The Original Dussheri

From this mango tree, all Dussheri mangos are descended. Its fruits are reserved for the family of the Nawab of Lucknow.

Ganesha’s Anogeissus

On this small tree at the National Botanical Research Institute, a weird growth at the base of the trunk has been recognized as resembling, and representing Ganesh.

Allahabad Uni Giant

This giant banyan spreads wide and provides shade to students at Allahabad University.

Allahabad Ag Neem

This neem tree, infected with knobby burls, is a great place for Agricultural Institute students to hang out in the shade

The ElectriciTree

At Sarnath Deer Park, a small Ashok tree is used as an electrical junction box.

The Fallen Ficus

A big peepal tree has fallen downhill onto a small park on the Varanasi Ghats, and has continued to thrive despite being mostly horizontal.

Ajay Banyan

A complicated banyan tree writhes above the Ganga River near Ajay Hotel at the Ghats of Varanasi.