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

Should you visit Mysore or Jaipur?

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 Jaipur. 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 Jaipur?


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.


Jaipur, India, famously known as the Pink City, is the capital of Rajasthan and is often a highlight for many travelers to the area. Dating back to the eighteenth century, it is part of the Indian Golden Triangle which also includes Delhi and Agra. It's also a stopping off point for travelers venturing into the desert cities of Jodhpur and Jaisalmer. The city has a population of about 6.66 million people, making it the largest city in the state of Rajasthan and the tenth largest city in the country.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Hiking & Trekking Tours in India, The Best One Week (7-Day) Tours in India, The Best 2-Week Tours in India, and The Best 4-Week (1-Month) Tours in India.

Which place is cheaper, Jaipur 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 Jaipur is $19. 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 Jaipur in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Mysore $15
    Jaipur $12
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Mysore $30
    Jaipur $24
Compare Hotels in Mysore and Jaipur

Looking for a hotel in Mysore or Jaipur? 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 Jaipur

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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 Jaipur Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Mysore $7.99
    Jaipur $1.54

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 Jaipur

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

  • Transfer from Jaipur to New Delhi Hotel / Accommodation: $49
  • Transfer From Jaipur To Udaipur Via Chittorgarh Fort: $85
  • Sanganer - A Visit to an Artisan Community with Private Transfer: $122
  • Same Day Ranthambore Safari From Jaipur With Transfer To Agra Including Tickets: $227
  • Round trip airport Transfer Between Jaipur & Jaipur Airport JAI: $18
  • Ranthambore Wildlife Safari Tour From Jaipur Including Transfers: $135
  • Ranthambore Tiger Safari Tickets With Optional Transfers: $108
  • Pushkar Sightseeing on Jaipur To Jodhpur Transfer: $86
  • Private transfer: Jaipur to Udaipur enroute Trip to Chittorgarh Fort: $245
  • Private transfer: Jaipur to Jodhpur via Ajmer: $146
  • Private transfer - Jaipur to Udaipur via Chittorgarh Fort with lunch: $285
  • Private transfer - Jaipur to Udaipur via Chittorgarh Fort: $242

Is it cheaper to fly into Mysore or Jaipur?

Prices for flights to both Jaipur 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
    Jaipur $4.75

Typical Food Prices in Jaipur

Here are some examples of typical meal expenses from previous travelers to Jaipur:

  • Dinner
  • Soda

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Jaipur

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

  • Jaipur Street food tour: $4.58
  • Indian Cooking Class with Local Family in Jaipur: $9.80
  • Culture walking and food tour with guide in Jaipur.: $14
  • Dinner With Traditional Rajput Family (Its Not Just Only A Cooking Class) : $16
  • Food Tour and Eat like Locals : $16
  • cooking class demo with dinner: $20
  • Jaipur Cooking Class and home cooked dinner with Indian family: $21
  • Jaipur Full Day Tour with local family dinner: $21
  • Traditional Dinner with Family including Transfers: $22
  • Taste of Jaipur (2 Hour Guided Street Food Tour with Local): $24
  • 3-Hour Jaipur Vegetarain Rajasthani Food Private Cooking Class with Meal: $24
  • History Street Food Tour with Local Guide: $25

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Mysore $9.30
    Jaipur $3.81

Tours and Activities in Mysore

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

  • 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): $576
  • 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
  • Hire a Guide for Full day Mysore sightseeing with own transport: $39
  • Majestic Mysore - Mysore Private Day Tour from Bangalore !!: $106

Typical Entertainment Prices in Jaipur

For Jaipur, here are some examples of average entertainment and activity prices from previous travelers:

  • Palace Entry for Two

Tours and Activities in Jaipur

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

  • From Jaipur : Same Day Agra Taj Mahal Sunrise Tour: $149
  • From Ranthambore Tiger Safari Private Day Tour: $130
  • Golden Triangle Tour To Delhi Agra And Jaipur 4 Days: $212
  • Guided Jaipur City Tour With Drop Off at Udaipur: $110
  • Same Day Taj Mahal Tour from Jaipur by Car: $250
  • Taj Mahal City Tour by car or train from Jaipur: $105
  • "Discover Jaipur with Guide : A Private Day Tour": $25
  • 02 Nights - 03 Days Jaipur-Agra Weekend Tours with hotel: $260
  • 1 Day Jaipur Private Tour: $20
  • 1-Night Private Tour to The Taj Mahal and Agra from Jaipur by Car: $248
  • 2 D Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri, Abhaneri Step Well's Tour From Jaipur: $221
  • 2 Day Golden Triangle India Tour (Delhi - Agra - Jaipur): $258

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Mysore $9.53
    Jaipur $2.72

Sample the Local Flavors in Jaipur

Here are a few nightlife and alcohol tours and activities from local tour providers in Jaipur:

  • Pub Crawl Jaipur: $32
  • Pub Crawl Walking Tour: $38
  • Pub Crawl Jaipur: $39

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

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

Which is Bigger, Mysore or Jaipur?

Jaipur has a larger population, and is about 3 times larger than the population of Mysore. When comparing the sizes of Mysore and Jaipur, 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.