Palace Estate Homestay

With most of my errands being unplanned and with friends, there was no much importance given to booking hotel rooms. Treks were spent looking up the sky, counting the stars and other biking or backpacking trips, it was crashing into a decent enough available hotel room. Last April when I planned to take my family... Continue Reading →

All for none

My association with NH48 (stretch between Bangalore and Kunigal) goes a long way back to early 90s. What used to be couple of bus rides from Kunigal to Bangalore during vacations turned in to weekly journeys from Bangalore to Kunigal when I moved to Bangalore for my studies. Watching those beautiful trees passing by and... Continue Reading →

Random updates

* It's been a roller coaster ride for the last 8-9 months* Bangalore to Mysore to Swindon to Bangalore to London* During my five months stay in Mysore I never stayed in Mysore even for a single weekend.* Weekend travels between B'lore and Mysore during that period made me grow an aversion to that SH17.... Continue Reading →

Walks In India

Arun, a friend, an avid traveler & travel writer is writing on walks & walking tours in India. He plans to publish 15 walks in this month of June. Visit his travel blog for the stories.And here are excerpts from his travel blog about 'Walks in India'- Unlike in many countries, walks and walking tours... Continue Reading →

Road & Trees

NH48 on an early morning, taken last winterI've been traveling on NH48 - the stretch between Bangalore & Kunigal for the past 16-17 years. Initially by bus and then on bike for the last two years. During my school days, it used to be from Kunigal to Bangalore, to spend my winter & summer vacations... Continue Reading →

Now it’s payaniga.com

Cross-posting from payaniga :)Cut that extra word in the URL. I've moved my travel blog to my own domain. From now onwards it's going to be just http://payaniga.com (old url: http://payaniga.blogspot.com/)Thanks Thej for helping me out in setting up the site. And also thanks everyone for your support & comments. Request everyone who has blog-rolled... Continue Reading →

Walking away

... from the blog-world, from internet. It's going to be a long hiatus. May be a week or a month or more. Will I come back? Yes, for sure. But when? Don't know.Have a nice weekend.

River Sharavathi

River Sharavathi in summer. It's raining there in Sharavathi valley. Would love to visit the place again, Jog falls.Have a nice weekend.

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