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

Should you visit Leh or Chandigarh?

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

Which city should you visit? Read on to compare the activities as well as the prices of travel for Leh and Chandigarh. We'll break down costs for accommodation, food, transportation and more to help you learn more about these two destinations. Then, you can figure out if either of these two places are accessible based on your travel budget, schedule, and interests. So, let's dig into it.

Where Should I go: Leh or Chandigarh?

Leh

Leh is a small town located in the Indus river valley at a crossroads of the old trading routes from Kashgar, Tibet, and Kashmir. Today, the town is best known for its Buddhist sites and nearby trekking areas. It is situated in northern India, amidst the mountainous Himalayan range.

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 Leh?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Leh is $39, 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 Leh and Chandigarh in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Leh $17
    Chandigarh $18
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Leh $34
    Chandigarh $36
Compare Hotels in Leh and Chandigarh

Looking for a hotel in Leh 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 Leh


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: Leh Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Leh $7.92
    Chandigarh $11

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Leh

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Leh:

  • Leh Airport Transfer: $33

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Chandigarh

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Chandigarh:

  • Chandigarh to Chandigarh Airport Transfer: $16
  • Chandigarh Airport Transfer: $25
  • Chandigarh Airport (IXC) to Manali Resorts - Arrival Transfer: $28
  • 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: $38
  • Private Transfer from Chandigarh to Delhi: $39
  • Chandigarh Airport IXC to Manali Resorts - Round-Trip Transfer: $55
  • From Delhi: One way Private Transfer Service to Agra: $64
  • Delhi to Indira Gandhi Airport (DEL) - Departure Private Transfer: $68
  • Private Transfer to/from Chandigarh and Amritsar: $71
  • From Amritsar: Amritsar to Chandigarh Transfer: $81

Is it cheaper to fly into Leh or Chandigarh?

Prices for flights to both Chandigarh and Leh 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
    Leh $14
    Chandigarh $15

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Leh $14
    Chandigarh $14

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
  • Chandigarh Walking Tour (2 Hours Guided Walking Tour): $17
  • Nature Walk of Chandigarh( 2 Hours Walking Tour): $17
  • Chandigarh Museum Tour with Tuk Tuk ride: $25
  • Chandigarh Nightlife Tour with shopping and food tasting: $25
  • Chandigarh Museum Tour with Tuk Tuk ride: $35
  • Chandigarh Nightlife Tour with shopping and food tasting: $35
  • 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
    Leh $5.61
    Chandigarh $8.25


When comparing the travel costs between Leh and Chandigarh, we can see that Chandigarh 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 Leh Expensive? and Is Chandigarh Expensive?.


Which is Bigger, Leh or Chandigarh?

Chandigarh has a larger population, and is about 20 times larger than the population of Leh. When comparing the sizes of Leh 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.