Dharmasthala is one of the most visited pilgrimage destinations in Karnataka. This picturesque town, nestled in the Western Ghats, attracts millions of devotees and travelers seeking spiritual solace and peace every year.

Dharmasthala is well-connected and accessible by various modes of transport. It is approximately 300 kilometers from Bangalore and 75 kilometers from Mangalore. Buses and taxis are readily available from both cities.

Most people and buses take the Hassan – Sakleshpura – Shiradi Ghat route to reach Dharmasthala. However, we took the Charmudi Ghat route. During the monsoon season, this route is quite challenging due to heavy rainfall.

There are plenty of accommodation options in Dharmasthala, but it is advised to book rooms online before arriving, especially during weekends and special days when it can be difficult to find available rooms.

We reached Dharmasthala around 3:00 PM, quickly freshened up, and went for Darshan. It took us about an hour to complete the Darshan. One should not miss the Prasada (Annasantharpana) organized by the temple committee, which offers a free meal to all visitors.

After the Darshan, we felt very pleased and spent some time around the temple. We stayed overnight in Dharmasthala and planned to visit Kukke Subramanya Temple the next morning.

Travel Tips

Distance from Bengaluru300 Kms 
Road ConditionVery Good  
Nearest TownUjare
Fuel StationUjare
Near by places to visitKukke Subramanya

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