Dandeli can be approached by bus, both state-run and private operators or can be reached in private transport or taxi as well. It is around 97 km from Goa while in Karnataka it can be approached from Hubballi and Belagavi which are two district towns located at 75 and 66 km respectively from Dandeli. From Bengaluru, Dandeli is situated at a distance of 459km and from Pune it is 440km. Tourists can also be transferred from airports located at Hubli, Belagavi, and Goa.
Travelling to Dandeli from Goa on a bike is a unique experience. This is more so because you are in the open and close to the route that involves ghat and jungle section and can get a firsthand experience of the road trip with the only sky above you and greenery all around you. It depends on where your starting point is from Goa. But the route commonly chosen is via the Mollem check post which is the Goan side of the Karnataka border when you approach from Ponda side after crossing Tisk-Usgaon. Once you cross the border, you will take a while as you approach the impending Anmod Ghat which is very scenic and beautiful.
A typical ghat area and surrounded by the lush green forests, it culminates at the Anmod check-post from where your destination towards Ramnagar begins. The Ghat ends and the road is generally straight here but the surrounding mountains and the fields around will mesmerize you. Small hotels and tea stalls lined along the route will help you to take your travel breaks and refresh yourself before proceeding further. The next stop will be Ramnagar which is the main junction considering that it is a common point for travelers coming in from Dharwad or Hubli and also from Belagavi. A right turn from Ramnagar will place you on to the Dandeli road. From here Dandeli is about 32 km and will take you around 1hr if you stop at places of your interest.
For bikers places of interest are many. If you continue on the Mirjan-Ramnagar-Dandeli route you might miss a few spots, therefore, better to take a diversion in between and head towards the Jagalbet-Karwar road which will allow you to pass from Supa Dam viewpoint. Further down towards Joida, you can travel towards Syntheri rocks and the Sykes point. So there is a lot to offer if you travel on a bike. Camping is also an option in the jungle for bikers who will love to be one with nature. It’s the best way to experience the sights and sounds of Dandeli. Actually, the total distance from Goa to Dandeli is 122km by road and generally, it may take you about 3 to 4 hours if you consider the duration on a bike.
The trip to Dandeli by road is one to be cherished for the rest of your life. Travelling by road, either by car or your bike can give the maximum joy as you move through the winding roads and encounter ghats and jungle areas giving you that close-to-nature experience. It always adds to the adventure of your trip if such elements form a part of your road journey. Actually, the road to Dandeli is beautiful and flanked by dense and thick forests which always keeps you up on your toes as you are always in awe of the wilderness and the animals it shelters.
So experience the thrills and spills of the jungle terrain and get captivated by nature's beauty and marvel at its creation. Dandeli has good road connectivity to neighboring states like Goa and also major towns within Karnataka like Hubballi, Dharwad, Belagavi and Bengaluru so travelling with your friends and family on car makes your travel-filled with fun and adventure. Read: Explore Dandeli - Things to do Guide
No doubt, Dandeli is a paradise where there is a confluence of nature's beautiful creations. Be it the Kali River, the dense forests, the wild animals or the myriad of chirping birds, or be it the natural rocks and caves, it's a complete package for people of varied interests and age. Dandeli is an ideal destination for couples, groups, friends or solo travelers from even metro destinations as it is well connected by rail or highway routes. Even nearby destinations like Goa and Hubli are air-connected to major cities like Mumbai, Bangalore, Delhi or Pune, one can reach Dandeli within a few hours. So it's a perfect getaway destination to relax and ideate about nature and enjoy the sights and sounds of Dandeli. Time for some nature camping!