Bengaluru: As exotic blooms spread a pink carpet, here are the places you can check them out

We have compiled a list of places where you can find the viral pink flowers which have painted the Garden City pink.

ByDeeksha Devadiga

Published Apr 04, 2023 | 12:39 PMUpdatedApr 04, 2023 | 12:39 PM

Pink flower phenomenon in Bangalore

Pink is the new black on several Bengaluru streets under an equally colourful canopy.

I have seen on social media the streets of India’s Silicon Valley blushing during a particular season of the year —  until I shifted to the Garden City.

This year I am witnessing the city taking on a pink hue as pink trumpets in the city bloomed.

Many call it the “cherry blossoms” of India, drawing similarities with the sakura cherry blossoms of Japan. The neotropical tree also goes by the names Tabebuia avellaneda, Tabebuia rosea, and pink poui.

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The trees usually bloom in the dry weather of January and the blooms last until the end of March and early April.

The colors of the flowers usually are in the tone of pink or purple. (Supplied)

The trees are usually defoliated but bear abundant flowers. The flowers are of different shades, from various tones of pink to purple.

If you are new to the city, South First has compiled a list of places you can visit to witness the full bloom in all its glory.

Cubbon Park is one of the most iconic locations in Bengaluru and come March, all trees in the park sport a pink canopy.

Plan a picnic, go on a date with your loved one, or even sit alone and take in the beauty of this full bloom.

All my bus journeys these days are enchanting, thanks to the pink blooms on either side of the road through AECS Layout. You cannot help but smile watching this amazing marvel of nature.

Watch it for yourself, if you don’t believe us.

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Bangalore pink spring flowers

The pink flowers are Pink Trumpets flowers. (Supplied)

Take out your bikes or hop on your cycles and go for a ride on these routes to bask in the glory of these flower beds.

Otherwise known for its tiresome traffic, pink canopies flank the Silk Board Road. Go on a long drive along the road before the season is over.

BTM Layout, Yelahanka, Jayanagar, and Benniganahalli Lake also have roads covered with pink carpets. A walk down any random street in these areas would provide you with a first-hand experience of the splendid glory.

Take out your camera and dress in your best, have a fun photoshoot, and give your non-Bangalorean friends a reason to visit you.

It is believed that the British introduced pink pouis — as it is known in its native El Salvador and other Central American countries — to Bengaluru.

Former Indian Forest Officer and conservator SG Neginhal planted pink pouis sapplings across Bengaluru in the 1980s, giving the city a picturesque cover.