Kaa the Sunderbans Snake Tree

A Euphorb tree sacred to snakes is placed as a protective measures from deadly reptiles, on the edge of the Sunderbans.

Horticultural Gardens Mad Tree

At the Horticultural Gardens of Calcutta, this Mad Tree represents a strange variety where every leaf is a different shape

Scots Cemetary PalmPipal

A peepal and date palm grow together at the overgrown and mostly forgotten Scottish Cemetary, hiding just a few minutes walk from the more well known Park St Cemetary

St Pauls Rain Tree

At the beautiful St. Paul’s Chuch, near the Victoria Memorial in downtown Calcutta, this tree spreads out grandly in the corner of the garden.

Maidan Polyalthia

The least healthy in a grove of sickly trees standing lonesome in the corner of the Calcutta Maidan playing fields

Kalighat Temple Fertilitree

This sacred Euphorbia tree is one of the attractions of Kalighat temple, and is the source of much reverence by parents hoping to conceive a child.

The Double Coconut

This island palm species has the world’s largest fruit, but unfortunately this specimen, the centrepiece of a Botanical Gardens glasshouse, has never been successfully pollinated.

A Stringybark for Joseph Hooker

Named after Joseph Hooker, the botanist at the Darjeeling Botanical Gardens, this is a Tasmanian Obliqua stringybark, a member of one of the world’s tallest and largest flowering plant species

Chowrasta Symingtonia

Darjeeling’s ridgetop social and pedestrian scene centres around the Chowrasta plaza, and these trees are the tallest and most prominent there.

Landmark Trees of India