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Morni Hills: Hills, Lakes, Flora

''Located in the Panchkula district of Haryana, it is ideal for those who love nature and adventure.''

Distance : 282 KMS

Time taken to reach : Over 5 HRS

Ideal time to visit : September - March.

Morni Hills - Why go the distance : Morni Hills, as the name suggests, is a hill station which one can easily do over any extended weekend. Located in the Panchkula district of Haryana, it is ideal for those who love nature and adventure.
Apparently, the name Morni Hills is derived from Queen Morni who at one point in time used to rule this place. This place offers complete relaxation. Flora, fauna, lakes and the Himalayan views are what it is famous for. It is ideal for going in groups.
Once you reach the hilltop, you will find a variety of trees. Pine, jamun, shisham, ritha, jacaranda, neem, mango, pipal are a few of them. The view here is just spectacular specially during spring, when the flowers blossom.
You will also find a large variety of birds here. So if you have kids, you have more reasons to go. The hill stop is known for its calmness and tranquillity. Look out for birds like Crested Kingfisher, Wallcreeper, Kalij Pheasant, Red Peafowl & Himalayan Bulbul. If you are lucky, you could also spot a wild animals like wild boar, langur, jackals, hyenas, sambar.
If you have the adventure streak in you, do try trekking and rock climbing. Also, make sure you visit the two lakes by the Ghaggar River here.

How to reach : By Rail: Chandigarh is the nearest railway station.
By Road: You have to drive towards Chandigarh. Drive onto Mahatma Gandhi Marg, Grand Trunk Road, NH 22 to Panchkula via Bassi and Zirakpur, then go through the hill track till Morni

Source / Review By : Triponomics Team

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