Haridwar Ji Maharaj Tree

Amongst the stores and temples of Haridwar’s Main Ghat, this tree stands out for its size and form.

Rishikesh Rock Shiva Fusion

On the rocky banks of the Ganga River, a banyan and a peepal tree grow together from the sheer rock of a large boulder, just next to a statue of blue-skinned Krishna.

Qtub Minar Miner Tree

Even the 800-year-old World Heritage Qtub Minar- for many years the world’s tallest building — is being threatened by the tenacious fig trees that grow in even the smallest cracks in every heritage building in India

Ancient Pipal at Gias Uddins Tomb

One of the oldest and most wizened trees in Delhi is this peepal standing prominently before the colorful tomb of Sultan Giasuddin Azam Shah (1389-1411), a Tughlak ruler of Delhi

Sukhna Lake Monarch at Chandigarh

Sukhna Lake, Chandigarh’s main reservoir, is graced by one of the city’s largest trees, a peepal which shades the walking track around the sometimes-dry waterbody

The Grandmother Tree

The largest tree in Cochin and a well-known landmark to all, this grandmotherly tree has been the focal point for the Fort Cochin Tree Festival. This tree is part of the Fort Cochin Tree Trail

The Weathervane Tree

This rectangular-based tree grew over the metal structure of an old weathervane to help sailors approach Fort Cochin, and the old metal ladder rusting inside still offers access into the treetop.This tree is part of the Fort Cochin Tree Trail.

Landmark Trees of India