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Kerala Drive Plan - Queries

Discussion in 'Travelogues & Experiences' started by VahanPujari, Nov 15, 2014.

  1. cliffhanger

    cliffhanger Amatore

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    Some points:-

    1. When driving on Kerala roads, expect non-stop oncoming traffic. Don't get flustered and think of tricky overtaking maneuvers, just be prepared and accept the low average speeds.
    2. I guess you must be already aware about the Ooty - Masinagudi descend. It's a tricky stretch, so exercise caution. You might require help from your co-passenger to check left, so seat an adult next to you.
    3. Hope you planned time for shopping. Carry extra cash, you can buy loads of stuffs in Kerala.
    4. In case you have time, you can check the Kerala eateries thread to find out the recommended food joints on the places you are going to visit.
    5. And last, plan a comfortable speed for four lane highways and 2 lane country roads. A relaxed comfortable drive will make everybody comfortable and the whole drive comfortable. It's better to visit 3 places in peace than to visit 5 in hurry.

    Have a great trip and don't forget to share photos!
  2. Mabams1826

    Mabams1826 Amatore

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    ERODE
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    That is really a packed schedule . cliffhanger had got it right, drive with extreme caution in Ooty - Masanagudi stretch.I am sure your tire conditions are good, as this part of your journey is at the fag end proceed on this leg only after a decent nap and when you are fully refreshed.
    Have a great time...
  3. VahanPujari

    VahanPujari Staff Member Janitor

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    Thank You, Friends.

    The trip went smoothly without any issues. Came back Last Tuesday.

    Except first 3-4 days, the family / kids didn't allow me to leave early :( Hence, missed quite a few sights.

    Unfortunately, when we reached entry point of Ooty-Masinagudi stretch, the police checkpost had stopped outgoing traffic from Ooty side. Only the traffic from Masinagudi side was allowed. We were told that this was due to an Indica fell 15-20 feet down in the valley at 32nd hairpin bend. They even shown us the towing car / lift which was going to pick up the Indica. Inspite of several requests, they didn't budge and diverted us to Gudlur to Mysore route.

    Yes. Shall post a travelogue with tonnes of Photo's :)
    May take some time. Have to sort some 2000-3000 photo's :)
    cliffhanger and ramjn like this.

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