Celebrating Five years

Celebrating Five years

April 2006, that was when I wrote the first post on Payaniga – about my first ever bike ride to Shivanasamudra. When I published that ride log, I never thought that that one day ride would take me on a such a long journey.

On this long journey, I got to know many like minded people, met some wonderful people, had a chance to travel with them, got inspired by them. And not to forget the readers who have supported all along. I am thankful to all you wonderful people out there.

To mark this milestone, I will be publishing five guest posts in the week. Read along the stories by fellow travellers which will follow. (I can imagine how these five guys are cursing me for all the pestering I did to get these articles).

And on a side note, along with writing here in English I have started writing in Kannada as well. In case if you know how to read Kannada and like to read the travelogues in Kannada, check out the blog posts in Kannada here.

Update: Here are the guest posts –


  1. Congrats ! one of my inspiration for starting up a blog . I for first time visited your blog when i was sreaching on Mandharagiri . Since then have been regular visitor for last two years . Kannada blog is cool .

  2. Prashanth,
    The name payaniga is so charming, even those who cant understand kannada would get along with. Registering it has ever crossed your mind?
    Payaniga is one of the regular blogs I visit. Crisp and sharp narration laced with outstanding photographs taken from angles only Payaniga can see and visualise have always marveled me.
    The journey from ‘Shivanasamudra’ to here has been a grand visual and information fest to readers like me. It is not just the information and photos, but the care that Prashanth takes to make ‘Payaniga’ look neat and attractive is what I appreciate.
    More than blog payaniga it is now brand payaniga!
    Wishing you many more years of safe traveling and happy blogging.

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