Dharmasthala and Dharwad are located at a distance of 630Kms from each other. Dharwad can be reached in about 10hrs 30min.Bus travel is a popular travel option between these two cities, and many buses ply between Dharmasthala and Dharwad. VRL Travels is a major operator along this route. The first VRL Travels bus starts at 06:30 PM, and you can easily access buses till 06:30 PM. Minimum fare for bus travel along this route is Rs.600, and the maximum fare is close to Rs.650.
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Dharmasthala is situated along the banks of the River Nethravathi surrounded by hillocks and the forest of Malnad in the south Indian state of Karnataka. Dharmasthala is famous for the temple of Sri Manjunathaswamy, wherein a golden lingam depicting Lord Shiva is preserved. The temple attracts pilgrims from all over the world, irrespective of their caste and creed. The distinguishing trait of Dharmasthala is Charity, which is offered to everyone. Situated in the Beltangady Taluk of South Kanara district of Karnataka and at a distance of 75 km from Mangalore, Dharmasthala is one of the major pilgrim centres of the region. The major temples of Dharmasthala include the Shri Manjunatheshwara, Shri Ammanavaru, Four Dharma Daivas and Shrine of Shri Chandranatha Swamy. Some other popular pilgrim destinations are Nrusimha Saligrama, Manjusha vastu sangrahalaya (museum), Vasantha Mahal, Pushpa vatika and Vintage car museum among others. A must visit pilgrim centre, Dharmasthala is well connected with other parts of the state by road. Several bus services are available to and from Dharmasthala on a regular basis. Other religious attractions near Dharmasthala like the Kukke Subrahmanya, Kateel Durga Parameshwari Temple, Udupi Sri Krishna Temple and the Horanaadu Annapoorneshwari Temple are also easily accessible through bus.
Dharwad, part of the twin city of Dhrawad-Hubli, is a quiet city in the northern Karnataka. The city of Dharwad is known as an excellent educational hub that houses many technological, agricultural and medical colleges and universities. The city of Dharwad is connected by Dharwad bus services from various cities of Karnataka like Bangalore, Mangalore, etc. One can easily find suitable Dharwad bus timings from other cities like Goa, Mumbai, Belgaum and can choose to travel in any of the state run (like KSRTC) or private run buses. The Dharwad to Davangere, Dharwad to Bangalore and Dharwad to Goa are one of the well connected routes that connect it to the other intermediary cities on the route.