A Travel Price Comparison for India Pushkar vs. Chennai for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Pushkar or Chennai?

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

Which city is more affordable and which is best for your travel style? If you're trying to figure out where to go next, comparing the travel costs between Pushkar and Chennai can help you decide which place is right for you.

Where Should I go: Pushkar or Chennai?

Pushkar

Pushkar is a city located in the state of Rajasthan, India. The city is considered a holy one; it's famous for its Brahma temple. It is also known for its ghats, its lake, and bazaar. Brahma is one part of the holy Hindu trinity and is known sit on a lotus flower (which is what 'Pushkar' translates to). In Hindu religion, Brahma is believed to be the creator of this world and Pushkar is the most important temple.

Chennai

Formerly known as Madras from its colonial history, Chennai today is one of India's largest cities and capital of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is located on the Bay of Bengal in southeastern India with an extensive stretch of sandy beaches, plenty of dining and shopping, a number of historic temples, monuments, and churches, plus amusement parks and more.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Sightseeing Tours in India, The Best Cultural Tours in India, The Best Food and Culinary Tours in India, and The Best Photography Tours in India.


Which place is cheaper, Chennai or Pushkar?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Pushkar is $28, while the average daily cost in Chennai 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 Pushkar and Chennai in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Pushkar $12
    Chennai $15
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Pushkar $24
    Chennai $30
Compare Hotels in Pushkar and Chennai

Looking for a hotel in Pushkar or Chennai? 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 Pushkar


Hotels in Chennai


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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: Pushkar Hotel Prices and Chennai Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Pushkar $4.96
    Chennai $2.61

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Pushkar

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Pushkar:

  • Private One Way Transfer From Pushkar To Ranthambore In AC Vehicle: $117
  • Private One Way Transfer From Pushkar To Udaipur In AC Vehicle: $112
  • Private One Way Transfer From Pushkar To Agra In AC Vehicle: $112
  • Private One Way Transfer From Pushkar To New Delhi In AC Vehicle: $112
  • Private One Way Transfer From Pushkar To Mount Abu In AC Vehicle: $112
  • From Pushkar : Private Transfer To Jaisalmer: $80
  • Private One Way Transfer From Pushkar To Jodhpur In AC Vehicle: $71
  • From Pushkar : Private Transfer To Ranthambore: $70
  • Private Transfer From Jaipur To Jodhpur Via Pushkar: $66
  • From Jaipur : Private Pushkar Transfer in AC Car: $66
  • From Pushkar : Private Transfer To Udaipur: $65
  • Private Transfers Pushkar To New Delhi Drop: $62

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Chennai

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

  • Chennai Airport to Hotel Transfer: $13
  • Chennai Airport Transfers : Budget Sedan and SUV Cabs: $15
  • Chennai - Private Departure Transfer from Hotel to Airport : $19
  • Departure Transfer from Chennai Hotels to Chennai airport: $20
  • Chennai - Private Arrival Transfer - From Airport to Hotel: $20
  • Affordable Chennai Airport Transfer: $24
  • Chennai International Airport to Hotel-Private Arrival transfer: $25
  • Bangalore - private departure transfer from Hotel to Airport : $35
  • Private Transfer from Chennai (MAA) Airport to Chennai City: $38
  • Private Transfer from Chennai City to Chennai (MAA) Airport: $38
  • Private Arrival Transfer: Chennai International Airport to Hotel: $40
  • Private Arrival Transfer: Chennai Airport (MAA) to Pondicherry Hotels: $145

Is it cheaper to fly into Pushkar or Chennai?

Prices for flights to both Chennai and Pushkar 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
    Pushkar $10
    Chennai $6.40
Typical Food Prices in Pushkar

Some typical examples of dining costs in Pushkar are as follows:


  • Lunch
    $2.39

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Chennai

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

  • 2 Hour Street Food Tour in Sowcarpet Chennai : $37
  • Private In-Home Vegetarian Cooking Class and Meal in Chennai: $46
  • Private Vegetarian South Indian Cooking Class in Chennai : $48
  • South Indian Cooking Class in Chennai with a Passionate Baker: $48
  • South Indian Vegetarian Cooking Class in Chennai with Menna: $54
  • South Indian Vegetarian Cooking Class Near the Chennai airport: $62
  • Traditional Tamil Brahmin Vegetarian Cooking Lesson with a Local in Her Home: $74
  • Private Authentic Indian Cooking Class in Chennai with a Local: $76
  • Private 3-Hour Cooking Lesson and Meal in Chennai: $100
  • Authentic South Indian Cooking Class and Vegetarian Meal with a Local in Chennai: $122
  • Food Trail In Sowcarpet With Transport And Dinner - Chennai: $216

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Pushkar $8.22
    Chennai $2.77

Tours and Activities in Pushkar

Some specific costs of activities, tours, and entrance tickets for Pushkar are as follows:

  • 10 Days Rajasthan Heritage and Culture Tour: $1,710
  • 4 Days Jaipur Jodhpur Tour with Pushkar: $390
  • 7 - Days Tour of Udaipur, Chittaurgarh, Pushkar and Jaipur: $348
  • 7 - Days Tour of Udaipur, Chittaurgarh, Pushkar and Jaipur: $264
  • Afternoon Walk Tour with Sunset & Fire Ritual -The Pushkar Route : $7.00
  • Afternoon Walking tour with Sunset & Arti -The Pushkar Route: $7.20
  • Amazing 3 Nights 4 Days Jaipur with Ajmer Pushkar Tour: $624
  • City Walking Tour-THE Pushkar Route: $6.76
  • Cultural Walk of Pushkar (2 Hours Guided Walking Tour): $13
  • Day Tour From Pushkar Without Guide: $60
  • Evening Walking Tour with Fire Rituals-The Pushkar Route: $7.20
  • Evening Walking tour with Fire Ceremony - The Pushkar Route : $8.00

Tours and Activities in Chennai

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

  • Chennai Heritage Trails (2 Hour Guided Walking Tour): $13
  • Explore Chennai in Nightlights (2 Hour Guided Walking Tour): $13
  • Spiritual Trails of Chennai (2 Hour Guided Walking Tour): $13
  • Private Night Walking Tour Chennai: $13
  • Walking Tour Chennai: $14
  • Chennai Night Walk Tour ( 2 hours guided walking tour): $16
  • Chennai Walking Tour ( 2 hours guided tour): $16
  • Magical Chennai Markets Tour (2 Hours Guided Walking Tour): $17
  • Chennai Walk of Divinity (2 Hours Guided Walking Tour): $17
  • Chennai Street Food Crawl ( 2 hours guided walking tour): $22
  • Food Walk Tour Chennai: $25
  • Chennai Cultural Walking Tour: $26

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Pushkar $6.68
    Chennai $3.08


When comparing the travel costs between Pushkar and Chennai, we can see that Chennai is more expensive. However, the two cities are actually relatively comparable in price, as the difference is somewhat minimal. Generally, this means that you could travel with generally the same travel style and level of luxury in each place. Since both cities are in Asia, it's no surprise that their costs are relatively close, as many destinations here have somewhat similar travel prices overall.

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


Which is Bigger, Pushkar or Chennai?

Chennai has a larger population, and is about 270 times larger than the population of Pushkar. When comparing the sizes of Pushkar and Chennai, 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.

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