Toppling over Kolkata, Mumbai takes top spot as the most expensive metropolis in India for a night out. A young couple going out on a date in the city would have to shell out a total of Rs.10,771.76 according to TripIndex. The worldwide survey conducted by TripAdvisor, the most popular travel site in the world also found hotels rooms in the Maximum city to be the costliest in the country despite the average room rate seeing a drop from 2013’s Rs.7580 to Rs.6734 this year.
The insightful survey also goes to reveal that while Mumbai is the most expensive, Jaipur is the most budget-friendly and an evening out in the Pink City including a taxi ride, pre-meal cocktails, dinner accompanied by wine and an overnight stay at a 4/4.5 star accommodation would cost a significantly-lesser amount of Rs.7,625.32. Following close on the heels of Mumbai are Delhi and Chennai with the latter being the most expensive city in the country for a quiet dinner for two. The study, thoroughly conducted in 56 of the major cities of the world including 9 from India also deemed Mahabaleshwar and Kochi with their spectacular scenery and gorgeous landscapes as the top two most expensive holiday destinations in India.
The purpose of the survey according to Nikhil Ganju, country manager of TripAdvisor India is to assist travelers by offering them a detailed understanding of the city they wish to travel to, he says, “TripIndex is a useful reference for travelers to plan their trip budgets. It helps them estimate how far their money will take them when travelling to any of the main metro cities in the country, whether for leisure or work.” International travelers will not be amused to find the truly world-class London emerge as the most expensive city in the world for a night out. Vietnam’s Hanoi was ranked as the most reasonable.
[Via – The-Hindu-BusinessLine]