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