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

Should you visit Lucknow or Jaisalmer?

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

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.

Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer is located in western part of the Rajasthan state of India. The city is known as the "Golden City" for its Sonar Qila, or 'Golden Fort'. This fort is different than other forts in India in that it is a living fort, meaning that it contains many hotels, homes, and shops for locals and visitors. The city is very close to the Thar Desert, to which excursions can be made.

Which city is cheaper, Jaisalmer or Lucknow?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Lucknow is $39, while the average daily cost in Jaisalmer is $32. 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 city. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Lucknow and Jaisalmer in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Lucknow $16
    Jaisalmer $12
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Lucknow $32
    Jaisalmer $24

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Lucknow $11
    Jaisalmer $10

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Lucknow

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

  • Lucknow 3-Days Private Tour with Hotel and Transfers: $293
  • Private Transfer from Lucknow to Chaudhary Charan Singh (LKO) Airport: $47
  • Private Transfer from Chaudhary Charan Singh (LKO) Airport to Lucknow: $47
  • Private Transfer from Lucknow to Kanpur: $32
  • One way transfer-Lucknow to Kanpur: $26
  • Airport Transfers to Lucknow Hotels: $19
  • Airport Transfer-Chaudhary Charan Singh Intl. Airport, Lucknow to Lucknow Hotels: $14
  • Airport Transfer -Lucknow Hotels to Chaudhary Charan Singh Intl Airport, Lucknow: $13

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Jaisalmer

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

  • Private Transfer from Jaisalmer to Jodhpur: $37
  • Private Transfer from Jaisalmer to Jodhpur: $35
  • Private Transfer From Jaisalmer To Sam Sand Dunes: $19
  • Private Transfer From Jaisalmer To Pushkar: $85
  • Private Transfer From Jaisalmer To Khuri Sand Dunes: $19
  • Private Transfer From Jaisalmer To Jodhpur Via Osian Temple: $41
  • Private Transfer From Jaisalmer To Jaipur: $117
  • Private Transfer From Jaisalmer To Jaipur: $117
  • Private Transfer From Jaisalmer To Delhi: $197
  • Private Transfer From Jaisalmer To Bikaner: $67
  • Private Transfer From Jaisalmer To Ahmedabad: $117
  • Private Transfer From Jaisalmer To Agra: $181

Is it cheaper to fly into Lucknow or Jaisalmer?

Prices for flights to both Jaisalmer 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 $15
    Jaisalmer $12

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Lucknow

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

  • Lucknow Food Tour: $26
  • Home Cooking With Meena Aunty: $46
  • Old Lucknow Walking Food Tour: $56
  • Lucknow Food Tour By Red Chillies - 7 Course tour with pickup and drop: $59
  • Heritage Walk With Curated Dinner In Lucknow: $386
  • Dinner With A Maharaja In Lucknow: $479

Typical Food prices in Jaisalmer

Here are some examples of typical meal expenses from previous travelers to Jaisalmer:


  • Dinner
    $5.12

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Jaisalmer

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

  • Complete Desert Experience- Jeep Safari, Dinner, Cultural Programs and Bonfire: $21
  • Dinner In Thar Desert: $30
  • Half Day SunSet Tour with Dinner: $30
  • Sunset Safari With Dinner: $31
  • Pleasant Sunset Safari With Dinner: $35
  • Learn Cooking in Jaislamer - A Guided Activity: $35
  • Jaisalmer Thar Camel Safari With Folk Dance & Marwari Dinner: $36
  • Half-Day City Tour of Jaisalmer Sunset by Camel Ride with Dinner: $64
  • Half-Day City Tour of Sunset at Sand Dunes with Dinner: $80
  • Sunset Camel Safari in Jaisalmer Sand Dunes & Dinner with Cultural Program: $86

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Lucknow $12
    Jaisalmer $11

Tours and Activities in Lucknow

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

  • 6-Hour Lucknow Sightseeing Tour with Hotel Pickup: $77
  • 8 Hour: Lucknow Full day City Sightseeing Trip: $70
  • A Walking Tour for Vegetarian Foodies in Lucknow: $195
  • Ayodhya Tour From Lucknow (Same Day): $418
  • Best of Lucknow (Guided Halfday Sightseeing Tour by Car): $63
  • Buddhist Pilgrimage Tour 07 Nights / 08 Days: $790
  • Colonial Walk of Lucknow (2 Hours Guided Walking Tour): $11
  • Heritage & Cultural Walk of Lucknow (2 Hours Guided Walking Tour): $9.80
  • Heritage Lucknow Photography Tour (2 Hours Guided Walking Tour): $14
  • Kebab Walk Tour - Lucknow: $80
  • Lucknow - Kushinagar - Lucknow Tour By Red Chillies: $185
  • Lucknow Ayodhya Tour By Red Chillies: $90

Typical Entertainment prices in Jaisalmer

For Jaisalmer, here are some examples of average entertainment and activity prices from previous travelers:


  • Sam Sand Dunes for Two
    $3.84

Tours and Activities in Jaisalmer

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

  • ( Overnight Camel Safari ) non touristic area: $25
  • 1 Night Camel Safari Tour In Jaisalmer: $77
  • 1 Night and 2 half Day Safari - Non Touristic: $35
  • 2 Days-1 Night Camel Tour: $93
  • 2-Night Desert Experience with Luxury Camp from Jaisalmer: $114
  • 3-Day Rajasthan Desert Private Cultural Tour with Camel Ride: $94
  • 6 Nights 7 Days Jaisalmer, Jodhpur & Udaipur Tour Package ( Per Couple): $1,026
  • 6-Day Private Sightseeing Tour of Udaipur Lakes and Desert: $231
  • 8 Days Private Tour Colors of Rajasthan from Jaisalmer: $280
  • Adventure Night With Cultural Show: $48
  • Adventure in Sand: Jaisalmer - Longewala - 3 days group tour: $128
  • Adventure night with cultural show: $31

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Lucknow $6.03
    Jaisalmer $7.90

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: $21


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

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