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Old 19th July 2019, 10:40   #1
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Default Route query: Trivandrum to Masinagudi on motorcycle at night

Hey guys,

I have an event planned for next month on a weekend and I hope to reach there on Saturday morning, my plan was to start riding by Friday evening and reach during the early hours of Saturday.

I understand that Ooty is out of the option as roads would be closed down and would only be opened by 06:30.

Currently Google shows the Nadugani route, please share your thoughts regarding the same.

Route query: Trivandrum to Masinagudi on motorcycle at night-screenshot_20190719103142_maps.jpg

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Aswin,
You may not be permitted to dirve through mudumalai from Gudalur in the night. It is better you confirm that.
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Currently Google shows the Nadugani route, please share your thoughts regarding the same.
Also under the current situation don't know whether it is safe to drive through wildlife sanctuary in the night, that too on a two-wheeler.

Remember the tiger chasing incident in Nagarhole.

It would be better to reach Ooty by early morning and then proceed at 6.30AM. You can reach there within an hour.

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Aswin,
You may not be permitted to dirve through mudumalai from Gudalur in the night. It is better you confirm that.
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Also under the current situation don't know whether it is safe to drive through wildlife sanctuary in the night, that too on a two-wheeler.

Remember the tiger chasing incident in Nagarhole.

It would be better to reach Ooty by early morning and then proceed at 6.30AM. You can reach there within an hour.
Thanks guys.

So I believe my only safe option would be to reach Ooty by 6.30 and the proceed to Masinagudi.

So I guess starting by Friday evening 6PM would get the job done covering the distance at the safest pace possible.

Just hoping the rains would settle down a bit by next month, currently the rains have become harsher than before as even with rain wear it's hard to maintain highway speeds even on the 100.

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Small tip from my side, Ashwin . Even in my car, I prefer not to drive on highways at night. In fact, in the night driving article, I started off by saying:
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if you have a choice, always pick daytime driving over the night. There isn't a doubt that travelling during the day is a far safer option, especially in India. Plus, after driving all night, it’s not like you are going to have much of a productive day anyway.
Club that with the monsoons & I definitely wouldn't hit the highway at night, even in an S-Class. On a motorcycle, it should be out of the question.

Please ride during the day . Be safe, bud!
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Small tip from my side, Ashwin . Even in my car, I prefer not to drive on highways at night. In fact, in the night driving article, I started off by saying:


Club that with the monsoons & I definitely wouldn't hit the highway at night, even in an S-Class. On a motorcycle, it should be out of the question.

Please ride during the day . Be safe, bud!
Fortunately the family put their respective feet down and I had to stay back.

Coming to think of it I believe its for the best, no point risking it.

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