The Sandalwood Treasure
Eastern Sandalwood has been an integral part of India’s history and heritage. The oil extracted from the Sandalwood tree is considered holy and finds a place in the tradition of India’s legacy.
Sandalwood’s value has been noted as early as the 16th century in the Vijayanagara Dynasty. Tipu Sultan, the famed ruler of Mysore declared it a ‘royal tree’ and monopolised Sandalwood trade in 1792.