The Gulmohur at the Tsunami Shelter

After being devastated by the 2004 December tsunami in the Indian Ocean, the former Danish colony of Tranquebar has a multi-purpose building as a sanctuary from tsunamis and other disasters, and there you can find this Madagascaran flowering tree

Tranquebar Ancient Ashok Tree

The oldest and most venerable Ashoka Mast tree encountered on this project is growing in the former Danish colony of Taragumbada

Tsunamika’s Coconut

This coconut grows at a craftwork cooperative in Tranquebar, where you can purchase small dolls named Tsunamika to help support survivors of the devastating 2004 December 26th tsunami.

Tranquebar Eclipse Plumerias

At the old Danish Custom’s House- now a luxury hotel- the Plumeria trees in the garden offered a backdrop to Eclipse-Chasers viewing the annular-ring solar eclipse on 15 January 2010