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

Should you visit Udaipur or Jaipur?

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 Jaipur. 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 Jaipur?

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.

Jaipur

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 Tours for Outdoor and Nature Lovers in India, The Best Adventure Tours to India, The Best Sightseeing Tours in India, and The Best Cultural Tours in India.


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



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Udaipur $16
    Jaipur $12
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Udaipur $32
    Jaipur $24
Compare Hotels in Udaipur and Jaipur

Looking for a hotel in Udaipur 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 Udaipur


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: Udaipur Hotel Prices and Jaipur Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Udaipur $6.99
    Jaipur $1.54
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 Jaipur

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

  • From Jaipur Taj Mahal & Agra Tour and Transfer to Delhi: $92
  • 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
  • Agra to Jaipur Private Transfer: $74
  • Amber fort Skip-the-Line E-tickets & guide Jaipur transfers: $24
  • Exclusive Safari at Jhalana Leopard Park Including Transfers: $162
  • Exploring the Colorful Markets: Shopping tour of Jaipur with Transfers: $107
  • From Agra : 2 Day Jaipur Transfer & Jaipur Sightseeing Tour: $96
  • From Agra: Private Jaipur Tour with Transfer to Delhi: $122
  • From Delhi; Jaipur Day Trip with Transfer: $69
  • From Jaipur : Private Transfer To Agra: $45
  • From Jaipur : Private Transfer To Pushkar: $27

Is it cheaper to fly into Udaipur or Jaipur?

Prices for flights to both Jaipur 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
    Jaipur $4.75

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

Typical Food Prices in Jaipur

Here are some examples of typical meal expenses from previous travelers to Jaipur:


  • Dinner
    $6.58
  • Soda
    $0.12

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
  • Culture walking and food tour with guide in Jaipur.: $14
  • Food Tour and Eat like Locals : $16
  • cooking class demo with dinner: $20
  • Famous Masala Chowk Food Tour: $20
  • Cooking class demo with dinner : $21
  • 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
  • Cooking Class in Jaipur with all Transport & Meals. : $22
  • Indian Home Based Cooking Class by Storyboard: $23
  • Taste of Jaipur (2 Hour Guided Street Food Tour with Local): $24

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

Typical Entertainment Prices in Jaipur

For Jaipur, here are some examples of average entertainment and activity prices from previous travelers:


  • Palace Entry for Two
    $1.20

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: $4.49
  • Agra Sunrise Sightseeing with Fatehpur Sikri: All Inclusive: $5.00
  • Private Guided Half Day Tour Jaipur : $5.00
  • From Half-Day City Tour with Guide: $5.86
  • Private Full-Day City Tour By Car: $5.89
  • Private Full Day Jaipur Sightseeing Tour By Tuk-Tuk: $5.98
  • Private Shopping City Tour by Tuk Tuk: $5.98
  • Private Jaipur Same-Day Tour from Delhi by Car: $5.98
  • Private Shopping Tour by Tuk Tuk: $5.98
  • Full day Jaipur sightseeing tour by tuk tuk.: $6.22
  • From Private Half-Day City Tour with Guide: $6.50
  • Jaipur customized Half Day Tour: $6.54

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Udaipur $8.92
    Jaipur $2.72

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

Sample the Local Flavors in Jaipur

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

  • Pub Crawl Walking Tour: $39
  • Pub Crawl Jaipur: $39


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


Which is Bigger, Udaipur or Jaipur?

Jaipur has a larger population, and is about 6 times larger than the population of Udaipur. When comparing the sizes of Udaipur 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.