Travel photos: Myriad moods of incredible India
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. Here we feature some of the refreshing photographss readers sent in:
First up, Indrajit Basu sends in this picture of the Perambur Beach in Mangalore.
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.
Image: Perambur Beach, Mangalore
Elliot's Beach, Chennai
Parijat Naha writes this of his visit to Elliot's Beach in Chennai: "We had gone to Elliot's beach essentially to catch the sunrise and were we successful! As the dazzling rays of the sun descend from heaven through the clouds, mortal man's vessels are bathed in the dazzling halo of beauty. Elliot's beach isn't as huge as (the more popular) Marina. But it works well if you just want to laze around and have a nice quiet time."
Image: Elliot's Beach, Chennai
Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu
Reader James saw this view on his way from Kodaikanal couldn't resist capturing the view on camera.
Image: Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu
Araku Valley, Andhra Pradesh
Souvik Roy shares with us this picture of the Araku Valley in Vizag that offers breathtaking landscapes and is a haven for photographers.
Image: Araku Valley, Andhra Pradesh
Dibru Saikhowa National Park, Assam
Prachurjya J Baruah visited the Dibru Saikhowa National Park in Assam and e-mailed us this photograph. Baruah describes the one-night stay here as 'heavenly'.
Image: Dibru Saikhowa National Park, Assam
Darjeeling, West Bengal
Yogesh Verma writes: "I took this picture in Darjeeling early in the morning when it was very foggy. The scene was so beautiful, I decided to capture the moment on camera."
Image: Darjeeling, West Bengal
Havelock Island, Andaman
Alok Awasthi recommends you visit the Bayview Inn in Havelock. He says, "Although famous for its Radhanagar Beach, Havelock island is full of many small, beautiful and unnamed beaches like this one, where the sea is calm and water is crystal-clear and you find dense forest right next to the beach."
Image: Havelock Island, Andaman
Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir
Ashok Sachdev took this photograph about a fortnight ago while landing at Srinagar. Just in case you haven't made your summer vacation plans, you know where you should be heading!
Image: Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir
Travelling to Hemkund Sahib
Reader Nitin writes, "I clicked this photo on my way to Hemkund Sahib in the month of September 2009. It shows us all about the natural beauty of such an isolated place."
Image: Hemkund Sahib, Uttarakhand
Loleygaon, North Bengal
Baudhayan Lahiri travelled to Loleygaon in North Bengal and came back blissful. Lahiri writes, "It is about four degrees here. The sun and the mist cause a hide-n-seek effect inside the forests. The small plants you see are elaichi (cardommom) plantations."
Image: Loleygaon, North Bengal
Reader Mukesh Uniyal writes, "It was during my shooting for a film on wind energy that I visited few windfarms across India. This picture is taken at Satara wind farms established by Enercon. I visited there in 2008. These wind farms are established a few kms from Satara on a flat hill plateau. The view and windmills are just marvellous. One can go there for a picnic or just to look at the windmills.
Image: Satara, Maharashtra