Morni Hill Station in Haryana
Morni Hills is ideal for a holiday with its cool clime, beautiful natural vistas and myriad opportunities for trekking, rock-climbing and other adventure sports. Just five hours away from Delhi and 45 km from Chandigarh, Morni in Panchkula district in the state of Haryana combines the best of an idyllic retreat with tons of action, adventure and fun.
At an elevation of 3600 feet above sea level, Morni has a fascinating range of flora and fauna. Pines crown the hilltops and trees like neem, oak, pipal, jamun, amaltas and jacaranda cover the slopes. When the flowering trees blossom, the hillsides are awash with color, presenting a delightful sight. Morni is a paradise for wildlife enthusiasts and birdwatchers with its teeming population of birds like quails, sand grouse and common doves as well as animals like jackals, hyenas, sambhars and even a jungle cat or two.
Myth, mystery and history also have a place in Morni's attractions. The tourist complex is built close to the ruins of an old fort. There are two large lakes or tals, which seem to be interconnected mysteriously even though they are separated by a hillock. The water level in both the tals always remains the same. Locals consider the lake auspicious and gather here on ceremonial occasions. A small temple on the banks contains a Trimurti (The Hindu Trinity), which dates back to the 12th century AD when a Shiva temple was also supposed to have existed at the site.
Morni hills offers many interesting trekking options. One can trek to the two tals and the fort and for the more adventurous, there are treks to the bank of the River Ghaggar, which flows past Morni. Goat tracks lead out of the tourist complex for those keen on walks.
The tourist authorities are examining the viability of hang-gliding in Morni, introducing yet another special attraction.
.If you want to enjoy a vacation with a combined experience of mental bliss and adventure then you should surely visit the Morni Hills at Chandigarh.
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