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

Should you visit Munnar or Leh?

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

Where Should I go: Munnar or Leh?


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.


Leh is a small town located in the Indus river valley at a crossroads of the old trading routes from Kashgar, Tibet, and Kashmir. Today, the town is best known for its Buddhist sites and nearby trekking areas. It is situated in northern India, amidst the mountainous Himalayan range.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best 2-Week Tours in India, The Best 4-Week (1-Month) Tours in India, The Best Bicycle Tours in India, and Tours for Outdoor and Nature Lovers in India.

Which place is cheaper, Leh 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 Leh is $39. 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 Leh in more detail.

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

Looking for a hotel in Munnar or Leh? 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 Leh

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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 Leh Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Munnar $5.09
    Leh $7.87

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 Leh

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Leh:

  • Leh Airport Transfer: $33

Is it cheaper to fly into Munnar or Leh?

Prices for flights to both Leh 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 Meals for one day
    Munnar $9.87
    Leh $14

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Munnar

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

  • Kerala Traditional village cooking class (Munnar): $17
  • 4-Hour Private Cooking Class in Munnar: $26

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Munnar $12
    Leh $14

Tours and Activities in Munnar

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

  • Medium Hard Trekking (munnar valley Trekking & Tours ) : $8.59
  • 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) : $18
  • Munnar Tea-trail Tour: $22
  • Top station tour (munnar valley Trekking & Tours) : $22
  • Sandal Wood & Sight Seeing Tour (Munnar Valley Trekking & Tours) : $25
  • Munnar Letchmi Hills village Tour: $28
  • Munnar Site-seeing Tour: $34

Tours and Activities in Leh

Some specific costs of activities, tours, and entrance tickets for Leh are as follows:

  • "Leh to Pangong Lake Sameday tour: A Day of Tranquil Wonders: $92
  • From Srinagar: Private Himalayan 11-Day Tour to Ladakh: $1,507
  • LADAKH TOUR: $658
  • Overnight Pangong Tour From Leh & Thikse , Hemis Monasteries: $103

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Munnar $6.11
    Leh $5.57

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

Which is Bigger, Munnar or Leh?

Munnar has a larger population, and is about 81% larger than the population of Leh. When comparing the sizes of Munnar and Leh, 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.