Your pix: India's breathtaking landscapes
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!
First up is this pic from Saifadam Pathan of Keri beach as seen from top of Tiracol Fort in North Goa.
"Keri beach and the Tiracol Fort are separated by the waters of a river meeting the Arabian Sea," he says. "This is a tranquil place to visit and you can take a scenic ferry ride across the mouth of the river. "
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Next Girish Shetty sends this pic taken on his trip to Harihareshwar and Shrivardhan.
"I went to visit the Ganesh temple at Diveaghar which is famous for its gold statue of Lord Ganesh, which one of the villagerd had found at this place before the temple was built."
Vishnu Vardhan shares this pic taken in Gulmarg (near Srinagar).
"It is taken at the first stop of the Gondola cable car journey."
Here Prasun Nag sends this photo taken atop the Hanumangarh Hill in Nainital.
"The sunset is a beautiful view from this place as you can see the sun going down along the mountains, casting a beautiful hue."
Abhijit Kamerkar says this picture was taken near Sonmarg, J&K during his trip in June 2004.
"This is the picture of the Thajiwas glacier. Even though the temperature was 15 degrees C, one could still trek to the snow-covered part by hiring a pony from NH-1D."
Anurag Asthana shares this pic of the jungle trail at Bandipur Forest Reserve.
"One should definitely visit these dense jungles at least once in his or her lifetime. It is the closest you can get to the wild in its full glory."
Brindavan Gardens, Karnataka
The Brindavan Gardens in Mysore has a beautiful layout with the Krishnaraj Sagar Dam in the background," says Anurag.
"The dam is an architectural marvel considering the time it was built -- early 20th century -- designed by Dr Visveswaraiya. It still attracts crowds, has been the site for many film shoots and is famous for its musical fountains."