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

Should you visit Munnar or Mumbai?

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

Where Should I go: Munnar or Mumbai?


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.


Mumbai is the largest city in India and the capital of Maharashtra state. It is still occasionally referred to as Bombay, but most people know it now as Mumbai. It's the commercial capital of the country and is a major port city. It's also famous for Bollywood, which is the movie capital of the country and famous for it's music filled Bollywood flicks that have become popular around the world. Mumbai is arguably the most cosmopolitan city in India and has some of the most liberal views of an otherwise conservative country. Many immigrants and expats live in Mumbai and it's easy to see the blend of cultures.

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, Mumbai 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 Mumbai is $69. 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 Mumbai in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Munnar $13
    Mumbai $34
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Munnar $26
    Mumbai $68
Compare Hotels in Munnar and Mumbai

Looking for a hotel in Munnar or Mumbai? 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 Mumbai

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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 Mumbai Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Munnar $5.09
    Mumbai $7.77

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 Mumbai

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

  • Premium Mumbai guided tour with transfer: $480
  • Luxury Mumbai Package with Hotel,Private Airport Transfers and Sightseeing Tour: $270
  • Private Departure Transfer from Mumbai Hotel to Airport Including VIP Assistance: $204
  • Mumbai full day private city tour with guide and transfer: $117
  • Private Dharavi Slum Tour Including Car Transfer: $114
  • Mumbai Airport Transfers : Mumbai Airport BOM to Mumbai City in Luxury Van: $93
  • Local Street Food Private Walking Tour with Transfer: $90
  • Global Vipassana Pagoda : Half Day Tour with Transfer: $84
  • Mumbai Downtown to Mumbai Airport(BOM) Departure Private Transfer: $76
  • Mumbai Airport(BOM) to Mumbai Downtown - Arrival Private Transfer: $76
  • Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Airport (BOM) to Mumbai - Arrival Private Transfer: $76
  • Mumbai Downtown to Chatrapati Shivaji Airport (BOM) - Departure Private Transfer: $76

Is it cheaper to fly into Munnar or Mumbai?

Prices for flights to both Mumbai 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 $9.86
    Mumbai $26

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 Mumbai

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

  • Virtual Authentic Indian Tea and Paratha Cooking Class: $14
  • Hidden Gems and Street Food Tour: $15
  • Discover Mumbai's street & beach with food tour: $17
  • Mumbai Food Tour: $20
  • Vegetarian Indian Cuisine Virtual Cooking Class Experience from Mumbai: $20
  • Small Group Authentic Mumbai Virtual Cooking Class with Dessert: $20
  • Old Bombay Bazaar and Food Tour with local Guide: $23
  • Mumbai Food Tour: $25
  • Street Food Tour - Eat like a Local with sunset view: $26
  • Old Bombay Bazaar and Food Tour with local Guide: $27
  • Guided Food Tour Through the Vibrant Markets of Old Bombay: $28
  • Indian cusine demonstration cum hands on with Hi Tea / Dinner at a Family home: $33

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Munnar $12
    Mumbai $2.66

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): $61
  • 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 Trekking Tour In Munnar: $185
  • 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): $126
  • Medium Hard Trekking (munnar valley Trekking & Tours ) : $8.60
  • Meesapulimalai Trekking 'the second highest peak in South India' - Private Tour: $130

Tours and Activities in Mumbai

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

  • Mumbai City Tour : $100
  • Private Full-Day Mumbai Sightseeing Tour with Dharavi Slums: $82
  • "Best of Mumbai (Guided Full Day Sightseeing City Tour)": $127
  • "Highlights of Mumbai Guided Half Day Sightseeing City Tour: $74
  • "Religions of Mumbai (Guided Half Day Sightseeing City Tour): $80
  • 2 Hour Dharavi Slum Tour with Local Guide: $12
  • 2-Days Private Taj Mahal Sunrise Tour from Mumbai by Round Trip Flights: $230
  • 2-Hour Guided Tour of Dharavi: $25
  • 3 Hours Early Morning in South Mumbai Heritage Bicycle Tour : $39
  • 3 Hours of Pottery Making Experience in a Studio in Mumbai: $70
  • 3-Hour Private Guided Tour in Bollywood from Mumbai: $196
  • 5 Hours Private Tour in Mumbai City: $74

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Munnar $6.10
    Mumbai $3.69

Sample the Local Flavors in Mumbai

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Mumbai:

  • Bombay Party (Bar Crawl): $25
  • South Bombay Pub Crawl: $38
  • South Bombay Pub Crawl: $39
  • Mumbai Private Bar Crawl with City Night Tour: $124
  • Nashik: Private Full-Day Wine Tour with Tastings From Mumbai: $128

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

Which is Bigger, Munnar or Mumbai?

Mumbai has a larger population, and is about 190 times larger than the population of Munnar. When comparing the sizes of Munnar and Mumbai, 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.