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

Should you visit Udaipur or Jodhpur?

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 Jodhpur. 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 Jodhpur?


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.


Jodhpur is a city in the Rajasthan state of India. This city is located on the outskirts of the Thar Desert and is known for having sunshine almost every day of the year. Rao Jodha, an ancient Rajput chief, founded the city in 1459 AD. Many of the houses in the city are shades of blue, hence the reason that the city is sometimes referred to as the Blue City.

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Which place is cheaper, Jodhpur or Udaipur?

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

The average daily cost (per person) in Udaipur is $34, while the average daily cost in Jodhpur is $35. 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 Jodhpur in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Udaipur $16
    Jodhpur $15
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Udaipur $32
    Jodhpur $30
Compare Hotels in Udaipur and Jodhpur

Looking for a hotel in Udaipur or Jodhpur? 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 Jodhpur

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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 Jodhpur Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Udaipur $7.03
    Jodhpur $6.56
Typical Local Transportation Prices in Udaipur

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

  • Tuk Tuk Ride

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Udaipur

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Udaipur:

  • Private Transfer From Hotel To Airport: $11
  • Private Transfer From Airport to Hotel: $14
  • Udaipur, The City of Lakes - A Heritage Walk with private transfers: $122
  • Udaipur to jodhpur one Way Transfer: $52
  • Udaipur To Pushkar Private One Way Transfer: $60
  • Udaipur City Tour With Next Day Jodhpur Transfer: $72
  • Udaipur Airport to Hotel or Vice Versa Transfer: $24
  • Udaipur Airport Transfer: $30
  • Udaipur Airport Pick up Transfer: $12
  • Udaipur Airport : Private Transfer to/from Udaipur Hotels: $6.02
  • Udaipur / RaNaK PUR / jodhpur one Way Transfer: $55
  • Transfer From Udaipur To Jaipur Via Chittorgarh Fort: $85

Typical Local Transportation Prices in Jodhpur

Some typical examples of transportation costs in Jodhpur are as follows:

  • Tuk Tuk Ride

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Jodhpur

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

  • Affordable Jodhpur Airport Transfer: $15
  • Airport Transfer: Jodhpur Airport (JDH) to Hotels in Jodhpur: $22
  • From Jaisalmer : Private One Way Jodhpur Transfer in AC Car: $120
  • From Jodhpur : Private Transfer To Mount Abu: $55
  • From Jodhpur : Transfer To Jaipur With Visit Pushkar: $64
  • From Jodhpur : Transfer To Ranthmbore: $100
  • From Jodhpur :Private Transfer to Jaisalmer, Jaipur, Pushkar: $40
  • From Private Transfer to Pushkar: $35
  • Jaipur: Private Transfer to/from Jodhpur: $75
  • Jaisalmer: Private Transfer Servicer to Jodhpur: $42
  • Jodhpur :Transfer To Udaipur Via Ranakpur & Kumbhalgarh Fort: $48
  • Jodhpur Airport Transfer: $26

Is it cheaper to fly into Udaipur or Jodhpur?

Prices for flights to both Jodhpur 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 Meals for one day
    Udaipur $11
    Jodhpur $13

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: $9.03
  • 4-Hour Indian Food Cooking Class with full Meals: $12
  • 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, Osian camel ride &Dinner At Dhani (country side): $60
  • Jodhpur to Osian camel safari / Dinner At Dhani: $60
  • Evening Cooking Session and Dinner with an Indian Family: $72

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Jodhpur

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

  • chai and pakora cooking class: $6.17
  • Half Day Osian Village Safari Tour with Dinner: $11
  • Experience Jodhpur Food Tour With Pick Up & Drop Off: $15
  • Jodhpur Food Tour With Pick Up & Drop Off: $15
  • jodhpur walking street food tour with local guide: $18
  • Private Cooking Class in Jodhpur With Pick Up & Drop Off: $19
  • Experience Indian Food Cooking Session At Local Family: $20
  • Private Cooking Class In Jodhpur With Family: $22
  • Private Guided Cooking Workshop Experience in Jodhphur: $22
  • Waking Food Tour In Jodhpur: $24
  • Taste of Jodhpur (2 Hour Guided Street Food Tour Experience): $24
  • street food tour with over 8 food tastings: $24

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Udaipur $10
    Jodhpur $12
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
  • Lake Boat Tour

Tours and Activities in Udaipur

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

  • Guided Udaipur Tour With Drop Off To Jodhpur Next Day.: $135
  • 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: $181
  • 3-Days Tour of Udaipur, Kumbhalgarh & Ranakpur with Jodhpur Drop: $120
  • 4 Night 5 Days Udaipur And Jodhpur Tour: $155
  • 4 Night 5 Days Udaipur And Jodhpur Tour By Car & Driver: $163
  • 6 - Days Udaipur and Mount Abu Tour: $301
  • 7 - Days Jaisalmer, Jodhpur and Udaipur Tour: $361
  • 7 - Days Jaisalmer, Jodhpur and Udaipur Tour: $247
  • 7 Days Rajasthan Triangle Tour (Jaipur-Jodhpur-Udaipur): $482

Typical Entertainment Prices in Jodhpur

Below are a few sample prices from actual travelers for Jodhpur's activities, tours, and tickets:

  • Fort Entrance for Two
  • Astrology Reading

Tours and Activities in Jodhpur

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

  • Jodhpur Blue City Private Guided Tour: $9.28
  • Private Jodhpur Blue City Walking Tour with Guide: $10
  • 2-Hour Guided Walking Tour in Jodhpur: $10
  • Blue City Walking Tour: $11
  • Blue City Heritage Private Walking Tour With Pickup and Drop-Off: $11
  • walk to bluecity heritage tour: $11
  • Blue City Walk (2 Hours Guided Walking Tour): $11
  • Blue City Heritage Walking Tour With Pick Up & Drop Off: $11
  • Mehrangarh Fort & Jaswant Thada Guided Tour: $12
  • City Tour by Three-Wheeler Tuk Tuk: $12
  • Bluecity Heritage walk tour: $12
  • Jodhpur city tour in private car with guide: $12

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Udaipur $8.98
    Jodhpur $10

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): $36
  • 3-Hour Pub Crawl: $39

When comparing the travel costs between Udaipur and Jodhpur, we can see that Jodhpur is more expensive. However, the two cities are actually relatively comparable in price, as the difference is somewhat minimal. Generally, this means that you could travel with generally the same travel style and level of luxury in each place. Since both cities are in Asia, it's no surprise that their costs are relatively close, as many destinations here have somewhat similar travel prices overall.

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

Which is Bigger, Udaipur or Jodhpur?

Jodhpur has a larger population, and is about 2 times larger than the population of Udaipur. When comparing the sizes of Udaipur and Jodhpur, 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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