  • Bucharest Airport Private Transfer by Van up to 8 passengers : $76
  • ATV Adrenaline Race in Carpathian with Private Transfer: $141
  • Airport Henri Coanda (Otopeni) to Bucharest - Private Transfer - Driver: $44
  • Airport Private Transfer - to or from any Bucharest hotel: $74
  • Airport Transfer Bucharest - Brasov ,Brasov- Bucharest: $65
  • Airport to Bucharest - Private Transfer from Henri Coanda Airport OTP Otopeni : $44
  • Arrival Private Transfers from Bucharest Airport OTP to Bucharest City: $51
  • Arrival Private Transfers from Bucharest Airport OTP to Bucharest City: $65
  • Arrival Private Transfers: Bucharest Airport OTP to Bran Castle of Dracula: $240
  • Bran Castle of Dracula Yourself : Private Transfer from Bucharest Airport OTP: $240
  • Bucharest (Romania) to Veliko Tarnavo (Bulgaria) - Private Guided Transfer : $284
  • Bucharest Airport OTP Private Transfer to Bucharest Center: $32

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Udaipur

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for transportation costs in Udaipur:

  • Tuk Tuk Ride

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Udaipur

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Udaipur:

  • Dilwara Temples & Mount Abu: Private Day Trip with Transfer: $105
  • From Jaisalmer : Private One Way Udaipur Transfer in AC Car: $150
  • From Udaipur : Private Transfer To Jaipur Via Pushkar: $85
  • From Udaipur : Private Transfer To Mount Abu: $48
  • From Udaipur : Private Transfer To Ranthmbore: $118
  • From Udaipur Transfer To Jaisalmer Via Ranakpur Jain Temple: $101
  • From Private Transfer to Delhi, Jaipur, or Pushkar: $55
  • Jagmandir Island And Sunset Boat Ride On Lake Pichola, Udaipur Without Transfers: $146
  • Jodhpur To Udaipur Transfer: $85
  • Jodhpur to Udaipur one Way Transfer: $49
  • Kumbhalgarh Fort & Ranakpur Tour With One Way Transfer From Udaipur To Jodhpur: $99
  • Lake Pichola: Evening Boat ride with Private Transfers: $40

Is it cheaper to fly into Bucharest or Udaipur?

Prices for flights to both Udaipur and Bucharest change regularly based on dates and travel demand. We suggest you find the best prices for your next trip on Kayak, because you can compare the cost of flights across multiple airlines for your prefered dates.

  • Food Meals for one day
    Bucharest $58
    Udaipur $11

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Bucharest

Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Bucharest.

  • Dinner inside the Museum of Communism & private tour: $53
  • Bohemian Bucharest Markets and Mahallas Traditional Food Tour: $60
  • Cooking Class traditional food: $65
  • Bucharest Historical Food Tour in Old Center: $71
  • Unhealthy Food Tour of Bucharest – 4 hours: $75
  • Bucharest Evening Tour and Traditional Dinner - 3 hours: $86
  • Historical and Cultural Tour with Romanian Cuisine dinner: $141
  • Cooking Class in Transylvania - Day Tour from Bucharest: $182
  • Bucharest City Tour & Traditional Home-made Cooking Experience: $228

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Udaipur

Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Udaipur.

  • Private Traditional Dinner with an Indian Family in Udaipur: $8.98
  • Indian Cooking Class Udaipur meals+sweets 5 dishes Full meals: $11
  • Indian Cooking Class meals+sweets 5 dishes Full meals: $12
  • Enjoyable,homely & mom 's delicious cooking classes: $16
  • Durga Cooking Class: $17
  • mamta cooking class awarded by tripadvisor : $24
  • Taste of Udaipur (2 Hour Guided Street Food Tour Experience): $24
  • Guided Street Food Tour with Tastings: $25
  • Culinary Adventure: Make Pizza, Sip Wine At Royal Repast: $39
  • Secret Cooking Session with the bheel Tribe: $44
  • 3 Hours Indian Cooking Session at Local Home (Udaipur): $50
  • Jodhpur to Osian camel safari / Dinner At Dhani: $60

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Bucharest $15
    Udaipur $10

Tours and Activities in Bucharest

Here are a few actual costs in Bucharest for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:

  • Quest Experience in Bellu Cemetery Bucharest: $4.79
  • Bucharest Old Town Secrets Quest Experience: $5.99
  • Walking Tour - Delightful Bucharest (Old Town & Victory Avenue): $14
  • Communism Walking Tour from Lenin to Ceausescu in Bucharest: $16
  • Bucharest Highlights Walking Tour: $17
  • Palace of Parliament Bucharest 1 Hour Guided Tour: $21
  • Virtual Reality Experience: $21
  • 2-Hour Private Walking Tour in Bucharest: $22
  • Palace of Parliament in Bucharest - fast-track tickets and guide: $24
  • The Real tour of Communism: $24
  • Ceausescu Villa - fast track tickets and guide: $24
  • Bucharest Authentic Tour: $27

Typical Entertainment Prices in Udaipur

Here are a few typical costs in Udaipur for activities, ticket prices, and tours that come from previous visitors:

  • Palace Entrance Fee
  • Lake Boat Tour

Tours and Activities in Udaipur

Here are a few actual costs in Udaipur for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:

  • Private Udaipur Sightseeing Tour by Tuk-Tuk or Car with Driver: $7.98
  • Udaipur Half Day City Tour by Tuk Tuk: $9.60
  • Jaipur: Immerse yourself in a full day private tour by tuk-tuk: $9.82
  • Udaipur Walking Tour(2 Hours Guided Walk): $9.82
  • Private day tours: $11
  • Old city Heritage walk and famous snacks tasting tour: $11
  • Local Market Walking Tour: $11
  • Private Udaipur Village Tour by Tuk-Tuk or by Car: $12
  • Udaipur Guided sightseeing Tour in Three wheeled Tuk Tuk : $12
  • Udapiur: Night Walking Tour: $13
  • Guided Night Walking Tour in Udaipur - Explore the best nightlife with a local: $13
  • Lake city loop countryside bike tours: $13

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Bucharest $9.21
    Udaipur $8.92

Sample the Local Flavors in Bucharest

Also in Bucharest, these are the prices for nightlife and alcohol related activities from various tour providers:

  • Bucharest Pub Crawl in the Old Town: $25
  • Pub Crawl in the Old CIty and Rooftop Hopping in Bucharest: $44
  • Wine Tasting in Bucharest: $49
  • Private Romanian Wine Tasting in Urlați: $51
  • Bucharest VIP Bar Crawl in Lipscani 'Old Town': $59
  • Private Bar Crawling in Bucharest Old City: $60
  • Wine tasting in Bucharest Old town - bonus cheese platter: $95
  • Bike & Wine tour in Dealu Mare wineland: $105
  • Traditions in Village Museum and Wine Tasting Tour: $119
  • Prahova Salt Mine & Wine Tasting - Private day tour from Bucharest: $151
  • Private Wine Tasting in Cellar and the Winemaking process : $152
  • Salt Mine Private Day Tour, Wine Tasting, Dracula's Tomb Visit: $153

Sample the Local Flavors in Udaipur

Also in Udaipur, these are the prices for nightlife and alcohol related activities from various tour providers:

  • Pub Crawl Uaipur (3 Hours Guided Nightlife Experience): $20
  • Pub Crawl Udaipur (3 Hours Guided Nightlife Experience): $35
  • 3-Hour Pub Crawl: $39
  • Pub Crawl Udaipur: $39

When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Bucharest and Udaipur, we can see that Bucharest is more expensive. And not only is Udaipur much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. Since Bucharest is in Europe and Udaipur is in Asia, this is one of the main reasons why the costs are so different, as different regions of the world tend to have overall different travel costs. So, traveling to Udaipur would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Udaipur and be able to afford a more luxurious travel style by staying in nicer hotels, eating at more expensive restaurants, taking tours, and experiencing more activities. The same level of travel in Bucharest would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Bucharest than you might in Udaipur.

If you're trying to decide if either of these two destinations are within your price range, also see Is Bucharest Expensive? and Is Udaipur Expensive?.

Which is Bigger, Bucharest or Udaipur?

Bucharest has a larger population, and is about 4 times larger than the population of Udaipur. When comparing the sizes of Bucharest and Udaipur, keep in mind that a larger population does not always imply the destination has more attractions or better activities. So, always research the type of place that you want to visit along with the activities and attractions that interest you.