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Rain of Lost Riches

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Bodhi Leaf 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.

Map Location:

  • State: Karnataka
  • Locality: Hampi: Above the south Hubli-side of the coracle crossing, in Hampi, above the steps

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Taxon Botany:

  • Common name: Rain Tree: The Central American Rain Tree is planted throughout the tropics as a broadly spreading shade tree.
  • Botanical species: Samanea saman
  • Botanical family : Fabaceae [Pea family]


  • Latitude: 15.33641329 ° north of the Equator
  • Longitude: 76.45798667 ° east of the Prime Meridian
  • Altitude: 420 metres above sea level

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Journey Journey:

  • Shooting Southwards
  • Path : From Mumbai inland to Maharashtra, then south into Andhra and Karnataka and coastal Tamil Nadu
  • Date photographed: 25.01.09


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For the landmarked tree named Rain of Lost Riches , the database reference code is: d058.

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