Incredible India: pictures and videos

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Please Post your choicest Pictures on Incredible India here, and if possible, try to restrict the number of pictures per post.
 

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It gives me great honour and is a privilege to begin this thread. Where shall I start? India is so vast, so incredibly diverse that it seems impossible to capture the essence of the country in a few images. Still, I will try, and if not a few, many might suffice. Here are, to begin with, some not-too-often-seen pictures of our glorious Fatherland:

Bharapani, Meghalaya



The Sahayadri Ranges, Maharaashtra



Western Ghats, along the Mumbai-Pune expressway



Bison Wells, Tamil Nadu



Morning Rays at Mamallapuram



Nagarjuna Saagar, Andhra Pradesh



Carved Buddhist Mani Stones, Zangla, Kingdom of Zanskar, India.



Ladakh



The Thar Desert



Havelock Island, Andaman & Nicobar

 

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Bangaram Island, Lakshadweep



Poovar Island, Kerala



Diu Fort, Territory of Daman & Diu, Western India



Rainforests, Jharkhand



Chitrakoot Falls, Jagdaalpur, Chattisgarh



Kauvery, Karnataka



Khesima, Nagaland



Tarang, Gujarat [Image courtesy: our very own Flint!]

 

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Ross Island, Southern India



Udaipur



Konaseema Ridge, Andhra Pradesh



Namdapha National Park, Arunachal Pradesh



Bandhavgarh, Madhya Pradesh



Lake Chilka, Orissa



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Karjat



Ganges, Uttar'anchal

 

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Gongoni, Midnapore, West Bengal




Meghaalay



The Mahanadi Delta, Orissa



Arambol, Goa



Approaching Madurai, Tamil Nadu



Aleppey, Kerala



Near Port Blair, Andaman Islands



Bangram Island, Territory of Lakshadweep



Shivasamudram panoramic (photo K. Venkatesh)- Please scroll -->

 

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Original posts courtesy of Singh


Leh Palace



Gorges in Sarchu Valley



Tso Kar Grasslands



Tso Kiagar Salt Lake



Shanti Stupa



Leh Fort



River near Manali-Leh Road



Lake Pangong



Buddhist Prayer Flags at Tso Morori Lake, 15,000ft altitude

 

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Mind_blowing!

Kabhi kabhi jab bagwan detai hai to chabar parke detai<3
Each and every single pictures from here is amazing.
It completely change my image on southern india.
It's infect gorgeous! Thank you for sharing this wonderful
images.
 

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More Images of our Glorious Fatherland:


Kerala backwaters (courtesy Raman Azad)



Lake Pankang Teng Tso, Arun'aachal Pradesh



Velha, Goa



Vizaag Coastline, Andhra Pradesh



Kinnaur



Sikkim, North East India



Murudeshwar, Karnataka



Orchha, Madhya Pradesh



Agatti Island, Southern India



 

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Darjeeling



Ganga Lake, Itaanagar



Backwaters, Kerala



Golf Resort, Kalimpong, West Bengal



Sunset, Sikkim





Sunrise, Öuty



Allahabaad Ganges



Raanchi, Jharkhand



Mizoraam, Far North-East India

 

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Dudh Saagar Falls, Karnataka



Kovalam Beach, Trivandrum



Athirapally Falls, Kerala



River Ravi- Beas, Haryaana



River Beas, Dharmanagar, Him'aachal Pradesh



Fort Daulatabaad, Maharaashtra



Images of Rajgirh, Bihar




 

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Salt pans, Gujarat



Paddy fields, Punjab



Sweltering summers, Rajasthan



Frigid cold, Kashmir



Bhaavana, Vaishno Devi



Kalpa, Himachal Pradesh



Platinum cascades, Shillong



Cable cars to Auli from Joshimath



Cable cars at Mansa Devi, Haridwar



Hampi

 

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so beautiful

wow,the scenery is so beautiful ,I can't wait to have a trip to India,like somewhere in the films.great
 

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wow,the scenery is so beautiful ,I can't wait to have a trip to India,like somewhere in the films.great
You're very welcome Yang... In fact, you can stay with those of us who live in India when yo visit here... :):):):)
 

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CHANDRA TAL, HIMACHAL PRADESH, INDIA

Chandra Tal lake, is at an altitude of 16,000 feet, AND is situated at a distance of six km from Kunzum Pass in Lahaul and Spiti district that connect Spiti and Lahaul areas.

Snow surrounds this blue water lake, which is the source of river Chandra. With a circumference of 2.5 km, Chandra Tal lake, according to locals, is the mythological spot from where Lord Indra's chariot took the eldest Pandava brother Yudhishtra to heaven in his mortal form.

 

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GURDWARA HARMINDAR SAHIB, AMRITSAR, PUNJAB

Sri Harmandir Sahib, also known as Sri Darbar Sahib or Golden Temple, (on account of its scenic beauty and golden coating for English speaking world), is named after Hari(God) the temple of God.

Guru Arjan Sahib, the Fifth Nanak, conceived the idea of creating a central place of worship for the Sikhs and he himself designed the architecture of Sri Harmandir Sahib. Earlier the planning to excavate the holy tank (Amritsar or Amrit Sarovar ) was chalked out by Guru Amardas Sahib, the Third Nanak, but it was executed by Guru Ramdas Sahib under the supervision of Baba Budha ji. Guru Arjan Sahib got its foundation laid by a muslim saint Hazrat Mian Mir ji of Lahore on 1st of Magh, 1645 Bikrmi Samvat(December,1588). The construction work was directly supervised by Guru Arjan Sahib himself and he was assisted by the prominent Sikh personalities like Baba Budha ji, Bhai Gurdas ji, Bhai Sahlo ji and many other devoted Sikhs.

The building work completed in 1601 A.D. on Bhadoon Sudi 1st, 1661 Bikrmi Samvat (August/September,1604). Guru Arjan Sahib installed newly created Guru Granth Sahib, in Sri Harmandir Sahib and appointed Baba Budha ji as its first Granthi i.e. the reader of Guru Granth Sahib.


 

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NAINITAL, UTTARAKHAND, INDIA

Nainital is a town in the Indian state of Uttarakhand and headquarters of Nainital district in the Kumaon foothills of the outer Himalayas. Situated at an altitude of 1,938 metres (6,358 feet) above sea level, Nainital is set in a valley containing a pear-shaped lake, approximately two miles in circumference, and surrounded by mountains, of which the highest are Naina (2,615 m (8,579 ft)) on the north, Deopatha (2,438 m (7,999 ft)) on the west, and Ayarpatha (2,278 m (7,474 ft)) on the south. From the tops of the higher peaks, "magnificent views can be obtained of the vast plain to the south, or of the mass of tangled ridges lying north, bounded by the great snowy range which forms the central axis of the Himalayas."

 

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BAHAUDDIN MAKBARA, JUNAGADH, GUJARAT

The older complex of maqbaras (mausoleoms) of the Nawabs of Junagadh, located near Chitkana chowk offer some remarkable 18th century architecture with vertical columns, delicate carved arches, cornices and domes in a range of sizes, the whole accentuated by a wealth of brilliant stone carvings. The newer complex, near the town gates, is even more impressive and attractive, besides being better maintained. The complex includes the mausoleom of Baha-ud-din, minster of Nawab Rasul Khanji, which has an almost funfairish flamboyance-4 minarets with pirouetting spiral staircases, a facade rich in stone carvings, beautiful silver doors and large sized domes mark the architecture of this tomb of the great minister in the Nawabi court, titled Vazir-e-azam.

 

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CHERRAPUNJI, MEGHALAYA, INDIA

CherrapunjI, is a town in East Khasi Hills district in the Indian state of Meghalaya. It is credited as being the wettest place on Earth. It is the traditional capital of a hima (Khasi tribal chieftainship constituting a petty state) known as Sohra.

The locals living in and around Cherrapunjee are known as Khasis. It is a matriarchal culture. After the wedding the husband goes to live with his wife's family and the children take on the surname of the mother.

Cherrapunji holds two Guinness world records:
For receiving the maximum amount of rainfall in a single year: 22,987 mm (904.9 inches) of rainfall between August 1860 and July 1861.
For receiving the maximum amount of rainfall in a single month: 9299.96 mm (366.14 inches) in July 1861.

 

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Cuff Parade SKyline Mumbai Maharashtra India

Cuffe Parade is an upmarket neighbourhood in South Mumbai. It is in the southern most region of the city just north of Navy Nagar. To the north of Cuffe Parade lies Badhwar Park, Ambedkar Nagar the slum area of the Cuffe Parade. Cuffe Parade was named after T. W. Cuffe of the Bombay City Improvement Trust, which reclaimed around 90,000 square yards (75,000 m²) on the western shore of Colaba. Much of Cuffe Parade was developed on reclaimed land in the 1960s, with many of the buildings reaching over thirty stories high. It is counted amongst the most expensive realty markets of the world.

 

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