A Travel Price Comparison for India Udaipur vs. Kolkata (Calcutta) for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Udaipur or Kolkata (Calcutta)?

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 Kolkata (Calcutta). 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 Kolkata (Calcutta)?


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.

Kolkata (Calcutta)

Formerly known as Calcutta, Kolkata is the capital of West Bengal, India. Featuring colonial architecture, galleries, temples, and festivals, the city has flourished from its roots as an East India Company trading post in the 18th Century to a thriving metropolis. Today Kolkata is a diverse center of culture and bustling activity.

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, Kolkata (Calcutta) 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 Kolkata (Calcutta) is $37. 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 Kolkata (Calcutta) in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Udaipur $16
    Kolkata (Calcutta) $17
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Udaipur $32
    Kolkata (Calcutta) $34
Compare Hotels in Udaipur and Kolkata (Calcutta)

Looking for a hotel in Udaipur or Kolkata (Calcutta)? 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 Kolkata (Calcutta)

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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 Kolkata (Calcutta) Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Udaipur $6.98
    Kolkata (Calcutta) $5.11
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:

  • Udaipur Airport : Private Transfer to/from Udaipur Hotels: $6.00
  • Private Transfer From Hotel To Airport: $11
  • Udaipur Airport Pick up Transfer: $12
  • One Way Transfer Service From Udaipur Hotel To Airport: $13
  • One Way Transfer Service From Udaipur Airport To Hotel: $13
  • Private Transfer From Airport to Hotel: $14
  • Private Transfer From Udaipur Hotel To Udaipur Airport: $17
  • Private Transfer Udaipur Airport UDR To Udaipur Hotels: $18
  • Private Transfer Udaipur Hotels To Maharana Pratap Airport UDR Drop: $18
  • Udaipur Airport to Hotel or Vice Versa Transfer: $24
  • Round Trip Transfers Sajjangarh Monsoon Palace with tickets: $24
  • Private Departure Transfer: Hotel to Udaipur Airport: $26

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Kolkata (Calcutta):

  • Build Your Own: custom private tour of Kolkata with transfers: $69
  • Private Transfer Kolkata Airport CCU To Kolkata Hotels Drop: $22
  • The Second City of Empire: A Kolkata Heritage Walking Tour with Private Transfer: $150

Is it cheaper to fly into Udaipur or Kolkata (Calcutta)?

Prices for flights to both Kolkata (Calcutta) 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
    Kolkata (Calcutta) $14

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: $9.00
  • 4-Hour Indian Food Cooking Class with full Meals: $12
  • Durga Cooking Class: $17
  • mamta cooking class awarded by tripadvisor : $23
  • 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
  • Night Heritage walk - " Travel with Chinmay " - Roof Top Dinner : $75

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Kolkata (Calcutta).

  • Bengali Nights Kolkata Food Tour with 13+ Tastings: $35
  • Alleyway Food Tour: $42
  • Dinner Cruise on Ganges Kolkata 3Hrs: $59

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Udaipur $10
    Kolkata (Calcutta) $15
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:

  • Private Udaipur Sightseeing Tour by Tuk-Tuk or Car with Driver: $7.97
  • Delwara Handicraft Experience: $9.20
  • Udaipur Half Day City Tour by Tuk Tuk: $9.60
  • Udaipur Night Walk (2 Hours Guided Walking Tour): $9.81
  • Udaipur Walking Tour(2 Hours Guided Walk): $9.81
  • Jaipur: Immerse yourself in a full day private tour by tuk-tuk: $9.81
  • Hidden Gems of Udaipur, old city & local market walking tour: $11
  • Experience Indian Food: Learn To Cook with Rekha with full meals: $11
  • Private day tours: $11
  • Private Udaipur Village Tour by Tuk-Tuk or by Car: $12
  • Udaipur Guided sightseeing Tour in Three wheeled Tuk Tuk : $12
  • Udapiur: Night Walking Tour: $13

Tours and Activities in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Some specific costs of activities, tours, and entrance tickets for Kolkata (Calcutta) are as follows:

  • Heritage & Cultural Walk of Kolkata (2 Hours Guided Walking Tour): $13
  • Kolkata Colonial Walk (2 Hours Guided Walking Tour): $13
  • Kolkata Half Day Guided City Tour: $27
  • Cultural Confluence of Kolkata - Culture Kaleidoscope Tour: $37
  • Walk Through Tales ( Heritage Tour ) : $37
  • Kolkata's Flower Market - Hooghly's Flower Fest Tour: $37
  • Magic Hour Tour: $37
  • Kolkata Slum Walking Tour: $41
  • Heritage sightseeing tours(Walking tours): $41
  • Indian Museum Guided Tour (Including surrounding area): $43
  • Full Day City Tour Of Kolkata With Guide: $55
  • Kolkata Daily - A Private Tour - Explore • Engage • Enchant: $55

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Udaipur $8.92
    Kolkata (Calcutta) $8.27

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: $38
  • Pub Crawl Udaipur: $39

Sample the Local Flavors in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Also in Kolkata (Calcutta), these are the prices for nightlife and alcohol related activities from various tour providers:

  • Pub Crawl Kolkata: $39

When comparing the travel costs between Udaipur and Kolkata (Calcutta), we can see that Kolkata (Calcutta) 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 Kolkata (Calcutta) Expensive?.

Which is Bigger, Udaipur or Kolkata (Calcutta)?

Kolkata (Calcutta) has a larger population, and is about 10 times larger than the population of Udaipur. When comparing the sizes of Udaipur and Kolkata (Calcutta), 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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