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

Should you visit Munnar 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 Munnar and Jaisalmer can help you decide which place is right for you.

Where Should I go: Munnar or Jaisalmer?

Munnar

The name Munnar brings the picture of vast tea estates in front of our eyes. The hilly region is full of tea plantations which spread across acres and acres. The misty valleys in between add beauty to the greenery along with clouds. With the soul-stirring surrounding and panoramic charm of nature, Munnar is enriched with an opulent floral beauty. The green tea meadows make it even more vibrant. If you want to sleep in the lap of nature for some time amid the utmost serenity, no other place in Kerala can be better than Munnar. So, unleash yourself here and get the most of it.

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 place is cheaper, Jaisalmer or Munnar?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Munnar is $29, while the average daily cost in Jaisalmer 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 Munnar and Jaisalmer in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Munnar $13
    Jaisalmer $14
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Munnar $26
    Jaisalmer $28
Compare Hotels in Munnar and Jaisalmer

Looking for a hotel in Munnar or Jaisalmer? 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 Munnar


Hotels in Jaisalmer


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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: Munnar Hotel Prices and Jaisalmer Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Munnar $5.12
    Jaisalmer $12

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Munnar

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

  • Kochi to Munnar Transfer: $90

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Jaisalmer

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

  • Private Transfer From Jaisalmer To Delhi: $197
  • Private Transfer From Jaisalmer To Agra: $181
  • Jaipur to Jaisalmer Transfer: $170
  • Private Transfers Jaisalmer To Bikaner Drop: $124
  • Private Transfers Jaisalmer To Jodhpur Drop: $124
  • Private transfer from Jaisalmer to Bikaner: $120
  • Private Transfer From Jaisalmer To Jaipur: $117
  • Private Transfer From Jaisalmer To Ahmedabad: $117
  • Private Transfer From Jaisalmer To Jaipur: $117
  • Private One Way Transfer From Jaisalmer To Pushkar: $94
  • Transfer From Jaisalmer To Udaipur Via Ranakpur Jain Temple: $90
  • Private Transfer From Jaisalmer To Pushkar: $85

Is it cheaper to fly into Munnar or Jaisalmer?

Prices for flights to both Jaisalmer and Munnar 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
    Munnar $9.93
    Jaisalmer $14

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Munnar

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

  • 4-Hour Private Cooking Class in Munnar: $26

Typical Food Prices in Jaisalmer

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


  • Dinner
    $4.82

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Jaisalmer

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

  • Cooking Class With Indian family : $15
  • Half Day SunSet Tour with Dinner: $27
  • Half Day Camel Safari Sunset with Dinner Tour (Non Touristic): $30
  • Jaisalmer Heritage Cultural Walking & Street Food Tour: $30
  • Peaceful Non -Touristic Sunset Camel Safari With Dinner : $35
  • Pleasant Sunset Safari With Dinner On Dunes (From 2:00 PM to Approx. 10:00 PM): $35
  • Sunset Safari With Dinner: $37
  • Experience Camel Safari With Folk Dance & Dinner: $37
  • 8 Hours Private Tour in Thar Desert with Dinner: $42
  • Sun Set Safari with Dinner: $45
  • (Copy of) 4×4 Jeep Safari And Camel Safari With Dinner On Sand dunes: $48
  • Away from the Crowd Dinner on dunes/ In Non Touristic Desert: $56

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Munnar $12
    Jaisalmer $12

Tours and Activities in Munnar

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

  • Half Day Hiking in Munnar Trekking Tour: $15
  • Wild Elephant Anakulam & Waterfalls Tour(munnar valley trekking): $68
  • Chettinad Crafts And Culture Tour - From Madurai: $214
  • Chinnar Wild-life Visiting Tour (Eravikulam National Park): $48
  • Chinnar wild valley experience day tour ( By Munnar Info): $16
  • Full Day Tour Of Munnar: $218
  • Full Day Tour Of Munnar With Lunch: $268
  • Full Day Trekking Tour In Munnar: $185
  • Full Day Trekking Tour In Munnar With Refreshments: $219
  • Half Day Sunrise Tour on Top Station, Munnar ( By Munnar Info): $75
  • Half day trekking (munnar valley trekking & tours ): $11
  • Kochi to Thattekkad/ Kallarkutty/ Munnar Tour (One Way Trip): $127

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
    $3.61

Tours and Activities in Jaisalmer

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

  • Jaisalmer Tuk-Tuk Private Full Day Tour with Pick-up: $17
  • Private Full-Day Tour of Jaisalmer with Guide: $33
  • 1 night 2 day thar desert experience & village lifestyle: $38
  • 2 Days-1 Night Camel Tour: $103
  • 2 Nights 3 Days Jaisalmer Tour & Non-Touristic Camel Safari: $211
  • 2 Nights 3 Days Jaisalmer Tour with Overnight Desert Camping: $211
  • 2-Night Desert Experience with Luxury Camp from Jaisalmer: $215
  • 3 Days Jaisalmer Private Tour: $180
  • 3 Days Jaisalmer Tour From Jodhpur: $270
  • 3 Days Private Jaisalmer Tour: $180
  • 3 days Jaisalmer Private Tour with Desert Safari, Sightseeing and Accommodation: $204
  • 3-Day Private Tour of Jaisalmer with Desert Camp Experience: $173

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Munnar $6.15
    Jaisalmer $9.29


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

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


Which is Bigger, Munnar or Jaisalmer?

Munnar has a larger population, and is about 1% larger than the population of Jaisalmer. When comparing the sizes of Munnar and Jaisalmer, 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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