Dolerite Mahua

A bulky Mahua tree, on the side of Tagore Hill, a dolerite rock outcrop on the edge of Ranchi

Ranchi Museum Shisham

At the Ranchi Museum, this well-sized and attractive Shisham tree offers shade to the entrance

Jubilee Ashok View

A small Ashok tree framing the view off towards the hills from Jubilee Park in Jamshedpur

Shreya’s Starburst

This water-starburst is the central feature in the courtyard of the enchanting and extensive Calcutta Museum on Chowringhee street

Planetarium Peepal

Near Nehru’s Planetarium and an Indira Gandhi Memorial at the Calcutta Maidans, this impressive peepal tree stands over a busy intersection

Tangra Banyan

The Tangra ‘Chinatown’ area of Calcutta is home to many Chinese immigrants, and this large banyan is visible at a major crossing on South Tangra road.

National Library Banyan

A hulking banyan tree near the National Library in downtown Calcutta serves as a shade tree and a backdrop to a weekend football game

Victorian Privacy Tree

This tree at Victoria Memorial, Calcutta, demonstrates one surprising use for the buttressed trunk- compartments for young couples to snuggle together.

Landmark Trees of India