Postcard from Nubra Valley!

The mountains – so strong and so fierce! They stand dominating every bit of the place. The power that they exhibit – they can either break it or make it! Oh mountains – so strong and so fierce! ~Solopassport © 2017 Raksha Nagaraj All Rights Reserved. Reproduction, or re-transmission, in whole, or  in part, or in any…

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Thiksey monastery

Thiksey monastery is one of the oldest monasteries in Ladakh. It is situated about 20 kilometers from Leh. The monastery is also referred to as ‘Mini Potala’ as it is a replica of the Potala Palace in Tibet. The 12 storey monastery is situated on top of a hill and is famous for its 2…

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Picture perfect Ladakh!

I love everything about Ladakh! And its a no surprise as everyone loves Ladakh. The people, the culture and the breathtaking landscapes – everything about the place is magical. Ladakh provides an ample opportunity for photographs and any picture taken from any camera is picture perfect. These 32 photographs definitely proves that there is no…

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Postcard from Ladakh!

  As I watch the people of Ladakh I wonder! I wonder as to how life can be this simple? With such harsh climatic conditions And such minimum facilities! How can people be happy and contented? I then realize one needs to learn to be happy, the expectations or the facilities or the external surroundings…

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The Surahi Dance

On our first day in Leh, there was a cultural dance and music show performed by the Ladakhi localities. One of the dances, the dancers performed was the Surahi dance. The Surahi dance is also known as the Chang Rches. In this dance the dancers place the pots of Chang on their heads and dance.…

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Postcard from Pangong lake

I walk alone with a camera in my hand I walk along the banks of the lake I walk looking at a place where the heaven meets the mountains I walk wondering how anything can be this beautiful and yet so pure I walk alone enjoying the fresh morning air I walk being happy not…

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My “Australian” bucket list – tick tick tick!

While browsing through my old pictures, I found my notes that had the bucket list I wanted to cover in Australia. This included visiting places and the experiences that I wanted to have. I had created this year probably 5 years ago before I arrived in Australia. I have now decided to dedicate a post…

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Each day provides its own gifts!

“Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome.” – Arthur Ashe For me success is those small little steps that I take to move forward and to become a better person. I measure my success by all the kind and beautiful messages I receive from people whom…

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Finding Nemo in Langkawi

I was excited to see Nemo. I was jumping up and down with excitement. I had not seen Nemo even in Australia. Let me give you a little bit of background – Nemo is a baby clown fish in the movie – Finding Nemo. In the movie, Nemo is taken by a set of divers…

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Tadiyanmol trek

Tadiyanmol is one of most beautiful and lesser known hikes in the Western Ghats of southern part of India. It is the highest peak in the Coorg or Kodugu district and sixth highest peak in the state Karnataka at an elevation of 5760 feet (1748 meters). Logistics: Hike to the peak: about 14 kilometres from the…

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