Death of the Raj Gatekeeper

A dead tree stands near the entrance to the gardens of the Institute of Advanced Studies, formerly the Viceregal Lodge from where the British governed India

Shimla Mall Anchor

Near the Himachal Pradesh Government Buildings, at one end of the lovely pedestrian Mall in Shimla, there is a double trunked oak tree offering a lovely shade to those resting on the benches beneath.

Dodi Tal Money Tree

On the trail to Dodi Tal, passers-by have left coins embedded in the bark of this oak tree.

Uttarkashi Yoga Witness

On the rooftop on Monal Guest House in Uttarkashi, a banj oak tree offers a picturesque companion to a morning yoga session

Mandal Oak

In the midst of one of India’s finest remaining Himalayan forests, a clearing has allowed one oak to dominate the area.

The Woodside Wolf Oak

One of the oldest and largest oak trees left in the forested areas below Sister’s Bazaar, this fern covered giant reminds us of the forest that used to clothe these hills.

Highest Cricket Pitch Historical Tree

At a military training school in the town of Chail, this old dead tree, with crumbling treehouse, can be found in the corner of the world’s highest official cricket pitch

The Viceroy

Behind the former Viceregal Lodge in Shimla is a grand oak tree festooned with ferns and moss, under the British rulers of India would have sat while governing the most prized territory of their extensive empire.