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

Should you visit Pune or Mysore?

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

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

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.

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.

Which place is cheaper, Mysore 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 Mysore is $33. 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 Mysore in more detail.



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

Looking for a hotel in Pune or Mysore? 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 Mysore


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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 Mysore Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Pune $14
    Mysore $8.04

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Pune

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

  • Simon Cabaret Show in Phuket including Return Transfer (SHA Plus): $50
  • Simon Cabaret Show in Phuket including Return Transfer: $50
  • Pune Airport Transfer in Private Vehicle: $50
  • Pune Airport Transfer: $30
  • Private Transfer from Pune to your Accommodation in Mumbai: $26
  • Private Transfer from Pune to Shirdi: $42
  • Private Transfer from Pune to Nashik: $45
  • Private Transfer from Pune City to Pune (PNQ) Airport: $38
  • Private Transfer from Pune (PNQ) Airport to Pune City: $38
  • Private Pune Airport - Pune City Round-Trip Transfer: $44
  • Private Departure Transfer Phuket Hotel to Phuket Airport : $26
  • Private Arrival Transfer from Pune Airport to Pune City: $22

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

Is it cheaper to fly into Pune or Mysore?

Prices for flights to both Mysore 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
    Mysore $12

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: $32
  • 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

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Pune $17
    Mysore $9.37

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 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): $134
  • Day Trip to Brindavan Gardens & Srirangapatna (Guided Sightseeing Tour by Car): $135
  • 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
  • Hire a Guide for Full day Mysore sightseeing with own transport: $40
  • Mysore Night Walk (2 Hours Guided Walking Tour): $31
  • Mysore Private Tour: $35
  • 2-Day Palace and Gardens Tour from Bangalore: $211

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Pune $15
    Mysore $9.60

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 Mysore, we can see that Pune 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 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 Mysore.

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


Which is Bigger, Pune or Mysore?

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