Continuing on this e-visit to Ellora, here is a massive Neem tree. It is growing on the right side as we face the Cave 16 Kailash Temple complex. The straight trunk its vast base are eye catching.. The dense foliage hid its branching and only made it more imposing.
Here is another view ..
Later, I found that this tree is listed as the Kailashnath Neem under the Landmark Trees of India.
Going by the botanical name Azadirachta indica , it belongs to the Meliaceae family. Neem is a common species almost all over India. This is easily the tallest Neem I have seen!
I have seen glorious trees at the Qutub Minar. Just proves that there's more to archaeological sites than the structures.. We only need to look around!
I am joining Parul in her ThursdayTreeLove bloghop. Head over to see some fantastic trees from around the world. Better still, join in!