Celebrate India by creating Kattoos wall art. Featured here as part of our Trees of India series is the Banyan Tree. Follow our inspiration guide to make this piece of Indian heritage your own. The Banyan or the Indian Fig is the national tree of India. A flourishing symbol of longevity, the largest banyan tree in India is said to be over 250 years old and spreads over 4.67 acres in Howrah (West Bengal). For thousands of years, people have used various parts of the banyan as medicine. Even today, many villages in India have their meetings in the shade of their own banyan.