A small sapling at the beach of Mamallapuram reminds us of the Boxing Day 2006 Tsunami, which devastated much of the eastern Indian Ocean
The Gecko restaurant in the beach town of Mamallapuram is built around a twenty year old coconut palm.
This tree is growing from a granite crack near the center of Mamallapuram
A neem tree hugging the edge of a granite boulder below the temple carvings ata the ridge of Mahabalipuram
At the entrance to The Faraway Tree art gallery, you can find this tree first in a row of trees from far away South America.
At the trendy Mocha cafe in Chennai, this tall tree offers shade, atmosphere, and character to the place.
Yet another clever use of a tree, this time as a telephone mount
Madame Blavatsky was a Russian psychic who founded the esoterical Theosophical Society, on whose campus you can find this large baobab tree
On a lane named after the Founders of the Theosophical Society, this large banyan is smaller but somehow more solid than the more famous Big Banyan just nearby.
At the granitic riverside in what used to be the grand Vijay Capitol, a big banyan holds many peoples wishes and prayers in the form of cloths, strings, letters, and decorations.