Lagerstroemia speciosa (scientific name) also known as Pride of India or “Tāmhan” in Marathi is recognised as the state flower of the state of Maharashtra, is a species of Lagerstroemia native to tropical southern Asia. It is a deciduous tree with bright pink to light lavender colour flowers.

The flowers in this plant blooms only once in a year at the peak of summer.

It is grown in South East Asia, India, Bangladesh and the Philippines. It is also widely cultivated as an ornamental plant in tropical and subtropical areas. The leaves of the banabá and other parts are used widely in the Philippines, Taiwan, and Japan as a tea preparation. Banabá herb is one of the 69 herbal plants promoted by the Philippine Department of Health (DOH). In Vietnam the plant’s young leaves are consumed as vegetables, and its old leaves and mature fruit are used in traditional medicine for reducing glucose in blood.

Room description:
Jarul is located near the Basant Rani room and is accessible from the parking lot. The container room with a bathroom and kitchenette is situated on the 1st floor. It has twin beds and an balcony with an outdoor seating with views of Tooth Mountain. The room is extremely well lit with air-conditioning and geyser.