Your travel pix: The beauty of Kerala
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 in Kerala that readers sent in:
First up is Sankar Ram's photograph taken in the tea town of Munnar.
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 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.
Pradeep Pillai sends in two photos taken during his visit in January this year.
"Both are of the backwaters of Kerala. This is taken at a lake near Kollam (Quilon)," he shares.
This was taken at the tree photo is a near Cherai beach, Cochin," says Pradeep.
Sameer Dolare sends this photograph taken in Munnar in 2007.
"The beautiful view of hills and tea garden is shot from a nursery run by the Kerala Tourism Develpoment Corporation on the road to Kundala dam."
Allen Rajiev shares this photo of the Kumarakom backwaters.
"This photo was taken during a houseboat journey through the backwaters," he says. "I have never seen the beauty of Kerala like this ever before though I was born and brought up in Kerala. It is reflection at its best. My Canon lens copied it well!"
Seema M Thayi sends this photo of the drive-in beach in Kannur at sunset.
"This pic was taken during a vacation in 2009. The layers of sand and the clean water with the shoreline of coconut trees gives true meaning to 'God's own country'," she says.