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

Should you visit Jaipur or Hyderabad?

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 Hyderabad 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 Hyderabad?


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.


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.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Budget Tours to India, The Best One-Week (7-Day) Tours from New Delhi, The Best One-Week (7-Day) Tours from Mumbai, and The Best 2-Week Tours from New Delhi.

Which place is cheaper, Hyderabad 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 Hyderabad is $50. 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 Hyderabad in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Jaipur $12
    Hyderabad $21
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Jaipur $24
    Hyderabad $42
Compare Hotels in Jaipur and Hyderabad

Looking for a hotel in Jaipur or Hyderabad? 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 Hyderabad

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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 and Hyderabad Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Jaipur $1.54
    Hyderabad $13

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Jaipur

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

  • Private transfer - Jaipur to Udaipur via Chittorgarh Fort with lunch: $285
  • From 2 Day Ranthambore Tiger Safari with Transfers: $274
  • Private Transfer - Jaipur To Jodhpur Via Pushkar: $255
  • Private transfer: Jaipur to Udaipur enroute Trip to Chittorgarh Fort: $245
  • Private transfer - Jaipur to Udaipur via Chittorgarh Fort: $242
  • Private 3-Day City Tour of Amber Fort, City Palace Including Transfers: $228
  • Same Day Ranthambore Safari From Jaipur With Transfer To Agra Including Tickets: $227
  • Private transfer - Jaipur to Agra via Fatehpur Sikri: $201
  • Leopard Wildlife Safari at Amagarh Park Including Transfers: $180
  • One Way Transfer From Jaipur To Udaipur With Optional Stop at Pushkar / Jodhpur: $173
  • Guided Tour of Jodhpur from Jaipur with Transfer to Udaipur: $171
  • 2-Day Jaipur City Tour visit Amber Fort, City Palace with Transfers: $164

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Hyderabad

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

  • Pochampally Textile Tour with Private Transfer: $143
  • Full Day Ramoji Film City Tour with Lunch and Transfers: $115
  • 6-hours Golconda Fort & Qutub Shahi Tombs Tour with transfer: $97
  • Private Transfer Round Trip Downtown to Hyderabad Airport: $87
  • Hyderabad Rajiv Gandhi Airport (HYD) to Downtown hotels - Round-Trip Transfer: $78
  • Private Transfer from Hyderabad to Rajiv Gandhi (HYD) Airport: $62
  • Private Transfer from Rajiv Gandhi (HYD) Airport to Hyderabad: $62
  • Downtown to Hyderabad Airport (HYD) - Departure Private Transfer: $43
  • US$ 40 Safe Transfer Airport To City Hotels In A Private Car Upto 3pax: $43
  • Downtown hotels to Hyderabad Rajiv Gandhi Airport (HYD) - Departure Transfer: $39
  • Hyderabad Rajiv Gandhi Airport(HYD) to Downtown hotels- Arrival Private Transfer: $39
  • Mumbai/Goa/Kochi/Bangalore - Private One-Way Transfer: $24

Is it cheaper to fly into Jaipur or Hyderabad?

Prices for flights to both Hyderabad 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 $4.75
    Hyderabad $18
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: $4.58
  • Indian Cooking Class with Local Family in Jaipur: $9.80
  • 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
  • Jaipur Cooking Class and home cooked dinner with Indian family: $21
  • Jaipur Full Day Tour with local family dinner: $21
  • Traditional Dinner with Family including Transfers: $22
  • Taste of Jaipur (2 Hour Guided Street Food Tour with Local): $24
  • 3-Hour Jaipur Vegetarain Rajasthani Food Private Cooking Class with Meal: $24
  • History Street Food Tour with Local Guide: $25

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Hyderabad

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

  • Hyderabad Evening Tour with Boat Ride, Laser Show & Dinner: $97
  • Private Half Day Tour: Dinner cruise, Old city shopping ride & Laser show: $175
  • Cooking Demonstration of Ethnic Hyderabadi Cuisine at Private Residence (Dinner): $201

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Jaipur $3.81
    Hyderabad $16
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.

  • From Jaipur : Same Day Agra Taj Mahal Sunrise Tour: $149
  • From Ranthambore Tiger Safari Private Day Tour: $130
  • Golden Triangle Tour To Delhi Agra And Jaipur 4 Days: $212
  • Guided Jaipur City Tour With Drop Off at Udaipur: $110
  • Same Day Taj Mahal Tour from Jaipur by Car: $250
  • Taj Mahal City Tour by car or train from Jaipur: $105
  • "Discover Jaipur with Guide : A Private Day Tour": $25
  • 02 Nights - 03 Days Jaipur-Agra Weekend Tours with hotel: $260
  • 1 Day Jaipur Private Tour: $20
  • 1-Night Private Tour to The Taj Mahal and Agra from Jaipur by Car: $248
  • 2 D Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri, Abhaneri Step Well's Tour From Jaipur: $221
  • 2 Day Golden Triangle India Tour (Delhi - Agra - Jaipur): $258

Tours and Activities in Hyderabad

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

  • 2 Days - Taj Mahal Tour From Hyderabad: $500
  • 9-hour full day Ramoji Film City Tour with Lunch: $115
  • Asli=Authentic Hyderabad Experience: $150
  • Best of Hyderabad (Guided Halfday City Sightseeing Tour by Car): $84
  • Best of Hyderabad (Guided Halfday City Sightseeing Tour): $80
  • Day Trip to Bidar (Guided Private Experience by Car from Hyderabad): $151
  • Day Trip to Bidar (Guided Private Tour by Car from Hyderabad: $140
  • Day Trip to Sanghi Temple & Ramoji Film City (Private Experience by Car): $74
  • Day Trip to Sanghi Temple & Ramoji Film City (Private Tour): $140
  • Day Trip to Srisailam (Guided Private Experience by Car from Hyderabad): $147
  • Day Trip to Srisailam (Guided Private Tour from Hyderabad): $140
  • Day Trip to Warangal (Guided Private Experience by Car from Hyderabad): $147

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Jaipur $2.72
    Hyderabad $11

Sample the Local Flavors in Jaipur

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

  • Pub Crawl Jaipur: $32
  • Pub Crawl Walking Tour: $38
  • Pub Crawl Jaipur: $39

When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Jaipur and Hyderabad, we can see that Hyderabad 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 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 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 Hyderabad Expensive?.

Which is Bigger, Jaipur or Hyderabad?

Hyderabad has a larger population, and is about 33% larger than the population of Jaipur. When comparing the sizes of Jaipur and Hyderabad, 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.