Your photos: India at her prettiest
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.
Here's a look at some of the stunning locales readers visited:
First up Anil Dwivedi sends in this pic taken at Bhimashankar in Maharashtra.
"One morning, I decided to visit Bhimashankar with a friend and we started out at 8 am. I captured this pic when we were about to enter the jungle. It looked like a road to heaven...lush green," he shares.
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Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
Krishanu Kaushik sends this photo.
"I took the photograph on a dew covered morning of December '09 at Kaziranga National Park. With the trees and hills (Burha Pahar meaning Old Hill) in the background, it was a spectacularly magic moment! Grazing together in that swamp were more than ten times the number of deer you see in this picture. It was not possible to capture all of them in one photo.
"Also, the thick dew coupled with my simple point-and-shoot camera made it very hard to get a good photograph. But I think the photo captures the moment well."
Keylong, Himachal Pradesh
A picturesque view in front of Hotel Chanderbhaga in Keylong, the headquarter of Lahaul disctrict," says Soumen Mukherjee of this pic.
"The picture was taken just after sunset in October 2005 during my visit there. The road in this picture leads to Leh."
Valley of Flowers, Uttaranchal
The Valley of Flowers is situated in Garhwal, near the famous Joshimath," shares Pratul Joshi who sends in this pic.
"It is open only between June to October, and I travelled to this place in August 2008 when it is in bloom."
Pratul also sends this pic.
"It is a hanging bridge made mainly of bamboo and iron and is located in a remote place in East Siang district."
Dhanushkodi, Tamil Nadu
Fidelis Fernando sends in three pics of the beautiful Dhanushkodi or Danushkodi in Tamil Nadu.
"It is a small village on Rameswaram island in east Tamil Nadu," he shares.
The town was a flourishing pilgrimage site before being wiped out by a cyclone in 1964.
I have always been fascinated by railway stations," shares Sharad Dhumane.
"This is a small station on the Konkan Railway route and it truly reflects the place. Konkanis are economical (no wastage), very functional and aesthetic. The landscape is beautiful. All this can be seen in the station, with minimal station structure, everything nicely placed, very clean. There are mountains in the distance and one has to climb to get to the station."