Postcard from Hunder!

People have always told me I live in my fantasy world and that it does not exist. I ask them ‘Have you looked up at the sky during the night?’ If we did not live in a fantasy World, how can everything around us look so whimseiial and magical? ~Solopassport  

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Prayers at Thiksey monastery

One of the best opportunities that I got in Ladakh was to visit the Thiksey monastery during the morning prayers. The chanting and the sounds of drums and horns by the lamas was a different kind of an experience that I had never witnessed. The youngest lama was 3 years old and it was a…

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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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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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