Coracle Peepal

This large peepal, with a shrine, is on the way to Vitthala Temple at Hampi, and is named after the small round coracle boats that are used on the river there.

Banyan of the 2nd Quality

At Hampi’s Elephant Stables, upon asking the coconut vendor which tree this was, I was given the surprising answer that it was a banyan of ‘the second quality’

Rain of Lost Riches

This rain tree above the coracle landing can remind us that Vijaynagar- now a modest tourist town- used to be a fabulously wealthy city, with riches cascading like rain.

Mowgli Imli

You can have lovely meals, great drinks, and watch the sunset over the rice paddies of Hampi will sitting in the shade of the tamarind tree at Mowgli Guest House.

Gangabaoli Pahar Flag

On the ancient granite boulders of Gangabaoli, Hyderabad, an old imli tree grows between huge rocks, where children go to fly kites and adults go to watch the sun set.

Secret Lake FakeRock Cafe

At Secret Lake, a small tourist attraction near Hyderabad’s Cyber City, there is a cafe made of plastic rocks with a plastic tree inside.

Char Minar Peepal

A peepal tree within sighting distance of Hyderabad’s central Four Towers landmark, Char Minar.

Golconda Painter’s Neem

Just below the top of Hyderabad’s Golconda Fort, this neem tree is next to several wonderfully colorful rock paintings of Hindu deities.

The Clapping Portico Mast Tree

At the entrance to Hyderabad’s Golconda Fort, this tree grows next to the famous Clapping Portico, where the news of visitor’s arrival to the king’s fortress could be transmitted with a strong clap.