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

Should you visit Pushkar or Mumbai?

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

Where Should I go: Pushkar or Mumbai?


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.


Mumbai is the largest city in India and the capital of Maharashtra state. It is still occasionally referred to as Bombay, but most people know it now as Mumbai. It's the commercial capital of the country and is a major port city. It's also famous for Bollywood, which is the movie capital of the country and famous for it's music filled Bollywood flicks that have become popular around the world. Mumbai is arguably the most cosmopolitan city in India and has some of the most liberal views of an otherwise conservative country. Many immigrants and expats live in Mumbai and it's easy to see the blend of cultures.

Which place is cheaper, Mumbai 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 Mumbai is $69. 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 Mumbai in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Pushkar $12
    Mumbai $34
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Pushkar $24
    Mumbai $68
Compare Hotels in Pushkar and Mumbai

Looking for a hotel in Pushkar or Mumbai? 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 Mumbai

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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 Mumbai Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Pushkar $4.99
    Mumbai $7.82

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 Agra In AC Vehicle: $112
  • Private One Way Transfer From Pushkar To Udaipur 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
  • From Jaipur : Private Pushkar Transfer in AC Car: $66
  • From Pushkar : Private Transfer To Udaipur: $65
  • Private Transfers Pushkar To New Delhi Drop: $62
  • Private Transfers Pushkar To Jodhpur Drop: $49

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Mumbai

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

  • Dharavi Slum Tour including Hotel Transfers with Options: $8.09
  • Mumbai Airport Transfer: $12
  • Private Transfer to/from Mumbai Airport: $24
  • Airport to Hotel or Hotel to Airport Transfers: $24
  • Departure Private Transfer Mumbai City to Mumbai Airport BOM by Sedan Car: $25
  • Private Transfer from Mumbai to your Accommodation in Pune: $26
  • Try find your better than us ! Airport transfer service in Mumbai HTL-APT (BOM): $27
  • Try find your better than us ! Airport transfer service in Mumbai APT-HTL (BOM): $27
  • Private Transfer From/To Mumbai Chhatrapati International Airport: $27
  • Affordable transfer from Mumbai Airport to Pune: $28
  • Mumbai Airport Transfer in Private Vehicle: $28
  • Private Hotel Transfers to/from Mumbai Airport: $30

Is it cheaper to fly into Pushkar or Mumbai?

Prices for flights to both Mumbai 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
    Mumbai $26
Typical Food Prices in Pushkar

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

  • Lunch

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Mumbai

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

  • Virtual Authentic Indian Tea and Paratha Cooking Class: $14
  • Discover Mumbai's street & beach with food tour: $17
  • Small Group Authentic Mumbai Virtual Cooking Class with Dessert: $20
  • Vegetarian Indian Cuisine Virtual Cooking Class Experience from Mumbai: $20
  • Mumbai Food Tour: $20
  • Mumbai Food Tour: $25
  • Mumbai Street Food Tour- Eat like a Local with sunset view: $26
  • Indian cusine demonstration cum hands on with Hi Tea / Dinner at a Family home: $33
  • Indian cusine demonstration cum hands on with Hi Tea / Dinner at a Family home: $33
  • Street Food Tour: $36
  • Experience Mumbai Street Food Tour: $36
  • Mumbai Street Food Tour with Sun Set View: $38

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Pushkar $8.28
    Mumbai $2.68

Tours and Activities in Pushkar

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

  • 4 Days Jaipur Jodhpur Tour with Pushkar: $392
  • 7 - Days Tour of Udaipur, Chittaurgarh, Pushkar and Jaipur: $326
  • 7 - Days Tour of Udaipur, Chittaurgarh, Pushkar and Jaipur: $350
  • Afternoon Walk Tour with Sunset & Fire Ritual -The Pushkar Route : $7.00
  • Afternoon Walking tour with Sunset & Arti -The Pushkar Route: $7.24
  • Amazing 3 Nights 4 Days Jaipur with Ajmer Pushkar Tour: $628
  • 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: $7.24
  • Evening Walking tour with Fire Ceremony - The Pushkar Route : $8.00
  • Experience Private Food And Culture Walk-The Pushkar Route: $15

Tours and Activities in Mumbai

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

  • Audio Guided Walking Tour on HopOn India App – From Gateway to Fountain, Mumbai: $5.32
  • Mumbai's Historical Architecture: A Self-Guided Audio Tour: $5.40
  • Slum Tour: Inside Dharavi's Vibrant Community: $5.43
  • Highlights Bus Full-Day Tour in Hindi: $5.43
  • Audio Guided Tour of Matunga & Dadar Parsi Colony, Mumbai: $6.14
  • Malabar District, Scavenger Hunt & Self-Guided Tour: $6.79
  • Scavenger Hunt and Sights Self-Guided Tour: $6.79
  • Mumbai (Malabar District) Self-Guided Tour: $6.97
  • Mumbai Scavenger Hunt and Sights Self-Guided Tour: $6.97
  • Exploring Dharavi: Mumbai's Walking Slum Tour: $7.42
  • Dharavi Slum Tour: $7.85
  • Dharavi Slum Experience with Local Resident English Guide: $8.69

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Pushkar $6.73
    Mumbai $3.71

Sample the Local Flavors in Mumbai

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Mumbai:

  • Bombay Party (Bar Crawl): $25
  • South Bombay Pub Crawl: $39
  • South Bombay Pub Crawl: $40
  • South Bombay Pub Crawl: $40
  • Mumbai Pub Crawl: History, Iconic Bars, Cocktail Workshop, Stories and Drinks : $90
  • Mumbai Private Bar Crawl with City Night Tour: $124
  • Nashik: Private Full-Day Wine Tour with Tastings From Mumbai: $128
  • Full-Day Private Wine Tour at Sula Vineyards from Mumbai: $153
  • Wine Tasting Tour Sula Vineyards Nashik - (Day excursion from Mumbai): $163

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

Which is Bigger, Pushkar or Mumbai?

Mumbai has a larger population, and is about 780 times larger than the population of Pushkar. When comparing the sizes of Pushkar and Mumbai, 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.