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Chandigarh, Union Territory of Chandigarh, India

How much does it cost to travel to Chandigarh?

You should plan to spend around $43 (₨3,549) per day on your vacation in Chandigarh. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $15 (₨1,261) on meals
  • $11 (₨929) on local transportation
  • $37 (₨3,046) on hotels

A one week trip to Chandigarh for two people costs, on average, $598 (₨49,682). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
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  • 2 Weeks Per person
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  • One Week For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Chandigarh cost?

A one week trip to Chandigarh usually costs around $299 (₨24,841) for one person and $598 (₨49,682) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Chandigarh on average costs around $598 (₨49,682) for one person and $1,197 (₨99,365) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Chandigarh will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Chandigarh on average costs around $1,282 (₨106,462) for one person and $2,565 (₨212,924) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Chandigarh has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Chandigarh expensive to visit?

Chandigarh is a very affordable place to visit. Located in India, which is a very affordable country, visitors will appreciate the lower prices of this destination. It falls in the average range in the country for its prices. Budget travelers enjoy spending long periods of time exploring Chandigarh in depth.

Within Asia, Chandigarh is a reasonably affordable destination compared to other places. It is in the top 25% of cities in Asia for its affordability. You can find more affordable cities such as Luang Prabang, but there are also more expensive cities, such as Taipei.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Chandigarh Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Chandigarh?

The average Chandigarh trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Chandigarh travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) 3,046 ($37)
Local Transportation 1 929 ($11)
Food 2 1,261 ($15)
Entertainment 1 1,200 ($14)
Alcohol 2 342 - 1,027 ($4 - 12)
Accommodation Budget in Chandigarh
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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Chandigarh is $18 (₨1,523). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Chandigarh is $37 (₨3,046). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Chandigarh

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Chandigarh based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $44. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Chandigarh
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Chandigarh is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $11 (₨929) per person, per day, on local transportation in Chandigarh.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Food Budget in Chandigarh
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Chandigarh can vary, the average cost of food in Chandigarh is $15 (₨1,261) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Chandigarh should cost around $6.08 (₨505) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Chandigarh is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Chandigarh
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  • Entertainment and activities in Chandigarh typically cost an average of $14 (₨1,200) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Alcohol Budget in Chandigarh
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  • The average person spends about $8.25 (₨685) on alcoholic beverages in Chandigarh per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Chandigarh On a Budget
As India's first planned city, Chandigarh is a city very distinct from the rest of the country. Much of its architecture is very modern and sits against a backdrop of the Shivalik Hills. Some of the best known attractions of Chandigarh include its rock garden, rose garden, and Sukhna Lake.
The Rock Garden of Chandigarh is perhaps one of the most unique attractions of the city, created by Nek Chand who started his little garden in 1957 illegally until it was discovered in 1975 where it had already grown to about 12 acres of interconnected courtyards filled with hundreds of pottery-covered sculptures. From here, rather than being demolished the garden was turned into a public space and has today grown to encompass 25 acres. The Rock Garden is complete with 2000 statues, waterfalls, and amphitheaters. The sculptures are all made out of scraps and other repurposed materials with objects like bottles, glasses, bangles, tiles, ceramic pots, sinks, electrical waste, broken pipes, and more.

Chandigarh also houses the largest rose garden in Asia, Zakir Hussain Rose Garden. This garden spreads over 30 acres of land, with up to 50,000 rose-bushes of about 1600 different species. It is also home to a number of medicinal plants and hosts an annual Rose Festival usually in February or March.

Sukhna Lake, located near the rock garden, is an artificial reservoir created in 1958 by damming the Sukhna Choe, a seasonal stream that flows down from the Shivalik Hills. It is a popular place for hanging out, jogging, biking, or walking around its banks. There is a walking path, a cafeteria, shops, a mini-amusement park, and paddleboats. The lake also has Asia's longest water channel for rowing and yachting.

Other landmarks include the Open Hand Monument, Panjab University, Government Museum and Art Gallery, Leisure Valley, and the Capitol Complex.
India's first planed city is complete with tree-lined streets, beautiful roundabouts, and a number of stunning gardens, amidst modern architecture. With a high income per capita, Chandigarh is also home to some of India's biggest brands. This being said, there are a number of hotspots for high-end shopping throughout the city, some of which include Sector 17, Sector 22, Sector 35, and Manimajra. Sector 17 is the main commercial area with all of the major shops and brands, while Sector 22 is home to the Azad Hind Market where visitors can bargain for more unique items. The Elante Mall is another prime location for shopping, covering about 20 acres of area - the third largest mall in India. Sukhna Lake is also a communal area for hanging out and souvenir shopping.

The top activities in Chandigarh mostly involve experiencing the sights mentioned above - the rock garden, rose garden, and Sukhna Lake, amongst others. Visitors can also rent bicycles to explore to their heart's content, or even take a bicycle tour around the city. There are also opportunities to do some boating on the lake, and of course shopping throughout the city. Other activities include the movies or theatre, as well as a few amusement parks located just outside of Chandigarh - Fun City and Thunderzone.
Food and Dining
Being a major city, Chandigarh's dining scene has a palette of international flavors as well as nearly all of the major Western fast food chains. As far as local specialties go, Northern India is known to use a lot of yogurt and cream and is usually non-vegetarian. Breads like naan, chapatti, and paratha are also common. Some regional dishes include things like sarson da saag, tandoori chicken, shami kebab, and makki di roti. Sarson ka saag is a popular vegetable dish in the Punjab regions of India and made from mustard leaves (sarson) and spices. Tandoori chicken is usually prepared roasted with yogurt and spices, taking its name from the cylindrical clay over called a tandoor in which it is traditionally cooked. Shami kebab is composed of a small patty of minced or ground meat with ground chickpeas, egg, and spices, while makki di roti is a kind of unleavened corn bread.

By plane, Chandigarh International Airport serves the city with flights by Air India, Jet Airways, GoAir, and SpiceJet. Indian Airlines, GoAir, and Jet Airways offer a direct flight from Mumbai and Delhi. Kingfisher Airlines offers direct flight to Jammu, Srinagar (via Jammu), Delhi (twice per day), and also connects to Kolkata via Delhi.

By train, there is regular service to and from New Delhi on the Kalka (Chandigarh) Shatabdi Express (twice per day) and the economical Chandigarh Jan Shatabdi Express.

By car, Chandigarh is a 4-5 drive from Delhi.

There are two bus terminals, one in Sector 43 and another in Sector 17.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.