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

Should you visit Hyderabad or Delhi?

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 Delhi 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.

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.

Which city is cheaper, Delhi 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 Delhi is $40. 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 Delhi 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.

A hotel room in Delhi is about $42 This assumes double occupancy and modest accommodations.


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

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.

The average traveler spends about $10 per day in Delhi 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 Meals for one day
    Hyderabad $16
    Delhi $10

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

Typical Food prices in Delhi

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


  • McDonalds
    $3.95

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Delhi

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

  • Vegetarian : Private Cooking Class in Delhi: $55
  • Private Afternoon Food Tour in Delhi with Rickshaw Ride: $69
  • Taj Mahal Tour including Indian Cooking Class: $120
  • From Delhi - Sunrise Taj Mahal tour With cooking classes in Agra (private car ): $150
  • Instagram Photoshoot With Romantic Dinner Date - Dinner on Swing: $200

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 Delhi is $4.92 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
    Delhi $4.92

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

Typical Local Transportation prices in Delhi

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


  • Tuk Tuk Ride
    $0.13
  • Taxi to Airport
    $2.16
  • Subway
    $0.43
  • Uber Cab
    $1.08
  • Delhi Metro Smart Card
    $2.02
  • Auto-rickshaw
    $1.35

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Delhi

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Delhi:

  • Taj Mahal & Agra Fort Day Tour from Delhi with Private Transfer & Guide: $190
  • One Way Delhi To Udaipur Transfer: $160
  • One Way Delhi To Pushkar Transfer: $112
  • One-Way Private Transfer from Delhi to Jaipur: $73
  • Private Transfer From Delhi To Mandawa: $53
  • One Way Delhi To Mandawa Transfer: $53
  • Private Transfer From Delhi to Alsisar: $50
  • One Way Delhi To Agra Transfer: $48
  • Private Transfer From Delhi To Jaipur: $48
  • Private Transfer From Delhi To Agra: $45
  • Affordable transfer from Delhi to Dehradun: $37
  • Affordable transfer from Delhi to Bareilly: $36

Entertainment

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

Delhi's costs for entertainment, tickets, attractions, and tours will often cost around $12 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
    Delhi $12

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

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
    $12

Tours and Activities in Delhi

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

  • 09 Days Private Golden Triangle tour with Hindu Pilgrimage Haridwar & Rishikesh: $421
  • 1 Day Delhi and 1 Day Agra Tour From Delhi with Taj Mahal: $453
  • 1 Day Delhi and 1 Day Agra Tour From Delhi with Taj Mahal - All Inclusive: $221
  • 1 Day Private Delhi Sightseeing by car: $56
  • 1 Day Visit to Taj Mahal & Agra Fort with Entrance Tickets: $168
  • 1-Day 3 cities tour including Trip to The Taj Mahal, Agra and Jaipur from Delhi: $195
  • 10 Days Rajasthan Tour: $612
  • 10-Day Spiti Valley Bike Tour: $420
  • 10-Days Spiti Bike August Tour with Guide: $420
  • 10-Days Spiti Bike Tour from Delhi to Manali: $420
  • 12 Days Bike Adventure from Delhi to Leh Ladakh (August): $490
  • 12 Days Bike Tour to Leh Ladakh from Delhi to Delhi (July): $490

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 Delhi may vary from person to person, on average a person spends $7.82 per day on alcoholic beverages.


  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Hyderabad $10
    Delhi $7.82


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Hyderabad and Delhi, we can see that Hyderabad is more expensive. And not only is Delhi much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Delhi would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Delhi 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 Delhi.

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