McLeod Bus Stand Cedar

With a cement building growing around it, this deodar tree is the only tree alive at the bus stand in McLeod Ganj, the Himalayan Tibetan Refugee colony.

Watershed Cedar

Above the Himachal State Library, on the Mall in Shimla, this cedar growns on the ridge dividing the Indus and Ganga drainages

Viceregal Spruce

A Himalayan spruce tree growing in the gardens of the Viceregal Lodge, formerly the summer centre of British rule in India

Viceregal Juniperus

Junipers are amongst the most widespread trees globally, and you can find a nice specimen at the Institute of Advanced Studies in Shimla

Victoria’s Chinnar

Behind the magnificent ViceRegal Lodge in Shimla, a large Chinnar tree in the garden represents Queen Victoria and her once-extensive empire.

Lansdowne’s Heritage Plane

Behind the Viceregal Lodge is a Chinnar tree planted by Henry Charles Keith Petty-Fitzmaurice, 5th Marquess of Lansdowne, who was the fifth Governor General of Canada, Viceroy of India from 1888-1894, and British Secretary of State for War

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.

Rawalsar Dalai and Panchen Lama Trees

At a monastery next to the sacred Rewalsar Lake, two American Magnolia trees planted by the Dalai Lama serve as representatives of his and the Panchen Lama’s role in Tibetan Buddhism