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.Updated: Jul 10, 2017 15:15 IST
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.
First Published: May 28, 2017 10:14 IST