Freedom Semal

There’s a lovely cafe in Rishikesh, overlooking the Ganga and the Laxman bridge, where you can get avocado guacamole, burritos, and all sorts of backpacker food. This tree is in the entranceway, and the roof is built around it.

South Extension Semal

South Extension is one of Delhi’s most posh shopping areas, and in the crowded parking lot, a tall semal trees stands tall ro remind us of the natural world

Kolab Riverbank Semal

On the border between Orissa and Chatisgarth, this semal rises above some magnificent limestone rock formations carved by the Kolab River.

Sunset Semal

During one glorious sunset by the lake in the centre of Panchmarhi Hill Station, I nearly fell off my pushbike when I saw this monstrous semal tree lurking there.

Teen Murti Semal

In the front gardens of Tenen Murti Bhavan, Pandit Nehru Ji’s residence, is one of Delhi’s stoutest and most impressive semal trees

Delhi Landfill Sludge Semal

With its feet in Delhi’s sewage, a small semal tree grows beneath the bulky heights of Delhi’s landfill- the destination for much of the city’s waste stream.

Lodhi Lateralus Semal

In the shady northern parts of Lodhi Gardens, a magnificent Semal tree simultaneously dominates with its huge crown spread and twists into itself in a gnarled fusion of branches.

Shaj Jehan Semal

The tallest and largest of the Semal trees just right of the Taj Mahal, the world’s superlative architectural icon.

Chauragarh Trisul

On the summit of the dramatic sandstone peak of Chauragarh, this spindly semal tree is surrounded by countless metal tridents brought up by devotees of Shiva