Gumbad Grevillea

At Lodhi Gardens, a damaged Australian silky-oak struggles to survive benearth a large pipal tree.

GK2 Fig

A strangely hollow banyan growing in the park at Greater Kailash II colonymaybe it has lost the host tree upon which it grew?

Nehru Park Ailanthus

At Nehru Park in Delhi, a large Ailanthus tree dominated a section of the park.

Zoo Mahaneem

At Delhi’s zoo, near the Purana Qila Old Fort, a broad Tree of Heaven offers shade to auto-wallahs and the occasional book-seller.

Begumpur Banyan

This young tree was planted 14 years ago at the abandoned, unnoticed Begumper Masjid, one of India’s largest and oldestmosques- almost one thousand years old dating from the Tughlak era.

Lodhi Roheda

In Lodhi Gardens, parents leave the clothing of their sick children in this tree in hopes it will cure them of their ills.

Hugging Trees

At an entrance to Sanjay Forest, two trees grow into each other in a model of symmetrical cooperation.

Not To Be Sneezed At

Several centuries older than New Delhi, this khirni tree is mentioned on p139 of P. Krishen’s ‘Trees of Delhi’he writes it is “not to be sneezed at”, and thus the name.

20 Barakhamba

Near Connaught Place, an old building lies abandoned, and a small pipal tree is growing in the dust and soil collected on its roof.

Devnagri Tree

At the National School of Drama, a banyan tree was festooned with Hindi Devnagri letters on the evening of a series of performances.

Landmark Trees of India