Thursday, December 4, 2014

Big Banyan Tree, Bangalore

The Big Banyan Tree at Kethohalli is about 28 kms from Bangalore city. This tree is more than 400 years old and it is considered to be 4th biggest Banyan tree in the World.



This tree now lives without its main trunk. The main tree has over the years spread out widely with several acrial roots.



With thousands of such roots spread out, the tree covers an area of 3 acres and entire area is covered with acrial roots. 



The present crown of the tree has a circumference about 120 mts and the highest branch rises to about 95 feets.



The tree has been a favorite place for tourists. On the weekends lot of people visit this place. Apart from people this place also has lot of monkeys.



30 comments:

Jeevan said...

Great knowing about this place and exists of this big banyan tree! There’s also a big banyan tree in my area called Adyar, named Adayar Aalamaram (Banyan tree) inside the Theosophical Society and it is believed to 450 years old and spread over 40,000 sq ft. It is also one of the largest trees in the world.

Nice photos!

Fun60 said...

That is such an interesting post. To think that tree has survived for 4 centuries is amazing.

fredamans said...

Incredible tree. I've not seen anything quite like it before.

Bibi said...

Banyan trees are so impressive. I would like to visit this park.

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

I have visited here a few years ago. An amazingly huge banyan grove !

ladyfi said...

A fabulous tree - nice shots.

Al said...

I love it - I've never imagined a tree like this.

ann nz said...

amazing roots,

Sylvia K said...

This is awesome, Rajesh!! I've never seen anything like it!! Thank you so much for sharing!! Your captures are superb!! Hope your week is going well!!

Jim said...

Great shots.

Thomas Lee said...

looks like the tree from the movie 'Avatar'

Leovi Leovi said...

Great photos, wonderful and fantastic trees!

eileeninmd said...

Awesome tree, love it! Great shots! Have a happy weekend!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

A tree without a main trunk. I learned something today. I think I have read where aspen trees have a similar root system.

Hazel Ceej said...

So basically it's just one tree... if I understood it correctly. Quite interesting that tree is.

DeniseinVA said...

A marvelous looking tree and a great playground for the monkeys. Fantastic photos!

Margaret Adamson said...

That is an amazing tree and it is wonderful that it is still alive at that age. Love the Monkeys. Have a lovely weekend.

Dina said...

Pretty amazing how that can happen. I wish the tree hundreds more years of life.

Ni de Aqui, Ni de Alla said...

Very interesting! Monkeys also know how to appreciate amazing things! :)

Ela said...

Such a wonderful place !
Lovely post and great photos !

TexWisGirl said...

really wonderful tree! love the monkeys, too.

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Banyan trees are amazing! I've seen the one on Maui. I had no idea they could live so long.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Wow, amazing trees. The monkeys are cute too.

Marie said...

I wonder what they are plotting.:-)

purba chakraborty said...

Great pictures!

Sahaj _ said...

Amazing pictures sir!

Somali K Chakrabarti said...

Absolutely amazing! A 400 year old tree lives without its main trunk.

Yogi Saraswat said...

120 meter periphery ? really huge !!

indu chhibber said...

OMG,this is astounding.Thank you Rajesh.

D.Nambiar said...

I've been wanting to see this place forever and just hasn't happened. :)
Thank you for the sneak peek, Rajesh.