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

Should you visit Pune or Jaipur?

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

If you're trying to decide where to visit between Pune or Jaipur, 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 Jaipur?


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.


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 Cultural Tours in India, The Best Food and Culinary Tours in India, The Best Photography Tours in India, and The Best Religious Tours in India.

Which place is cheaper, Jaipur 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 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 Pune and Jaipur in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Pune $23
    Jaipur $12
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Pune $46
    Jaipur $24
Compare Hotels in Pune and Jaipur

Looking for a hotel in Pune 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 Pune

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: Pune Hotel Prices and Jaipur Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Pune $13
    Jaipur $1.54

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Pune

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

  • Mumbai-Pune Transfer: $68
  • Simon Cabaret Show in Phuket including Return Transfer: $49
  • Simon Cabaret Show in Phuket including Return Transfer (SHA Plus): $49
  • Private Transfer from Pune (PNQ) Airport to Pune City: $37
  • Pune Airport Transfer: $30
  • Private Transfer from Pune to your Accommodation in Mumbai: $25

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 Pune or Jaipur?

Prices for flights to both Jaipur 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 Meals for one day
    Pune $18
    Jaipur $4.75

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: $21
  • Traditional Cooking Classes & Dinner with Chef Family: $32
  • Traditional Cooking Classes & Dinner with Chef Family: $33
  • Coral Island, Promthep Cape & Sunset Dinner with Power Catamaran: $53
  • Organic Thai cooking class: $67

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.
    Pune $17
    Jaipur $3.81

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: Small-Group Culinary Walking Tour in Pune: $99
  • Agra Taj Tour from Pune: $220
  • Airport pickup-drop, Mumbai sightseeing and outstation: $40
  • All-in Phi Phi, Maiton, MayaBay, Khai, Bamboo islands Tour : $59
  • Best of Pune Sightseeing with Food Tasting Tour by Private Car: $88
  • 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): $149
  • Day Trip to Mahabaleshwar-Panchgani (Guided Fullday Tour): $143
  • Day Trip to Pune Curated Private Tour Experience from Mumbai: $159
  • Discovering A Half-Day Guided Tour of Best Sights: $46
  • Experience Spiritual Culture in Pune with a local - 2 Hours: $17

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
    Pune $15
    Jaipur $2.72

Sample the Local Flavors in Pune

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Pune:

  • Pub Crawl (3 Hours Guided Bar Hopping Tour): $37
  • Pub Crawl (3 Hours Guided Bar Hopping Tour): $39

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 Pune and Jaipur, we can see that Pune 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 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 Jaipur.

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

Which is Bigger, Pune or Jaipur?

Pune has a larger population, and is about 8% larger than the population of Jaipur. When comparing the sizes of Pune 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.