Rishikesh Curtain

As you descend towards the Laxman Jhula bridge, you can find this tree spilling over a wall and creating a curtain of roots agains the stone slope.

Cindy’s Hideout

Between the two main tombs at Lodhi Gardens, amidst the pleasant and happy park-goers, a small shrub can be a hiding place for a shy person

Sanjay Helix

Hiding in the forest of Sanjay Van, this tree twists around itself in a strange spiral.


In Adchhini, South Delhi, I encountered a gum tree growing through a metal fence. As I investigated, a crow sleepily ignored me while perching on a low branch.

Gumbad Grevillea

At Lodhi Gardens, a damaged Australian silky-oak struggles to survive benearth a large pipal tree.

Hugging Trees

At an entrance to Sanjay Forest, two trees grow into each other in a model of symmetrical cooperation.

20 Barakhamba

Near Connaught Place, an old building lies abandoned, and a small pipal tree is growing in the dust and soil collected on its roof.

Devnagri Tree

At the National School of Drama, a banyan tree was festooned with Hindi Devnagri letters on the evening of a series of performances.

Qutb Salvadora

In a prominent location of the Qtub Minar complex, there is a superbly withered and strangly corded Salvadora tree which people pay their respect to by depositing plastic trash within.

Landmark Trees of India