Bijai Mandal Salvadora

This wizened old tree can be found at a small Sufi tomb at Vijay Mandal once the palace of the Tughlak kings, but now a mostly-forgotten ruin hiding away in south Delhi.

Delhi Landfill Sludge Semal

With its feet in Delhi’s sewage, a small semal tree grows beneath the bulky heights of Delhi’s landfill- the destination for much of the city’s waste stream.

Lodhi Lateralus Semal

In the shady northern parts of Lodhi Gardens, a magnificent Semal tree simultaneously dominates with its huge crown spread and twists into itself in a gnarled fusion of branches.

Shatter Palm

In a city park in South Delhi’s Malviya Nagar suburb, a royal palm tree can be found rotten right through the centre.

Sipur Tower

This is the largest tree at the Sipur sacred Deodar Cedar grove below Mashobra; with four connected trunks it is a striking and massive monarch of the forest

Lodurva Kalpataru

A eight-metal sculpture representing the Wish-Fulfilling Tree has been erected in a ancient sandstone Jain temple.

Diu Rukhda Baobab

A superbly squat, elderly, and elephantine baobab is hidden in the woods near Nagoa beach.

The Double Decker Root Bridge

Truly a unique accomplishment in the world, the roots of this rubber tree have been patiently guided by the Khasi people to form a sturdy, two-level bridge over a steep canyon.

Thimmamma Marrimanu

This could be considered the largest tree in the world: with its connected trunks spreading out 180 meters in diameter, it is the largest banyan and one of the superlative trees on Earth.

The Weathervane Tree

This rectangular-based tree grew over the metal structure of an old weathervane to help sailors approach Fort Cochin, and the old metal ladder rusting inside still offers access into the treetop.This tree is part of the Fort Cochin Tree Trail.

Landmark Trees of India