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

Should you visit Pushkar or Jaipur?

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

Where Should I go: Pushkar or Jaipur?


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.


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.

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

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

Looking for a hotel in Pushkar 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 Pushkar

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: Pushkar Hotel Prices and Jaipur Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Pushkar $4.96
    Jaipur $1.54

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 : Pushkar Transfer in Private AC Car: $66
  • From Pushkar : Private Transfer To Udaipur: $65
  • Private Transfers Pushkar To New Delhi Drop: $61

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Jaipur

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

  • One-Way Transfer Airport to Hotel: $5.98
  • Private Transfer Jaipur Airport JAI To Jaipur Hotels: $8.98
  • Private Jaipur Arrival Transfer - Airport to Hotel/Accommodation: $9.20
  • Private Transfer Jaipur Hotels To Jaipur Airport (JAI) Drop: $9.20
  • Jaipur Airport Transfer: $10
  • Private Airport Transfer :- From Jaipur International Airport to Hotel: $10
  • Private Train Station Transfer :- From Jaipur Train Station to Hotel: $10
  • Jaipur/Delhi/Agra: Private One-Way Transfers: $12
  • Jaipur Airport & Hotel Transfers/Pickup & Drop: $13
  • Jaipur Airport Transfer: $14
  • Private Transfer From Jaipur to Agra including Fatehpur Sikri: $15
  • Round trip airport Transfer Between Jaipur & Jaipur Airport JAI: $18

Is it cheaper to fly into Pushkar or Jaipur?

Prices for flights to both Jaipur 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
    Jaipur $4.75
Typical Food Prices in Pushkar

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

  • Lunch

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Pushkar

Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Pushkar.

  • Taste of Pushkar (2 Hour Guided Street Food Tour Experience): $24

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
  • Culture walking and food tour with guide in Jaipur.: $14
  • Food Tour and Eat like Locals : $16
  • cooking class demo with dinner: $20
  • Famous Masala Chowk Food Tour: $20
  • Cooking class demo with dinner : $21
  • 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
  • Cooking Class in Jaipur with all Transport & Meals. : $22
  • Indian Home Based Cooking Class by Storyboard: $23
  • Taste of Jaipur (2 Hour Guided Street Food Tour with Local): $24

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Pushkar $8.23
    Jaipur $3.81

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: $1,795
  • 2 hours Sunset Camel Safari Adventure In Pushkar: $43
  • 2 hours Sunset Camel Safari Adventure In Pushkar: $47
  • 4 Days Jaipur Jodhpur Tour with Pushkar: $389
  • 7 - Days Tour of Udaipur, Chittaurgarh, Pushkar and Jaipur: $263
  • 7 - Days Tour of Udaipur, Chittaurgarh, Pushkar and Jaipur: $347
  • Afternoon Walk Tour with Sunset & Fire Ritual -The Pushkar Route : $7.00
  • Afternoon Walking tour with Sunset & Arti -The Pushkar Route: $7.18
  • Amazing 3 Nights 4 Days Jaipur with Ajmer Pushkar Tour: $622
  • Cultural Walk of Pushkar (2 Hours Guided Walking Tour): $13
  • Day Tour From Pushkar Without Guide: $60
  • Discovering Holy Pushkar and Ajmer : Guided Full Day Tour: $138

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.

  • All Inclusive Full Day Guided Jaipur City Tour: $4.49
  • Agra Sunrise Sightseeing with Fatehpur Sikri: All Inclusive: $5.00
  • Private Guided Half Day Tour Jaipur : $5.00
  • From Half-Day City Tour with Guide: $5.86
  • Private Full-Day City Tour By Car: $5.89
  • Private Full Day Jaipur Sightseeing Tour By Tuk-Tuk: $5.98
  • Private Shopping City Tour by Tuk Tuk: $5.98
  • Private Jaipur Same-Day Tour from Delhi by Car: $5.98
  • Private Shopping Tour by Tuk Tuk: $5.98
  • Full day Jaipur sightseeing tour by tuk tuk.: $6.22
  • From Private Half-Day City Tour with Guide: $6.50
  • Jaipur customized Half Day Tour: $6.54

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Pushkar $6.69
    Jaipur $2.72

Sample the Local Flavors in Jaipur

Here are a few nightlife and alcohol tours and activities from local tour providers in Jaipur:

  • Pub Crawl Walking Tour: $39
  • Pub Crawl Jaipur: $39

When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Pushkar and Jaipur, we can see that Pushkar 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 Pushkar would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Pushkar 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 Pushkar Expensive? and Is Jaipur Expensive?.

Which is Bigger, Pushkar or Jaipur?

Jaipur has a larger population, and is about 170 times larger than the population of Pushkar. When comparing the sizes of Pushkar 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.