Sunset at Kyatanamakki

It was almost five in the evening by the time we reached our home-stay near Kalasa. After driving for more than 250 KMs on the twisty roads of western ghats along with visits to Kukke Subrahmanya and Dharmasthala, all...

A hill station called Lonavla

What are some nice places to visit around Pune? “Lonavla”, that’s the answer you get from nine out of ten people you ask in Pune. Having heard about the place from many of my friends and how it had...

Travel and Nature by Santosh BS

Second in the series of guest posts celebrating 10 years of payaniga is by Santosh BS who blogs at Huchchara Santhe. Santosh is an avid bird watcher and wildlife photographer. He works full-time in a leading IT company and...

Mookana mane falls in Monsoon

What was supposed to be a weekend trip to the canyons of Gandikota, the plan turned on its head and it turned out to be an impromptu trip towards Sakaleshpura. Day one was to visit Mookanamane falls (my first...

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