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

Should you visit Leh or Hyderabad?

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 Hyderabad. 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 Hyderabad?


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.


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 One-Week (7-Day) Tours from New Delhi, The Best One-Week (7-Day) Tours from Mumbai, The Best 2-Week Tours from New Delhi, and The Best 2-Week Tours from Mumbai.

Which place is cheaper, Hyderabad 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 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 Leh and Hyderabad in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Leh $17
    Hyderabad $21
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Leh $34
    Hyderabad $42
Compare Hotels in Leh and Hyderabad

Looking for a hotel in Leh 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 Leh

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: Leh Hotel Prices and Hyderabad Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Leh $7.86
    Hyderabad $13

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Leh

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Leh:

  • Leh Airport Transfer: $33

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Hyderabad

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

  • Hyderabad Airport Transfer: $16
  • Mumbai/Goa/Kochi/Bangalore - Private One-Way Transfer: $24
  • US$ 40 Safe Transfer Airport To City Hotels In A Private Car Upto 3pax: $43
  • Downtown to Hyderabad Airport (HYD) - Departure Private Transfer: $44
  • Private Transfer from Rajiv Gandhi (HYD) Airport to Hyderabad: $63
  • Private Transfer from Hyderabad to Rajiv Gandhi (HYD) Airport: $63
  • Private Transfer Round Trip Downtown to Hyderabad Airport: $88
  • 6-hours Golconda Fort & Qutub Shahi Tombs Tour with transfer: $97
  • Full Day Ramoji Film City Tour with Lunch and Transfers: $115
  • Pochampally Textile Tour with Private Transfer: $143

Is it cheaper to fly into Leh or Hyderabad?

Prices for flights to both Hyderabad 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 Meals for one day
    Leh $14
    Hyderabad $18

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

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Leh $14
    Hyderabad $16

Tours and Activities in Leh

Some specific costs of activities, tours, and entrance tickets for Leh are as follows:

  • From Srinagar: Private Himalayan 11-Day Tour to Ladakh: $1,507
  • LADAKH TOUR: $660

Tours and Activities in Hyderabad

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

  • Charminar Skip the line Entry Ticket: $11
  • Night Walk Hyderabad (2 Hour Guided Walking Tour): $14
  • Heritage & Cultural Walk of Hyderabad (2 Hours Guided Walking Tour): $14
  • Spiritual Trails of Hyderabad (2 Hours Guided Temples Tour): $17
  • Heritage & Cultural Walk of Hyderabad (2 Hours Guided Tour): $17
  • Night Walk Hyderabad (2 Hour Guided Walking Tour): $17
  • Hyderabad Street Food Crawl (2 Hours Guided Food Tasting Tour): $25
  • 3-hour Hyderabad Old City Heritage Walking Tour: $40
  • Heritage Walking Tour of Old City and Charminar: $45
  • Private Half-Day Tour of Hyderabad Including Sound & Light Show: $48
  • Hussain Sagar Lake Private Walking Tour in Hyderabad : $49
  • Full-Day Private Guided Tour of Hyderabad: $52

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Leh $5.57
    Hyderabad $11

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

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

Which is Bigger, Leh or Hyderabad?

Hyderabad has a larger population, and is about 100 times larger than the population of Leh. When comparing the sizes of Leh 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.