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

Should you visit Srinagar or Lucknow?

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

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

Srinagar

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.

Lucknow

Lucknow, located in the central region of Awadh, is the capital city of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. With a very rich cultural and historical past, Lucknow has been at the heart of North Indian culture for many centuries. It thrives in areas of art, cuisine, dance, culture, music, and more.

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Which place is cheaper, Lucknow 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 Lucknow is $46. 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 Lucknow in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Srinagar $15
    Lucknow $19
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Srinagar $30
    Lucknow $38
Compare Hotels in Srinagar and Lucknow

Looking for a hotel in Srinagar or Lucknow? 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 Lucknow


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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 Lucknow Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Srinagar $2.56
    Lucknow $13

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
  • Srinagar Airport Transfers Taxi Service: $16
  • Srinagar Airport Transfer: $28
  • Private Transfer from Srinagar to Sheikh ul-Alam (SXR) Airport: $68
  • Private Transfer from Sheikh ul-Alam (SXR) Airport to Srinagar: $68
  • Private Round-trip Transfer from Srinagar to Gulmarg: $37
  • Kashmir: 5-Day Tour with Houseboat Stay and Transfers: $240
  • A Private Airport Transfer in Srinagar: $27

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Lucknow

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

  • Agra to Lucknow Transfer: $100
  • Lucknow 3-Days Private Tour with Hotel and Transfers: $277
  • Lucknow Airport Transfer: $28
  • Private Transfer from Chaudhary Charan Singh (LKO) Airport to Lucknow: $41
  • Private Transfer from Lucknow to Chaudhary Charan Singh (LKO) Airport: $41
  • Private Transfer from Lucknow to Kanpur: $28

Is it cheaper to fly into Srinagar or Lucknow?

Prices for flights to both Lucknow 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
  • Food Meals for one day
    Srinagar $5.17
    Lucknow $17

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Lucknow

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

  • Dinner With A Maharaja In Lucknow: $272

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Srinagar $10
    Lucknow $14

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

Tours and Activities in Lucknow

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

  • Lucknow Scavenger Hunt and Sights Self-Guided Tour: $6.59
  • Lucknow Scavenger Hunt and Sights Self-Guided Tour: $6.75
  • Heritage & Cultural Walk of Lucknow (2 Hours Guided Walking Tour): $13
  • Colonial Walk of Lucknow (2 Hours Guided Walking Tour): $13
  • Heritage & Cultural Walk of Lucknow (2 Hours Guided Walking Tour): $14
  • Heritage Lucknow Photography Tour (2 Hours Guided Walking Tour): $14
  • Night Walk Lucknow (2 Hours Guided Walking Tour): $14
  • Day Tour Of Lucknow: $22
  • Lucknow Food Crawl (2 Hours Guided Local Food Tasting Tour): $25
  • Private Ayodhya & Ram Mandir Temple Tour: $47
  • Custom Private Lucknow Sightseeing Trip with Guided Trip: $61
  • 8 Hour: Lucknow Full day City Sightseeing Trip: $61

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Srinagar $2.56
    Lucknow $7.04

Sample the Local Flavors in Lucknow

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

  • Pub Crawl Lucknow: $39


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


Which is Bigger, Srinagar or Lucknow?

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

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