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

Should you visit Lucknow or Chandigarh?

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

Which city is more affordable and which is best for your travel style? If you're trying to figure out where to go next, comparing the travel costs between Lucknow and Chandigarh can help you decide which place is right for you.

Where Should I go: Lucknow or Chandigarh?

Lucknow

Lucknow, located in the central region of Awadh, is the capital city of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. With a very rich cultural and historical past, Lucknow has been at the heart of North Indian culture for many centuries. It thrives in areas of art, cuisine, dance, culture, music, and more.

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 Lucknow?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Lucknow is $46, 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 Lucknow and Chandigarh in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Lucknow $19
    Chandigarh $18
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Lucknow $38
    Chandigarh $36
Compare Hotels in Lucknow and Chandigarh

Looking for a hotel in Lucknow 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 Lucknow


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: Lucknow Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Lucknow $13
    Chandigarh $11

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Lucknow

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

  • Agra to Lucknow Transfer: $100
  • Lucknow 3-Days Private Tour with Hotel and Transfers: $277
  • Lucknow Airport Transfer: $28
  • Private Transfer from Chaudhary Charan Singh (LKO) Airport to Lucknow: $42
  • Private Transfer from Lucknow to Chaudhary Charan Singh (LKO) Airport: $42
  • Private Transfer from Lucknow to Kanpur: $28

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Chandigarh

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Chandigarh:

  • Private Transfer to/from Chandigarh and Amritsar: $71
  • Private Transfer from Chandigarh to Delhi: $39
  • Private Transfer from Chandigarh City to Chandigarh (IXC) Airport: $38
  • One-Way Transfer: Mumbai Airport to Hotel: $34
  • One-Way Transfer: Chandigarh Airport to Hotel: $34
  • From Delhi: One way Private Transfer Service to Agra: $64
  • From Amritsar: Amritsar to Chandigarh Transfer: $81
  • Delhi to Indira Gandhi Airport (DEL) - Departure Private Transfer: $68
  • Chandigarh to Chandigarh Airport Transfer: $16
  • Chandigarh Airport Transfer: $25
  • Chandigarh Airport IXC to Manali Resorts - Round-Trip Transfer: $55
  • Chandigarh Airport (IXC) to Manali Resorts - Arrival Transfer: $28

Is it cheaper to fly into Lucknow or Chandigarh?

Prices for flights to both Chandigarh and Lucknow 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
    Lucknow $17
    Chandigarh $15

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Lucknow $15
    Chandigarh $14

Tours and Activities in Lucknow

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

  • Lucknow Scavenger Hunt and Sights Self-Guided Tour: $6.81
  • Lucknow Scavenger Hunt and Sights Self-Guided Tour: $6.96
  • Heritage & Cultural Walk of Lucknow (2 Hours Guided Walking Tour): $13
  • Colonial Walk of Lucknow (2 Hours Guided Walking Tour): $13
  • Heritage & Cultural Walk of Lucknow (2 Hours Guided Walking Tour): $14
  • Heritage Lucknow Photography Tour (2 Hours Guided Walking Tour): $14
  • Night Walk Lucknow (2 Hours Guided Walking Tour): $14
  • Day Tour Of Lucknow: $22
  • Lucknow Food Crawl (2 Hours Guided Local Food Tasting Tour): $25
  • Private Ayodhya & Ram Mandir Temple Tour: $47
  • Custom Private Lucknow Sightseeing Trip with Guided Trip: $62
  • 8 Hour: Lucknow Full day City Sightseeing Trip: $62

Tours and Activities in Chandigarh

Here are a few actual costs in Chandigarh for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:

  • 2 Day The Hipster Chandigarh Experience: $106
  • Agra Day Tour from Delhi by Train by Shatabdi & Gateeman. : $98
  • Best of the Chandigarh (Guided Full Day City Tour): $130
  • Best of the Chandigarh (Guided Full Day City Tour): $132
  • Chandigarh Day Tour: $45
  • Chandigarh Museum Tour with Tuk Tuk ride: $25
  • Chandigarh Museum Tour with Tuk Tuk ride: $35
  • Chandigarh Nightlife Tour with shopping and food tasting: $35
  • Chandigarh Nightlife Tour with shopping and food tasting: $25
  • Chandigarh Private Full Day Tour : $65
  • Chandigarh Walking Tour : $14
  • Chandigarh Walking Tour (2 Hours Guided Walking Tour): $17

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Lucknow $7.09
    Chandigarh $8.25

Sample the Local Flavors in Lucknow

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

  • Pub Crawl Lucknow: $40


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


Which is Bigger, Lucknow or Chandigarh?

Lucknow has a larger population, and is about 3 times larger than the population of Chandigarh. When comparing the sizes of Lucknow 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.

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