Dar Flats Twisted Tree

An old, twisted willow has been sculpted into weird shapes by villagers repeatedly cutting its upper branches to utilize the scarce wood available in the high desert

The Crazy Zen Tree

This impressively resprouted willow tree- one of the largest in Leh- grows near Shanti Stupa through the walls of the Zen Restaurant

Cubbon Mango 2

A picture-perfect impressive old mango, at the Cubbon Park in central Bangalore

Camel Gum

In the back of the Mysore Palace, a Eucalyptus tree has been stripped of bark by the tethered camels

Tamarind of Mother

Another grand, ancient tamarind at Auroville, this one named after Aurobindo’s French-born comrade, a woman known as the Mother.

Tamarind of Aurobindo

The grandest tamarind I found in Auroville was named after the city’s founder, Sri Aurobindo, a renowned Indian freedom fighter and philosopher

The Glom

This tree is growing from a granite crack near the center of Mamallapuram

The Crimp

A neem tree hugging the edge of a granite boulder below the temple carvings ata the ridge of Mahabalipuram

Secret Lake FakeRock Cafe

At Secret Lake, a small tourist attraction near Hyderabad’s Cyber City, there is a cafe made of plastic rocks with a plastic tree inside.