In the steep hillside town of Gopeshwar, in the Garwhal Himalaya, an ancient, declining old cypress tree stands alone near a hillside spring.
One of the oldest and largest oak trees left in the forested areas below Sister’s Bazaar, this fern covered giant reminds us of the forest that used to clothe these hills.
Woodstock School is a prestigious international school in the foothills of the Himalaya in Mussoorie, and their botanical emblem is a pine tree with two stems gracefully bent like a lyre, the Greek musical instrument.
Amongst the stores and temples of Haridwar’s Main Ghat, this tree stands out for its size and form.
On the rocky banks of the Ganga River, a banyan and a peepal tree grow together from the sheer rock of a large boulder, just next to a statue of blue-skinned Krishna.
In the town center of Dehra Dun, a large fig tree stands next to a Britisher-eraa clocktower.
There is a notable traffic hazard on the road near the village of Byasi in the lower mountain reaches of the Ganga- a strong and massive saal tree growing in the middle of the road
Two immense deodar cedars- nine hundred years old and amongst the world’s largest- grow about a complex and dense cluster of Shiva temples, nestled in a cool valley in thepine lands of the Kumaon Himalaya.
The Hindu reformer Adi Shankara meditated beneath this spectacularly large mulberry tree, in the steep valley of Joshimath beneath the soaring Himalayan peaks.
In 1925, Jim Corbett, a legendary big-cat hunter and conservationist, put an end to the Man Eating Leopard of Rudraprayag while perched in this tree