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

Should you visit Lucknow or Cochin?

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 Cochin can help you decide which place is right for you.

Where Should I go: Lucknow or Cochin?


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.


Cochin is a large city in Kerala, India. It's a cosmopolitan commercial port city with a population of over two million and is a major tourist destination. The city has a diverse population that has migrated from elsewhere in Kerala, as well as the rest of India. The city continues to become more cosmopolitan with fashion shifting to western styles. There are also many large shopping malls as well as an enthusiasm for sports such as football (soccer) or cricket.

Which place is cheaper, Cochin 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 Cochin is $37. 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 Cochin in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Lucknow $19
    Cochin $15
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Lucknow $38
    Cochin $30
Compare Hotels in Lucknow and Cochin

Looking for a hotel in Lucknow or Cochin? 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 Cochin

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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 and Cochin Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Lucknow $13
    Cochin $9.97

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

Is it cheaper to fly into Lucknow or Cochin?

Prices for flights to both Cochin 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 Meals for one day
    Lucknow $17
    Cochin $12

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Lucknow $15
    Cochin $10

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
  • 8 Hour: Lucknow Full day City Sightseeing Trip: $62
  • Custom Private Lucknow Sightseeing Trip with Guided Trip: $62

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Lucknow $7.09
    Cochin $8.85

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 we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Lucknow and Cochin, we can see that Lucknow is more expensive. And not only is Cochin much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Cochin would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Cochin 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 Lucknow would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Lucknow than you might in Cochin.

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

Which is Bigger, Lucknow or Cochin?

Lucknow has a larger population, and is about 4 times larger than the population of Cochin. When comparing the sizes of Lucknow and Cochin, 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.