A Travel Price Comparison for India Cochin vs. Bikaner for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Cochin or Bikaner?

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

If you're trying to decide where to visit between Cochin or Bikaner, this travel comparison, which includes costs, can help. The overall cost of travel is usually a consideration when deciding where to go next, and the cost comparison down below can help you decide based on the average prices from other travelers along with your own travel budget.

Where Should I go: Cochin or Bikaner?


Cochin is a large city in Kerala, India. It's a cosmopolitan commercial port city with a population of over two million and is a major tourist destination. The city has a diverse population that has migrated from elsewhere in Kerala, as well as the rest of India. The city continues to become more cosmopolitan with fashion shifting to western styles. There are also many large shopping malls as well as an enthusiasm for sports such as football (soccer) or cricket.


Bikaner is located in the Rajasthan state in northwest India. This city is where the headquarters of Bikaner District and Division are located. The city was founded in 1486 by Rao Bika, and has a population of about 645,000 people.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Luxury Tours to India, The Best Budget Tours to India, The Best One-Week (7-Day) Tours from New Delhi, and The Best One-Week (7-Day) Tours from Mumbai.

Which place is cheaper, Bikaner or Cochin?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Cochin is $36, while the average daily cost in Bikaner is $48. 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 Cochin and Bikaner in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Cochin $15
    Bikaner $21
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Cochin $30
    Bikaner $42
Compare Hotels in Cochin and Bikaner

Looking for a hotel in Cochin or Bikaner? 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 Cochin

Hotels in Bikaner

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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: Cochin Hotel Prices and Bikaner Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Cochin $9.90
    Bikaner $13

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Bikaner

Here are some examples of typical transportation prices from actual travelers in Bikaner:

  • Tuk Tuk Ride

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Bikaner

Also for Bikaner, here are a few examples of actual transportation services:

  • Bikaner Heritage Walking Tour with Private Transfer: $153
  • One-Way Transfer: Jaipur/Pushker/Jodhpur/Bikaner: $36
  • Private Transfer From Bikaner To Jaisalmer: $60
  • Private Transfer From Bikaner To Jodhpur: $48
  • Private Transfers Bikaner To Jaipur Drop: $55
  • Private Transfers Bikaner To Jodhpur Drop: $92
  • Private Transfers Bikaner To Mandawa Drop: $61
  • Self Guided Bikaner City Tour With One Way Transfer To Jaipur : $108

Is it cheaper to fly into Cochin or Bikaner?

Prices for flights to both Bikaner and Cochin 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
    Cochin $12
    Bikaner $17

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Bikaner

For Bikaner, here are some samples of tours and activities related to meals and dining experiences:

  • Taste of Bikaner (2 Hour Guided Street Food Tour with Local): $24
  • Rajasthani Cooking Class in Bikaner: $172

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Cochin $10
    Bikaner $14

Tours and Activities in Bikaner

For Bikaner, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:

  • Discover Bikaner in Nightlights -2 Hours Guided Walking Tour: $13
  • Walking Tour of Bikaner(2 Hours Guided Walking Tour): $13
  • Heritage & Cultural Trails of Bikaner (2 Hours Guided Walking Tour) : $13
  • Discover Bikaner in Nightlights (2 Hours Guided Walking Tour): $13
  • Heritage & Cultural Trails of Bikaner (2 Hours Guided Walking Tour) : $13
  • Explore Bikaner in Nightlights (2 Hour Guided Walking Tour): $14
  • Heritage Trails of Bikaner (2 Hour Guide Walking Tour): $14
  • Bikaner 2 Hour Guided Street Food Tasting Tour: $24
  • Bikaner 2 Hour Guided Street Food Tasting Tour: $25
  • Royal Trails of Bikaner (Guided Half Day City Tour): $74
  • Bikaner Full Day Sightseeing with Junagarh Fort & Temples: $77
  • Highlights of Bikaner, Guided Half-Day Car Tour: $82

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Cochin $8.79
    Bikaner $12

When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Cochin and Bikaner, we can see that Bikaner is more expensive. And not only is Cochin much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Cochin would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Cochin 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 Bikaner would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Bikaner than you might in Cochin.

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

Which is Bigger, Cochin or Bikaner?

Cochin has a larger population, and is about 5% larger than the population of Bikaner. When comparing the sizes of Cochin and Bikaner, 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.