How to Reach Dandeli

Discover the best ways to reach Dandeli, the gateway to adventure in Karnataka. Whether you're planning a visit to our State Adventures lodges like Dew Drops, Tusker Trails, or River Edge, or you're eager to explore the natural beauty and thrilling activities in Dandeli, this guide will provide you with essential information on transportation options, including road routes, train connections, and the nearest airports. Make your journey to Dandeli seamless and start your adventure today!

1. Bangalore (Bengaluru): 460-480 km, 8-10 hours.
2. Goa: 75-80 km, 2-3 hours.
3. Pune: 450-470 km, 8-10 hours.
4. Hyderabad: 600-620 km, 11-12 hours.
5. Chennai: 700-720 km, 13-15 hours.
6. Hubli: 70-80 km, 1.5-2 hours.
7. Belgaum: 100-110 km, 2-2.5 hours.
8. Davangere: 260-280 km, 5-6 hours.
9. Bagalkot: 140-150 km, 3-3.5 hours.
10. Kerala Cities: (Kasaragod, Kochi, Calicut or Trivandrum)
Distance varies depending on the specific city;
for instance, from Mangalore, it's around 350 km and 5-6 hours.

Navigate the Wilderness: Journey to Dandeli's Heart

1. Bangalore (Bengaluru): Located approximately 460-480 km away, the journey typically takes 8-10 hours..

2. Goa: A shorter distance of 75-80 km translates to a travel time of about 2-3 hours.

3. Pune: Situated around 450-470 km from Dandeli, expect an 8-10 hour journey.

4. Hyderabad: Further away at 600-620 km, the trip usually lasts 11-12 hours.

5. Chennai: With a distance of 700-720 km, plan for a 13-15 hour journey.

6. Hubli: Close by at 70-80 km, it takes approximately 1.5-2 hours to reach from Dandeli.

7. Belgaum: Around 100-110 km away, the travel time averages 2-2.5 hours.

8. Davangere: Located 260-280 km distant, expect a 5-6 hour journey.

9. Bagalkot: About 140-150 km away, plan for a 3-3.5 hour drive.

10. Kerala Cities (Kasaragod, Kochi, Calicut, or Trivandrum): Distances vary; for instance, from Mangalore, it's approximately 350 km, taking 5-6 hours.


Remember, travel durations may vary based on road conditions and traffic.

To access Dandeli by air, you have several nearby airport options:

1. Hubli Airport (HBX):

- Distance to Dandeli: Approximately 74 kilometers (46 miles)

- Hubli Airport is the closest airport to Dandeli, offering domestic flight services for convenient access.

2. Goa International Airport (GOI):

- Distance to Dandeli: Approximately 146 kilometers (91 miles)

- As a major airport in the region, Goa International Airport provides both domestic and international flight options, though it's a bit farther from Dandeli.

3. Belgaum Airport (IXG):

- Distance to Dandeli: Approximately 110 kilometers (68 miles)

- Belgaum Airport offers domestic flights, serving as an alternative option for reaching Dandeli.

Upon arrival at any of these airports, you can hire a taxi or utilize local transportation to reach Dandeli. Ensure to check flight schedules and availability to plan your trip accordingly.

1. Traveling from Bangalore to Dandeli by Train:

- Opt for a train journey from Bangalore to Hubballi, Dharwad, or Alnavar, with travel times ranging from 7 to 9 hours.

- Upon reaching Hubballi, Dharwad, or Alnavar, proceed to Dandeli, which is approximately 75, 55, or 35 kilometers away, respectively, by hiring a taxi or taking a bus.

2. Journeying from Hyderabad to Dandeli by Train:

- Catch a train from Hyderabad to Hubballi, followed by a taxi or bus ride to Dandeli, about 70-80 kilometers away from Hubballi.

3. Exploring from Pune to Dandeli by Train:

- Take a train from Pune to Hubli, Belgaum, or Alnavar, the nearest major railway stations to Dandeli.

- From Hubballi, Belgaum, or Alnavar, travel approximately 75, 85, or 35 kilometers to Dandeli, respectively, by taxi or bus.

4. Traveling from Kerala Cities to Dandeli by Train:

- If traveling from Kerala cities like Kochi, Kasaragod, or Thiruvananthapuram, board trains to Karwar or Londa, the nearest railway stations to Dandeli.

- Upon arrival at Karwar or Londa, proceed to Dandeli, which is approximately 110 or 45 kilometers away, respectively, by hiring a taxi or taking a bus.

1. Traveling from Bangalore to Dandeli:

- Choose from direct buses connecting Bangalore to Dandeli, with options including overnight sleepers or luxury coaches for a journey lasting about 10-12 hours.

- Key bus operators on this route include VRL Travels, SRS Travels, Sugama Travels, Navadurga, and Kukkeshree Travels.

2. Journeying from Hyderabad to Dandeli:

- While direct buses from Hyderabad to Dandeli are not available, you can catch a bus to Hubli, the nearest major city.

- From Hubli, it's a convenient 75-kilometer journey to Dandeli, either by hiring a taxi or taking another bus.

3. Exploring from Pune to Dandeli:

- No direct bus routes connect Pune to Dandeli, but you can board a bus to Hubli or Belgaum, the closest major cities.

- From Hubli, it's approximately 75 kilometers to Dandeli, while from Belgaum, it's around 85 kilometers. You can then opt for a taxi or bus to reach your destination.

Upon arrival in Dandeli, local transportation services or the State Adventures travel agency can assist you in reaching your specific lodge.