A Gulmohar tree in full bloom on the platfomr at Anekal Railway Station near Bangalore

A Gulmohar Tree in Full Bloom on a Railway Platform!

A Gulmohar flowering tree (Delonix Regia) stands in full beautiful bloom at the Anekal Road railway station just outside Bangalore, Karnataka. The station is located close to the border of Karnataka with Tamil Nadu on the Bangalore – Hosur -Salem line. It is heartening to see that the Indian Railways have a policy of building platforms keeping their flora on it intact. A very visible example of this is the Bangalore East railway station. Gulmohar trees are very common in Bangalore and are a lasting representative image of the city. Their fiery red blooms always add a subtle charm to the city.