Siliguri Monster Rain Tree

Siliguri, India’s narrowest point between the Bangaldesh and Nepali borders, is a transport hub and at the bus stand you can find one monstrously proportioned rain tree

Bakhalee Beach Sacred Tree

Bakhalee is a quiet resort town on the calm and sultry waters of the Bay of Bengal on the edge of the Sunderbans, and at the beach you can find this sacred tree

Henry’s Island Imli

At the entrance to Henry’s Island, on the edge of the Sunderbans, a tamarind tree shelters the card-playing men near a bridge into the field reclaimed from the water

A Sundari Sapling

A young planted tree representing the Sundari mangroves from which the Sunderbans delta gets its name.

Fairlawn Banyan

The Fairlawn is a Heritage hotel on Sudder Street in downtown Calcutta, and a large banyan tree offers much needed shade and oxygen there

Midnight Snack Stop Melia

A tree spotted picturesquely lit above the buses at a midnight snack stop between Orissa and West Bengal.

Dhauli Pistach

The tallest tree growing near the memorial at the battlefield where Emperor Ashoka renounced violence and adopted Buddhism

Dhauli Tulsi

This tulsi plant grows at the Hindu temple that is ironically placed at the location where the Emperor Ashoka, more than 2,000 years ago, rejected Hinduism and adopted Buddhism, ushering in a reign stiill remembered for its wisdom

Raj Japanese Redwood

The most spectacularly complex Cryptomeria tree at the Darjeeling Raj Bhavan is visible through the fence as one walks along the Mall

Landmark Trees of India