About Me

Raksha during Dandiya

I am Raksha Nagaraj, the creative mind behind Solopassport, Bengaluru Prayana, and Let’s Travel Sydney.

I currently reside in Sydney, Australia, and Bengaluru, India, and have had the opportunity to explore 50 countries across all seven continents. Balancing my roles as a content creator and a Product Manager, I find joy in travel and the dynamic realm of product management.

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About Solopassport

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Established in 2015, Solopassport emerged with a modest yet impactful vision – to motivate women to travel solo. Over the years, Solopassport has transformed into a celebrated and beloved travel blog on the Internet, gaining recognition for its emphasis on adventurous solo female travel.

Solopassport means a passport that travels solo, mostly.

Solopassport showcases:

  • Travel guides are tailored from the perspective of a solo female traveller.
  • Insights into thrilling experiences like trekking/hiking and scuba diving.
  • Comprehensive reviews of hotels and various products.
  • Involvement in local community projects, including farm visits.

And much more.

Why Did I Start Solopassport?

Solopassport was conceived to share my solo travel adventures with fellow explorers. Over time, this platform has evolved into the voice of a ‘Solo Indian Female Traveller,’ aiming to inspire other women to venture into solo travel, particularly emphasizing experiential journeys.

My mission is to empower and inspire women worldwide to embark on solo adventures, fearlessly charting their paths and immersing themselves in the beauty of the unknown. Through authentic storytelling, practical tips, and firsthand experiences, I aim to demystify solo travel and instil confidence in every woman who dreams of exploring the world on her terms.

What Can You Expect From Solopassport?

Solopassport is a website of inspiration, guidance, and practical advice for embarking on their solo journeys. Whether you’re a seasoned globetrotter or a first-time traveller, you’ll find a wealth of resources tailored to your needs:

  1. Destination Guides: From off-the-beaten-path gems to iconic landmarks, my destination guides offer comprehensive insights into the best places to explore, eat, and stay worldwide.
  2. Adventure Tales: Join me as I recount my most exhilarating adventures, from summiting mountain peaks to diving into crystal-clear waters. Get inspired to step out of your comfort zone and embrace the thrill of the unknown.
  3. Practical Tips: Worried about safety, budgeting, or planning logistics for your solo trip? My practical tips cover everything from packing essentials to navigating cultural nuances, ensuring a seamless and enriching travel experience.
  4. Community Support: Connect with a global community of solo female travellers through Solopassport’s interactive forums and social media channels. Share your stories, seek advice, and forge meaningful connections with like-minded adventurers worldwide.

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    By joining the Solopassport community, you embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery, empowerment, and boundless exploration. Here’s why you should be a part of it:

    1. Empowerment: Solopassport is more than just travel advice—it’s a platform for women to reclaim their autonomy and independence. Through solo travel, we defy societal norms and rewrite the narrative of what it means to be a fearless female adventurer.
    2. Inspiration: Whether planning your first solo trip or seeking your next adrenaline rush, Solopassport is your source of inspiration for embarking on daring escapades and embracing the world’s beauty.
    3. Community: At Solopassport, you’re never alone. Join a vibrant community of solo female travellers who share your passion for exploration, camaraderie, and living life to the fullest.
    4. Adventure Awaits: From the sun-drenched beaches of Bali to the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas, the world is yours to discover. Let Solopassport be your compass as you navigate the exhilarating journey of solo female travel.

    So, what are you waiting for? Dive into the world of Solopassport and unlock a universe of adventure, empowerment, and limitless possibilities. Your next great adventure starts here.

    What Are My Passions?


    Embarking on solo travel adventures, I’ve seamlessly integrated my passion for adrenaline sports like skydiving, bungee jumping, and shark diving into my journeys. These thrilling activities exhilarate me and enrich my travel experiences, adding an extra layer of excitement and adventure.

    Join me as I delve deeper into these adrenaline-fueled pursuits, sharing insights, tips, and stories highlighting the exhilarating side of solo travel. Whether you’re an adrenaline junkie seeking your next thrill or simply curious about these daring escapades, let me be your guide as we explore the world of adventure travel together.


    Having traversed all seven continents and explored 50 countries worldwide, my passion for travel knows no bounds. Each journey fuels my love for exploration, from the majestic landscapes of India to the rugged terrain of Australia—both of which I proudly call home.

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    The picture on Deception Island, Antarctica

    As I embark on new adventures, I am drawn to these diverse nations’ vibrant cultures, stunning landscapes, and rich histories. My deep connection and affection for India and Australia drive my enthusiasm for creating content that celebrates their unique charms and hidden treasures.

    Hiking and Trekking

    Trail at - Kashmir Great Lakes

    What started as a dedication to fitness has transformed into a true love. Every climb up a mountain to the summit fills me with energy and enthusiasm. As someone who struggles with indoor workouts, hiking and trekking provide beautiful alternatives to conventional gym sessions, with the added perk of stunning scenery along the way.

    Scuba Diving

    My deep connection with the ocean has been a part of me since childhood, earning me the endearing nickname of a “water baby.” This affinity was solidified during my first dive at Netrani Island in India in 2007—an experience that sparked a lifelong passion. Now a certified diver, I’ve made it my mission to explore the underwater wonders of every destination I visit.

    Scuba diving in Kas

    As a PADI Certified Rescue Scuba Diver, I prioritise immersing myself in the ocean depths at least once or twice every two months. The allure of the underwater world never wanes, leading me to contemplate the possibility of turning my passion for scuba diving into a potential career or source of income. The idea of merging my love for diving with a professional endeavour is incredibly enticing. I am seriously considering taking the plunge to make scuba diving a more central aspect of my life, beyond just a recreational pursuit.

    Why Do I Love Solo Traveling?

    • Empowering and enlightening, solo travel has been a liberating and educational experience for me. It taught me the art of independence, making me adept at handling unexpected situations with poise.
    • For me, solo travelling is a therapeutic endeavour. Sitting on a seashore, basking in the beauty of waves crashing on a balmy afternoon, is akin to meditative bliss.
    • Beyond personal growth, solo travel is a remarkable avenue for friendships with individuals from diverse countries. It offers a firsthand insight into their cultures, fostering a deeper understanding and appreciation.
    • Essentially, solo travelling grants me access to the boundless power of sheer awesomeness, as humorously stated in Kung Fu Panda!
    Picture with Shivanasamudra falls
    Shivanasamudra Falls

    Why Did I Start Hiking or Trekking?

    “Why do I hike?” is a question frequently posed to me, as many are genuinely curious about my passion for hiking and its prominent role in my life.

    In late 2016, I cannot precisely recall a pivotal moment that marked a conscious decision to enact change. This transformation extended beyond my lifestyle to encompass every aspect of my existence. My primary objective was to attain fitness and vitality. I aimed to traverse significant distances on foot without the frequent need for rest and, crucially, to ward off potential health issues from a sedentary lifestyle.

    A friend who introduced me to the concept of hiking is to be credited with igniting this change. I commenced with modest 5-kilometre walks on weekends and gradually extended the distances. The transition from lethargy to an active lifestyle has been remarkable.

    Today, I have conquered iconic trails such as the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu and Everest Base Camp—feats that once seemed unattainable dreams. Achieving these milestones demanded considerable effort and perseverance, and I acknowledge that maintaining this active lifestyle will require ongoing dedication. My routine revolves around walking or hiking to cover a specific distance each week—it has transcended mere habit to become a profoundly fulfilling passion.

    Where Have I Been Featured?

    • Empty Lighthouse Luxury Travel – Recipient of the 2018 Empty Lighthouse Luxury Travel Website Awards.
    • Feedspot – Included in the 100 Best Solo Travel Blogs and Websites list.
    • Local Samosa – Recognised for Solo Female Traveling.
    • Feedspot – Listed among the 15 Best Andaman Travel Blogs and Websites.
    • CanvasRebel – Interviewed for my content creation journey.
    • Happiness Health – Interviewed and featured for Bengaluru Prayana.
    • Google Discover10 things to do in Ekta Nagar and 5 Reasons why the Statue of Unity must be on your bucket list

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      Where Have I Traveled/Lived?

      As a passionate globetrotter, I have explored 50 countries across seven continents and resided in more than four cities spanning two countries.

      1. Antarctica
      2. Argentina
      3. Armenia
      4. Australia
      5. Belgium
      6. Bhutan
      7. Bolivia
      8. Brazil
      9. Brunei
      10. Bulgaria
      11. Canada
      12. Chile
      13. Cambodia
      14. Egypt
      15. Fiji
      16. Georgia
      17. Greece
      18. Hong Kong
      19. Iceland
      20. India
      21. Indonesia
      22. Ireland
      23. Italy
      24. Japan
      25. Jordan
      26. Macau
      27. Malaysia
      28. Maldives
      29. Mauritius
      30. Moldova
      31. Nepal
      32. New Caledonia
      33. New Zealand
      34. Norway
      35. Oman
      36. Peru
      37. Portugal
      38. Romania
      39. Samoa
      40. Singapore
      41. Sri Lanka
      42. Switzerland
      43. Thailand
      44. The Netherlands
      45. Turkey
      46. United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.)
      47. United Kingdom (U.K.)
      48. United States of America (U.S.A.)
      49. Uzbekistan
      50. Vanuatu
      51. Vietnam