A Travel Price Comparison for India Munnar vs. Kolkata (Calcutta) for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Munnar or Kolkata (Calcutta)?

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 Kolkata (Calcutta) can help you decide which place is right for you.

Where Should I go: Munnar or Kolkata (Calcutta)?

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.

Kolkata (Calcutta)

Formerly known as Calcutta, Kolkata is the capital of West Bengal, India. Featuring colonial architecture, galleries, temples, and festivals, the city has flourished from its roots as an East India Company trading post in the 18th Century to a thriving metropolis. Today Kolkata is a diverse center of culture and bustling activity.

Which place is cheaper, Kolkata (Calcutta) 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 Kolkata (Calcutta) 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 Kolkata (Calcutta) in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Munnar $13
    Kolkata (Calcutta) $17
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Munnar $26
    Kolkata (Calcutta) $34
Compare Hotels in Munnar and Kolkata (Calcutta)

Looking for a hotel in Munnar or Kolkata (Calcutta)? 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 Kolkata (Calcutta)


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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 Kolkata (Calcutta) Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Munnar $5.12
    Kolkata (Calcutta) $5.15

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 Kolkata (Calcutta)

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Kolkata (Calcutta):

  • Path of Knowledge: A Heritage Walking Tour of Kolkata with Private Transfer: $165
  • The Second City of Empire: A Kolkata Heritage Walking Tour with Private Transfer: $150
  • Build Your Own: custom private tour of Kolkata with transfers: $69
  • Private Transfer from Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose (CCU) Airport to Kolkata: $60
  • Private Transfer from Kolkata to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose (CCU) Airport: $60
  • Airport Taxi: Round Trip Transfer Between Kolkata & Kolkata Airport CCU: $49
  • Kolkata Airport to Hotel Transfer by Private Car: $43
  • Airport Transfer in Kolkata: $35
  • Private Departure Transfer: Hotel to Kolkata Airport: $32
  • Kolkata - Arrival transfer from Airport to Hotel: $28
  • Private Transfer Kolkata Airport CCU To Kolkata Hotels Drop: $22
  • Airport to Hotel Transfer with Assistance : $21

Is it cheaper to fly into Munnar or Kolkata (Calcutta)?

Prices for flights to both Kolkata (Calcutta) 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
    Kolkata (Calcutta) $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

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Kolkata (Calcutta).

  • Bengali Nights Kolkata Food Tour with 13+ Tastings: $35
  • Alleyway Food Tour: $37
  • Cooking experience in Authentic Bengali House with Lunch/Dinner: $41
  • Cooking class and home cooked Bengali meal in New Town, Kolkata: $52
  • Dinner Cruise on Ganges Kolkata 3Hrs: $59
  • Traditional Bengali Cooking Class in Kolkata in a Local Home: $64

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Munnar $12
    Kolkata (Calcutta) $15

Tours and Activities in Munnar

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

  • Medium trekking (munnar valley trekking & tours ) : $8.66
  • Half day trekking (munnar valley trekking & tours ): $11
  • Half Day Hiking in Munnar Trekking Tour: $15
  • Munnar Trekking (Amazing Munnar Adventure Tours): $15
  • Chinnar wild valley experience day tour ( By Munnar Info): $16
  • Munnar Tea Trail with Factory Experience ( By Munnar Info): $16
  • fullday Trekking in chokaramudi (munnar valley trekking & tours) : $19
  • Munnar Tea-trail Tour: $22
  • Top station tour (munnar valley trekking & tours) : $22
  • Munnar Tea valley Tour ( By Munnar Info): $43
  • Munnar Site-seeing Tour: $43
  • Chinnar Wild-life Visiting Tour (Eravikulam National Park): $48

Tours and Activities in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Some specific costs of activities, tours, and entrance tickets for Kolkata (Calcutta) are as follows:

  • 02 Days Guided Private Tour of Kolkata : $225
  • All inclusive full day tour of kolkata: $106
  • Best of Kolkata (Guided Halfday Sightseeing Tour by Car): $82
  • Calcutta Contrast Tour: $37
  • Capturing the City of Joy; Full Day Kolkata Street Photography Tour: $85
  • Cultural Confluence of Kolkata - Culture Kaleidoscope Tour: $37
  • Custom Private Guided Kolkata Sightseeing Trip w/ Optional Add ons: $148
  • Custom Private Kolkata Sightseeing Trip with Optional Guided Trip: $43
  • Cycling tour around Kolkata: $37
  • Day Tour Of Kolkata: $24
  • Discover Kolkata - An Immersive Experience in the City of Joy: $56
  • Downtown Kolkata Private Tour (By Air Conditioned Car): $213

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Munnar $6.15
    Kolkata (Calcutta) $8.33

Sample the Local Flavors in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Also in Kolkata (Calcutta), these are the prices for nightlife and alcohol related activities from various tour providers:

  • Pub Crawl Kolkata: $40


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Munnar and Kolkata (Calcutta), we can see that Kolkata (Calcutta) 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 Kolkata (Calcutta) would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Kolkata (Calcutta) 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 Kolkata (Calcutta) Expensive?.


Which is Bigger, Munnar or Kolkata (Calcutta)?

Kolkata (Calcutta) has a larger population, and is about 70 times larger than the population of Munnar. When comparing the sizes of Munnar and Kolkata (Calcutta), 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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