Hubli and Dharmasthala are located at a distance of 495Kms from each other. Dharmasthala can be reached in about 8hrs 15min.Bus travel is a popular travel option between these two cities, and many buses ply between Hubli and Dharmasthala. VRL Travels is a major operator along this route. The first bus starts from 10:45 PM and you can catch buses till 10:45 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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‘Chota Bombay’ of North Karnataka, Hubli is the fastest growing town in the state following Bangalore. Gaining increasing popularity day by day for its commercial and industrial importance to the state of Karnataka, Hubli takes its place as a sought after tourist place in India. Hubli being the headquarters of South Western Railway Zone is well connected to the rest of the country by the means of train, busses and flights. The main links from Hubli to Bangalore, Hubli to Goa and Hubli to Chennai are covered by the well linked network of Hubli bus services. The Hubli timings are, though, different but available at a convenient frequency of time periods.
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.
The journey was good...
I felt I was traveling in a vegetable express. The VRL bus carried heave load of vegetable on its top till Udupi. Helpless drivers however managed to reach Dharmasthala @ 8 am.
The bus condition was good. And also reached my destination in time.As usual VRL is safe to travel. I enjoyed my travel