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

Should you visit Hyderabad or Chandigarh?

Which city is more affordable and which is best for your travel style? If you're trying to figure out where to go next, comparing the travel costs between Hyderabad and Chandigarh can help you decide which place is right for you.

Hyderabad

Hyderabad, located in Southern India, is the capital of the state of Telangana. It is a city rich with history and tradition as well as booming in the technology industry, hosting the India headquarters for both Microsoft and Google. In addition to many upscale restaurants and shops, Hyderabad is also home to important historic sites and beautiful landmarks.

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 city is cheaper, Chandigarh or Hyderabad?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Hyderabad is $47, while the average daily cost in Chandigarh is $38. 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 city. Below is a breakdown of travel costs for Hyderabad and Chandigarh in more detail.



Accommodation

Double occupancy rooms typically run around $42 in Hyderabad For nicer amenities and a premiere location, you can expect to pay a bit more.

Accommodation prices vary by location and style, but travelers pay on average about $32 for a double occupancy room in Chandigarh.


  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Hyderabad $21
    Chandigarh $16
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Hyderabad $42
    Chandigarh $32

Food

The average traveler spends about $16 per day in Hyderabad for food, but obviously this is dependent on the type of restaurant and the amount of food ordered. To save money you can grab a lighter lunch or dinner, or you can try fast food or street food.

Food in Chandigarh costs travelers about $14 per day on average. Restaurants can vary significantly in price, so choose wisely if you're trying to save money. Fast food and street stalls are typically your cheapest options, which sit down restaurants can be significantly more expensive.


  • Food Meals for one day
    Hyderabad $16
    Chandigarh $14

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Hyderabad

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

  • Private 2-Hour Lunch or Dinner in a Local Hyderabad Home: $32
  • Private Hyderabadi Cooking Class with a Local Family: $57
  • Cooking Demo & Dine of Hyderabad Culinary, Cuisine & Culture in a pvt Residence: $80
  • Cooking Demonstration of Ethnic Hyderabadi Cuisine at Private Residence (Dinner): $176
  • Golconda Fort Sound & Light Show With Dinner - Hyderabad: $182

Local Transportation

To get around in Hyderabad, the average visitor spends $12 per day, per person. This includes the costs of taxi rides and private drivers as well as public transportation, which tends to be much more affordable.

The average price of local transportation around Chandigarh is $10 per person, per day. As this average includes both taxis and public transport, keep in mind that the prices of private drivers and taxis are significantly more expensive than public transportation.


  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Hyderabad $12
    Chandigarh $10

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Hyderabad

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

  • Airport Transfer - Hyderabad Hotels to Rajiv Gandhi Intl Airport, Hyderabad: $13
  • Airport Transfer - Rajiv Gandhi Intl. Airport, Hyderabad to Hyderabad Hotels: $15
  • Hyderabad- Transfers+Hotel+Sightseeing (3 Days): $322
  • Pochampally Textile Tour with Private Transfer: $112
  • Private Arrival transfer: Hyderabad RGIA Airport to Hotel: $51
  • Private Transfer from Hyderabad to Rajiv Gandhi (HYD) Airport: $58
  • Private Transfer from Rajiv Gandhi (HYD) Airport to Hyderabad: $58
  • Private Transfer: From Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (HYD) to Hotel in Hyderabad: $44
  • US$ 40 Safe Transfer Airport To City Hotels In A Private Car Upto 3pax: $43

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Chandigarh

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Chandigarh:

  • One Way Private Transfer Chandigarh to Manali: $100
  • Affordable Chandigarh to Manali Transfer: $98
  • One Way Private Transfer Chandigarh to Shimla: $50
  • Private Transfer from Chandigarh to Delhi: $44
  • Private Transfer from Chandigarh City to Chandigarh (IXC) Airport: $42
  • One way transfer from Chandigarh to Delhi: $39
  • Affordable Chandigarh Airport Transfer: $35
  • Airport Transfer - Chandigarh International Airport to Hotels in Chandigarh: $8.75
  • Airport Transfer - Chandigarh Hotels to Chandigarh International Airport: $8.75

Entertainment

In Hyderabad, the costs for things to do, activities, admission tickets, and other sightseeing expenses are on average $15 per person, per day.

Chandigarh's costs for entertainment, tickets, attractions, and tours will often cost around $13 per person, per day. This cost can vary widely by the type of activity, however, as this includes admission tickets, day tours, museums, and other things to do.


  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Hyderabad $15
    Chandigarh $13

Tours and Activities in Hyderabad

Also, here are some specific examples of entertainment, tickets, and activities for Hyderabad.

  • Heritage & Cultural Walk of Hyderabad (2 Hours Guided Walking Tour): $6.98
  • Spiritual Trails of Hyderabad (2 Hours Guided Temples Walking Tour): $11
  • Night Walk Hyderabad (2 Hour Guided Walking Tour): $14
  • Hyderabad Street Food Crawl (2 Hours Guided Food Tasting Tour): $17
  • White Mughals Four Hours Tour: $45
  • Half day Tour to SHILPARAMAM (typical Indian village): $45
  • Hyderabad Shopping and Food Tasting Experience (Guided Halfday City Tour by Car): $49
  • Best of Hyderabad (Guided Halfday City Sightseeing Tour by Car): $49
  • Charminar Historical Walking Tour: $49
  • Hyderabad Old City Food Walking Tour: $49
  • Half Day Private Hyderabad Sightseeing Tour: $51
  • 90 Min Couple Body Massage at Meghavi Wellness Spa(Buy 2 Tickets if couple): $54

Tours and Activities in Chandigarh

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

  • 5 Days Shimla Manali Tour: $449
  • 6-Days Manali, Kullu and Shimla Private Tour from Chandigarh: $300
  • 7-Day Motorcycle Tour to Sach Pass: $292
  • Best of the Chandigarh (Guided Full Day City Tour): $84
  • Chandigarh Museum Tour with Tuk Tuk ride: $21
  • Chandigarh Nightlife Tour with shopping and food tasting: $21
  • Chandigarh Private Full-Day Tour with Pick Up: $24
  • Chandigarh to Shimla Hill Station 4-Days Private Tour: $527
  • Complete Himachal Tour Package With Wagah Border And Golden Temple From Delhi: $360
  • Delhi Chandigarh One Day Tour(4 Hour Tour): $16
  • Food Walk Tour Jaipur(2 Hours Walkig Tour): $14
  • Free Walking Tour Chandigarh: $8.40

Alcohol

Alcoholic beverages can often be a significant portion of a traveler's budget, and the costs can vary greatly from person to person. In Hyderabad, the average amount that a visitor spends on alcoholic beverages per day is $10.

While the amount that someone spends on alcohol while visiting Chandigarh may vary from person to person, on average a person spends $7.39 per day on alcoholic beverages.


  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Hyderabad $10
    Chandigarh $7.39


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

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