Archive for December, 2012

Kaushalya Dam

December 13, 20121 Comment

A 700 metre long and 34 metre high earth-fill dam has been constructed on Kaushalya, a tributary of Ghaggar river by the Haryana Government at a cost of Rs. 217 crores. The dam is located at Pinjore, in the foothills of Morni and is expected to check flash floods during monsoons and also supply 40 […]

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Exploring Bharal

December 11, 20120 Comments

The discovery of leopard pugmarks near the watering hole atop the hill at Mandana had excited me no end and I was sure that I was destined to encounter my spotted friend on my very next trip, provided I dared to venture deep enough into the forest. I was determined to make the trip before […]

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Harar trees of Morni

December 7, 20126 Comments

The ‘Harar’ tree or the ‘Haritaki’ (Terminalia Chebula or Chebule Myrobalan) is a medium-sized deciduous tree that grows to a height of 100 feet. The trunk is grayish-brown in colour, the leaves are glossy green with tiny silver hair. The tree is known for its elliptical fruit ‘haritaki’ which is over an inch long. The […]

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