Reader pics: Stunning photos 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 photographs readers sent in:
First up is this amazing picture shot by Vijay Prakash during the Allahabad Kumbh mela in 2006.
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: Kumbh Mela, Allahabad
Khuri Sand Dunes, Rajasthan
Tarandeep Singh Sekhon visited Rajasthan in December 2008. He shot this picture of the sun a the Khuri Sand Dunes there.
Tarandeep writes: "It was sunset and the sand dunes were like sheet of gold sand spread as far as the eye could see. It was such a beautiful place and sight."
Image: Khuri Sand Dunes, Rajasthan
G Sriharsha writes of this view: "Horanadu is located in Chickamanglur district of Karnataka and is home to the famous Annapoorneshwari temple. The journey to Horanadu from Dharmastala is really scenic."
Image: Horanadu, Karnataka
Ishdeep Duggal visited the quaint hillstation of Lansdowne in Uttarakhand in February this year and came back with this photograph.
Image: Lansdowne, Uttarakhand
Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu
Sreejith ES writes in: "This photo was taken in Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu on January 2, 2010.
It captures excellent view of the rocks at sunset. Mahabalipuram is perfect treat for people who love to take a break form their hectic schedules."
Image: Mahabalipuram, Tamil Nadu
Mullainagiri Temple, Karnataka
Vinay Skanda has this to write about his visit to Mullainagiri: "It is the highest Peak in Karnataka and is over 6300 feet above sea level. It is about 15 km from Chickmagalur city, which itself is about 280 km from Bengaluru.
The road is very trecherous and dangerous. One should be a very good driver to drive on this road. Once we reach the base, we have to walk about 250 feet by steps to reach the temple. It is very tiring to climb as the oxygen in the air is very thin. But, once we reach the top, the view is breathtaking."
Image: Mullainagiri Temple, Karnataka
Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir
Reader Akash Mittal just returned from Srinagar last week. This is one of the pictures he shot there.
Image: Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir
Dal Lake, Srinagar
Another picture from Akash Mittal -- this time of a lone shikara in Srinagar's Dal Lake.
Image: Dal Lake, Srinagar
Ashish Bhutada shares with us this photograph he shot at Goa. He writes of the visit: "It was great time we spent there. Beaches and more beaches everything was great about Goa."
Have a picture to share from your travels? Simply send in your photograph (original photos only) to email@example.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.