Places to visit Morni Hills

TIKKAR TAAL

Tikkar Taal

Tikker Taal means, tikkar is the name of village in which taal is situated. English meaning taal is lake. A hill divides the two lakes, the larger one is callled Tikkar Taal which is 550 meter wide and 460 meter long and the smaller one is called Chota Tikkar Taal is 365 meter wide and long as the legend goes there is be a hidden channel linking them, as the water level of two lakes remains roughly the same Boating, trekking bird watching, leisure forest walks.



Thakur Dwar Temple

A 12th century temple exists near the tikkar taal and and archaeological dig uncovered 12th century artifacts which are kept there in the open. As per the local legend, the Thakur-dwar temple was built in the ancient times by the Pandavas after Yudhisthir saved his brothers by answering the ‘Yaksha Prashna‘. ‘The people of Morni believe that the Tikkar tal is the mystical ‘Lake of Death’ of the Mahabharat era and that the Thakur-dwar temple on its bank was built by the Pandavs in gratitude for being spared by the holy spirit.

Thakur Dwar Temple


Morni Fort

Morni Fort

The Morni Fort is a modest stone masonry structure built sometime in the 17th Century atop the Morni hill at a height of about 1200 metres. The fort is strategically located and dominates the road to Badiyal towards Sarahan in Himachal, the road to Trilokpur, the ridge road towards Thapli/ Mandana and the road to the Tals. The fort also overlooks the Morni town or Bhoj Jabial. There was a well/reservoir in the centre of the fort (now filled up).The air circulates through the wends in the domes to keep the atmosphere cool during summer months.



Bhoot Banglow

Bhoot Banglow is situated near Tikker tal mainatanied by Haryana Tousrim.

Bhoot Banglow


Yadvinder Garden and Water park

Yadvinder Garden and Water park

Yadvinder Garden, also called the Pinjore garden situated 20 kms off Panchkula is a very popular tourist spot. The work of establishing this garden began in the seventeenth century. Covering a total area of 100 acres, the Chandigarh Pinjore Garden serves as the venue of an annual event of mango festival. The garden houses a mini zoo, historic places, Japanese garden, nursery and water park . According to the Hindu mythology, it is said that it is over here that Pandava brothers had rested during their exile.





Pheasant Breeding Centre

A pheasant breeding centre is run by the Haryana Forest Department adjacent to the fort and seems a rather poor cousin of the state-of-the-art Vulture Conservation and Breeding Centre being run by the department in partnership with the Bombay Natural History Society near Birshikargarh Wildlife Sanctuary.

Shiv Temple

A brightly painted Shiv temple stands outside the Eastern Gate and breaks the gloom presented by the quiet, deserted fort and the shade of the Eucalyptus trees.