A Travel Price Comparison for India Udaipur vs. Hyderabad for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Udaipur or Hyderabad?

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

Which city should you visit? Read on to compare the activities as well as the prices of travel for Udaipur and Hyderabad. We'll break down costs for accommodation, food, transportation and more to help you learn more about these two destinations. Then, you can figure out if either of these two places are accessible based on your travel budget, schedule, and interests. So, let's dig into it.

Where Should I go: Udaipur or Hyderabad?

Udaipur

Udaipur, also known as the "Venice of the East," is becoming increasingly popular as an Indian wedding destination as well as with travelers searching for a romantic and picturesque city, rich with history, scenic areas, and palaces.

The "City of Lakes" is located in south of Rajasthan. There are a total of ten lakes in the lake system, which are connected and sustain water for drinking, irrigation and industrial use, which contributes to another reason for Udaipur's booming tourism: alcohol.

Udaipur has ideal climate and available water to support a liquor plant while a number of other Indian states ban the consumption of liquor altogether. Many local tourists, such as those from the neighboring dry state of Gujarat on the west, visit Udaipur specifically for this reason, especially considering that Gujarati alcohol prices are much higher and liquor must be purchased through the black market. It's no wonder why Udaipur is the destination for celebrations and vacation.

Udaipur has tropical weather and three main seasons, which are summer, monsoon, and winter. Winter, which takes place between September to March, is the most pleasant time to visit for sunny and warm days and cool nights.

Udaipur was also made famous in the James Bond film Octopussy. Several local hotels show the film nightly.

Hyderabad

Hyderabad, located in Southern India, is the capital of the state of Telangana. It is a city rich with history and tradition as well as booming in the technology industry, hosting the India headquarters for both Microsoft and Google. In addition to many upscale restaurants and shops, Hyderabad is also home to important historic sites and beautiful landmarks.

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Which place is cheaper, Hyderabad or Udaipur?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Udaipur is $33, while the average daily cost in Hyderabad is $50. 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 Udaipur and Hyderabad in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Udaipur $16
    Hyderabad $21
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Udaipur $32
    Hyderabad $42
Compare Hotels in Udaipur and Hyderabad

Looking for a hotel in Udaipur or Hyderabad? 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 Udaipur


Hotels in Hyderabad


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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: Udaipur Hotel Prices and Hyderabad Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Udaipur $6.99
    Hyderabad $13
Typical Local Transportation Prices in Udaipur

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for transportation costs in Udaipur:


  • Tuk Tuk Ride
    $0.48

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Udaipur

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Udaipur:

  • Private Transfer from Udaipur to Jodhpur with Kumbhalgarh and Ranakpur: $213
  • Private One Way Transfer From Udaipur To Agra: $157
  • Private One Way Transfer From Udaipur To Delhi: $157
  • From Jaisalmer : Private One Way Udaipur Transfer in AC Car: $150
  • Jagmandir Island And Sunset Boat Ride On Lake Pichola, Udaipur Without Transfers: $146
  • One Way Transfer Service From Udaipur To Delhi: $144
  • One Way Transfer Service From Udaipur To Agra: $132
  • Udaipur, The City of Lakes - A Heritage Walk with private transfers: $122
  • From Udaipur : Private Transfer To Ranthmbore: $118
  • Dilwara Temples & Mount Abu: Private Day Trip with Transfer: $105
  • One Way Transfer Service From Udaipur To Ranthmbore: $102
  • From Udaipur Transfer To Jaisalmer Via Ranakpur Jain Temple: $101

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Hyderabad

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

  • 6-hours Golconda Fort & Qutub Shahi Tombs Tour with transfer: $97
  • Full Day Ramoji Film City Tour with Lunch and Transfers: $115
  • Hyderabad Rajiv Gandhi Airport(HYD) to Downtown hotels- Arrival Private Transfer: $39
  • Airport Transfer to/from Hotel: $30
  • Full-Day City Tour with transfers & private guide: $85
  • Mumbai/Goa/Kochi/Bangalore - Private One-Way Transfer: $24
  • Pochampally Textile Tour with Private Transfer: $143
  • Private Transfer Round Trip Downtown to Hyderabad Airport: $87
  • Private Transfer from Hyderabad to Rajiv Gandhi (HYD) Airport: $62
  • Private Transfer from Rajiv Gandhi (HYD) Airport to Hyderabad: $62
  • US$ 40 Safe Transfer Airport To City Hotels In A Private Car Upto 3pax: $43

Is it cheaper to fly into Udaipur or Hyderabad?

Prices for flights to both Hyderabad and Udaipur 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
    Udaipur $11
    Hyderabad $18

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Udaipur

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

  • Private Traditional Dinner with an Indian Family in Udaipur: $8.98
  • Indian Cooking Class Udaipur meals+sweets 5 dishes Full meals: $11
  • Indian Cooking Class meals+sweets 5 dishes Full meals: $12
  • Enjoyable,homely & mom 's delicious cooking classes: $16
  • Durga Cooking Class: $17
  • mamta cooking class awarded by tripadvisor : $24
  • Taste of Udaipur (2 Hour Guided Street Food Tour Experience): $24
  • Guided Street Food Tour with Tastings: $25
  • Culinary Adventure: Make Pizza, Sip Wine At Royal Repast: $39
  • Secret Cooking Session with the bheel Tribe: $44
  • 3 Hours Indian Cooking Session at Local Home (Udaipur): $50
  • Jodhpur to Osian camel safari / Dinner At Dhani: $60

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Hyderabad

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

  • Hyderabad Evening Tour with Boat Ride, Laser Show & Dinner: $97
  • Cooking Demonstration of Ethnic Hyderabadi Cuisine at Private Residence (Dinner): $201

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Udaipur $10
    Hyderabad $16
Typical Entertainment Prices in Udaipur

Here are a few typical costs in Udaipur for activities, ticket prices, and tours that come from previous visitors:


  • Palace Entrance Fee
    $1.20
  • Lake Boat Tour
    $2.39

Tours and Activities in Udaipur

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

  • Full Day Udaipur City Tour by Private Vehicle: $92
  • Local Sightseeing - Udaipur ," Travel With Chinmay ".: $80
  • 3 Days Private Udaipur City Tour With Kumbhalgarh Fort & Ranakpur Jain Temple : $125
  • 3 Days Private Udaipur Highlights Tour: $90
  • 3 Days Private Udaipur Tour: $110
  • 3 Night 4 Days Udaipur And Jodhpur Tour By Car & Driver: $180
  • 3-Days Tour of Udaipur, Kumbhalgarh & Ranakpur with Jodhpur Drop: $120
  • 4 Night 5 Days Udaipur And Jodhpur Tour By Car & Driver: $162
  • 6 - Days Udaipur and Mount Abu Tour: $299
  • 6 Night 7 Days Udaipur,Jodhpur & Jaisalmer Tour From Udaipur : $275
  • 7 - Days Jaisalmer, Jodhpur and Udaipur Tour: $245
  • 7 - Days Jaisalmer, Jodhpur and Udaipur Tour: $359

Tours and Activities in Hyderabad

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

  • Charminar Skip the line Entry Ticket: $11
  • Heritage & Cultural Walk of Hyderabad (2 Hours Guided Walking Tour): $14
  • Night Walk Hyderabad (2 Hour Guided Walking Tour): $17
  • Heritage & Cultural Walk of Hyderabad (2 Hours Guided Tour): $17
  • Spiritual Trails of Hyderabad (2 Hours Guided Temples Tour): $17
  • Old City Guided Walking Tour: $40
  • Heritage Walking Tour of Old City and Charminar: $45
  • Private Half-Day Tour of Hyderabad Including Sound & Light Show: $48
  • Hussain Sagar Lake Private Walking Tour in Hyderabad : $49
  • Hyderabads Grand Heritage City Tour: $53
  • 4 hours Tour of Golkonda Fort and Qutb Shahi Tombs in Hyderabad: $60
  • The White Mughal tour in Hyderabad about Romance & Betrayal: $64

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Udaipur $8.92
    Hyderabad $11

Sample the Local Flavors in Udaipur

Also in Udaipur, these are the prices for nightlife and alcohol related activities from various tour providers:

  • Pub Crawl Uaipur (3 Hours Guided Nightlife Experience): $20
  • Pub Crawl Udaipur (3 Hours Guided Nightlife Experience): $35
  • 3-Hour Pub Crawl: $39
  • Pub Crawl Udaipur: $39


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

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


Which is Bigger, Udaipur or Hyderabad?

Hyderabad has a larger population, and is about 9 times larger than the population of Udaipur. When comparing the sizes of Udaipur and Hyderabad, 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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