The most expensive city in India – Jaipur

3 day break destination for December – compared New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Pune and Jaipur.


Jaipur emerged as the most expensive three-day break destination for December – reaching Rs 45,351. Pune was the cheapest at Rs 34,704.

Travel site TripAdvisor’s seventh edition of its annual “TripIndex Cities” took into account typical in-destination costs for two people which included a four-star hotel for three nights, a visit to five attractions, lunch each day, a taxi to and from dinner each day including the cost of dinner.

“TripAdvisor’s Tripindex Cities report is a great indicator of the costs involved for a short stay during this period and helps travellers to assess the various aspects of their travel so they can feel confident of their choices and of making the absolute most of their trip,” said Nikhil Ganju, Country Manager, TripAdvisor India.

The survey highlighted that for eating out, travellers could get the best value for lunch and dinner in Kolkata at Rs 2,730 and Rs 8,325 respectively while Chennai was the most expensive for dinner at Rs 13,326 and New Delhi for lunch at Rs 4,188.

“Three taxi journeys of six kilometre each in New Delhi can set you back by Rs 1,440 while the same distance in Pune, Jaipur, Bangalore and Hyderabad are almost half at Rs 756, Rs 708, Rs 696 and Rs 636 respectively,” said the study.

The Tripindex Cities report revealed that prices to visitor attractions varied significantly.

“With some destinations predominantly offering free or low entrance fee such as Pune and Chennai as compared with other destinations where attractions are a key part of the overall cost like Hyderabad and Bangalore,” it added.