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Umrao | #ThursdayTreeLove - 20

Big Banyan Tree, Bangalore - July 2020

Last weekend, we decided to take a break from monotony and went out for a long drive. We enjoy such drives now as this is the closest it comes to traveling during these times. We usually drive up to some place in the outskirts of the city, get out of the car only when there are no or very few people around and get some takeaway pizza or cheesecake on our way back. Tiny moments of bliss, I tell you.

This is the Big Banyan Tree also called Dodda Aaladha Mara in Kannada. It is around 40 kms from where we stay and the drive was so peaceful as the weather was near perfect. This is a 400 year old tree, a single tree that covers over 3 acres of its land. I only managed to capture a tiny portion of it, but look how majestic she is? She could only be a queen and nothing else.

I will do what queens do, I will rule.

~ Daenerys Targaryen

**Umrao: Queen


Thursday Tree Love is a photo feature on the fabulous Parul's blog hosted on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month. The next edition will be live on August 13th, 2020. If you would like to play along, post a picture of a tree on your blog and link it back to her post.


  1. Oh this is a gorgeous Banyan tree- I had visited this once and was amazed at the way its spread all over the place. Its huge and wondrous. Thanks for sharing this Soumya

    1. Oh yes it is! Nice to know that you have been here :)

  2. Absolutely amazing! This tree would be a forest in itself!

  3. Wow! What a gorgeous tree! Thank you for sharing this magnificent capture, Soumya!

    1. She sure is a beauty! Thank you for visiting, Vinitha.

  4. I have been meaning to go this tree for a long time but I am scared of monkeys there :(
    Next time we go together? In our own cars :)
    Loved the shot! Thank you so much for joining and Umrao is a lovely name. See you tomorrow, Soumya!


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