Morni hills

Forest Fires in Morni

The dry scrub forest of the Morni hills experiences devastating fires in the summer months every year. The fires find a mention in the 19th century British gazetteers so the problem is not a recent one. The spread of lantana has, however, aggravated the problem as the bush readily catches fire during the dry season. …

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Classification of Agricultural Land in Morni

P.S. Melvill’s Ambala Settlement Report 1855 presented an interesting classification of agricultural land in Morni with many terms being still in usage with the revenue department. MELVILL’s 19th CENTURY CLASSIFICATION OF AGRICULTURAL LAND IN MORNI KOOLAHOO Land watered from kools (i.e., small water-courses from a stream etc.). Such land was ploughed. BARANEE (OBUR) Land ‘dependent …

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Mountain Biking in Morni Hills

Morni Hills are increasingly becoming a popular destination for mountain biking. The serene atmosphere, the challenging gradients with sharp bends and low motorised traffic make the hill track ideal for cycling enthusiasts. Trainees from the ITBP Training Centre at Bhanu and the Indian Army from the Chandimandir Cantonment are frequently seen sweating it out on this challenging track.     …

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Tals of Morni

The Morni hills are off-shoots of the Shivalik range and run in two-parallel ranges from south-east to the north-west. The ranges are divided by the Ghaggar river. To the south-east of the Morni range, the ground is broken by projecting spurs that nestle two-ancient natural lakes, Bhim Tal and Draupti Tal. The lakes are located …

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