The number of places you can visit in Dandeli are plenty, so try and keep as much time as you can when you plan a visit. Dandeli is nearly 500km from Bangalore. It is also very close to Goa and Maharashtra and is hence visited by many people from Goa and Bombay.

To reach Dandeli from Bangalore, you can take direct KSRTC buses, but book in advance. But it is preferable to take your own vehicles since the distances are high and you can't rely on public transport. To reach Dandeli, you can drive to Dharwad which is on NH4(via Tumkur) and then take a diversion to Dandeli. You can also choose an alternate route that goes via Shimoga, it is longer but is more pleasant and scenic. You can also deviate a bit and visit Jog falls on the way if you take this road. To take this route, take NH4 to Tumkur, turn left and reach Shimoga and then Sagar which are on NH206: Bangalore - Honnavar road. From Sagar, you have to go via the towns Siddapur, Sirsi and Yellapur to reach Dandeli. Jog falls is a short deviation between Sagar and Siddapur. Expect bad roads in the later part of this journey, but it takes you through forests and good landscapes unlike the Dharwad road.

Bus Starting from Bangalore : Rajahamsa Executive Deluxe at 8:45pm and 10.45pm everyday.

From Bombay/ Mumbai, Pune, Kolhapur to Dandeli, you have a option of booking with a private bus service which operates to Dandeli, else take a bus to Belgaum and then you get buses plying to Dandeli. By train the closes rail head would be Londa, you can get access from Londa trough jeeps which ply regularly.
If planning to come from Hyderabad, ideal would be to reach Hubli, then you can take a alternative.

From Goa, you need to either take a bus or a train and you need to change in Londa. As mentioned you will have to take the jeep service to Dandeli.

By Air : closest airport is Hubli and Belgaum and another at Goa.

Staying in Dandeli, you got plenty of options, for more details check my older posting.

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