Reader pics: India's picturesque destinations
We invited readers to send in their favourite travel pic -- that one photograph that perfectly captures the beauty of a place they visited. And we have been inundated with stunning pics of every corner of this beautiful country. We would like to thank readers for the tremendous response. Keep those pics coming!
Here we publish some more photographs we received.
Ashim Chakravarty sends in this pic taken at Schangu Lake, a three-hour uphill drive from Gangtok.
"It was taken on January 1, 2009," he says of the pic. "The photo is taken during afternoon from the top of a mountain facing the lake."
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It was a trip of a lifetime when I traveled to Bhutan and Sikkim in 2008," says Mohammad Ibrahim who sends us this pic.
"Sikkim has got some of the finest flora and fauna in the country. The snow -capped mountains were just amazing," he says.
"This picture was taken from a cab and shows the colorful stacked buildings of Gangtok. Almost all the buildings in Gangtok are of a similar pattern which I don't think you would see in any other part of India except the North-East."
Mohammed also send this pic taken when he visited for North Sikkim.
"The snow-capped mountains seen in the background is the the Kanchanjunga mountain range. The beauty of the
mountains here need seen to be believed."
Humayun's Tomb, Delhi
Tathagata Dutta sends this photograph of Humayun's Tomb in Delhi.
"I visited in October 2009. It is huge and a beautiful place to visit."
The Lonar crater is formed in basalt rock and dates back 35 to 50 thousand years. Initially thought to be a volcanic crater, it was declared an impact crater in 1883. Lonar is 11 km away from Sultanpur and about 200 km from Akola.
"I took this pic when I was driving back from Raipur to Pune," shares Arunendra Mishra.
Kaas Plateau, Maharashtra
Arunendra also shares this pic taken on his trip to the Kaas plateau.
"Located nearly 24 km from Satara, it is also known as the Plateau of Flowers," he says.