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

Should you visit Srinagar or Pune?

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

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


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.


Located in Maharashtra, Pune is the state's second largest city and cultural capital. Not only is it a hub for museums, temples, beaches, and scenic overlooks, but it also has a thriving nightlife and general atmosphere due to the student population.

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, Pune 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 Pune is $51. 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 Pune in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Srinagar $15
    Pune $23
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Srinagar $30
    Pune $46
Compare Hotels in Srinagar and Pune

Looking for a hotel in Srinagar or Pune? 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 Pune

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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 Pune Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Srinagar $2.56
    Pune $14

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Srinagar

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Srinagar:

  • One-Way Transfer Airport to Hotel: $36
  • Full Day Car for Transfer and Sightseeing Tours: $72
  • Srinagar To Leh, Ladakh Taxi (One way Transfer): $245
  • Srinagar Airport Transfers Taxi Service: $16
  • Srinagar Airport Transfer: $28
  • Private Transfer from Srinagar to Sheikh ul-Alam (SXR) Airport: $69
  • Private Transfer from Sheikh ul-Alam (SXR) Airport to Srinagar: $69
  • Kashmir: 5-Day Tour with Houseboat Stay and Transfers: $239
  • Kashmir Transport Services for Transfers & Sightseeing Tours: $73
  • A Private Airport Transfer in Srinagar: $27

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Pune

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

  • Mumbai-Pune Transfer: $68
  • Private Transfer from Pune (PNQ) Airport to Pune City: $37
  • Private Transfer from Pune to Nashik: $44
  • Private Transfer from Pune to Shirdi: $42
  • Pune Airport Transfer: $30
  • One-Way Transfer Airport to Hotel: $26
  • Simon Cabaret Show in Phuket including Return Transfer (SHA Plus): $49

Is it cheaper to fly into Srinagar or Pune?

Prices for flights to both Pune 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
    Pune $18

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

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Pune

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

  • Guided Street Food Tour with Cultural Charms of Pune: $21
  • Traditional Cooking Classes & Dinner with Chef Family: $32
  • Traditional Cooking Classes & Dinner with Chef Family: $33
  • Coral Island, Promthep Cape & Sunset Dinner with Power Catamaran: $53
  • Organic Thai cooking class: $67

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Srinagar $10
    Pune $17

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: $299
  • From 5-Day Kashmir Tour with Gulmarg and Pahalgam: $1,795
  • 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 for 3 Days: $209
  • Kashmir Millennial Special Tour 4 Nights 5 Days: $479
  • Magical Kashmir Tour: $677
  • Pahalgam Panorama: An Enchanting Tour from Srinagar: $239
  • Private Custom Excursion Tour to Gulmarg from Srinagar with Guide: $74
  • Private Custom Tour: Pahalgam sightseeing with guide: $74

Tours and Activities in Pune

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

  • Pune Scavenger Hunt and Sights Self-Guided Tour: $6.71
  • Pune Scavenger Hunt and Sights Self-Guided Tour: $6.89
  • Guided Tour to Shaniwar Wada & Peshwas legacy with Entrance: $9.80
  • Skip the Line: Meher Retreat Day Picnic Ticket, Near Pune: $12
  • Shaniwar Wada Walking Tour: $13
  • Night Walk Tour Pune: $13
  • Walking Tour of Pune (2 Hours Guided Walk): $14
  • Night Walk Tour Pune (2 Hours Guided Walking Tour): $17
  • Experience Spiritual Culture in Pune with a local - 2 Hours: $17
  • Guided Tour to Shaniwar Wada Fort and Peshwas Legacy: $18
  • Pune Walking Tour with a Punekar: $21
  • Private Walking Tour & Food tasting with a Local: $21

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Srinagar $2.56
    Pune $15

Sample the Local Flavors in Pune

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Pune:

  • Pune Pub Crawl: $25
  • Pub Crawl (3 Hours Guided Bar Hopping Tour): $37
  • Pub Crawl (3 Hours Guided Bar Hopping Tour): $39

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

Which is Bigger, Srinagar or Pune?

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