Queen Victoria Terminus Palms

A pair of stately Royal Palms add some greenery to Mumbai’s imposing and beautiful Victoria Terminus -now Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus- the starting location for India’s railway network.

Man Mandir Peepal

At Man Singh Ghat in Varanasi, a vibrant peepal tree stretches up next to the solar observatory on the roof of Man Mandir.

Laxman Jhula Tree

Prominent next to the Laxman Jhula Bridge in Rishikesh, this peepal tree also also shades a nice restaurant overlooking the Ganga River

The Welcome Tree

On descent from Panguchila Peak, near Kuari Pass, I named one of the first trees to greet the climber returning to a lovely meadow campsite as ‘The Welcome Tree’.

Qtub Minar Miner Tree

Even the 800-year-old World Heritage Qtub Minar- for many years the world’s tallest building — is being threatened by the tenacious fig trees that grow in even the smallest cracks in every heritage building in India

South Delhi FlyOver Silver Alien Trees

What strange and magic sculptures have been placed at Delhi’s busy Ring Road flyover at Aurobindo Road– they look like a grove of alien trees made of quicksilver

Naggar Climbing Cedar

At the Forest Rest House in Naggar, a mature cedar tree makes for a great introduction to climbing the deodars

Highest Cricket Pitch Historical Tree

At a military training school in the town of Chail, this old dead tree, with crumbling treehouse, can be found in the corner of the world’s highest official cricket pitch

Landmark Trees of India