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

Should you visit Mysore or Jaisalmer?

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 Jaisalmer. 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 Jaisalmer?


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.


Jaisalmer is located in western part of the Rajasthan state of India. The city is known as the "Golden City" for its Sonar Qila, or 'Golden Fort'. This fort is different than other forts in India in that it is a living fort, meaning that it contains many hotels, homes, and shops for locals and visitors. The city is very close to the Thar Desert, to which excursions can be made.

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, Jaisalmer 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 Jaisalmer 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 Jaisalmer in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Mysore $15
    Jaisalmer $13
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Mysore $30
    Jaisalmer $26
Compare Hotels in Mysore and Jaisalmer

Looking for a hotel in Mysore or Jaisalmer? 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 Jaisalmer

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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 Jaisalmer Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Mysore $7.99
    Jaisalmer $12

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 Jaisalmer

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

  • Transfer From Jaisalmer To Udaipur Via Ranakpur Jain Temple: $90
  • Private transfer from Jaisalmer to Bikaner: $120
  • Private Transfer from Jaisalmer to Jodhpur: $37
  • Private Transfer From Jaisalmer To Pushkar: $85
  • Private Transfer From Jaisalmer To Jodhpur Via Osian Temple : $45
  • Private Transfer From Jaisalmer To Bikaner : $62
  • Private Transfer From Jaisalmer To Bikaner: $65
  • Private Transfer From Jaisalmer To Ahmedabad: $117
  • Private Transfer From Jaisalmer To Agra: $181
  • Private Transfer From Jaisalmer Hotel to Jaisalmer Airport: $12
  • Private Transfer From Jaisalmer Hotel To Jaisalmer Airport: $10
  • Private Transfer From Jaisalmer Airport to Jaisalmer Hotel: $12

Is it cheaper to fly into Mysore or Jaisalmer?

Prices for flights to both Jaisalmer 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
    Jaisalmer $13

Typical Food Prices in Jaisalmer

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

  • Dinner

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Jaisalmer

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

  • Jaisalmer Food Tour: Taste the Flavors of the Golden City!: $14
  • Jaisalmer Heritage & Cultural Walking & Street Food Tour: $23
  • Half Day SunSet Tour with Dinner: $26
  • Desert camel safari with dinner in osian hotel pick and drop: $30
  • Half Day Camel Safari Sunset with Dinner Tour (Non Touristic): $30
  • Peaceful Non -Touristic Sunset Camel Safari With Dinner : $35
  • Pleasant Sunset Safari With Dinner On Dunes (From 2:00 PM to Approx. 10:00 PM): $35
  • Sunset Safari With Dinner: $37
  • Experience Camel Safari With Folk Dance & Dinner: $37
  • 8 Hours Private Tour in Thar Desert with Dinner: $42
  • Half Day Desert Safari with Camel ride & dinner: $42
  • Sun Set Safari with Dinner: $45

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Mysore $9.31
    Jaisalmer $12

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): $575
  • 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

Typical Entertainment Prices in Jaisalmer

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

  • Sam Sand Dunes for Two

Tours and Activities in Jaisalmer

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

  • Private Full-Day Tour of Jaisalmer with Guide: $33
  • 1 Night Desert Experience Sleeping Under Star Near Jodhpur: $56
  • 1 night 2 day thar desert experience & village lifestyle: $38
  • 2 Nights 3 Days Jaisalmer Tour & Non-Touristic Camel Safari: $96
  • 3 Days Jaisalmer Private Tour: $180
  • 3 Days Jaisalmer Tour From Jodhpur: $270
  • 3 days Jaisalmer Private Tour with Desert Safari, Sightseeing and Accommodation: $202
  • 4 - Days Jaisalmer Sightseeing Tour: $168
  • 4 - Days Jaisalmer Sightseeing Tour: $150
  • 4-Day Jaisalmer Sightseeing Tour: $270
  • Adventure Night With Cultural Show: $53
  • Adventure Night With Cultural Show: $45

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Mysore $9.54
    Jaisalmer $9.23

When comparing the travel costs between Mysore and Jaisalmer, we can see that Jaisalmer 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 Jaisalmer Expensive?.

Which is Bigger, Mysore or Jaisalmer?

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