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Punjab, India

How much does it cost to travel to Punjab?

You should plan to spend around $53 (₨4,467) per day on your vacation in Punjab. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $19 (₨1,564) on meals
  • $16 (₨1,372) on local transportation
  • $45 (₨3,786) on hotels

A one week trip to Punjab for two people costs, on average, $748 (₨62,535). 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
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Punjab cost?

A one week trip to Punjab usually costs around $374 (₨31,268) for one person and $748 (₨62,535) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Punjab on average costs around $748 (₨62,535) for one person and $1,496 (₨125,070) 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 Punjab will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Punjab on average costs around $1,603 (₨134,004) for one person and $3,205 (₨268,008) 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 Punjab 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 Punjab expensive to visit?

Punjab is a reasonably affordable place to visit. Located in India, which is a very affordable country, visitors will appreciate the relatively low cost of this destination. It is in the top 25% of cities in the country for its overall travel expenses. If you're traveling on a budget, then this is a good destination with affordable accommodation, food, and transportation.

Within Asia, Punjab is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to many other destinations.

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

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

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

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) 3,786 ($45)
Local Transportation 1 1,372 ($16)
Food 2 1,564 ($19)
Entertainment 1 1,245 ($15)
Tips and Handouts 1 63 - 188 ($1 - 2)
Alcohol 2 564 - 1,693 ($7 - 20)
Accommodation Budget in Punjab
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Punjab is $23 (₨1,893). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Punjab is $45 (₨3,786). 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 Punjab

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Transportation Budget in Punjab
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Punjab is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $16 (₨1,372) per person, per day, on local transportation in Punjab.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

Flights to Punjab
How much does it cost to go to Punjab? Naturally, it depends on the dates. We recommend Kayak because they can find the best deals across all airlines.

Rental Cars in Punjab
The price of renting a car in Punjab will depends on dates, the type of car, the location, and your age. We recommend Kayak because they can find the best deals across all car rental companies.

Food Budget in Punjab
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Punjab can vary, the average cost of food in Punjab is $19 (₨1,564) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Punjab should cost around $7.48 (₨626) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Punjab is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Punjab
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  • Entertainment and activities in Punjab typically cost an average of $15 (₨1,245) 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.

Tips and Handouts Budget in Punjab
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  • The average cost for Tips and Handouts in Punjab is $1.50 (₨125) per day. The usual amount for a tip in Punjab is 5% - 15%.

  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers

Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps Budget in Punjab
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  • Unfortunately, bad things can happen on a trip. Well, you've just got to deal with it! The average price for a scam, robbery, or mishap in Punjab is $2.26 (₨189), as reported by travelers.

  • Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps1

Alcohol Budget in Punjab
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  • The average person spends about $13 (₨1,129) on alcoholic beverages in Punjab per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Punjab On a Budget
Punjab is a state of northwestern India, its name roughly translating to "the land of five rivers." Like much of India, Punjab is thriving with culture evident in its royal palaces, historic monuments, shrines, temples, and more.
The Golden Temple (also known as Harmandir Sahib) in the holy city of Amritsar is a must-see on any visit to Punjab. The complex is the main attraction of the city and the most important religious place to the Sikhs, always full of thousands of pilgrims from all over India. Visitors are required to cover their head and remove their shoes as they explore the holy place. Just as beautiful at night, the temple is lit up after dark, reflected in the glimmering waters in the pool below.

In Chandigarh, the Rock Garden is perhaps one of the city's most unique attractions. It was 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.

Other attractions worth visiting include the grand royal palaces of Patiala and Faridkot, ancient forts and temples in Pathankot and Bathinda, as well as other archaeological sites, temples, palaces, monuments, and museums to be found in most of the major cities.
Chandigarh is the capital city of Punjab. As India's first planned city, it is very distinct from the rest of the country with impressive modern architecture placed against a backdrop of the Shivalik Hills. Some of the best known attractions of Chandigarh include its rock and sculpture garden, rose garden, and Sukhna Lake. Amritsar is another bustling city, a holy city of the Sikh religion named "holy pool of nectar" for the pool around the base of the Golden Temple complex. The city is also a hub of transportation for those flying into Punjab. Other important destinations include Patiala known for its Royal Punjabi Palaces and monuments, Faridkot also known for its palaces, Pathankot for its forts and temples, and Bathinda which is well-connected by train to many other cities (including New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Jaipur, and Ahmedabad, amongst others).

Most people who visit Punjab are interested in its culture, ancient civilizations, spirituality, and history. Sikhism and Hinduism are among the two main religions, which have contributed much to the past of Punjab, evident in its architecture and way of life. Some visitors journey to the region on pilgrimage, while others stay to admire the beauty of the temples and palaces. In the cities, markets and bazaars are also great places to get lost in the bargaining culture of Punjab. While the cities offer a range of museums, monuments, and activities thriving with culture, the smaller villages are just as impressive with insight into traditional everyday life of local peoples.
Food and Dining
Punjabi cuisine largely consists of both vegetarian and meat dishes full of rich, buttery flavors with a minimal use of spices. Due to Hindu religious beliefs, beef is a banned item which is neither consumed nor sold in Punjab, so most meat dishes consist of lamb or chicken. Many of these are served with rice, basmati rice being the indigenous variety of Punjab. Breads like naan, chapatti, and paratha are also commonly served with meals. As far as regional specialties go, some popular items 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. Freshwater fish is also an important part of Punjabi cuisine, as Punjab is known as the land of five rivers.

By plane, the holy city of Amritsar has an International airport called Raja Sansi International Airport (a.k.a. Sri Guru Ram Das Jee International Airport). It is located about 11 kilometers northwest of the city center, and operates 11 domestic and 7 international flights. The airport also serves neighboring areas of Punjab, Western districts of Himachal Pradesh, and Southern districts of Jammu and Kashmir.

By train, India has one of the longest rail networks in the world. Operations are run by Indian Railways with stations located at just about every major destination. There are more than 80 stations throughout the state of Punjab.


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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.