A Travel Price Comparison for India Pune vs. Chandigarh for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Pune or Chandigarh?

If you're trying to decide where to visit between Pune or Chandigarh, this travel cost comparison can help. The overall cost of travel is usually a consideration when deciding where to go next, and the cost comparison below can help you decide based on the average prices from other travelers along with your own travel budget.

Pune

Located in Maharashtra, Pune is the state's second largest city and cultural capital. Not only is it a hub for museums, temples, beaches, and scenic overlooks, but it also has a thriving nightlife and general atmosphere due to the student population.

Chandigarh

As India's first planned city, Chandigarh is a city very distinct from the rest of the country. Much of its architecture is very modern and sits against a backdrop of the Shivalik Hills. Some of the best known attractions of Chandigarh include its rock garden, rose garden, and Sukhna Lake.

Which city is cheaper, Chandigarh or Pune?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Pune is $46, while the average daily cost in Chandigarh is $39. 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 city. Below is a breakdown of travel costs for Pune and Chandigarh in more detail.



Accommodation

The prices for places to stay in Pune can vary by date, location, and type. Generally, the average cost for accommodation per person is $20, while a typical double-occupancy hotel room for two people will cost around $40.

Accommodation prices vary by location and style, but travelers pay on average about $34 for a double occupancy room in Chandigarh.


  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Pune $20
    Chandigarh $17
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Pune $40
    Chandigarh $34

Food

On average, meal and food prices in Pune cost around $16 per person, per day. While this price can vary widely by location, the type of restaurant, and the amount of food ordered, a typical meal often costs around $6.40.

Food in Chandigarh costs travelers about $14 per day on average. Restaurants can vary significantly in price, so choose wisely if you're trying to save money. Fast food and street stalls are typically your cheapest options, which sit down restaurants can be significantly more expensive.


  • Food Meals for one day
    Pune $16
    Chandigarh $14

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Pune

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

  • Traditional Cooking Classes & Dinner with Chef Family: $56
  • Traditional Mangalorean or Maharashtrian cooking class in Pune: $72
  • Market Visit and Cooking Class in Pune: $344

Local Transportation

To get around in Pune, the average visitor spends $12 per day, per person. This includes the costs of taxi rides and private drivers as well as public transportation, which tends to be much more affordable.

The average price of local transportation around Chandigarh is $10 per person, per day. As this average includes both taxis and public transport, keep in mind that the prices of private drivers and taxis are significantly more expensive than public transportation.


  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Pune $12
    Chandigarh $10

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Pune

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

  • Affordable transfer from Pune to Mumbai Airport: $28
  • Airport Transfer - Pune Hotels to Pune International Airport, Pune: $11
  • Airport Transfer - Pune International Airport, Pune (PNQ) to Hotels in Pune: $11
  • Guided Pune Temple Tour with Private Transfers: $30
  • One way transfer- Pune to Shirdi: $35
  • One way transfer-Pune to Nashik: $40
  • Private Arrival Transfer from Pune Airport to Pune City: $23
  • Private Departure Transfer from Pune City to Pune Airport: $23
  • Private One way Transfer from Pune Airport to Pune Hotel: $12
  • Private Pune Airport - Pune City Round-Trip Transfer: $47
  • Private Transfer from Pune (PNQ) Airport to Pune City: $42
  • Private Transfer from Pune City to Pune (PNQ) Airport: $42

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Chandigarh

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Chandigarh:

  • Private Transfer from Chandigarh to Delhi: $44
  • Private Transfer from Chandigarh City to Chandigarh (IXC) Airport: $42
  • One way transfer from Chandigarh to Delhi: $39
  • One Way Private Transfer Chandigarh to Shimla: $50
  • One Way Private Transfer Chandigarh to Manali: $100
  • Airport Transfer - Chandigarh International Airport to Hotels in Chandigarh: $8.75
  • Airport Transfer - Chandigarh Hotels to Chandigarh International Airport: $8.75
  • Affordable Chandigarh to Manali Transfer: $98
  • Affordable Chandigarh Airport Transfer: $35

Is it cheaper to fly into Pune or Chandigarh?

Prices for flights to both Chandigarh and Pune 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.





Entertainment

In Pune, the costs for things to do, activities, admission tickets, and other sightseeing expenses are on average $15 per person, per day.

Chandigarh's costs for entertainment, tickets, attractions, and tours will often cost around $13 per person, per day. This cost can vary widely by the type of activity, however, as this includes admission tickets, day tours, museums, and other things to do.


  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Pune $15
    Chandigarh $13

Tours and Activities in Pune

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

  • Maratha History Walking Tour in Pune: $9.73
  • Night Walking Tour in Pune: $12
  • Walking Tour of Pune (2 Hours Guided Walk): $12
  • Skip the Line: Meher Retreat Day Picnic Ticket, Near Pune: $13
  • Shaniwar Wada Walking Tour: $13
  • Experience Spiritual Culture in Pune with a local - A Unique 2 Hrs Walking Tour: $15
  • Night Walk Tour Pune: $16
  • Food Walk Tour Pune (2 Hours Guided Food Tasting Walk): $19
  • Food Tasting Tour in Pune: $19
  • Guide tour of Pune City - 10 Destinations (3 Hrs walk): $20
  • Pune Walking Tour with a Punekar: $21
  • Experience the Story of Lord Ganesha in Pune with a local - Unique Walking Tour: $25

Tours and Activities in Chandigarh

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

  • 5 Days Shimla Manali Tour: $449
  • 6-Days Manali, Kullu and Shimla Private Tour from Chandigarh: $300
  • 7-Day Motorcycle Tour to Sach Pass: $292
  • Best of the Chandigarh (Guided Full Day City Tour): $84
  • Chandigarh Museum Tour with Tuk Tuk ride: $21
  • Chandigarh Nightlife Tour with shopping and food tasting: $21
  • Chandigarh Private Full-Day Tour with Pick Up: $24
  • Chandigarh to Shimla Hill Station 4-Days Private Tour: $527
  • Complete Himachal Tour Package With Wagah Border And Golden Temple From Delhi: $360
  • Delhi Chandigarh One Day Tour(4 Hour Tour): $16
  • Food Walk Tour Jaipur(2 Hours Walkig Tour): $14
  • Free Walking Tour Chandigarh: $8.40

Alcohol

Typically, people visiting Pune spend on average $14 on alcoholic beverages per person, per day.

While the amount that someone spends on alcohol while visiting Chandigarh may vary from person to person, on average a person spends $7.45 per day on alcoholic beverages.


  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Pune $14
    Chandigarh $7.45

Sample the Local Flavors in Pune

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Pune:

  • Pub Crawl (3 Hours Guided Bar Hopping Tour): $25
  • Pune Pub Crawl: $28
  • Pune Pub Crawl: $40


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

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