A Travel Price Comparison for India Mysore vs. Cochin for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Mysore or Cochin?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

Which city should you visit? Read on to compare the activities as well as the prices of travel for Mysore and Cochin. We'll break down costs for accommodation, food, transportation and more to help you learn more about these two destinations. Then, you can figure out if either of these two places are accessible based on your travel budget, schedule, and interests. So, let's dig into it.

Where Should I go: Mysore or Cochin?

Mysore

Also known as Mysuru, Mysore is the state of Karnataka's second biggest city behind Bangalore (also called Bengaluru) in southern India. Its landmark attraction is the Mysore Palace, though it also features memorable temples, markets, and a renowned annual festival in September-October.

Cochin

Cochin is a large city in Kerala, India. It's a cosmopolitan commercial port city with a population of over two million and is a major tourist destination. The city has a diverse population that has migrated from elsewhere in Kerala, as well as the rest of India. The city continues to become more cosmopolitan with fashion shifting to western styles. There are also many large shopping malls as well as an enthusiasm for sports such as football (soccer) or cricket.

Which place is cheaper, Cochin or Mysore?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Mysore is $34, while the average daily cost in Cochin 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 Mysore and Cochin in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Mysore $15
    Cochin $15
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Mysore $30
    Cochin $30
Compare Hotels in Mysore and Cochin

Looking for a hotel in Mysore or Cochin? 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 Mysore


Hotels in Cochin


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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: Mysore Hotel Prices and Cochin Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Mysore $8.04
    Cochin $9.97

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Mysore

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

  • Private Transfer from Mysore to Bangalore Airport: $39

Is it cheaper to fly into Mysore or Cochin?

Prices for flights to both Cochin and Mysore 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
    Mysore $12
    Cochin $12

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Mysore $9.37
    Cochin $10

Tours and Activities in Mysore

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

  • Vibrant Markets of Mysore (2 Hours Guided Walking Tour): $13
  • Mysore Night Walk (2 Hours Guided Walking Tour): $31
  • Mysore Private Tour: $35
  • Hire a Guide for Full day Mysore sightseeing with own transport: $40
  • Private Full-Day Sightseeing Tour of the City: $40
  • Nature Trails of Mysore (Guided Half Day City Sightseeing Tour): $83
  • Private Custom Tour: Mysore Sightseeing with Guide: $86
  • 6-Hours Mysuru Cultural Tour with Guide and Transportation: $95
  • Touristic Highlights of Mysore (Guided Fullday City Sightseeing Tour by Car): $132
  • Best of Mysore (Guided Full Day City Sightseeing Tour by Car): $134
  • Day Trip to Brindavan Gardens & Srirangapatna (Guided Sightseeing Tour by Car): $135
  • Bangalore - Full day private excursion tour to Mysore with lunch : $140

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Mysore $9.60
    Cochin $8.85


When comparing the travel costs between Mysore and Cochin, we can see that Cochin is more expensive. However, the two cities are actually relatively comparable in price, as the difference is somewhat minimal. Generally, this means that you could travel with generally the same travel style and level of luxury in each place. Since both cities are in Asia, it's no surprise that their costs are relatively close, as many destinations here have somewhat similar travel prices overall.

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


Which is Bigger, Mysore or Cochin?

Mysore has a larger population, and is about 44% larger than the population of Cochin. When comparing the sizes of Mysore and Cochin, 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.