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

Should you visit Mysore or Hyderabad?

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 Hyderabad. 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 Hyderabad?


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.


Hyderabad, located in Southern India, is the capital of the state of Telangana. It is a city rich with history and tradition as well as booming in the technology industry, hosting the India headquarters for both Microsoft and Google. In addition to many upscale restaurants and shops, Hyderabad is also home to important historic sites and beautiful landmarks.

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Which place is cheaper, Hyderabad 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 Hyderabad is $50. 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 Hyderabad in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Mysore $15
    Hyderabad $21
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Mysore $30
    Hyderabad $42
Compare Hotels in Mysore and Hyderabad

Looking for a hotel in Mysore or Hyderabad? 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 Hyderabad

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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 Hyderabad Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Mysore $7.99
    Hyderabad $13

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

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Hyderabad

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

  • US$ 40 Safe Transfer Airport To City Hotels In A Private Car Upto 3pax: $43
  • Private Transfer from Rajiv Gandhi (HYD) Airport to Hyderabad: $62
  • Private Transfer from Hyderabad to Rajiv Gandhi (HYD) Airport: $62
  • Pochampally Textile Tour with Private Transfer: $143
  • Mumbai/Goa/Kochi/Bangalore - Private One-Way Transfer: $24
  • Full-Day City Tour with transfers & private guide: $85
  • Airport Transfer to/from Hotel: $30
  • Hyderabad Rajiv Gandhi Airport(HYD) to Downtown hotels- Arrival Private Transfer: $39
  • Full Day Ramoji Film City Tour with Lunch and Transfers: $115
  • 6-hours Golconda Fort & Qutub Shahi Tombs Tour with transfer: $97

Is it cheaper to fly into Mysore or Hyderabad?

Prices for flights to both Hyderabad 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
    Hyderabad $18

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Hyderabad

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

  • Hyderabad Evening Tour with Boat Ride, Laser Show & Dinner: $97
  • Cooking Demonstration of Ethnic Hyderabadi Cuisine at Private Residence (Dinner): $201

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Mysore $9.31
    Hyderabad $16

Tours and Activities in Mysore

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

  • 06 Days, Bangalore Mysore Ooty, Luxurious & Exclusive Tour: $1,137
  • 6-Hours Mysuru Cultural Tour with Guide and Transportation: $95
  • Bangalore - Full day private excursion tour to Mysore with lunch : $140
  • Bangalore, Mysore with Ooty Tour (05 Nights / 06 Days): $574
  • Bangalore: Mysore Private Day Tour with Lunch & Entry Fees: $146
  • Best of Mysore (Guided Full Day City Sightseeing Tour by Car): $133
  • Day Trip to Brindavan Gardens & Srirangapatna (Guided Sightseeing Tour by Car): $134
  • Day Trip to Chikmagalur (Guided Sightseeing Tour by Car from Mysore): $147
  • Day Trip to Coorg (Guided Tour by Car from Mysore): $143
  • Day Trip to Mysore (Guided Sightseeing tour from Bangalore): $143
  • Day Trip to Wayanad (Guided Private Sightseeing Experience from Mysore): $147
  • Full Day Private Guided Tour of Mysore: $60

Tours and Activities in Hyderabad

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

  • Hyderabad city tour with guide & lunch in private car for a heritage experience: $133
  • 2 Days - Taj Mahal Tour From Hyderabad: $498
  • 3-hour Hyderabad Old City Heritage Walking Tour: $40
  • 4 hours Tour of Golkonda Fort and Qutb Shahi Tombs in Hyderabad: $60
  • 9-hour full day Ramoji Film City Tour with Lunch: $115
  • Asli=Authentic Hyderabad Experience: $150
  • Best of Hyderabad (Guided Halfday City Sightseeing Tour by Car): $84
  • Best of Hyderabad (Guided Halfday City Sightseeing Tour): $80
  • Day Trip to Bidar (Guided Private Experience by Car from Hyderabad): $151
  • Day Trip to Bidar (Guided Private Tour by Car from Hyderabad: $140
  • Day Trip to Sanghi Temple & Ramoji Film City (Private Experience by Car): $74
  • Day Trip to Sanghi Temple & Ramoji Film City (Private Tour): $140

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Mysore $9.54
    Hyderabad $11

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

Which is Bigger, Mysore or Hyderabad?

Hyderabad has a larger population, and is about 4 times larger than the population of Mysore. When comparing the sizes of Mysore and Hyderabad, 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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