Tuesday, 11 October 2011

The Big Banyan Tree

One of the best places to visit in the outskirts of Bangalore. Big banyan tree is located in Ramohalli, about 20 kilometers from Bangalore. It seems this tree is spread over 4 acres of land and is considered to be one of the biggest in the world. It's age is about 400 years.

Not many have lived for 400 years and most of those who did.. were forms of god. I see a true god in this tree. If you see the pictures, there is a center to the tree and multiple branching roots at different locations. This is like god and the multiple religions around the world.

 Anyways, coming back to the Big banyan tree, this place is worth a vist, especially during the evenings. The place is cool and with the evening's setting sun, the whole place around the tree gets a glow of its own. You can also see a few monkeys playing around the tree.

The location is a best suit for a weekend family outing around Bangalore. We spent about 2 hours around the tree taking a lot of photographs. 

Over all the tree is amazing and one look at it would dazzle anyone. 400 years of growth and still known to be growing.


  1. A single tree spanning an area that usually houses a garden/orchard/even a farm! Pics are wonderful too. Liked your analogy about God and religions :)

  2. Good pictures... I've just heard of this place, would love to visit one day. Thanks for the information.

  3. Doda alada mara, it is right??
    I remember chanting that name like a rhyme when i visited the place some 9 years back. Wonderful it is. And the monkeys are so crazy there!
    Grt photos! :)