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Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India

How much does it cost to travel to Srinagar?

You should plan to spend around $26 (₨2,144) per day on your vacation in Srinagar. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $5.17 (₨432) on meals
  • $2.56 (₨214) on local transportation
  • $30 (₨2,500) on hotels

A one week trip to Srinagar for two people costs, on average, $359 (₨30,012). 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 Srinagar cost?

A one week trip to Srinagar usually costs around $179 (₨15,006) for one person and $359 (₨30,012) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Srinagar on average costs around $359 (₨30,012) for one person and $718 (₨60,024) 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 Srinagar will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Srinagar on average costs around $769 (₨64,311) for one person and $1,538 (₨128,622) 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 Srinagar 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 Srinagar expensive to visit?

Srinagar 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 is in the top 10% of cities in the country for its affordability. Budget travelers enjoy spending long periods of time exploring Srinagar in depth.

Within Asia, Srinagar is a very affordable destination compared to other places. It is in the top 10% of cities in Asia for its affordability. Very few cities in the region are as affordable as Srinagar.

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

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

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

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) 2,500 ($30)
Local Transportation 1 214 ($3)
Food 2 432 ($5)
Entertainment 1 857 ($10)
Tips and Handouts 1 406 - 1,219 ($5 - 15)
Alcohol 2 107 - 321 ($1 - 4)
Accommodation Budget in Srinagar
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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Srinagar is $15 (₨1,250). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Srinagar is $30 (₨2,500). 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 Srinagar

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Srinagar based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $57. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Srinagar
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Srinagar is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $2.56 (₨214) per person, per day, on local transportation in Srinagar.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Food Budget in Srinagar
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Srinagar can vary, the average cost of food in Srinagar is $5.17 (₨432) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Srinagar should cost around $2.07 (₨173) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Srinagar is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Srinagar
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  • Entertainment and activities in Srinagar typically cost an average of $10 (₨857) 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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Tips and Handouts Budget in Srinagar
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  • The average cost for Tips and Handouts in Srinagar is $9.72 (₨813) per day. The usual amount for a tip in Srinagar is 5% - 15%.

  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers

Alcohol Budget in Srinagar
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  • The average person spends about $2.56 (₨214) on alcoholic beverages in Srinagar per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Srinagar On a Budget
Srinagar Srinagar, India
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.
Sometimes referred to as the "Kashmiri Venice" Srinagar is a city surrounded by water. Lakes in the immediate area include Dal Lake-noted for its houseboats-as well as Nigeen Lake and Anchar Lake. Apart from these, the city is also famous for Wular Lake (one of the largest fresh water lakes in Asia) and Manasbal Lake, both to the north of Srinagar. The Jhelum River, upon whose banks the city sits, is a tributary of the Indus River, and Dal and Anchar lakes.

The Mughal Gardens are also very famous, complete with terraced lawns, cascading fountains, and bright flowerbeds with boxes painted with a panorama of the Dal in front of them. Of these gardens, Nishat Bagh (the garden of spring) is situated on the banks of the Dal Lake with the Zabarwan Mountains as its backdrop, Shalimar Bagh is in front of Dal Lake built by Emperor Jahangir, and Chashma shahi (the royal fountains) is another beautiful example of a Mughal garden. Pari Mahal (the palace of the fairies) and Naseem Bagh are also worth a visit.

Other popular sights include Hazratbal Mosque, Jamia Masjid Mosque, a mosque and shrine called Ziarati Hazrati Youza Asouph, and Shankaracharya Mandir-a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva on a hilltop. Just on the outskirts of Srinagar, there is also Parihaspora, a place of ruins of the palaces of Kahmir's Buddhist and Hindu rulers and Buddhist places of worship.
Throughout Srinagar, there are a number of places to experience the local market scene and admire some of the region's handicrafts and specialty items. Popular goods with tourists include pashmina garments, locally handmade woolen socks, gloves, caps and sweaters, prayer wheels, Buddhist masks and Thangka paintings, Tibetan silver and traditional jewelry with turquoise, as well as handwoven rugs, amongst much more. The Polo View market is one such place specializing in handmade crafts, as is the Badshah Chowk market place which has beautiful carpets and pashmina shawls, as well as Lal Chowk with just about any handicraft imaginable. Srinagar is also home to the unique floating vegetable market, where vendors sell goods from their houseboats on Dal Lake. The markets and areas around the lake are also great places to find restaurants and cafes.

Within the city, one of the most common activities is to take a ride on a skikara, or houseboat, on Dal Lake. Paragliding is also popular, where visitors can get a sweeping view of the city and its gardens and waterways from above. Srinagar also serves as a home base for adventure tourism, with many visitors looking to trek into the high altitude lakes of the Himalayas. Some of these alpine lakes include Vishansar Lake, Nundkol Lake, Tarsar Lake, Gadsar Lake, and Satsar Lake, amongst others.
Food and Dining
The more popular restaurants and cafes of Srinagar are located in Lal Chowk or on Boulevard along the banks of the Dal Lake. Most restaurants will serve Kashmiri, Indian, Mughlai, and 'Indianized' Chinese dishes. Some of the local cuisine consists of rogan-gosht (meat cooked in red gravy), gushtaba (soft meatballs cooked in natural yogurt), rishta (soft meatballs in gravy), tabakmaaz (deep-fried lamb ribs), and kanti (small chunks of meat cooked with onions). Most meat dishes consist of chicken or mutton and are served with rice. Another local delicacy called is seekh-tuji which consists of marinated meat pieces, freshly barbecued and eaten with chutney. As far as drinks go, kahwah is a traditional green tea recipe from Kashmir made from green tea leaves with saffron strands, cinnamon bark, and cardamom.

Sheikh ul Alam Airport, commonly known as Srinagar Airport, offers international service. Flights are operated by Jet Airways, Jet Konnect Indigo, SpiceJet, Go Air, Jet Lite and Air India from Delhi and Mumbai to Srinagar, with or without a layover at Jammu. Planes fly once or twice a day by each airline.

It is common for visitors to take the train to Jammu followed by a taxi or bus ride to Srinagar. Typical travel time from Jammu to Srinagar is 11-12 hours, while the ride from Srinagar to Jammu is about 9-10 hours (without any traffic). J&K State Road Transport Corporation (J&KSRTC) operates buses from Jammu, taking about 12 hours. Two-day buses run between Srinagar and Leh staying overnight in Kargil, as well as a direct 24-hour bus ride from Delhi to Srinagar.


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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.