A Reddish Orange Crown #ThursdayTreeLove

A majestic gulmohar tree near IIT KGP campus, Bhubaneswar. When the days get hotter, the hues of these flowers get better and darker. The whole of Bhubaneswar wears a reddish orange crown in summer. You'd find a gulmohar in every road, every corner.
A majestic Gulmohar tree near IIT KGP campus, Bhubaneswar. When the days get hotter, the hues of these flowers get better. Darker. Summer is here. The whole of Bhubaneswar adorns a reddish orange crown these days. You'd find a Gulmohar in every road, every corner.

I have been waiting to post a picture of a tree and take part in this linky since forever. Most often than not I would forget clicking a pic when I come across one, and sometimes the photos came hazy and blurred. I am mildly satisfied with this one now. If you have been to Bhubaneswar in summer, you must be very acquainted with these pictures. You might also be having one right in front of your balcony, if you happen to live here.

The linky can be found here. 


  1. Oh I love the Gulmohur tree. It absolutely lights up the streets on hot summer afternoons. Loved your picture.

  2. Gulmohar trees always rekindle childhood memories. My school had this in its ground and I would love collecting its orange petals.

  3. This is so beautiful, Pratikshya. What a gorgeous tree...we have them here in bangalore too. I'm so glad to see you posting for #TTL. I hope to see more of your pics in the coming weeks, too. :)

  4. I saw your picture and thought it's Bangalore :) I see them bloom a lot here and to me, this tree blooming is an onset of spring. I am so glad you joined. :) Thank you!

  5. What a beautiful tree; alas, being tropical it would never grown where I live in the Northeastern United States.

  6. Gulmohar trees are gorgeous. We used to have a hill in Mumbai that would be on fire with Gulmohar trees in the summer . Sadly the red blossoms have to peep out of the concrete towers that are overshadowing them:(

  7. I love the Gulmohor... Its flamboyant colours are a huge visual relief in the hottest period of summer!


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