Trek to Parvathamalai 14

Trek to Parvathamalai

Most of my travels are limited to Karnataka and when I came to know that there is trekking plan in Tamilnadu, I jumped in. Parvathamalai, a pilgrimage near Polur in Thiruvannamalai district of Tamilnadu...

Kaveri, Kapila and Sphatika 5

Kaveri, Kapila and Sphatika

“Do you want to go on a boat ride? I’ll take you to Sangama, Agasthyeshwara temple and bring you back.” I heard a voice right behind me when I was parking the two wheeler...

Desktop Calendar: January 2009 4

Desktop Calendar: January 2009

Wishing all the readers of payaniga a very happy and prosperous new year 2009. Click here for higher resolution image. Background Photo: A lake on the way back from Somanathapura to Mysore. Godspeed.

Keshava temple at Somanathapura 9

Keshava temple at Somanathapura

Though I’m in Mysore for the last three months, I never stayed there over weekends as I traveled back to Bangalore every week. One fine weekend I had to stay in Mysore and I...

Travelling on the bus top #2 4

Travelling on the bus top #2

I had posted couple of photos taken from the bus top – journey between Hosagadde and Kargal in Shimogga district. During my last visit to Sharavathi valley (in Feb’08, we trekked from Kanoor to...