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

Should you visit Udaipur or Pune?

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 Pune. 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 Pune?


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.


Located in Maharashtra, Pune is the state's second largest city and cultural capital. Not only is it a hub for museums, temples, beaches, and scenic overlooks, but it also has a thriving nightlife and general atmosphere due to the student population.

Which place is cheaper, Pune 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 Pune is $51. 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 Pune in more detail.

  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Udaipur $16
    Pune $23
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Udaipur $32
    Pune $46
Compare Hotels in Udaipur and Pune

Looking for a hotel in Udaipur or Pune? 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 Pune

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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 Pune Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Udaipur $7.03
    Pune $14
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:

  • city palace show tickets & Transfers: $49
  • Visit To Jagmandir Udaipur Shared boat Pichola ride & transfers: $37
  • 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: $43
  • Udaipur to Ahmedabad private transfers: $38
  • Udaipur To Pushkar Private One Way Transfer: $60
  • Udaipur To Jodhpur Transfer with Ranakpur Temple and Kumbhalgarh Stops: $49
  • Udaipur Full Day Custom Tour with Transfers: $85
  • Udaipur City Tour With Next Day Jodhpur Transfer: $72
  • Udaipur Airport to Hotel or Vice Versa Transfer: $24

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Pune

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

  • Affordable transfer from Pune to Mumbai Airport: $28
  • Mumbai-Pune Transfer: $68
  • Phuket Airport Transfer: $57
  • Phuket to Phi Phi By Ferry Include transfer from Hotel: $23
  • Private Arrival Transfer from Pune Airport to Pune City: $22
  • Private Departure Transfer Phuket Hotel to Phuket Airport : $26
  • Private Pune Airport - Pune City Round-Trip Transfer: $43
  • Private Transfer from Pune (PNQ) Airport to Pune City: $37
  • Private Transfer from Pune City to Pune (PNQ) Airport: $37
  • Private Transfer from Pune to Nashik: $45
  • Private Transfer from Pune to Shirdi: $42
  • Private Transfer from Pune to your Accommodation in Mumbai: $26

Is it cheaper to fly into Udaipur or Pune?

Prices for flights to both Pune 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
    Pune $18

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: $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: $44
  • 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 Pune

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

  • Guided Street Food Tour with Cultural Charms of Pune: $22
  • Traditional Cooking Classes & Dinner with Chef Family: $32
  • Traditional Cooking Classes & Dinner with Chef Family: $33
  • Coral Island, Promthep Cape & Sunset Dinner with Power Catamaran: $54
  • Organic Thai cooking class: $68
  • Traditional Mangalorean or Maharashtrian cooking class in Pune: $75

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Udaipur $10
    Pune $17
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:

  • 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 Pune

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

  • Guided Tour to Shaniwar Wada & Peshwas legacy with Entrance: $9.17
  • Skip the Line: Meher Retreat Day Picnic Ticket, Near Pune: $12
  • Experience the Story of Lord Ganesha in Pune with a local - Unique Walking Tour: $13
  • Experience Spiritual Culture in Pune with a local - A Unique 2 Hrs Walking Tour: $13
  • Shaniwar Wada Walking Tour: $13
  • Night Walk Tour Pune: $13
  • Walking Tour of Pune (2 Hours Guided Walk): $14
  • Night Walk Tour Pune (2 Hours Guided Walking Tour): $17
  • Experience Spiritual Culture in Pune with a local - 2 Hours: $17
  • Pune Walking Tour with a Punekar: $21
  • Private Walking Tour & Food tasting with a Local: $22
  • Maratha History Walking Tour in Pune: $23

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Udaipur $8.98
    Pune $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

Sample the Local Flavors in Pune

Some specific costs for nightlife related activities in Pune:

  • Pune Pub Crawl: $25
  • Pub Crawl (3 Hours Guided Bar Hopping Tour): $38
  • Pub Crawl (3 Hours Guided Bar Hopping Tour): $40

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

Which is Bigger, Udaipur or Pune?

Pune has a larger population, and is about 7 times larger than the population of Udaipur. When comparing the sizes of Udaipur and Pune, 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.