We started directly from office on a Friday evening. Since it is the start of the weekend crossing the Chennai border was a bit difficult due to traffic. You can reach Masinagudi via Ooty or by taking the Bangalore, Mysore and Bandhipur road. Since this is a forest the roads to reach Masinagudi will be closed between 9PM to 6AM. Hence make sure you plan your arrival/departure times accordingly. We took the Bangalore, Mysore and Bandhipur route. We reached Mysore around 6 in the morning. On way to Bandhipur we passed through few beautiful Sunflower plantations. The ride and view from Bandhipur to Masinagudi was amazing in the early morning. You can spot animals like deer, elephants, wild boars and bears (if you are lucky). Make sure you follow the rules of the jungle and do not stop to click selfies or pictures of the animals (we saw few people clicking selfies). We reached the resort around 8 AM. We stayed in the Mist Valley resort. The resort people were kind enough to accommodate us prior to our check-in time. Also, they made sure breakfast was ready and served hot since we traveled a long distance. After an amazing breakfast, we relaxed for sometime since all of us were tired. After a lip smacking and hearty lunch (a perfect south Indian meal) we went for a walk in the nearby surrounding areas. You are not allowed to step outside the resort beyond 9PM.