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

Should you visit Pushkar or Darjiling?

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 Darjiling can help you decide which place is right for you.

Where Should I go: Pushkar or Darjiling?


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.


What began as a cluster of villages grew to prominence in the 19th Century when the British first established a hill station here and eventually realized that the climate was well-suited for tea plantations. Darjeeling (or Darjiling) has since become known for its teas in addition to cultural diversity, stunning views, and trekking opportunities.

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Which place is cheaper, Darjiling 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 Darjiling is $35. 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 Darjiling in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Pushkar $12
    Darjiling $13
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Pushkar $24
    Darjiling $26
Compare Hotels in Pushkar and Darjiling

Looking for a hotel in Pushkar or Darjiling? 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 Darjiling

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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 Darjiling Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Pushkar $4.95
    Darjiling $7.48

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: $61

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Darjiling

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

  • Private Transfer Darjeeling Hotels To Bagdogra Airport IXB Drop: $49
  • Rafting Journey at the Down on Teesta River's White Water with Private Transfer: $197

Is it cheaper to fly into Pushkar or Darjiling?

Prices for flights to both Darjiling 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 Meals for one day
    Pushkar $10
    Darjiling $14
Typical Food Prices in Pushkar

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

  • Lunch

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Pushkar $8.22
    Darjiling $12

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: $1,709
  • 2 hours Sunset Camel Safari Adventure In Pushkar: $47
  • 2 hours Sunset Camel Safari Adventure In Pushkar: $36
  • 4 Days Jaipur Jodhpur Tour with Pushkar: $390
  • 7 - Days Tour of Udaipur, Chittaurgarh, Pushkar and Jaipur: $264
  • 7 - Days Tour of Udaipur, Chittaurgarh, Pushkar and Jaipur: $348
  • 7-Days Golden Triangle Tour With Tiger & Leopard Safari: $661
  • 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

Tours and Activities in Darjiling

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

  • Heritage & Cultural Walk of Gangtok (2 Hours Guided Walking Tour): $13
  • Heritage & Cultural Walk of Darjeeling (2 Hours Guided Walking Tour): $13
  • Discover the Spiritual Trails of Darjeeling (2 Hours Guided Walking Tour): $13
  • Tiger Hill Darjeeling Nature Walk (3 Hours Guided Trekking Experience): $25
  • Colonial Heritage Walking Tour in Darjeeling: $31
  • Darjeeling Tea Garden Tour : $31
  • Mirik Lake Day tour From Darjeeling: $37
  • Private Morning Excursion Tour To Tiger Hill (3 Points) With Pickup and Drop: $61
  • Excursion to Tea Estate Tour With Tea Processing Tour with Transportation: $61
  • Darjeeling City Tour with Uber: $65
  • Gangtok Monastery Tour (Guided Halfday Sightseeing Tour by Car): $82
  • Darjeeling Full-Day Sightseeing Tour with Guide & Transports: $98

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Pushkar $6.68
    Darjiling $8.77

When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Pushkar and Darjiling, we can see that Darjiling is more expensive. And not only is Pushkar much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Pushkar would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Pushkar 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 Darjiling would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Darjiling than you might in Pushkar.

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

Which is Bigger, Pushkar or Darjiling?

Darjiling has a larger population, and is about 8 times larger than the population of Pushkar. When comparing the sizes of Pushkar and Darjiling, 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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