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There can never be enough good pictures of the Taj-Ul-Masajid, but the reflection in this one offered an interesting perspective of the historic mosque.
The sadhu has managed to find some calm in the chaos of Simhasth Kumbh Mahaparv in Ujjain in 2016.
The photographer has captured Spotty, the tigress, with her cub, when they were both on alert. The mother-and-son duo in Bandhavgarh National Park had just spotted an elephant.
The picture of this handsome vulture was clicked in Bandhavgarh National Park. It almost seems like he is preening for the camera.
In a jungle, the quiet can get unsettling. You never know when you'll spot a big cat lurking in the foliage. The picture was clicked in Satpura National Park.
It's never a surprise to find devotees already reading prayers at sunrise in Ram Ghat, Ujjain.
The grandeur of the Royal Darbar Hall in the Jai Vilas Palace, Gwalior, cannot be understated. The pair of 3.5 tonne chandeliers in the hall are said to be the largest in the world.
At the Khajuraho Dance Festival, colorful and brilliant Indian classical dance forms fight for attention. The dancer in the picture is a part of the Kaishiki dance troupe.
The Jahaz Mahal in Mandu is aptly captured, with its reflection in the water.
A cable car ride across the Dhuandhar Falls in Jabalpur affords a bird's-eye view to their glory.
The Sanchi Stupas date back to the third century BC and are a stronghold of Buddhist art and culture.
This picture of a peacock perched regally was clicked in Pench National Park.
The Khajuraho Group of Monuments are more famous for the erotic carvings, but the sculptures themselves are worthy of touring with a guide.
A lesser-known fort in Madhya Pradesh, the Asirgarh Fort has been a part of many battles. It is located next to Burhanpur, and was once a Deccan stronghold.
The phrase 'monkey see, monkey do' is popular for a reason, as these adorable creatures demonstrate. The photo was clicked in Van Vihar National Park, Bhopal.
Taking the perfect picture also involves waiting for the right moment. The photographer has captured these two sarus cranes in Bhopal after hearing their mating call.
Nothing matches the true devotion that spirituality brings, and the photographer captured this sadhu's portrait at the Simhasth Kumbh Mahaparv in Ujjain in 2016.
Bhedaghat in Jabalpur is famous for the marble rocks through which the Narmada River flows. A boat ride through the gorge is an unforgettable experience.
The photographer captured both the strength and grace of the resting tiger at the Bandhavgarh National Park.
Though not on the same scale as the Ganga Aarti in Varanasi, the Narmada Aarti at the Gwarighat in Jabalpur stands its ground. The fifth-largest river in India, Narmada is considered a sacred river too.
A tourist enjoys a boat ride at the Bhojtal Lake (Upper Lake) in Bhopal at dusk.
The Rajwada Palace in Indore may not have the same grandeur as it did in its prime, but a look at the Darbar Hall makes it easy to imagine what it once was.
The common kingfisher is  always a welcome flash of blue in the jungle. This one is enjoying his meal at Van Vihar National Park, Bhopal.
The Maheshwar Fort is on the banks of River Narmada and is popular with tourists, with very good reason. If  you are in Maheshwar, do buy the saris.
One of Akbar's nine jewels, Tansen has a prominent role in Hindustani classical musical.  His tomb is built in the style typical of Mughal architecture, and is located in Gwalior.
Indore is renown for its street food. In Sarafa Bazaar, the jalebas are gigantic and a must-try.
The Rajwada Palace in Indore is resplendent at night, especially when its decked up for festivals.
Standing in the courtyard of Begum Mahal, Bhopal, offers this stunning view of the Moti Masjid.
The thrill of  spotting the big cats on a jungle safari often overshadows quieter moments like these. The photographer captured the rays of the sun at Pench National Park.
Waking up to watch the sun rise is always a good idea. Here, the photographer captured the Dwipeshwar Temple in Barman, on the banks of River Narmada, just when dawn was breaking.
The heady rush of spotting a tiger in the wild never gets old. This majestic beast was spotted at Bandhavgarh National Park.
Jahangir Mahal in Orchha was built in honour of a visit from its namesake Mughal emperor. Designed with a fascinating blend of Mughal and Bundela architecture, the palace was painstakingly constructed over several years, with delicate double chhatris and latticework set around a large courtyard.
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“Finding a sanctuary, a place apart from time, is not so different from finding a faith,” says Pico Iyer. Our next Daily Shot contest is all about homes away from home. From snapshots of the Afghan community’s life and times in Delhi, vignettes of Chinese life in Kolkata’s Tiretta Bazaar, the vibrant South-Asian residents of Bradford and Southall, to the many Jewish quarters all around the world, iconic immigrant neighbourhoods: Little Havana in Miami, Little India in Singapore and Little Italy in NYC—show us all those glimpses of life that have come to thrive and be celebrated at a place different from their own. Send us your entries with the theme (#CulturalExchanges) in the subject line at contest@natgeotraveller.in.

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