Morni Hills Tour Package


State: Haryana
Distance: 269 Km N of Delhi
By Road: 6 hrs
By Rail: 5hrs + 1hrs & 30min
Location:On a spur of the Shivalik Ranges at a height of 3,700 ft. in northrn Haryana, 47km form Chandigarh
Route: NH1 to Ambala; NH22 to Panchkula via Bassi and Zirakpur, Narrow hill track through scrubland and forests till Morni

Fast Fact

  • Best time to visit Morni Hills

    September to March are the best month to visit Morni Hills

Morni Hills are an offshoot of Shivalik range, which run in two parallel ranges. The village of Morni (Bhoj Jabial) lies on the mountainside, at 1220 meters or 3600 feet above sea level. Traditions assign the name of Morni to a Queen who is believed to have ruled this area. Situated in the lower reaches of the Shivalik range, Morni is ideal for a holiday with its cool clime, beautiful natural vistas and myriad opportunities for bird watching, trekking, rock-climbing and other adventure sports. The best time for visiting Morni Hills is from September to March.

The Morni hills are a delightful hillside destination just 45 km from Chandigarh. These hills are an off-shoot of the Shivaliks and run in two parallel ranges from south-east to north-west. Between them, the ground is broken by projecting spurs. Through these valleys the river Ghaggar makes its way.

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.

Opportunities for trekkers and explorers
As Morni hills are relatively unexplored, they offer a rich opportunity for adventure seekers and explorers. Trek to the lakes named Tikkar Tal, are sure to be a source of pleasure. Trek to Ghaggar offers another chance to explore the unknown. Morni is a splendid green hillside dotted with flowering trees. The river Ghaggar cuts a deep valley within these hills as it flows down the mountains. A number of small villages lie here. For the adventure conscious, a trek to the Ghaggar river bank can also be made. Morni hills must have been a centre of historic interest for ruins of an old fort lie in the hills. This fort is believed to have been built by the Queen of Morni Hills. Narrow paths lead to these centres of attention. The locals follow agriculture as main profession.

  • Morni Hills Flora and Fauna

    The Morni hills abound with fascinating specimens of greens. The low hill tracts of Morni are filled with neem, pepal, jamun, dhak, amaltas, jacaranda trees and yes, the delightful pine. And as a result, the brown and green of the hills are tinged with splashes of colour each time the trees flower. The pine or 'chil' as the locals call it, crowns the hill tops and is one of the most delightful sights of the Morni Hills. The trees were introduced in the hills as an experimental venture, even though the climate was not really cold enough for the tree to flourish. As a result, pine of the area has small cones. Birds that nest in the hilly and scrub cover of Morni hills are the common doves, quails and sand grouse. Some wild life-like the sambhar, the hyena and even an occasional jungle cat can also be seen here.
  • Camping at Lake side

    Lakes of Morni afford an opportunity for wonderful camping and relaxing amidst nature. The flora and fauna is there to give company and serenity of the lake to bless you.

    Recognizing the Tourism potential of the area and the possibility of Adventure sport, Haryana Tourism has drawn up delightful tour packages. Packages are subject to availability. A minimum 15 participants form a package. Participants coming for the package are advised to bring their own toiletries. Sleeping bags are provided for stay in tented accommodation. Packages are exclusive of to and for transport. Participants have to arrange their own transport.
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