Yatra is the Hindi word for pilgrimage. This label was given to trees of any variety that are significant to any religion or secular mission.
Some trees are part of formal pilgrimage destinations, such as the Bodhi Tree, the Ber Trees at the Sikh Golden Temple, or the Kabir Vad banyan in Gujarat. Some are associated with more secular, or less formal, pilgrimages.
A pilgrimage is a journey or search of moral or spiritual significance. Typically, it is a journey to a shrine or other location of importance to a person’s beliefs and faith, although sometimes it can be a metaphorical journey in to someone’s own beliefs. Many religions attach spiritual importance to particular places: the place of birth or death of founders or saints, or to the place of their “calling” or spiritual awakening, or of their connection (visual or verbal) with the divine, or to locations where miracles were performed or witnessed, or locations where a deity is said to live or be “housed,” or any site that is seen to have special spiritual powers.
Such sites may be commemorated with shrines or temples that devotees are encouraged to visit for their own spiritual benefit: to be healed or have questions answered or to achieve some other spiritual benefit. A person who makes such a journey is called a pilgrim.