Vadaikanal Vacciniums

In the Shola forests of Kodaikanal, these giant relatives of the blueberry grow in the mists of the montane Nilgiri Rainforests. The Vattakanal Conservation Trust has identified these trees as significant elements of the last shola rainforests. To learn more, or to contribute to their conservation initatives, visit www.vattakanalconservationtrust.org

Queen and King Rhodi

On the trail to the Sunderdhunga Basin in the Nanda Devi Himalayan region, a beautiful grove of ancient rhododendron trees is represented by this exquisite tree.