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.

Craignano Chinar

This old British estate is now run by the Forest Department as a resthouse, and a Kashmiri Chinnar tree of lovely proportions can be found there

Scandal Point Tabletop

Leaning over Shimla Mall at Scandal Point junction is a cedar that has lost its top and now grows with a curious flat pattern

Landmark Trees of India