Readers share their favourite travel pic. Share yours!
We invited readers to send in their favourite travel pic -- that one photograph that perfectly captures the beauty of a place they visited.
Here we publish five of the responses we received. Share yours!
First up is reader Sayantan Chowdhury's photograph taken on the way to Gurudongmar lake in north Sikkim.
"The lake is located 17,000 ft above sea level and the place at which the photo is taken is around 16,000 ft above sea level. The scenery of the road and its surroundings were just breathtaking," he says. He visited the state in October, 2009.
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South China Sea
Next Mahesh Khandge, who works on ships as an engineer, sends in this photograph of the South China Sea.
"I am always looking for amazing moments of nature," he says. "I took this picture early one July morning. This shows the variety of colors in the sky and its effect on the water."
Here, Murali Vemuri shares this photograph taken near Munnar, Kerala.
Describing the photo, he says, "The clouds are lower than the hill top, indicating the cool weather of the first week of September."
Tosh valley, Himachal Pradesh
I visited Tosh valley in the Himalayas last summer (May 2009)," says Ishaan Goel, a student at IIT Madras.
"The trek was fabulous and incredibly scenic. A must for all nature-lovers!"
I took these pictures at Gangtok when I was on my honeymoon with my wife Roli in March 2008," shares Nishant Verma. "The scenery was like a beautiful painting. Every sight kept us reminding that nature's creation is beyond imagination and beyond the power of words. With fresh snowfall, a white blanket of untouched snow ornamented the earth around us as far as we could see."
And what did he like most about Sikkim? "In one word -- everything! What captivates you in Sikkim in the simplicity you see, right from the people to living to food and finally to nature. The place is full of scenic landscapes and holy monasteries."