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

Should you visit Srinagar or Jaipur?

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

If you're trying to decide where to visit between Srinagar or Jaipur, 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 Jaipur?


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.


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.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Luxury Tours to India, The Best Budget Tours to India, The Best One-Week (7-Day) Tours from New Delhi, and The Best One-Week (7-Day) Tours from Mumbai.

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

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

Looking for a hotel in Srinagar 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 Srinagar

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: Srinagar Hotel Prices and Jaipur Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Srinagar $2.56
    Jaipur $1.54

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Srinagar

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Srinagar:

  • Srinagar- transfers+Hotel+Sightseeing: $254
  • Srinagar To Leh, Ladakh Taxi (One way Transfer): $246
  • Kashmir: 5-Day Tour with Houseboat Stay and Transfers: $240
  • Private Transfer from Sheikh ul-Alam (SXR) Airport to Srinagar: $68
  • Private Transfer from Srinagar to Sheikh ul-Alam (SXR) Airport: $68
  • Private Round-trip Transfer from Srinagar to Gulmarg: $37
  • Srinagar Airport Transfer: $28
  • A Private Airport Transfer in Srinagar: $27
  • Srinagar Airport Transfers Taxi Service: $16

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Jaipur

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

  • 2-Day Jaipur City Tour visit Amber Fort, City Palace with Transfers: $164
  • 3 Day Guided Jaipur Tour With Stay at Heritage Home With Transfer: $144
  • Affordable transfer from Jaipur to Agra via Fatehpur Sikri: $33
  • Agra to Jaipur Private Transfer: $74
  • Amber fort Skip-the-Line E-tickets & guide Jaipur transfers: $30
  • Day Trip to Keoladeo Birds National Park from Jaipur With Transfer to Agra: $99
  • From Agra : 2 Day Jaipur Transfer & Jaipur Sightseeing Tour: $162
  • From Agra: Private Jaipur Tour with Transfer to Delhi: $122
  • From Delhi: Private Jaipur Guided, City Tour with Transfers: $36
  • From Jaipur : Private Transfer To Agra: $45
  • From Jaipur : Private Transfer To Mandawa: $45
  • From Jaipur : Private Transfer To Pushkar: $27

Is it cheaper to fly into Srinagar or Jaipur?

Prices for flights to both Jaipur 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 $5.17
    Jaipur $4.75

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
  • Indian Cooking Class with Local Family in Jaipur: $9.80
  • Culture walking and food tour with guide in Jaipur.: $14
  • Dinner With Traditional Rajput Family (Its Not Just Only A Cooking Class) : $16
  • Food Tour and Eat like Locals : $16
  • cooking class demo with dinner: $20
  • 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
  • Taste of Jaipur (2 Hour Guided Street Food Tour with Local): $24
  • 3-Hour Jaipur Vegetarain Rajasthani Food Private Cooking Class with Meal: $24
  • History Street Food Tour with Local Guide: $25

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Srinagar $10
    Jaipur $3.81

Tours and Activities in Srinagar

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

  • 5 Days and 4 Nights Private Tour of Kashmir: $285
  • 6 Days Kashmir Tour with Gulmarg, Pahalgam and Sonamarg: $300
  • A Private Guided Walking Tour Of Old Srinagar With Lunch: $184
  • Enchanting Kashmir: A 6-Day Srinagar Adventure: $420
  • From 5-Days Kashmir Tour with Gulmarg and Pahalgam: $1,799
  • Full day tour of Srinagar with Entrance Fee & Guide: $154
  • Full day tour of Srinagar with Entrance Fee, Guide, Shikara ride & Lunch: $222
  • Gulmarg Adventure: A Thrilling Day Trip from Srinagar: $71
  • Kashmir Houseboat Tour Package: $209
  • Magical Kashmir Tour: $715
  • Private Custom Tour: Gulmarg local Sightseeing with guide: $74
  • Srinagar Splendors: A Private City Tour: $65

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: $4.50
  • Private Taj Mahal Sunrise Tour from Jaipur by Car: $5.00
  • From Half-Day City Tour with Guide: $5.88
  • Private Shopping City Tour by Tuk Tuk: $6.00
  • Private Shopping Tour by Tuk Tuk: $6.00
  • From Private Half-Day City Tour with Guide: $6.50
  • Full day Jaipur sightseeing tour by tuk tuk.: $6.53
  • Jaipur customized Half Day Tour: $6.54
  • Full-Day Private Sightseeing Tour by tuk tuk: $6.72
  • Private Full-Day Jaipur Sightseeing Tour by Tuk-Tuk: $6.75
  • Private Sightseeing Tour of Jaipur by Tuk-Tuk: $6.75
  • Private Full-Day Jaipur sightseeing Tour by Tuk Tuk : $7.36

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Srinagar $2.56
    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 Jaipur: $32
  • Pub Crawl Walking Tour: $38
  • Pub Crawl Jaipur: $39

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

Which is Bigger, Srinagar or Jaipur?

Jaipur has a larger population, and is about 3 times larger than the population of Srinagar. When comparing the sizes of Srinagar 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.