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

Should you visit Udaipur or Munnar?

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 Munnar. 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 Munnar?

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.

Munnar

The name Munnar brings the picture of vast tea estates in front of our eyes. The hilly region is full of tea plantations which spread across acres and acres. The misty valleys in between add beauty to the greenery along with clouds. With the soul-stirring surrounding and panoramic charm of nature, Munnar is enriched with an opulent floral beauty. The green tea meadows make it even more vibrant. If you want to sleep in the lap of nature for some time amid the utmost serenity, no other place in Kerala can be better than Munnar. So, unleash yourself here and get the most of it.

Which place is cheaper, Munnar 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 Munnar is $29. 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 Munnar in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Udaipur $16
    Munnar $13
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Udaipur $32
    Munnar $26
Compare Hotels in Udaipur and Munnar

Looking for a hotel in Udaipur or Munnar? 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 Munnar


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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 Munnar Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Udaipur $7.03
    Munnar $5.12
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:

  • Skip the line Bagore Ki Haveli cultural show tickets & Transfers: $247
  • Private Transfer From Udaipur To Jodhpur Via Kumbhalgarh & Ranakpur Jain Temple: $247
  • Private Transfer from Udaipur to Jodhpur with Kumbhalgarh and Ranakpur: $213
  • Private Transfer From Udaipur To Delhi: $184
  • Private One Way Transfer From Udaipur To Delhi: $157
  • Private One Way Transfer From Udaipur To Agra: $157
  • Jagmandir Island And Sunset Boat Ride On Lake Pichola, Udaipur Without Transfers: $150
  • Udaipur, The City of Lakes - A Heritage Walk with private transfers: $122
  • Private Transfer From Udaipur To Ranthambore: $119
  • From Udaipur : Private Transfer To Ranthmbore: $118
  • One Way Transfer From Udaipur To Jodhpur With Stop at Kumbhalgarh Fort: $113
  • Private One Way Transfer From Udaipur To Ranthmbore: $108

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Munnar

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

  • Kochi to Munnar Transfer: $90

Is it cheaper to fly into Udaipur or Munnar?

Prices for flights to both Munnar 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
    Munnar $9.93

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: $9.05
  • 4-Hour Indian Food Cooking Class with full Meals: $11
  • Durga Cooking Class: $17
  • Guided Street Food Tour with Tastings: $25
  • Culinary Adventure: Make Pizza, Sip Wine At Royal Repast: $33
  • 3 Hours Indian Cooking Session at Local Home (Udaipur): $34
  • Secret Cooking Session with the bheel Tribe: $45
  • Private Rajasthani Cooking Class in an Udaipur Home: $51
  • Jodhpur, Osian camel ride &Dinner At Dhani (country side): $54
  • Jodhpur to Osian camel safari / Dinner At Dhani: $54
  • 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 Munnar

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

  • 4-Hour Private Cooking Class in Munnar: $26

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Udaipur $10
    Munnar $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
    $1.20
  • Lake Boat Tour
    $2.41

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
  • Guided Udaipur Tour With Drop Off To Jodhpur Next Day.: $135
  • Local Sightseeing - Udaipur ," Travel With Chinmay ".: $56
  • 11 Days Exotic Rajasthan Tour: $481
  • 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: $135
  • 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

Tours and Activities in Munnar

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

  • Medium trekking (munnar valley trekking & tours ) : $8.66
  • Half day trekking (munnar valley trekking & tours ): $11
  • Half Day Hiking in Munnar Trekking Tour: $15
  • Munnar Trekking (Amazing Munnar Adventure Tours): $15
  • Chinnar wild valley experience day tour ( By Munnar Info): $16
  • Munnar Tea Trail with Factory Experience ( By Munnar Info): $16
  • fullday Trekking in chokaramudi (munnar valley trekking & tours) : $19
  • Munnar Tea-trail Tour: $22
  • Top station tour (munnar valley trekking & tours) : $22
  • Munnar Tea valley Tour ( By Munnar Info): $43
  • Munnar Site-seeing Tour: $43
  • Chinnar Wild-life Visiting Tour (Eravikulam National Park): $48

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Udaipur $8.98
    Munnar $6.15

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
  • 3-Hour Pub Crawl: $39
  • Pub Crawl Udaipur: $40


When comparing the travel costs between Udaipur and Munnar, we can see that Udaipur 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 Munnar Expensive?.


Which is Bigger, Udaipur or Munnar?

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