Snapshots: Discovering India's beauty
We invited readers to send in their favourite travel pic -- that one photograph that perfectly captures the beauty of a place they visited. And we have been inundated with stunning pics of every corner of India.
First is Jayesh Vani's photograph taken from Shivneri Fort, Maharashtra.
"This photo was taken from Shivneri Fort (Chattrapati Shivaji's birthplace)," shares Jayesh. "It was middle of September, when the monsoon recedes. This photo captures the many hamlets and villages which lie in the valley between Shivneri Fort and the surrounding Western Ghats."
Do you have a photograph that perfectly captures the beauty of a place -- of a breathtaking peak or a picture-perfect seashore? Share it with the world. Simply send in your photograph (original photos only) to firstname.lastname@example.org (subject line: 'My travel pic'), along with your name, the name of the place, a short description of the photograph, when you visited and what you liked most about the place. We'll feature the best pics right here on rediff.com and in India Abroad.
En route to Goa
The photo has been shot from Pelling, a small sleepy town around 5 hours drive from Gangtok, Sikkim," shares Rajneesh Anand.
"It was shot at 5 am and shows the first rays falling on the high Himalayan peaks."
Dal Lake, Kashmir
Hemkund Saheb, Uttarakhand
Rajesh Kakkar sends in this pic of the sarovar (lake) at Hemkund Saheb in Uttarakhand at a height of 15,000 feet.
"The journey and the sheer beauty of the place makes it heaven on earth. Combine it with the spiritual element and it is a really moving experience," he says.
Dinanath Dandavate sends in this photo of the flamingoes that visit Diksal, Bhighvan (95 km far from Pune).
"A good time to visit is October-March, where you can see as many as 15 different types of birds."
Ravulapalem Bridge, Andhra Pradesh
Here Madhu shares a photo of the famous Ravulapalem Bridge across the River Godavari in Andhra Pradesh.
Alabhya Vaibhav sends in this pic taken in Jaisalmer.
"What I liked most about the place was the architecture that is a marvel of what mankind can achieve."
Here Suhael Ahmed sends in two photographs.
The first is taken at Sherathang (on the outskirts of Gangtok), near the Indo-China border.