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

Should you visit Pune or Haridwar?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

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

Where Should I go: Pune or Haridwar?

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.

Haridwar

A spiritual journey is not complete without a trip to Haridwar as it is the lands of legends and tales cleansed by the Holy Ganga and regarded as the Holiest places for washing of sins. Haridwar is located on the foothills of the Himalayas making the place a truly memorable experience. After making a Haridwar Darshan, you will find most of your answers regarding the unknown and uncertainties. Rishikesh is very close to Haridwar, for waking the adrenaline rush in you. One can plan out so many activities to do in Haridwar for a fun filling vacation.

Which place is cheaper, Haridwar or Pune?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Pune is $51, while the average daily cost in Haridwar is $31. 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 Pune and Haridwar in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Pune $23
    Haridwar $15
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Pune $46
    Haridwar $30
Compare Hotels in Pune and Haridwar

Looking for a hotel in Pune or Haridwar? 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 Pune


Hotels in Haridwar


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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: Pune Hotel Prices and Haridwar Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Pune $14
    Haridwar $5.34

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Pune

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

  • Mumbai-Pune Transfer: $68
  • Phuket Airport Transfer: $57
  • Pune Airport Transfer in Private Vehicle: $50
  • Simon Cabaret Show in Phuket including Return Transfer: $50
  • Simon Cabaret Show in Phuket including Return Transfer (SHA Plus): $50
  • Private Transfer from Pune to Nashik: $45
  • Private Pune Airport - Pune City Round-Trip Transfer: $44
  • Private Transfer from Pune to Shirdi: $42
  • Private Transfer from Pune City to Pune (PNQ) Airport: $38
  • Private Transfer from Pune (PNQ) Airport to Pune City: $38
  • Pune Airport Transfer: $30
  • Affordable transfer from Pune to Mumbai Airport: $28

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Haridwar

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

  • Private Transfer from Rishikesh to Delhi: $47
  • Private Transfer from Mussoorie to Delhi: $53
  • Private Transfer from Haridwar to Delhi: $44
  • Private Transfer from Dehradun to Delhi: $47
  • Private Transfer from Dehradun Airport to Rishikesh: $35
  • Delhi To Haridwar Transfer: $75
  • Dehradun to Rishikesh ArirportTransfers+Hotel+Sightseeing: $271
  • Affordable transfer from Rishikesh to Delhi: $39
  • Affordable transfer from Rishikesh to Dehradun Airport: $20
  • Affordable transfer from Haridwar to Delhi: $39
  • Affordable transfer from Dehradun to Delhi: $39
  • Affordable Dehradun airport transfer to Rishikesh: $20

Is it cheaper to fly into Pune or Haridwar?

Prices for flights to both Haridwar 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.





Food
  • Food Meals for one day
    Pune $18
    Haridwar $10

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Pune

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

  • Guided Street Food Tour with Cultural Charms of Pune: $22
  • Traditional Cooking Classes & Dinner with Chef Family: $33
  • Traditional Cooking Classes & Dinner with Chef Family: $33
  • Coral Island, Promthep Cape & Sunset Dinner with Power Catamaran: $54
  • Organic Thai cooking class: $68
  • Traditional Mangalorean or Maharashtrian cooking class in Pune: $75

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Haridwar

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

  • Sattvic Traditional Cooking Classes, Rishikesh India: $35
  • Rishikesh Half Day Street Food Tour: $45

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Pune $17
    Haridwar $9.23

Tours and Activities in Pune

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

  • 4-Hour Tour: Pune University Complex Cycling Private Tour: $139
  • 4-Hour Tour: Small-Group Culinary Walking Tour in Pune: $99
  • Agra Taj Tour from Pune: $220
  • All-in Phi Phi, Maiton, MayaBay, Khai, Bamboo islands Tour : $60
  • Best of Pune Sightseeing with Food Tasting Tour by Private Car: $89
  • Big Bollywood Studio only Tour with Meal : From Pune: $103
  • Cultural Walking Tour of Pune with Local Snacks: $23
  • Day Trip to Mahabaleshwar-Panchgani (Guided Fullday Sightseeing Tour from Pune): $150
  • Day Trip to Mahabaleshwar-Panchgani (Guided Fullday Tour): $145
  • Day Trip to Pune Curated Private Tour Experience from Mumbai: $161
  • Experience Spiritual Culture in Pune with a local - 2 Hours: $17
  • Experience Spiritual Culture in Pune with a local - A Unique 2 Hrs Walking Tour: $13

Tours and Activities in Haridwar

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

  • Private 3-Day Tour from Dehradun to Mussoorie Hill Station: $277
  • 2 N / 3 D Mahavatar Babaji Cave Tour: $225
  • A/C cottage stay and adventure in Rishikesh: $76
  • Adventure camping at Mussoorie - 1n2d: $40
  • Adventure camping at Mussoorie - 2n3d: $71
  • Adventure trip in Chakrata : $37
  • Beautiful Swiss Camping Experience in Rishikesh with Rafting: $26
  • Caving Tour in Rishikesh - 6 Hrs.: $45
  • Day tour Haridwar Rishikesh Ganges: $73
  • Devprayag sightseeing tour from Rishikesh With Yoga Session: $59
  • Discovering Dehradun: A Full Day Guided Tour: $61
  • Divine Excursion: Gurudwara & Temple Tour from Dehradun: $61

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Pune $15
    Haridwar $6.86

Sample the Local Flavors in Pune

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Pune:

  • Pune Pub Crawl: $25
  • Pub Crawl (3 Hours Guided Bar Hopping Tour): $38
  • Pub Crawl (3 Hours Guided Bar Hopping Tour): $40


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Pune and Haridwar, we can see that Pune is more expensive. And not only is Haridwar much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Haridwar would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Haridwar 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 Haridwar.

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


Which is Bigger, Pune or Haridwar?

Pune has a larger population, and is about 20 times larger than the population of Haridwar. When comparing the sizes of Pune and Haridwar, 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.