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Travel: Picture postcards from around the world

Last updated on: April 16, 2010 17:07 IST

Travel: Picture postcards from around the world

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We invited readers to send in their favourite travel pic -- that one photograph that perfectly captures the beauty of a place they visited. In response, readers have sent in wonderful photographs from all across India and some of international destinations as well.

Here we feature pictures readers sent in of foreign travel destinations.

First is this photo Varun Garg sent in of Mauritius, that he took on his honeymoon.

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 travelpicsga@rediffmail.com (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.ave been inundated with stunning pics of every corner of India.



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Kings Canyon, California, USA

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Here Purvesh Khona sends in two photos.
 
"The Sequoia National Park and Kings Canyon are true heaven on earth," he shares.


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Sequoia National Park, California, USA

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These pictures are from my visit in 2009," shares Purvesh. "These parks are about 200 miles from San Francisco."
 



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Kelaniya Temple, Colombo, Sri Lanka

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Next up are Pankaj Kumar Sinha's photos taken in Sri Lanka.

The first is of the Kelaniya Temple.



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Avunka Buddha, Colombo, Sri Lanka

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Pankaj's second photograph is of the Avunka Buddha in Colombo, Sri Lanka.


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Sunrise over the United Kingdom

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This photograph was taken on my first trip to the United Kingdom," shares K Nagpal Bengoti Vuchula

"I was very excited with the very thought that in a few hours I would be stepping onto the land of William Shakespeare, Charles Dickens, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle; a land that captured my dreams as I read the books and poems in my childhood. I pushed up the sunscreen of the plane's window and this was the lovely sunrise I saw.

"The warm texture of the sunlight is what makes this photo so special. It was a beautiful morning indeed."



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Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey

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Siraj Syed Humayun sends in the next pic of the Blue Mosque.

"This is a famous landmark in Istanbul -- the Blue Mosque or the Sultan Ahmet Mosque. The interior is very well done up especially the various domes," he shares.

 

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Disneyland, Hong Kong

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Prajakta Mangrulkar sends in two photos from her trip in May 2009 to Disneyland, Hong Kong.


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A walk on the wild side at Disneyland HK

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The second pic Prajakta sends in is of a hippo (mid-yawn, it would seem) at Disneyland.



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Maya Bay, Phi Phi island, Thailand

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Next is Surbhi Sheth's photograph of Maya Bay on Phi Phi Island.

"This is the place Leonardi Di Capriostarrer 'The Beach', was shot," says Surbhi.

"As you enter a narrow stretch of beach between two hills, the first sight is of the pristine blue water, white sand and lush greenery that takes you into another world altogether."



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Rock climbing at Maya Bay

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The hills around the island are also great for rock climbing and rappelling, while the water is great for snorkelling," adds Surbhi.
 
 


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Shanghai, China

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SB Sharma sends in a photo taken while visiting Shanghai in 2005.

"The backdrop displays the high-rise city line of new Shanghai."



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Mt Cook, New Zealand

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Nitin Vashisht sends in three pics.

"The first is of Mt Cook in New Zealand, somewhere between Queenstown and Christchurch. When I visited this place it was like the Lake Pukaki is calling you -- water so crystal clear that you can easily see through right to the bed. It was simply an amazing experience."



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Queenstown, NZ

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The next pic was taken from the Queenstown golf ground," says Nitin.


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Bora Bora, French Polynesia

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This is the spot for honeymooning couples," says Nitin

"It is a calm and quiet place, with nature at its best. The best islands to visit are Bora Bora, Moorea islands and Fiji."



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