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

Should you visit Pune or Munnar?

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

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


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.


The name Munnar brings the picture of vast tea estates in front of our eyes. The hilly region is full of tea plantations which spread across acres and acres. The misty valleys in between add beauty to the greenery along with clouds. With the soul-stirring surrounding and panoramic charm of nature, Munnar is enriched with an opulent floral beauty. The green tea meadows make it even more vibrant. If you want to sleep in the lap of nature for some time amid the utmost serenity, no other place in Kerala can be better than Munnar. So, unleash yourself here and get the most of it.

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, Munnar 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 Munnar is $29. 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 Munnar in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Pune $23
    Munnar $13
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Pune $46
    Munnar $26
Compare Hotels in Pune and Munnar

Looking for a hotel in Pune or Munnar? 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 Munnar

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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 Munnar Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Pune $13
    Munnar $5.09

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Pune

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

  • Mumbai-Pune Transfer: $68
  • Pune Airport Transfer in Private Vehicle: $50
  • Simon Cabaret Show in Phuket including Return Transfer: $48
  • Private Transfer from Pune to Nashik: $44
  • Private Transfer from Pune (PNQ) Airport to Pune City: $37
  • Pune Airport Transfer: $30

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Munnar

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

  • Kochi to Munnar Transfer: $90

Is it cheaper to fly into Pune or Munnar?

Prices for flights to both Munnar 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
    Munnar $9.86

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

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Munnar

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

  • 4-Hour Private Cooking Class in Munnar: $26

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Pune $17
    Munnar $12

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
  • Agra Taj Tour from Pune: $220
  • Airport pickup-drop, Mumbai sightseeing and outstation: $40
  • All-in Phi Phi, Maiton, MayaBay, Khai, Bamboo islands Tour : $58
  • Best of Pune Sightseeing with Food Tasting Tour by Private Car: $88
  • 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
  • Food Walk Tour Pune (2 Hours Guided Food Tasting Walk): $25

Tours and Activities in Munnar

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

  • Half Day Hiking in Munnar Trekking Tour: $15
  • Wild Elephant Anakulam & Waterfalls Tour(munnar valley Trekking): $61
  • Chettinad Crafts And Culture Tour - From Madurai: $214
  • Chinnar Wild-life Visiting Tour (Eravikulam National Park): $48
  • Chinnar wild valley experience day tour ( By Munnar Info): $16
  • Full Day Tour Of Munnar: $218
  • Full Day Trekking Tour In Munnar: $185
  • Half Day Sunrise Tour on Top Station, Munnar ( By Munnar Info): $75
  • Half day trekking (munnar valley Trekking & Tours ): $11
  • Kochi to Thattekkad/ Kallarkutty/ Munnar Tour (One Way Trip): $126
  • Medium Hard Trekking (munnar valley Trekking & Tours ) : $8.60
  • Meesapulimalai Trekking 'the second highest peak in South India' - Private Tour: $130

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Pune $15
    Munnar $6.10

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

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

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

Which is Bigger, Pune or Munnar?

Pune has a larger population, and is about 40 times larger than the population of Munnar. When comparing the sizes of Pune and Munnar, 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.