Bangalore to Dharmasthala
The distance between Bangalore and Dharamsthala is almost 300 km and it takes, not more than five and half hours to reach Dharamsthala from Banglore, by car. The route is more or less simple and it is advisable to drive carefully, as most of the road is two way. Avoid driving at night, as it might get difficult to find shops for refreshments or even water. The route is as follows: Bangalore - Nelamangala - Kunigal - Channarayapatana - Hassan - Sakaleshpura - Shiradi - Kokkada - Dharmasthala.
Transport options from Bangalore to Dharmasthala
Bangalore to Dharmasthala By Car: Rent a car or hire a cab from Bangalore to reach Dharmasthala, which takes around five and a half hours. Approximate cost of cab ranges between INR7 and INR24 per kilometre, depending upon the type of car. Ideal for group travellers, families with kids and seniors.
Bangalore to Dharmasthala By Bus: Take a direct bus from Bangalore to Dharmasthala, which takes around 9 hours. Dharmasthala Bus Station is located at a distance of around 2 km from the city centre and can be reached by taking a bus or an auto-rickshaw. Travelling by bus is economical and suitable for individual travellers and backpackers.
Bangalore to Dharmasthala By Train: No direct train is available from Bangalore to Dharmasthala. However, you can take a direct train from Bangalore City Junction to Mangalore Junction that takes around 10 hours. Mangalore Junction is located at a distance of around 69 km from the Dharmasthala city centre and can be reached by hiring taxis, buses and auto-rickshaws within an hour. This mode of transport is suitable for groups and while travelling with families, kids and seniors.
Bangalore to Dharmasthala By Flight: No direct flight is available from Bangalore to Dharmasthala. However, you can take a flight from Bangalore to Mangalore, the nearest airport to Dharmasthala. The journey takes around an hour to complete and you can hire taxis, cabs and buses to reach Dharmasthala, which is located at a distance of around 76 km. Although flights are easily available, this mode is not recommended as it is quite expensive.