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Raksha Rao

Hi, I am Raksha Rao. I am a passionate traveler, photographer and an engineer by profession. I have always loved new travel experiences. However, it reached a whole new level when I took off for a Himalayan trek in May 2015 – it made me realise how totally gratifying travel can be. Since then, I have traveled near and far, as much as I can,  always looking for new and immersive adventures.

Be it trekking on snow in the mighty Himalayan range, bungee jumping with a river view in Rishikesh, cliff jumping or scuba diving in the emerald blue waters of Thailand, high-altitude river rafting at the freezing cold rivers of Zanskar in Leh – my propensity for new experiences is ever growing as is my wishlist.

My undying love for traveling instilled in me a deep love for photography. Not so long ago, I bought a DSLR to document my travels on the road and now, I have been doing just that and I’m hooked on to the wonderful world of Instagram. One more reason to travel. Don’t you think? (haha). I have had this dream for a long time of starting a travel blog but owing to the overwhelming things to be done in the process and my well known procrastination skills – had always kept me on the bay. The closer I came to blogging was writing on a popular travel community site from time to time. However, when I won a social media contest organized by Tourism Authority of Thailand for an epic trip to Thailand, I finally decided to make the transition to a travel blogger.

Till now, my corporate job has funded my travels and I have squeezed as many trips as possible out of a full time job. My trips have always been busy and sleep deprived to a point that I once felt that I would have to take a vacation from my vacation(haha). Although, I wouldn’t have it any other way. My routine and travels kind of compliments well this way.(Well, at least for now).

Well, as for the name of this blog – The Roving Heart, signifies more than my love for travel. As a person, my mind always wanders to new experiences. This has lead me to learn hiphop and salsa dance styles, swimming, karate, trading, learning guitar, music, pencil sketching, photography, coding, marketing, writing and now blogging and SEO. And, eventually, my interest dies out and end up taking up something new after that. Which means in most of the cases, moving on without seeing through the current task. I know it’s bad. Fickle minded wanderer, if you will. Which is why, The Roving Heart is thus named. However, out of all the things I have tried over the years, travel and photography have stuck with me the longest. So, guess it’s here to stay 🙂

This blog would be focused on how to make the most out of a vacation, sharing travel stories and highlights, adventures and misadventures, lesser known locations, life enriching travel experiences, budget travel, responsible travel, road trips and much more.

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