A Travel Price Comparison for India Srinagar vs. Cochin for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Srinagar or Cochin?

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

If you're trying to decide where to visit between Srinagar or Cochin, this travel comparison, which includes costs, can help. The overall cost of travel is usually a consideration when deciding where to go next, and the cost comparison down below can help you decide based on the average prices from other travelers along with your own travel budget.

Where Should I go: Srinagar or Cochin?


Lying on the banks of the Jhelum River, Srinagar is the largest city and the summer capital of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. It is best known for its gardens, waterfronts, and houseboats as well as local traditional Kashmiri handicrafts and dried fruits.


Cochin is a large city in Kerala, India. It's a cosmopolitan commercial port city with a population of over two million and is a major tourist destination. The city has a diverse population that has migrated from elsewhere in Kerala, as well as the rest of India. The city continues to become more cosmopolitan with fashion shifting to western styles. There are also many large shopping malls as well as an enthusiasm for sports such as football (soccer) or cricket.

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Which place is cheaper, Cochin or Srinagar?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Srinagar is $26, while the average daily cost in Cochin is $36. 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 Srinagar and Cochin in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Srinagar $15
    Cochin $15
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Srinagar $30
    Cochin $30
Compare Hotels in Srinagar and Cochin

Looking for a hotel in Srinagar or Cochin? 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 Srinagar

Hotels in Cochin

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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: Srinagar Hotel Prices and Cochin Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Srinagar $2.56
    Cochin $9.90

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Srinagar

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Srinagar:

  • A Private Airport Transfer in Srinagar: $27
  • Kashmir Transport Services for Transfers & Sightseeing Tours: $73
  • Kashmir: 5-Day Tour with Houseboat Stay and Transfers: $239
  • Private Transfer from Sheikh ul-Alam (SXR) Airport to Srinagar: $69
  • Private Transfer from Srinagar to Sheikh ul-Alam (SXR) Airport: $69
  • Srinagar Airport Transfer: $28
  • Srinagar Airport Transfers Taxi Service: $16
  • Srinagar To Leh, Ladakh Taxi (One way Transfer): $245
  • Full Day Car for Transfer and Sightseeing Tours: $72

Is it cheaper to fly into Srinagar or Cochin?

Prices for flights to both Cochin and Srinagar 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
    Srinagar $5.18
    Cochin $12

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Srinagar

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

  • Candle Lit Romantic Dinner In Kashmir: $48

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Srinagar $10
    Cochin $10

Tours and Activities in Srinagar

Here are a few actual costs in Srinagar for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:

  • Srinagar Splendors: A Private City Tour: $65
  • Private Old City and Mughal Gardens Guided Tour: $68
  • Gulmarg Adventure: A Thrilling Day Trip from Srinagar: $71
  • Enchanting Day Tour with Shikara Ride at Dal Lake: $80
  • A Private Guided Walking Tour Through Old Srinagar: $126
  • Full day tour of Srinagar with Entrance Fee & Guide: $154
  • Private Day Tour with Shikara Ride at Dal Lake: $192
  • Kashmir Houseboat Tour Package for 3 Days: $209
  • Full day tour of Srinagar with Entrance Fee, Guide, Shikara ride & Lunch: $222
  • Pahalgam Panorama: An Enchanting Tour from Srinagar: $239
  • 3 Days Kashmir Houseboat Tour in Srinagar: $282
  • 5 Days and 4 Nights Private Tour of Kashmir: $285

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Srinagar $2.56
    Cochin $8.79

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

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

Which is Bigger, Srinagar or Cochin?

Srinagar has a larger population, and is about 61% larger than the population of Cochin. When comparing the sizes of Srinagar and Cochin, 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.