If you are in Kolkata in the east of India, make sure to make the trip across the Hoohghly River to Howrah to discover the quiet green surroundings of the Indian Botanical Gardens. Planted in 1787 by British colonialists, it is now run by the Indian Botanical Survey and is […]
A massive, spreading banyan tree, on a sand island in the Narmada River, said to be grown from the toothpick of the renowned poet Kabir. This tree, stretching 200 metres across, is one of the world’s largest living things.
The central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh is home to the incredible palace compound of Orchha. This giant baobab tree is, to my best reckoning, dating from the 1500s and was brought across from Southern Africa to India by Arab traders.