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Top 5 Places to Visit in Morni Hills

A sleepy hill station in Harayana, Morni Hills is frequently visited by the residents of Delhi, Harayana and Chandigarh. With greenery spread all around, Morni Hills is the perfect weekend getaway destination. Shivalik range of Himalayas is expanded all across Morni. If you are looking for a few hours of peacefulness and just relaxing around, Morni Hills is your ideal hill station. It has good connectivity with the major cities that surround it, and the temperature is pleasing throughout the year. As it’s the only hill station in Harayana, people often overlook it and head towards more popular places. But if you like to explore the unexplored, you must visit Morni Hills. Here are the top 5 places that you should explore when you are in this tiny hill station.

1. Tikkar Taal

Tikkar Taal
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Situated at a distance of 7 km from the beautiful Morni Hills, Tikkar Taal is a place which boasts of its two manmade lakes. A hillock divides these two interconnected artificial lakes, Chota Taal and Bara Taal. Lying amidst the hills, Tikkar Taal presents a resplendent view of the hills. There are not much accommodations present in Tikkar Taal due to its lack of popularity, but it doesn’t scare away the lovers of nature. You can get cheap rooms here. This place is apt for people who are on a budget travel.  Tikkar Taal is untouched by commercialisation, and is an ideal place to be.

2. Gurudwara Nada Sahib

Gurudwara Nada Sahib
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Located at a minuscule distance of 17 km, Gurudwara Nada Sahib holds a significant meaning for the Sikhs. The legends state that when Guru Gobind Singh were going to Anandpur Sahib, he rested here. It is a pious place, and it’s sacred environment makes it one of the most visited Gurudwaras of India. Ghaggar-Hakra river flows beside this Gurudwara, and the sound of the river splashing against the rocks is nothing less than a meditative retreat. Nestled in the laps of Shivalik hills, Gurudwara Nada Sahib will engulf you into a chaste aura, and the serene ambiance of the hills will take you closer to the supreme being.

3. Adventure Park

To boost the tourism in Morni Hills, the Government of Harayana has also established an adventure park here.  It offers a vast array of options to all the adrenaline junkies. Zipline, Burma bridge and climbing nets are present here. This adventure park is apt for people who want to experience adventure while staying in the safe zone. In fact, small swings are available for kids, and a small cafeteria has been set up for satisfying your hunger. The entry fees is affordable, and you can have a good time here.

4. Morni Fort

Morni Hills can appeal to history lovers as well.  A gigantic fort is sprawled at the top of the Morni hills which gives a wide view of the Morni town.  It is believed that the Morni fort was constructed in 17th century. The fort has been restored for the tourists, but it has not lost its ancient essence. Lots of greenery is spread across Morni fort, and the faint scene of the trees and flowers add peacefulness to the ambiance. A colourful temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is adjacent to the fort and stands out amidst the gloomy surroundings presented by the fort.

5. Thakurdwara Temple

Thakurdwara Temple
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Morni Hills can be a perfect getaway for all the religious people, as it’s an abode to a beautiful temple called Thakurdwara Temple. The sacredness of the temple engulfs the misty hill station, and turns the place chaste. It attracts ample of devotees on a regular basis. Ancient stone sculptures are present here, and it’s believed that this temple dates back to the time of Pandavas.

Escaping from the hasty life of cities can help you to maintain your sanity. But it can get quite boring if you visit the same overcrowded hill stations every single time. Morni Hills can break the monotony and offer you a different kind of hill station. It captivates your senses and provides peace to your overactive mind. So, the next time you are planning a vacation, you must give a chance to this unexplored hill station. You will not return disappointed.

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