The road from Morni to Tikkar tal is a level drive for some 2 kilometres from the fort until one reaches the sharp bend around the Gajan ridge. The road then descends sharply against the face of the rocky-cliff and offers an awe-inspiring view of the sparkling lakes and the vast plains that stretch into the distant horizon. About half-a-kilometre from the bend a narrow dirt track meets the road on the right. The track runs parallel to the metalled road in the reverse direction for some distance. This is the forest track that leads to Rasoon, a hamlet under Bhoj Balag. The track continues further till Deora, another hamlet of Balag. About a hundred yards or so from the road, lies Rock View, a modest cottage-hotel.
The red and white cottage with its sloping roofs and garden terraces, looks breath-taking against the rocky backdrop of the Gajan cliff that rises sharply to form a natural vertical wall of rock. The lawn to the front of the hotel offers an unbroken view of the Bhim Tal. One can also see the meandering hill road leading to the picturesque valley below. The hotel ranks the heighest for this uniterrupted view of the beautiful terraced hills ensconcing the sparkling lakes, the green meadows and the vast plains beyond the ‘bowl’. As the sun sets beyond the Rasoon hill, the sky gets painted orange and the view can look spectacular in the rains when the golden rays filter through the wooly clouds. A short trek down the Deora track can lead one to another viewpoint that offers an unparalleled spectacle in fog months of December/January. One can see a thick white blanket of fog covering the numerous small valleys that are formed by the rolling hills as they fall to the plains to the South.It takes a while for the uninitiated to realize that its fog that one sees and not snow.
The budget hotel offers rooms starting at Rs. 700 for a night. The facilities are basic but neat. The clean, oil-free home-made food and warm hospitality sets the place apart from the other small resorts of Morni. The author likes to describe the place as ‘The Forest Guard’ as it seems to be guarding the pathway to the enchanted wood that lies beyond. The environmentally conscious owners have planted a number of fruit-bearing trees on the terraces. The forest track is lined with silver oaks till some distance from the hotel.