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How To Reach Dandeli

Planning A Trip To Dandeli? Here are some guidelines on how to reach Dandeli

Dandeli is one of Karnataka’s most sought after tourist places. Combined into an industrious little town and a beautiful hill station in the Western Ghats, Dandeli draws a whole lot of sight seekers and holiday makers throughout the year. Dandeli’s in the Uttara or Northern portion of Karnataka. The town is about 96 km from Goa, about 107 km from Karwar (the district headquarters of Uttara Kannada) and 459 km from the capital city of Bengaluru. The town has good access by road, but there are other means by which you can reach the town as well, and we’ll tell you about the best modes of transport to Dandeli.


The easiest way to reach Dandeli would be by train and then by road.

By Air

By Air:  How To Reach Dandeli
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Dandeli does not have an airport. The nearest airport is at Hubli. Hubli airport serves flights to and from most major cities across the country. From the airport you can hire a cab to Dandeli. The other option, a more economical one, would be for you to take a flight to Hubli and then travel from Hubli to Alnavar by train. You have a good number of trains on that line, including the  UBL-MRJ Passenger. From Alnavar take a cab to Dandeli. The Alnavar rail station is about 35 km from Dandeli.

By Train

By Train:  How To Reach Dandeli
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Dandeli does not have a railway station. Dandeli’s nearest railway stations are Londa(36km), Alnavar, Hubli(80km) and Dharwad(57KM). A number of trains from Pune, Kerala, Goa, Hyderabad, Ajmer, et al halt at these stations. You could travel by train to any of these stations and travel by road the rest of the way with a hired taxi or hop on to a bus to Dandeli. You could also take a connecting train from Dharwad or Hubli to Alnavar and then proceed by road to Dandeli.

By Road

By Road:  How To Reach Dandeli
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Dandeli has good access by road from cities like Bengaluru, Goa, Dharwad and Belgaum. You could drive your own car or hire a cab from these cities or from the neighbouring towns. If you are travelling from Bengaluru, you can take a KSRTC or private bus to Dandeli from the capital city. You could also take a bus from Bengaluru to Hubli and a cab or bus on the connecting journey.

Getting Around

Getting Around:  How To Reach Dandeli
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Getting around the town of Dandeli and its neighbourhood would not be a problem, There are state run local North West Karnataka Road Transport Corporation (NWKRTC) buses and of course the ubiquitous auto rickshaws and cabs. Two wheelers are also available on rent, including a scooter sharing service called Bounce.

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