Reader pix: From the Andamans to the Himalayas
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 some more responses we received. Share yours!
First up, Kirti Mallik sends in this photo taken at Chilika Lake (the largest coastal lagoon and the second largest lagoon in the world).
"The lake is a favourite for the migratory birds from different parts of the world in the winter," she says. "In this photo, a villager is returning home as the birds try their luck at catching some fish before the sunset."
"People come to see the dolphins from all over the world too," she adds.
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 email@example.com with the subject 'My travel pic', along with your name, the name of the place and a short description of the photograph, when you visited and what you liked most about the place and we'll feature the best pics right here of rediff.com!
Radhanagar beach, Andaman Islands
I had visited the Andamans in November last year," says Abhinandan who sends in this beautiful pic.
November to February is believed to be the ideal time to visit the islands.
Nathu La, Sikkim
Next Adarsh shares this photo of the Indo-China border at Nathu La pass, 56 km from Gangtok.
At an altitude of 14,450 ft, it is one of the highest motorable roads in the country and boasts rich diversity of Alpine flora and fauna. At present domestic tourists are permitted to visit Nathu La four days a week (Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday) and only 30 vehicles are allowed each day.
Tso Moriri lake, Jammu & Kashmir
This picture was taken at Tso Moriri, located 220km from Leh and at an altitude of 15,000 ft above sea level," says Pradeep Khandelwal, who made the solo trip in the second week of September with his Gypsy and bicycle.
Kolli Hills, Tamil Nadu
Venkatramani sends in this photo of the Aagaya Gangai waterfalls in Kolli Hills in Namakkal, Tamil Nadu.
"The waterfall is about 300 ft high," he says. "We climbed down nearly 1025 steps to reach it."
Lava Monastery, Darjeeling
Next Debarshi Maity shares this photograph of the Lava Monastery. He took the photo during his visit to the northern parts of West Bengal on 2006.
The monastery is also known as the Ratnarishi Bihar Buddhist Gumpa and is situated beside the Neora Reservoir.
Rocky Island, Jalpaiguri
Debarshi also sends in this photo taken at Rocky Island, Dooars along the banks of the river Murti.
Next, Gauri Deshpande sends in this pic of the 'Lotus Mahal' in Hampi.
The strcuture is from the 14th century and is maintained by the Archeological Survey of India. "I like the Lotus Mahal for its symmetry and the floral curves that make it so beautiful," she says.
Hussain Sagar lake, Hyderabad
Bhatye Beach, Maharashtra
Anand Datar sends in this pic of Bhatye Beach, Ratnagiri (Maharashtra).
"The photograph is taken from the resort's deck at the edge of a hillock," he says.
"It is a beautiful place and the beach is broad and long. There are steps near the deck to climb down to the beach."