Reader pics: Snapshots of India's beauty
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 photographs readers sent in:
Vinod Kumar sends in two photographs. The first is of Valparai taken in November last year.
"Bend after bend you will see nothing but green," he says. "Alpine forests with mist surrounding you along with aroma of tea. At the top of Valparai lies a Balaji temple where even an atheist will start praying because of the divine feeling one gets there!"
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.
Aliyar Dam, Tamil Nadu
Agara Lake, Bangalore
Naveena Kedlaya sends in this pic of the sunset in Agara Lake, HSR layout, Bangalore.
"Usually I go out with my family on weekends to Agara lake. It is a great place to watch the sunset in the middle of the city, which takes on a surreal look," she says.
Ranthambore reserve, Rajasthan
Shoyeb Pathan sends this pic taken in Auli, located in the Garhwal Himalayas.
"This photo captures the beautiful sunrise as seen from Auli. Auli is a place with breathtaking panoramic views of many a famous Himalayan peak like Nanda Devi, Kamet, Mana Parvat and Dunagiri. To experience the snow one has to visit Auli during the winters as we did."
Tattapani, Himachal Pradesh
Next Sandeep Sekhon sends this pic of Tattapani, situated on the right bank of the river Poonch.
"Tattapani is famous for its hot springs," he shares. "During the winter, visitors throng this place everyday to have a bath which is believed to cure skin and rheumatic ailments."
En route to Alibaug, Maharashtra
Next Rahul J Parekh sends this photo of Mana Village, the last village along the the Indo-China border and the last tea shop on the border.
"This pic was taken in Mana Village, near Badrinath way back in May 2005. Though not much of a tea lover, even I couldn't resist having a sip in the 'Bharat ki aakhri chai ki dukaan'," he says. "The freezing climate along with the hot tea makes for a super combination! This tea shop is located just outside the Vyas Gupha (cave) where it is believed that the sage Valmiki recited the epic Mahabaharata to Lord Ganesha."
Dibakar Joardar sends in two photos. First is this pic of the ruins of Chittor Fort, Rajasthan.
"I was simply thrilled to see that the structure still stands erect. It was a bright day; the sun was 70 degrees at the top of the frame and added the beauty of light and shade to each and every stone piece."