The Wanderings That Made Headlines has a good collection of travel features published in Deccan Herald, The Indian Express and other popular news dailies. Over the years, as a freelance writer, S V Upendra Charya had contributed all these travel stories to various news journals travelling often distant places of tourist attractions in Karnataka. He travels not to make a holiday but to make history by writing articles on all about his sightseeing.
The following are a few published extracts of news editors’ notes that vouch for his interest in publicizing history, heritage and scenic beauty of numerous tourist spots in Karnataka.
Cultural Heritage: S V Upendra Charya renders a vivid description of the structures that adorn Raichur Town, which is known for the monuments of a bygone era.
- Deccan Herald, January 30, 2018
The French Connection: S V Upendra Charya visits Pandavapura, where the French army wing that served Tipu Sultan had its temporary camp during the fourth Mysore War. The town is famous for many scenic spots in its vicinity.
- Deccan Herald, November 15, 2011
When Mysore’s Aglow: It’s that time of the year again. When the City of Palaces dazzles and blinds. When Mysore casts a spell on tourists from near and far. S V Upendra Charya takes you through a tour of the city’s palaces.
- Deccan Herald, September 30, 2008
Bangalore's Loveliest Landmark: The Lal Bagh Botanical Garden in Bangalore, with its collection of rare species of plants, is known to be the best of its kind in South Asia, S V Upendra Charya introduces us to its scenic beauty.
-Travel Karnataka, August 16, 2009
Home to Asia's Biggest Monolith: S V Upendra Charya writes about Madhugiri, once ruled by a series of royal dynasties from the Gangas to the Nolambas, and is today one of the most backward taluks in the state.
- Deccan Herald, February 3, 2009