Simal Trail: These Gorgeous Pictures of Simal Trees Spotted all Over Delhi Will Make Your Heart Swoon

These days, I consider myself a safety hazard while driving- all because Simal trees line Delhi’s wide avenues, and I just cannot look away!

Simal Tree, or the Silk Cotton or Red Cotton tree, are native to our subcontinent and bloom and sprout flowers beginning the end of winter in January. But sadly, they shed too just as quickly- the still leafless tree in the winter and spring months loses all these gorgeous flowers by the end of March, and you will often find them lying on car bonnets and adorning the streets.

They are eye-poppingly red and I for one cannot get enough of them!

 

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The Simal and the Sun
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Frosty Reds
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Ready, Set, Simal
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Cherry pop
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Like Magic
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Look at the Reds!
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Red Velvet
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Breath of Fresh Air
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Come Alive
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Over here, please
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Like a Painting
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Red Devil
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Gorgeousness
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Leafless, Flowerful

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  1. Totally understand you not being able to drive. These trees are so beautiful and one gets to see both red and orange flowers on barren branches. Across my bedroom window, there is one which has started to bloom since the last week . Every morning upon waking up, I check to see how many more branches have flowers which have bloomed. It gives me such incredible joy. Delhi is beautiful. Looking forward to Krishnachura( peacock flower) and Radhachura( yellow flame tree) and Shonajhuri ( golden shower tree) blooming in a couple of months.

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