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Why I WALK TO BADANAVAL

WALK TO BADANAVALU is a walkathon organized by the 'Friends of the Handloom' from 15th to 19th of April 2015 starting from various places including Mysore and culminating at Badanaval (a small weaving village in Nanjangud taluk).

I am very much interested in joining this Walkathon because of three reasons. First, I believe WALKING is a much forgotten adventure sport. This walkathon gives an opportunity to rediscover it with my family. From Mysore, Badanaval is neither too far nor too near. Walking through picturesque villages, vast tracts of fields, rugged roads, songs and theater, film shows, soak in the hospitality provided by villagers. It makes a perfect family outing to start the school vacation.

Secondly, this is an opportunity to walk through the countryside of India along with my countrymen. While great souls like Swami Vivekananda and Gandhiji has done it with a greater purpose and vision, I see it as a way to understand the ecosystem around me better. With the accomm…