Haryana is popularly praised as ‘The Home of God’. According to Vedic beliefs, it is the place where the Saint Veda Vyasa wrote Mahabharata (a famous epic). Haryana is also referred to as India’s Green Land because it is the top supplier and producer of farming products in India. Some of the popular tourist attractions of Haryana State are Sonipat, Morni Hills, Panchkula, Pinjore, Karnal, Faridabad, Hisar, Ambala, Panipat, Kurukshetra, Gurgaon, and Chandigarh. There is only one hill station in this state- Morni Hills.
It is the most popular hill station as it is the only hill station in Haryana- Panchkula District. It is a lovely scenic destination situated at an altitude of around 1267 m above sea level. Bhoj Jabial is the common name this hill station. The dense forests and lush greenery of this place would definitely rejuvenate your soul. It is popular for its lovely lakes, waterfalls, hot springs, streams, gorgeous rivers, the wide range of flora and also for Himalayan views. As it surrounded by thick evergreen forests, the hill station remains cold all throughout the year.
Morni Hills is an ideal destination for various adventurous activities like thrilling treks and rock climbing. Cycling and boating facilities are also present in this hill station. Blessed with a unique range of fauna and flora, Morni Hills attract large varieties of birds. It is the best spot for bird watching and wildlife photography.
Some of the famous species of birds that can be easily spotted in this hills are Oriental turtle dove, Quails, Himalayan Bulbul, Black Francolin, Blue Peafowl, Red jungle fowl, Peacock, and Kalij Pheasant. Apart from these, other inhabitants are leopards, Barking deer, Sambar, Nilgai, Hyenas, Hare, Langur, and Jackals.
Some of the exotic flora that can be seen in Morni hills are Amaltas, Shisham, Jamun, Pipal, Ritha, Mango, Neem and Sal.
There are several picnic areas in Morni Hills and all of them are worth visiting during your Haryana trip. Some of the famous tourist attractions of Morni Hills are Manasa Devi Temple, Gurudwara Nada Sahib, and Tikkar Taal Lake.
Morni has two small artificial lakes. It is referred to as Tikkar Taal and this lake is classified as Chota Tikaar and Bada Tikkar.
Morni Hills is a famous tourist destination for people residing in Chandigarh, Haryana, and Delhi. It is a popular weekend getaway destination. If you wish to relax around and spend your time peaceful way, Morni Hills is the right hill station.
It is well connected with top cities which surrounds it. The best part of this hill station is it has a pleasing temperature all throughout the year.
If you are thinking to explore a less visited place in Haryana, you need to consider visiting Morni Hills.
Places to visit in Morni Hills
1. Tikkar Taal:
The distance between Morni Hills and Tikkar Taal is around 7 km. Tikkar Taal is a lovely place with two manmade lakes. The two interlinked artificial lakes are referred to as Bada Taal and Chota Taal. Situated in the middle of the hills and lovely green surroundings, Tikkar Taal offers an amazing scene of the hills. As it is not very popular, there is not much comfortable accommodation in this area.
However, nature lovers ensure to visit this place whenever they feel like taking a break from their busy schedule. It is possible to get cheap rooms near this spot. If you are a person who is traveling on a limited budget, you would definitely love this place and atmosphere. Tikkar Taal is not touched by commercialization. It is definitely an ideal place to visit during the Haryana trip.
2. Thakurdwara Temple:
Morni Hills is a perfect getaway, especially for religious people. It houses a gorgeous temple referred to as Thakurdwara Temple. The entire misty hill station looks sacred and holy due to this place. It converts the place pure. This temple attracts hundreds of devotees all throughout the year. It is popular for ancient stone structures. It is believed that the temple belongs to the Pandavas period.
3. Morni Fort:
Morni Hills would also impress history lovers. It houses a gigantic fort on the top of Morni Hills. The Morni Fort offers a clear view of the entire town. It is estimated that the fort was built during the 17th century. It is now renovated for the tourists. However, it does not miss its ancient essence. When you are visiting the Morni Fort, you can see lots of greenery spread all around the fort. Moreover, the indistinct scene of the flowers and trees gives more peacefulness to the place. There is a bright and colorful temple located just opposite to the fort. This temple is devoted to Lord Shiva. It stands bright in the midst of gloomy environment displayed by the fort.
4. Adventure Park
To encourage the holiday business in Morni Hill Station, the Haryana Government has opened a beautiful adventure park. It provides a wide range of choices to all adventure junkies. Climbing nets, Burma Bridge and Zipline are installed here. The Adventure Park in Morni Hills remains suitable for people of all age groups. You can enjoy and experience adventurous activities by remaining in a safe place. There is a small cafeteria established to satisfy your hunger and thirst. If you are bringing kids, you can let them play in the small swings installed here. The Adventure Park collects a minimal entry fee. It is the best place to enjoy some good happy moments.
5. Gurudwara Nada Sahib
Situated at a minute distance of about 17km, Holy Gurudwara Nada Sahib remains as the most important religious place for the Sikhs. According to the legends, it was believed that Guru Gobind Sing rested in this place when he was on his way to Anandpur Sahib. It is a holy place. It shares a sacred atmosphere and remains as the most visited Gurudhwara of India. Beside this Gurudhwara, the Ghaggar and Hakra river flows. You can hear the river splashing sounds that make the place a best meditative retreat. Situated in the footsteps of Shivalik Hills, the holy Gurudwara Nada Sahib would immerse you into a holy aura. Moreover, the serene and peaceful ambiance of the place will take you close to the Ultimate Being.
Escaping from the busy city life would help you in maintaining your sanity. It is boring and tiring to visit overcrowded hill stations as you need to wait in a long queue for accommodation, transportation and also to visit the sightseeing places. Morni Hills would bring the regular routine and remains as an unusual type of hill station. It offers peace to your active mind and enthralls your senses.
So, next time, when you plan for a Haryana vacation, ensure to visit this less explore hill station in Haryana. There is no chance for disappointment when you visit Morni Hills.