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

Should you visit Mysore or Delhi?

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 Delhi. 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 Delhi?


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.


Delhi is the largest city in northern India and is officially the country's capital. The city has a population of 11 million with the metropolitan population reaching over 16 million. The city is similar in landscape to the rest of its surrounding area. It is very flat with the river Yamuna flowing on the eastern side of the city. The Aravalii Hills are in the western portion of the city. The city's history dates back to the 6th century BC and it has served as a capital for various kingdoms and empires.

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Which place is cheaper, Delhi 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 Delhi is $45. 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 Delhi in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Mysore $15
    Delhi $23
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Mysore $30
    Delhi $46
Compare Hotels in Mysore and Delhi

Looking for a hotel in Mysore or Delhi? 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 Delhi

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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 Delhi Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Mysore $7.99
    Delhi $5.28

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

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Delhi

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for transportation costs in Delhi:

  • Tuk Tuk Ride
  • Taxi to Airport
  • Subway
  • Uber Cab
  • Delhi Metro Smart Card
  • Auto-rickshaw

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Delhi

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Delhi:

  • Visit to Rail Museum or Dolls Museum with India Gate (private hotel transfers): $29
  • Try find your better than us ! Airport transfer service in Delhi APT-HTL (DEL): $27
  • Transfer from New Delhi to Agra by Private car: $60
  • Transfer from Delhi to Agra by private Car: $57
  • Tour To Swaminarayan Akshardham Guide & Delhi Transfers: $37
  • Taj Mahal Sunrise All Inclusive Tour with Transfers : $7.00
  • Round Trip Airport Transfers - Delhi Airport to Hotel and back to Delhi Airport: $75
  • Round Trip Airport Transfers - Delhi Airport to Hotel and back to Delhi Airport: $72
  • Round Trip Airport Transfer- From Delhi Airport to Hotel & Back to Delhi Airport: $80
  • Qutub Minar Skip-the-Line E-tickets & guide Delhi transfers: $15
  • Private transfer: Delhi hotel to Railway station: $27
  • Private transfer from Delhi to Jaipur by car: $81

Is it cheaper to fly into Mysore or Delhi?

Prices for flights to both Delhi 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 Meals for one day
    Mysore $12
    Delhi $12

Typical Food Prices in Delhi

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for food and meal costs in Delhi:

  • McDonalds

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Delhi

Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Delhi.

  • Old Delhi Street Food Tour- All Inclusive : $12
  • Appetizing virtual cooking class from Delhi: $20
  • Lunch or dinner with local family: $21
  • Food Tour Old Delhi: $31
  • Old Delhi Heritage Sightseeing | Walking Tour | Street Food Tour: $34
  • Cooking Demo + Lunch/Dinner and interaction with an Indian family @ Chez Anjali: $35
  • Old Delhi Food Tour: A Night Time Feast: $36
  • Connaught Place Street shopping & food tour in Delhi: $39
  • Discover Old 4-Hour Evening Walking Tour includes Guide & Dinner: $40
  • Old Delhi Street Food Tour: $44
  • Culinary Delights Of Delhi Half Day Food Tour: $48
  • Veg and Non veg : Private Cooking Class in Delhi: $48

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Mysore $9.30
    Delhi $13

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): $30
  • Mysore Private Tour: $35
  • Hire a Guide for Full day Mysore sightseeing with own transport: $39
  • Private Full-Day Sightseeing Tour of the City: $40
  • Full Day Private Guided Tour of Mysore: $60
  • Nature Trails of Mysore (Guided Half Day City Sightseeing Tour): $82
  • Private Custom Tour: Mysore Sightseeing with Guide: $86
  • 6-Hours Mysuru Cultural Tour with Guide and Transportation: $95
  • Majestic Mysore - Mysore Private Day Tour from Bangalore !!: $106
  • Touristic Highlights of Mysore (Guided Fullday City Sightseeing Tour by Car): $131
  • Best of Mysore (Guided Full Day City Sightseeing Tour by Car): $133

Typical Entertainment Prices in Delhi

Here are a few typical costs in Delhi for activities, ticket prices, and tours that come from previous visitors:

  • Red Fort

Tours and Activities in Delhi

Here are a few actual costs in Delhi for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:

  • 3 Days Golden Triangle Tour from Delhi: $205
  • 3 Days Private Delhi, Agra, Jaipur and Triangle Tour : $147
  • 6 Hours: Delhi Temples and Spiritual Sites Tour: $45
  • Delhi : Private Day Tour Of Tajmahal And Shopping At Agra: $100
  • Delhi Agra and Jaipur 5 Days Golden Triangle Tour From New Delhi: $220
  • Delhi All Inclusive Half day City Tour With Guide: $30
  • Delhi Evening City Tour with Guide: $53
  • Delhi a historic and Heritage 7 hours experience trip : $29
  • Same Day Sunrise Taj Mahal Experience By Car : $75
  • Explore Taj Mahal and Agra Fort - Private day tour from Delhi - All Inclusive: $97
  • Full Day Agra Sightseeing Tour from Delhi by Car: $125
  • Full Day Old And New Delhi City Tour- All Inclusive : $38

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Mysore $9.53
    Delhi $8.67

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

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

Which is Bigger, Mysore or Delhi?

Delhi has a larger population, and is about 10 times larger than the population of Mysore. When comparing the sizes of Mysore and Delhi, 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.