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

Should you visit Jaipur or Chandigarh?

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

Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel comparison between Jaipur and Chandigarh can help. It includes a travel cost comparison in addition to other factors. For many travelers, the cost of a destination is a primary consideration when choosing where to go.

Where Should I go: Jaipur or Chandigarh?


Jaipur, India, famously known as the Pink City, is the capital of Rajasthan and is often a highlight for many travelers to the area. Dating back to the eighteenth century, it is part of the Indian Golden Triangle which also includes Delhi and Agra. It's also a stopping off point for travelers venturing into the desert cities of Jodhpur and Jaisalmer. The city has a population of about 6.66 million people, making it the largest city in the state of Rajasthan and the tenth largest city in the country.


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 Jaipur?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Jaipur is $19, 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 Jaipur and Chandigarh in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Jaipur $12
    Chandigarh $18
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Jaipur $24
    Chandigarh $36
Compare Hotels in Jaipur and Chandigarh

Looking for a hotel in Jaipur 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 Jaipur

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: Jaipur Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Jaipur $1.55
    Chandigarh $11

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Jaipur

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

  • 2-Day Jaipur City Tour visit Amber Fort, City Palace with Transfers: $164
  • 3 Day Guided Jaipur Tour With Stay at Heritage Home With Transfer: $144
  • Affordable transfer from Jaipur to Agra via Fatehpur Sikri: $33
  • Agra to Jaipur Private Transfer: $75
  • Amber fort Skip-the-Line E-tickets & guide Jaipur transfers: $30
  • Budget Transfer from Jaipur to Udaipur with Chittorgarh visit: $100
  • Day Trip to Keoladeo Birds National Park from Jaipur With Transfer to Agra: $99
  • Exclusive Safari at Jhalana Leopard Park Including Transfers: $162
  • Exploring the Colorful Markets: Shopping tour of Jaipur with Transfers: $107
  • From Agra : 2 Day Jaipur Transfer & Jaipur Sightseeing Tour: $163
  • From Agra: Private Jaipur Tour with Transfer to Delhi: $123
  • From Jaipur : Private Transfer To Agra: $45

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Chandigarh

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Chandigarh:

  • Affordable Chandigarh to Manali Transfer: $98
  • From Amritsar: Amritsar to Chandigarh Transfer: $81
  • Private Transfer to/from Chandigarh and Amritsar: $71
  • Delhi to Indira Gandhi Airport (DEL) - Departure Private Transfer: $68
  • From Delhi: One way Private Transfer Service to Agra: $64
  • Chandigarh Airport IXC to Manali Resorts - Round-Trip Transfer: $55
  • Private Transfer from Chandigarh to Delhi: $39
  • Private Transfer from Chandigarh City to Chandigarh (IXC) Airport: $38
  • One-Way Transfer: Mumbai Airport to Hotel: $34
  • One-Way Transfer: Chandigarh Airport to Hotel: $34
  • Chandigarh Airport (IXC) to Manali Resorts - Arrival Transfer: $28
  • Chandigarh Airport Transfer: $25

Is it cheaper to fly into Jaipur or Chandigarh?

Prices for flights to both Chandigarh and Jaipur 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
    Jaipur $4.78
    Chandigarh $15
Typical Food Prices in Jaipur

Here are some examples of typical meal expenses from previous travelers to Jaipur:

  • Dinner
  • Soda

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Jaipur

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

  • Jaipur Street food tour: $4.62
  • 2 Hours Private Cooking Classes of Masala Chai Tea and Pakoras: $9.34
  • Cooking Classes in Pink City: $12
  • Culture walking and food tour with guide in Jaipur.: $14
  • Dinner With Traditional Rajput Family (Its Not Just Only A Cooking Class) : $16
  • Food Tour and Eat like Locals : $16
  • cooking class demo with dinner: $20
  • Famous Masala Chowk Food Tour: $20
  • Cooking class demo with dinner : $21
  • Jaipur Cooking Class and home cooked dinner with Indian family: $21
  • Jaipur Full Day Tour with local family dinner: $21
  • vegetarian & non vegetarian Cooking class in Jaipur: $22

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Jaipur $3.84
    Chandigarh $14
Typical Entertainment Prices in Jaipur

For Jaipur, here are some examples of average entertainment and activity prices from previous travelers:

  • Palace Entry for Two

Tours and Activities in Jaipur

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

  • Jaipur Sightseeing By Tuk Tuk Rickshaw: $4.95
  • Private Full Day Jaipur Sightseeing Tour By Tuk Tuk: $6.00
  • Jaipur Private Shopping Tour by Tuk Tuk: $6.03
  • Private Shopping City Tour by Tuk Tuk: $6.03
  • Jaipur Tour by Tuk-Tuk: $6.06
  • From Half-Day City Tour with Guide: $6.33
  • From Private Half-Day City Tour with Guide: $6.50
  • Jaipur customized Half Day Tour: $6.60
  • Private Sightseeing Tour of Jaipur by Tuk-Tuk: $6.80
  • Private Full-Day Jaipur Sightseeing Tour by Tuk-Tuk: $6.80
  • Private Half-Day Sightseeing Tour with Flower Market: $7.24
  • Private Jaipur Full-Day Tour by Tuk-Tuk Safari: $7.42

Tours and Activities in Chandigarh

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

  • 2 Day The Hipster Chandigarh Experience: $106
  • Agra Day Tour from Delhi by Train by Shatabdi & Gateeman. : $98
  • Best of the Chandigarh (Guided Full Day City Tour): $130
  • Best of the Chandigarh (Guided Full Day City Tour): $132
  • Chandigarh Day Tour: $45
  • Chandigarh Museum Tour with Tuk Tuk ride: $25
  • Chandigarh Museum Tour with Tuk Tuk ride: $35
  • Chandigarh Nightlife Tour with shopping and food tasting: $35
  • Chandigarh Nightlife Tour with shopping and food tasting: $25
  • Chandigarh Private Full Day Tour : $65
  • Chandigarh Walking Tour : $14
  • Chandigarh Walking Tour (2 Hours Guided Walking Tour): $17

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Jaipur $2.74
    Chandigarh $8.25

Sample the Local Flavors in Jaipur

Here are a few nightlife and alcohol tours and activities from local tour providers in Jaipur:

  • Pub Crawl Walking Tour: $39
  • Pub Crawl Jaipur: $40

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

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

Which is Bigger, Jaipur or Chandigarh?

Jaipur has a larger population, and is about 3 times larger than the population of Chandigarh. When comparing the sizes of Jaipur 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.