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

Should you visit Mysore or Lucknow?

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 Lucknow. 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 Lucknow?

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.

Lucknow

Lucknow, located in the central region of Awadh, is the capital city of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. With a very rich cultural and historical past, Lucknow has been at the heart of North Indian culture for many centuries. It thrives in areas of art, cuisine, dance, culture, music, and more.

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Which place is cheaper, Lucknow 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 Lucknow is $46. 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 Lucknow in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Mysore $15
    Lucknow $19
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Mysore $30
    Lucknow $38
Compare Hotels in Mysore and Lucknow

Looking for a hotel in Mysore or Lucknow? 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 Lucknow


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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 Lucknow Hotel Prices.

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

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

  • Private Transfer from Lucknow to Kanpur: $28
  • Private Transfer from Lucknow to Chaudhary Charan Singh (LKO) Airport: $42
  • Private Transfer from Chaudhary Charan Singh (LKO) Airport to Lucknow: $42
  • Lucknow Airport Transfer: $28
  • Lucknow 3-Days Private Tour with Hotel and Transfers: $277
  • Agra to Lucknow Transfer: $100

Is it cheaper to fly into Mysore or Lucknow?

Prices for flights to both Lucknow 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
    Lucknow $17

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Mysore $9.31
    Lucknow $14

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
  • 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): $148
  • Day Trip to Coorg (Guided Tour by Car from Mysore): $145
  • Day Trip to Mysore (Guided Sightseeing tour from Bangalore): $145
  • Day Trip to Wayanad (Guided Private Sightseeing Experience from Mysore): $148
  • Full Day Private Guided Tour of Mysore: $61
  • Hire a Guide for Full day Mysore sightseeing with own transport: $39
  • Mysore Night Walk (2 Hours Guided Walking Tour): $30
  • Mysore Private Tour: $35

Tours and Activities in Lucknow

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

  • 2 Days Shravasti Tour From Lucknow: $108
  • 6-Hour Lucknow Sightseeing Tour with Hotel Pickup: $80
  • 8 Hour: Lucknow Full day City Sightseeing Trip: $61
  • A Walking Tour for Vegetarian Foodies in Lucknow: $204
  • Ayodhya Tour From Lucknow (Same Day): $284
  • Best of Lucknow (Guided Halfday Sightseeing Tour by Car): $83
  • Colonial Walk of Lucknow (2 Hours Guided Walking Tour): $13
  • Custom Private Lucknow Sightseeing Trip with Guided Trip: $61
  • Day Tour Of Lucknow: $22
  • From 5 Days Lucknow Ayodhya Prayagraj Varanasi Tour: $342
  • From Ayodhya Private Tour with Lunch and Boat Ride: $132
  • From Varanasi: One Day Ayodhya Tour from Varanasi: $144

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Mysore $9.53
    Lucknow $7.04

Sample the Local Flavors in Lucknow

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

  • Pub Crawl Lucknow: $39


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


Which is Bigger, Mysore or Lucknow?

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