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

Should you visit Udaipur or Srinagar?

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 Srinagar. 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 Srinagar?


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.


Lying on the banks of the Jhelum River, Srinagar is the largest city and the summer capital of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. It is best known for its gardens, waterfronts, and houseboats as well as local traditional Kashmiri handicrafts and dried fruits.

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, Srinagar 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 Srinagar is $26. 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 Srinagar in more detail.

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

Looking for a hotel in Udaipur or Srinagar? 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 Srinagar

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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 Srinagar Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Udaipur $7.00
    Srinagar $2.57
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:

  • Dilwara Temples & Mount Abu: Private Day Trip with Transfer: $105
  • From Udaipur : Private Transfer To Jaipur Via Pushkar: $85
  • From Udaipur : Private Transfer To Mount Abu: $48
  • From Udaipur : Private Transfer To Ranthmbore: $118
  • From Udaipur Transfer To Jaisalmer Via Ranakpur Jain Temple: $101
  • From Half Day tour of Udaipur with Transfers: $80
  • From Private Transfer to Delhi, Jaipur, or Pushkar: $180
  • Jagmandir Island And Sunset Boat Ride On Lake Pichola, Udaipur Without Transfers: $146
  • Jodhpur To Udaipur Transfer: $85
  • Jodhpur to Udaipur one Way Transfer: $49
  • Kumbhalgarh Fort & Ranakpur Tour With One Way Transfer From Udaipur To Jodhpur: $99
  • Lake Pichola: Evening Boat ride with Private Transfers: $40

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Srinagar

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Srinagar:

  • A Private Airport Transfer in Srinagar: $27
  • Kashmir Transport Services for Transfers & Sightseeing Tours: $58
  • Kashmir: 5-Day Tour with Houseboat Stay and Transfers: $240
  • Private Round-trip Transfer from Srinagar to Gulmarg: $37
  • Private Transfer from Sheikh ul-Alam (SXR) Airport to Srinagar: $70
  • Private Transfer from Srinagar to Sheikh ul-Alam (SXR) Airport: $70
  • Srinagar Airport Transfer: $28
  • Srinagar Airport Transfers Taxi Service: $16
  • Srinagar To Leh, Ladakh Taxi (One way Transfer): $246

Is it cheaper to fly into Udaipur or Srinagar?

Prices for flights to both Srinagar 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
    Srinagar $5.19

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 : $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
  • Night Heritage walk - " Travel with Chinmay " - Roof Top Dinner : $75

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Srinagar

Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Srinagar.

  • Candle Lit Romantic Dinner In Kashmir: $48

  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Udaipur $10
    Srinagar $10
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: $7.98
  • Udaipur Half Day City Tour by Tuk Tuk: $9.60
  • Udaipur Walking Tour(2 Hours Guided Walk): $9.82
  • Jaipur: Immerse yourself in a full day private tour by tuk-tuk: $9.82
  • Experience Indian Food: Learn To Cook with Rekha with full meals: $11
  • Local Market Walking Tour: $11
  • Non Touristy Walk, old city & local market walking tour: $11
  • Udaipur Guided sightseeing Tour in Three wheeled Tuk Tuk : $12
  • Private Udaipur Village Tour by Tuk-Tuk or by Car: $12
  • Udapiur: Night Walking Tour: $13
  • Guided Night Walking Tour in Udaipur - Explore the best nightlife with a local: $13
  • Lake city loop countryside bike tours: $13

Tours and Activities in Srinagar

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

  • Srinagar Splendors: A Private City Tour: $65
  • Private Old City and Mughal Gardens Guided Tour: $68
  • Gulmarg Adventure: A Thrilling Day Trip from Srinagar: $71
  • Enchanting Day Tour with Shikara Ride at Dal Lake: $80
  • Full day tour of Srinagar with Entrance Fee & Guide: $154
  • A Private Guided Walking Tour Of Old Srinagar With Lunch: $184
  • Private Day Tour with Shikara Ride at Dal Lake: $192
  • Full day tour of Srinagar with Entrance Fee, Guide & Lunch: $204
  • Kashmir Houseboat Tour Package for 3 Days: $209
  • Full day tour of Srinagar with Entrance Fee, Guide, Shikara ride & Lunch: $222
  • 5 Days and 4 Nights Private Tour of Kashmir: $285
  • 4 Days and 3 Nights Private Tour of Kashmir: $290

  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Udaipur $8.94
    Srinagar $2.57

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
  • Pub Crawl Udaipur: $39

When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Udaipur and Srinagar, we can see that Udaipur is more expensive. And not only is Srinagar much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Srinagar would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Srinagar 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 Udaipur would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Udaipur than you might in Srinagar.

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

Which is Bigger, Udaipur or Srinagar?

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