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

Should you visit Udaipur or Lucknow?

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 Lucknow. 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 Lucknow?

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.

Lucknow

Lucknow, located in the central region of Awadh, is the capital city of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. With a very rich cultural and historical past, Lucknow has been at the heart of North Indian culture for many centuries. It thrives in areas of art, cuisine, dance, culture, music, and more.

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Which place is cheaper, Lucknow 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 Lucknow is $46. 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 Lucknow in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Udaipur $16
    Lucknow $19
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Udaipur $32
    Lucknow $38
Compare Hotels in Udaipur and Lucknow

Looking for a hotel in Udaipur or Lucknow? 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 Lucknow


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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 Lucknow Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Udaipur $6.99
    Lucknow $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 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: $49
  • 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 Transfers: $27
  • Udaipur Airport Transfer: $30
  • Udaipur Airport Pick up Transfer: $12
  • Udaipur Airport : Private Transfer to/from Udaipur Hotels: $5.98
  • Udaipur / RaNaK PUR / jodhpur one Way Transfer: $55

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Lucknow

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

  • Agra to Lucknow Transfer: $100
  • Lucknow 3-Days Private Tour with Hotel and Transfers: $277
  • Lucknow Airport Transfer: $28
  • Private Transfer from Chaudhary Charan Singh (LKO) Airport to Lucknow: $41
  • Private Transfer from Lucknow to Chaudhary Charan Singh (LKO) Airport: $41

Is it cheaper to fly into Udaipur or Lucknow?

Prices for flights to both Lucknow 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
    Lucknow $17

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 Lucknow

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

  • Lucknow, Delhi: Street Food Tour: $40
  • Lucknow City tour followed by Food Tour: $83
  • Dinner With A Maharaja In Lucknow: $272

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Udaipur $10
    Lucknow $14
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 Lucknow

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

  • Lucknow Scavenger Hunt and Sights Self-Guided Tour: $6.74
  • Heritage & Cultural Walk of Lucknow (2 Hours Guided Walking Tour): $13
  • Colonial Walk of Lucknow (2 Hours Guided Walking Tour): $13
  • Heritage & Cultural Walk of Lucknow (2 Hours Guided Walking Tour): $13
  • Heritage Lucknow Photography Tour (2 Hours Guided Walking Tour): $14
  • Night Walk Lucknow (2 Hours Guided Walking Tour): $14
  • Lucknow Heritage Trails (2 Hour Guided Walking Tour): $14
  • Day Tour Of Lucknow: $22
  • Lucknow Food Crawl (2 Hours Guided Local Food Tasting Tour): $25
  • Private Ayodhya & Ram Mandir Temple Tour: $47
  • 8 Hour: Lucknow Full day City Sightseeing Trip: $61
  • Custom Private Lucknow Sightseeing Trip with Guided Trip: $61

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Udaipur $8.92
    Lucknow $7.04

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 Lucknow

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

  • Pub Crawl Lucknow: $39


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


Which is Bigger, Udaipur or Lucknow?

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