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

Should you visit Pushkar or Mysore?

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

Where Should I go: Pushkar or Mysore?


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.


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.

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, Mysore 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 Mysore is $34. 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 Mysore in more detail.

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

Looking for a hotel in Pushkar 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 Pushkar

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: Pushkar Hotel Prices and Mysore Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Pushkar $4.96
    Mysore $8.00

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Pushkar

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Pushkar:

  • Private Transfers Pushkar To Udaipur Drop: $49
  • Private Transfers Pushkar To New Delhi Drop: $61
  • Private Transfers Pushkar To Jodhpur Drop: $49
  • Private Transfer from Pushkar to Jaipur: $42
  • Private Transfer From Jaipur To Jodhpur Via Pushkar: $66
  • Private One Way Transfer From Pushkar To Udaipur In AC Vehicle: $112
  • Private One Way Transfer From Pushkar To Ranthambore In AC Vehicle: $117
  • 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
  • Private One Way Transfer From Pushkar To Jodhpur In AC Vehicle: $71
  • Private One Way Transfer From Pushkar To Jaipur In AC Vehicle: $45
  • Private One Way Transfer From Pushkar To Agra In AC Vehicle: $112

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 Pushkar or Mysore?

Prices for flights to both Mysore 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
    Mysore $12
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

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Pushkar $8.23
    Mysore $9.32

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: $1,791
  • 2 hours Sunset Camel Safari Adventure In Pushkar: $45
  • 2 hours Sunset Camel Safari Adventure In Pushkar: $47
  • 4 Days Jaipur Jodhpur Tour with Pushkar: $388
  • 7 - Days Tour of Udaipur, Chittaurgarh, Pushkar and Jaipur: $346
  • 7 - Days Tour of Udaipur, Chittaurgarh, Pushkar and Jaipur: $263
  • Afternoon Walk Tour with Sunset & Fire Ritual -The Pushkar Route : $7.00
  • Afternoon Walking tour with Sunset & Arti -The Pushkar Route: $7.17
  • Amazing 3 Nights 4 Days Jaipur with Ajmer Pushkar Tour: $621
  • 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: $137

Tours and Activities in Mysore

For Mysore, here are a few prices for actual activities, tours, and tickets provided by various companies:

  • Vibrant Markets of Mysore (2 Hours Guided Walking Tour): $13
  • Mysore Night Walk (2 Hours Guided Walking Tour): $30
  • Mysore Private Tour: $35
  • Hire a Guide for Full day Mysore sightseeing with own transport: $39
  • Private Full-Day Sightseeing Tour of the City: $40
  • Full Day Private Guided Tour of Mysore: $55
  • Nature Trails of Mysore (Guided Half Day City Sightseeing Tour): $82
  • Private Custom Tour: Mysore Sightseeing with Guide: $86
  • 6-Hours Mysuru Cultural Tour with Guide and Transportation: $95
  • Bangalore: Mysore Full day Tour with Guide and Lunch: $107
  • Private Day Tour from Mysore to Belur and Beyond: $122
  • Touristic Highlights of Mysore (Guided Fullday City Sightseeing Tour by Car): $131

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Pushkar $6.69
    Mysore $9.54

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

Which is Bigger, Pushkar or Mysore?

Mysore has a larger population, and is about 50 times larger than the population of Pushkar. When comparing the sizes of Pushkar 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.