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Delhiwale: Amaltas at midnight

All you have to do for an unforgettable experience is stand under the tree and watch the golden-yellow flowers falling all around you.

delhi Updated: Jul 10, 2017 15:15 IST
Mayank Austen Soofi
This summer, take a tour of the blooming Amaltas trees at night.
This summer, take a tour of the blooming Amaltas trees at night.(Mayank Austen Soofi / HT Photo)

The sky is starless. The road is empty. The yellow flowers of the Amaltas are looking like visitors from some other world.

This summer, take a tour of the blooming Amaltas trees at night.

The Amaltas flowers surface in Delhi every year. You may spot the trees in many parts of the capital — we suggest you take a walk on Hailey Road if you can’t find an Amaltas-lined street closer to home.

The best way to admire the tree is to stand quietly under it and watch the golden-yellow flowers falling around you.

The hot days make it impossible to stay outdoors for more than a few minutes. So, visit the Amaltas at midnight.

If the tree is lush, the flowers put up a grand show, almost aware that you are watching. They glow so radiantly that they look like the Delhi night lights as seen from an airplane window.

It’s such a feeling that you may even want the dreaded Delhi summer to stay for longer.