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

Should you visit Cochin or Chandigarh?

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

If you're trying to decide where to visit between Cochin or Chandigarh, 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 Chandigarh?


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.


As India's first planned city, Chandigarh is a city very distinct from the rest of the country. Much of its architecture is very modern and sits against a backdrop of the Shivalik Hills. Some of the best known attractions of Chandigarh include its rock garden, rose garden, and Sukhna Lake.

Which place is cheaper, Chandigarh or Cochin?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Cochin is $37, while the average daily cost in Chandigarh is $43. 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 Chandigarh in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Cochin $15
    Chandigarh $18
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Cochin $30
    Chandigarh $36
Compare Hotels in Cochin and Chandigarh

Looking for a hotel in Cochin or Chandigarh? 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 Chandigarh

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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.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Cochin $9.97
    Chandigarh $11

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Chandigarh

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Chandigarh:

  • Affordable Chandigarh to Manali Transfer: $98
  • Chandigarh Airport (IXC) to Manali Resorts - Arrival Transfer: $27
  • Chandigarh Airport IXC to Manali Resorts - Round-Trip Transfer: $55
  • Chandigarh Airport Transfer: $25
  • Chandigarh to Chandigarh Airport Transfer: $16
  • Delhi to Indira Gandhi Airport (DEL) - Departure Private Transfer: $68
  • From Amritsar: Amritsar to Chandigarh Transfer: $81
  • From Delhi: One way Private Transfer Service to Agra: $64
  • One-Way Transfer: Chandigarh Airport to Hotel: $34
  • One-Way Transfer: Mumbai Airport to Hotel: $34
  • Private Transfer from Chandigarh City to Chandigarh (IXC) Airport: $37
  • Private Transfer from Chandigarh to Delhi: $39

Is it cheaper to fly into Cochin or Chandigarh?

Prices for flights to both Chandigarh 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
    Chandigarh $15

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

Tours and Activities in Chandigarh

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

  • Nature Walk of Chandigarh( 2 Hours Walking Tour): $13
  • Chandigarh Walking Tour : $14
  • Nature Walk of Chandigarh( 2 Hours Walking Tour): $17
  • Chandigarh Walking Tour (2 Hours Guided Walking Tour): $17
  • Chandigarh Nightlife Tour with shopping and food tasting: $25
  • Chandigarh Museum Tour with Tuk Tuk ride: $25
  • Chandigarh Nightlife Tour with shopping and food tasting: $34
  • Chandigarh Museum Tour with Tuk Tuk ride: $34
  • Private Taj Mahal and Agra Day Tour from Delhi by Superfast Train: $35
  • Private Full-Day Sightseeing Tour of the City: $36
  • Private Same Day Agra Tour by Luxury Car: $44
  • Chandigarh Day Tour: $45

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Cochin $8.85
    Chandigarh $8.25

When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Cochin and Chandigarh, we can see that Chandigarh 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 Chandigarh would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Chandigarh 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 Chandigarh Expensive?.

Which is Bigger, Cochin or Chandigarh?

Chandigarh has a larger population, and is about 51% larger than the population of Cochin. When comparing the sizes of Cochin and Chandigarh, 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.