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

Should you visit Leh or Jaipur?

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 Jaipur. 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 Jaipur?


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.


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.

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, Jaipur 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 Jaipur is $19. 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 Jaipur in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Leh $17
    Jaipur $12
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Leh $34
    Jaipur $24
Compare Hotels in Leh and Jaipur

Looking for a hotel in Leh or Jaipur? 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 Jaipur

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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 Jaipur Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Leh $7.91
    Jaipur $1.55

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Leh

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Leh:

  • Leh Airport Transfer: $33

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Jaipur

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

  • One-Way Transfer Airport to Hotel: $5.99
  • Private Transfer Jaipur Airport JAI To Jaipur Hotels: $8.98
  • Private Jaipur Arrival Transfer - Airport to Hotel/Accommodation: $9.21
  • Private Transfer Jaipur Hotels To Jaipur Airport (JAI) Drop: $9.21
  • Private Airport Transfer :- From Jaipur International Airport to Hotel: $10
  • Private Train Station Transfer :- From Jaipur Train Station to Hotel: $10
  • Jaipur/Delhi/Agra: Private One-Way Transfers: $12
  • Jaipur Airport & Hotel Transfers/Pickup & Drop: $13
  • Jaipur Airport Transfer: $14
  • Private Transfer From Jaipur to Agra including Fatehpur Sikri: $15
  • Round trip airport Transfer Between Jaipur & Jaipur Airport JAI: $18
  • One Way Transfer from Jaipur : $18

Is it cheaper to fly into Leh or Jaipur?

Prices for flights to both Jaipur 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
    Jaipur $4.78

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: $4.59
  • Culture walking and food tour with guide in Jaipur.: $14
  • 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
  • Traditional Dinner with Family including Transfers: $22
  • Cooking Class in Jaipur with all Transport & Meals. : $22
  • Indian Home Based Cooking Class by Storyboard: $23
  • Taste of Jaipur (2 Hour Guided Street Food Tour with Local): $24

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Leh $14
    Jaipur $3.84

Tours and Activities in Leh

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

  • "Leh to Pangong Lake Sameday tour: A Day of Tranquil Wonders: $80
  • From Srinagar: Private Himalayan 11-Day Tour to Ladakh: $1,507
  • LADAKH TOUR: $659
  • Leh-Ladakh Sameday Tour/ Capture the Majesty in Just One Day: $53

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.

  • All Inclusive Full Day Guided Jaipur City Tour: $4.49
  • Private Guided Half Day Tour Jaipur : $5.00
  • Agra Sunrise Sightseeing with Fatehpur Sikri: All Inclusive: $5.00
  • From Half-Day City Tour with Guide: $5.87
  • Private Full-Day City Tour By Car: $5.89
  • Private Full Day Jaipur Sightseeing Tour By Tuk-Tuk: $5.99
  • Private Shopping Tour by Tuk Tuk: $5.99
  • Private Shopping City Tour by Tuk Tuk: $5.99
  • From Private Half-Day City Tour with Guide: $6.50
  • Full day Jaipur sightseeing tour by tuk tuk.: $6.51
  • Jaipur customized Half Day Tour: $6.55
  • Full-Day Private Sightseeing Tour by Tuk Tuk: $6.71

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Leh $5.61
    Jaipur $2.74

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: $39
  • Pub Crawl Jaipur: $39

When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Leh and Jaipur, we can see that Leh 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 Leh would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Leh 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 Leh Expensive? and Is Jaipur Expensive?.

Which is Bigger, Leh or Jaipur?

Jaipur has a larger population, and is about 70 times larger than the population of Leh. When comparing the sizes of Leh and Jaipur, 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.