Morni Hills, Chandigarh, Haryana

Morni is the village where Morni Hills, the tourist attraction is present. This hill is in Panchkula place of Chandigarh in Haryana that is a state of India. It is situated 28 miles (45 km) from Chandigarh and 35 km from city of Panchkula. It is well known for the Himalayan lakes, flora and views it has. It is believed that Morni name is derived from the queen who had been ruling that area once.

Morni Hills are the offshoots of Himalayas Shivalik range. This runs into 2 ranges that are parallel. Morni village lies on mountainside at 1220 m from mean sea level. Amongst hill spurs lie 2 lakes. The larger lake is 550 m long and 460 m broad. Smaller lake is 365 m either ways. Hill divides 2 lakes. It is theorised that a channel hidden links them because water level of 2 lakes is same. Locals of Morni look towards the lake as being sacred.

Morni hills are regarded ideal for holidays because of its natural beautiful vistas, climate that is very cool, and opportunities myriad for sports of adventure, climbing rocks and trekking. Morni combines idyllic best retreat with fun, adventure and action. It is 5 hours from Delhi. Morni hills have range fascinating of fauna and flora. Hilltops and trees like papal, jacaranda, neem, amaltas, and oak are crowned by pines and covered by slopes.

Tourist importance:

When blossoming of trees that are flowering is present, hillsides are colour awashing thereby making the presence of sight that is very delightful. Introduction of trees was because of presenting a venture experimental though climate was not enough cold really for flourishing of trees.

Pines in this area have small cones. Morni hills have been paradise for bird watchers and enthusiasts of wildlife with population teeming of birds like doves, sand grouses and quails and animals like hyenas, sambhars, jackals, and 1 or 2 jungle cats. History, myth and mystery have place in attractions of Morni hills. On banks there is small temple of Hindu Trinity (Trimurti).

Nearest airport, railway station:

International airport is present, located 11km from city centre. Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai and Trivandrum are connected to Chandigarh by rail.