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

Should you visit Srinagar or Mumbai?

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

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

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.

Mumbai

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 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 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 Srinagar and Mumbai in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Srinagar $15
    Mumbai $34
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Srinagar $30
    Mumbai $68
Compare Hotels in Srinagar and Mumbai

Looking for a hotel in Srinagar 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 Srinagar


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: Srinagar Hotel Prices and Mumbai Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Srinagar $2.58
    Mumbai $7.82

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): $247
  • Private Transfer from Srinagar to Sheikh ul-Alam (SXR) Airport: $69
  • Private Transfer from Sheikh ul-Alam (SXR) Airport to Srinagar: $69
  • 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 Mumbai

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

  • Affordable transfer from Mumbai Airport to Pune: $28
  • Arrival Private Transfer Mumbai Airport BOM to Mumbai City by Minibus: $135
  • Arrival Private Transfers: Mumbai Airport BOM to Mumbai City in Business Car: $61
  • Arrival Private Transfers: Mumbai Airport BOM to Mumbai City in Luxury Van: $94
  • Departure Private Transfer Mumbai City to Mumbai Airport BOM by Business Car: $126
  • Departure Private Transfer Mumbai City to Mumbai Airport BOM by Minibus: $135
  • Departure Private Transfer Mumbai City to Mumbai Airport BOM by Sedan Car: $25
  • Departure Private Transfer from Mumbai City to Mumbai Airport BOM by minivan: $34
  • Departure Private Transfers: Mumbai City to Mumbai Airport BOM in Business Car: $61
  • Departure Private Transfers: Mumbai City to Mumbai Airport BOM in Luxury Van: $94
  • Dharavi Slum Tour including Hotel Transfers with Options: $8.08
  • Dharavi Slum Tour with Laundry And Hotel Transfer (South Mumbai): $46

Is it cheaper to fly into Srinagar or Mumbai?

Prices for flights to both Mumbai 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 $5.21
    Mumbai $26

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
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Srinagar $10
    Mumbai $2.68

Tours and Activities in Srinagar

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

  • 4 Days and 3 Nights Private Tour of Kashmir: $290
  • 5 Days and 4 Nights Private Tour of Kashmir: $285
  • 5-Days Kashmir tour includes Accommodation and Private Transportation : $277
  • 6 Days Kashmir Tour with Gulmarg, Pahalgam and Sonamarg: $302
  • A Private Guided Walking Tour Of Old Srinagar With Lunch: $184
  • A Private Guided Walking Tour Through Old Srinagar: $126
  • Enchanting Kashmir: A 6-Day Srinagar Adventure: $422
  • From 5-Days Kashmir Tour with Gulmarg and Pahalgam: $1,810
  • Full day tour of Srinagar with Entrance Fee & Guide: $122
  • Full day tour of Srinagar with Entrance Fee, Guide & Lunch: $205
  • Full day tour of Srinagar with Entrance Fee, Guide & Shikara ride: $150
  • Full day tour of Srinagar with Entrance Fee, Guide, Shikara ride & Lunch: $200

Tours and Activities in Mumbai

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

  • Slum Tour: Inside Dharavi's Vibrant Community: $5.16
  • 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
  • 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: $6.81
  • Scavenger Hunt and Sights Self-Guided Tour: $6.81
  • Mumbai Scavenger Hunt and Sights Self-Guided Tour: $6.98
  • Mumbai (Malabar District) Self-Guided Tour: $6.98
  • Exploring Dharavi: Mumbai's Walking Slum Tour: $7.42
  • Dharavi Slum Experience with Local Resident English Guide: $7.82
  • Dharavi Slum Tour: $7.84

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Srinagar $2.58
    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 Srinagar and Mumbai, we can see that Mumbai 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 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 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 Mumbai Expensive?.


Which is Bigger, Srinagar or Mumbai?

Mumbai has a larger population, and is about 10 times larger than the population of Srinagar. When comparing the sizes of Srinagar 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.