Bouncing Banyan

At Pachmarhi, I came across a dozen kids bouncing on an extremely long branch from this tree. Perhaps 20 meters long, it offered a great bouncing toy for me and several screaming young boys.

Pachmari Bander Samasya

A stout, spreading, and sharp tree from Australia, misidentified as a monkey puzzle by the garden staff.

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.

Mahadeo Mango

Near the Mahadeo shrine tucked deep into a sandstone crack in the Satpura Range, this giant mango offers a perch for the monkeys waiting to steal snacks from the pilgrims.

Reechgarh Monarch

Up in the Saptura Range, in the sandstone canyon of Reechgarh, a jamun tree dominates a quiet grotto.

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

Landmark Trees of India