Udaigiri Sterculia

On the ridgeline of Udaigiri caves, this tree dramatically overlooks the farmfields below.

#1 Neem of Udaigiri

At the first of the Udaigiri meditation caves near Sanchi, this neem tree introduces you to the archeological site.


When I asked a passing youngster what this tree was, he said Barasan. Maybe thats a local version of Baragad- Banyan?

Sanchi Torani Ravrani

At the famous Sanchi stupa, I wondered at the complicated, familiar looking Ravirani tree with such a strange name. After a while I realized I was misreading the Devnagri writing for Khirni.

Landmark Trees of India