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

Should you visit Leh or Jodhpur?

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 Jodhpur. 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 Jodhpur?


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.


Jodhpur is a city in the Rajasthan state of India. This city is located on the outskirts of the Thar Desert and is known for having sunshine almost every day of the year. Rao Jodha, an ancient Rajput chief, founded the city in 1459 AD. Many of the houses in the city are shades of blue, hence the reason that the city is sometimes referred to as the Blue City.

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Which place is cheaper, Jodhpur 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 Jodhpur is $35. 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 Jodhpur in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Leh $17
    Jodhpur $15
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Leh $34
    Jodhpur $30
Compare Hotels in Leh and Jodhpur

Looking for a hotel in Leh or Jodhpur? 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 Jodhpur

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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 Jodhpur Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Leh $7.86
    Jodhpur $6.52

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Leh

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Leh:

  • Leh Airport Transfer: $33

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Jodhpur

Some typical examples of transportation costs in Jodhpur are as follows:

  • Tuk Tuk Ride

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Jodhpur

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

  • Jodhpur Station To Jodhpur Hotels Transfer: $7.00
  • Jodhpur Hotel To Jodhpur Train Station Transfer: $7.00
  • Private Transfer From Jodhpur Hotel To Jodhpur (JDH) Airport: $7.20
  • Private Transfer From Jodhpur Airport To Jodhpur Hotels: $7.20
  • Private Transfer From Jodhpur Hotel To Jodhpur Airport: $8.00
  • Affordable Jodhpur Airport Transfer: $15
  • Private Transfer From Jodhpur To Rohet Garh: $21
  • Jodhpur Airport Transfer: $26
  • One Way Transfer From Jaipur To Pushkar: $30
  • One Way Transfer Service From Jodhpur To Pushkar: $33
  • Jodhpur To Pushkar One Way Private Transfer: $34
  • Private Transfer from Jodhpur to Pushkar: $35

Is it cheaper to fly into Leh or Jodhpur?

Prices for flights to both Jodhpur 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
    Jodhpur $13

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Jodhpur

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

  • chai and pakora cooking class: $6.15
  • Half Day Osian Village Safari Tour with Dinner: $11
  • Jodhpur Food Tour With Pick Up & Drop Off: $15
  • Experience Jodhpur Food Tour With Pick Up & Drop Off: $15
  • Private Cooking Class In Jodhpur With Family: $18
  • Private Cooking Class in Jodhpur With Pick Up & Drop Off: $19
  • Waking Food Tour In Jodhpur: $24
  • street food tour with over 8 food tastings: $24
  • Jodhpur Private Cooking Class With Family: $25
  • Traditional Food of Rajasthan Cooking Class Experience : $25
  • Jodhpur Food Tour: $25
  • The Real Jodhpur Camel Safari In Desert Wita Marwadi Dinner: $34

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Leh $14
    Jodhpur $12

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

Typical Entertainment Prices in Jodhpur

Below are a few sample prices from actual travelers for Jodhpur's activities, tours, and tickets:

  • Fort Entrance for Two
  • Astrology Reading

Tours and Activities in Jodhpur

For Jodhpur, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:

  • Jodhpur city tour in private car with guide: $3.00
  • Jodhpur Blue City Private Guided Tour: $9.28
  • walk to bluecity heritage tour: $10
  • 2-Hour Guided Walking Tour in Jodhpur: $10
  • jodhpur blue city walking tour with guide: $11
  • Blue City Walking Tour: $11
  • Blue City Heritage Private Walking Tour With Pickup and Drop-Off: $11
  • Blue City Heritage Walking Tour With Pick Up & Drop Off: $11
  • walk to bluecity heritage tour: $12
  • Bluecity Heritage walk tour: $12
  • Shopping Tour with Carpet and Textile Workshops: $12

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Leh $5.57
    Jodhpur $10

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

Which is Bigger, Leh or Jodhpur?

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