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

Should you visit Delhi or Chandigarh?

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

If you're trying to decide where to visit between Delhi 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: Delhi or Chandigarh?

Delhi

Delhi is the largest city in northern India and is officially the country's capital. The city has a population of 11 million with the metropolitan population reaching over 16 million. The city is similar in landscape to the rest of its surrounding area. It is very flat with the river Yamuna flowing on the eastern side of the city. The Aravalii Hills are in the western portion of the city. The city's history dates back to the 6th century BC and it has served as a capital for various kingdoms and empires.

Chandigarh

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 Delhi?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Delhi is $45, 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 Delhi and Chandigarh in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Delhi $23
    Chandigarh $18
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Delhi $46
    Chandigarh $36
Compare Hotels in Delhi and Chandigarh

Looking for a hotel in Delhi 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 Delhi


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: Delhi Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Delhi $5.32
    Chandigarh $11
Typical Local Transportation Prices in Delhi

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


  • Tuk Tuk Ride
    $0.12
  • Taxi to Airport
    $1.93
  • Subway
    $0.39
  • Uber Cab
    $0.96
  • Delhi Metro Smart Card
    $1.81
  • Auto-rickshaw
    $1.20

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Delhi

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Delhi:

  • Entrance Ticket to Historical Monuments of Delhi with Private Transfer: $74
  • 3-Day City Tour of Old and New Delhi with Airport Transfers: $180
  • 3-Days Amritsar tour from Delhi Includes Hotel,Train tickets & Transfers: $200
  • 3-Days Delhi and Varanasi Tour by Express Train.Includes,Hotel Transfers.: $275
  • 3-days Jaipur,Delhi Tour by Fast Train includes,Train tickets,Hotel & Transfers: $190
  • 4 Hrs Private Old Delhi Tour covering Temple ,Spice Market with Transfers: $49
  • A Delectable Meal At The Great Kebab Factory with Private Transfer: $197
  • Aerial yoga class with private transfers: $31
  • Affordable transfer from Delhi to Bareilly: $36
  • Affordable transfer from Delhi to Dehradun: $37
  • Affordable transfer from Delhi to Haridwar: $35
  • Affordable transfer from Delhi to Rishikesh: $35

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 Delhi or Chandigarh?

Prices for flights to both Chandigarh and Delhi 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
  • Food Meals for one day
    Delhi $12
    Chandigarh $15
Typical Food Prices in Delhi

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for food and meal costs in Delhi:


  • McDonalds
    $3.53

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Delhi

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

  • Old Delhi Food Tour Safari - The Capital of Flavors: $7.67
  • Appetizing virtual cooking class from Delhi: $20
  • Lunch or dinner with local family: $21
  • Old Delhi Street Food Tour and Heritage Walk Tour With Hotel Pick Up & Drop Off: $25
  • Half Day Old Delhi Street Food Tour And Heritage Walking Tour: $25
  • Delhi Food Tour: $28
  • Old Delhi Food Tour Extravaganza!: $30
  • Food Tour to Old Delhi with a Local: $32
  • Online: Indian Food Cooking Class: $33
  • Old Delhi Heritage Sightseeing | Walking Tour | Street Food Tour: $34
  • Cooking Demo + Lunch/Dinner and interaction with an Indian family @ Chez Anjali: $35
  • Chandni Chowk Delhi Food Tour with 13+ Tastings: $35

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Delhi $13
    Chandigarh $14
Typical Entertainment Prices in Delhi

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


  • Red Fort
    $10

Tours and Activities in Delhi

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

  • Skip-The-Line Taj Mahal Sunrise Private Tour with Special Add-ons: $3.90
  • Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and Baby Taj Day Tour from Delhi by Car: $4.00
  • Same Day Taj Mahal and Agra Fort Tour by Car : $4.32
  • Same Day Agra Tour by Gatiman Express Train With Multiple Options: $4.32
  • Time Travel at Red Fort— A Safe Guided Experience: $4.32
  • Private Full-Day Taj Mahal and Agra Fort Tour from New Delhi: $4.32
  • Driving tours through beautiful India: $4.61
  • Taj Mahal Agra Same Day Tour from Delhi By Private Car: $4.94
  • Taj Mahal Tour From Delhi By Car: $5.00
  • Same day Taj mahal and agra fort tour by car: $5.00
  • 3-Days Private Golden Triangle Tour to Agra & Jaipur from Delhi: $5.00
  • Private Tour To Taj Mahal From Delhi By Car: $5.00

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
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Delhi $8.73
    Chandigarh $8.25

Sample the Local Flavors in Delhi

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

  • Pub Crawl (3 Hours Guided Bar Hopping Tour): $27
  • Pub Crawl Delhi: $40


When comparing the travel costs between Delhi and Chandigarh, we can see that Delhi is more expensive. However, the two cities are actually relatively comparable in price, as the difference is somewhat minimal. Generally, this means that you could travel with generally the same travel style and level of luxury in each place. Since both cities are in Asia, it's no surprise that their costs are relatively close, as many destinations here have somewhat similar travel prices overall.

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


Which is Bigger, Delhi or Chandigarh?

Delhi has a larger population, and is about 10 times larger than the population of Chandigarh. When comparing the sizes of Delhi 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.