The Parijat tree in Barabanki is said to be the only tree of its kind in the world. Considered to be a unisex male tree it is famous because of its age and peculiar inability to produce fruits or seeds. Furthermore, it is said that the tree is almost 5000 years old, making it an ancient treasure of sorts.
The leaves of this peculiar tree have five tips and resemble a human hand. The flowers are extremely beautiful and emit a lovely fragrance when they blossom. Legend says that the only other tree of its kind is found in heaven.