The Morni Adventure Park was set up at a cost of Rs. 1 Crore by the Haryana Tourism Department in the Valley of Tikkar and was inaugurated in October 2004 by the then Chief Minister of Haryana. The park was set up on the heavily wooded hill that separates the twin lakes of Tikkar.
The original name of the park is – ‘Hosh & Josh, Hills n Thrills, Adventure Park!’
About Architecture of the Park:
The architecture and layout were conceived by the students of the College of Architecture and the College of Art at Chandigarh. The park was part of the larger game-plan to introduce outdoor activities and adventure sports to Morni hills. The park offers a series of rope obstacles such as the spider’s web, river crossing, Tarzan’s swing, the Burma Bridge, etc.
A rock-climbing wall with grips for practicing climbing and a short vertical drop for rappelling were the other outdoor activities. Kayaking and angling were to be introduced in the adjoining Tikkar-Taal. Open-air lakeside camping with evening bonfires was planned. There were plans to introduce biking and parasailing as well. It was hoped that the adventure activities would attract groups from large corporates and educational institutions in the region and would provide the much-needed fillip to the tourism potential of the picturesque hills of Morni.
Attractions of the Park:
One then enters the beautiful, lush green interiors of the park. There are a number of grassed terraces that house the numerous rope obstacles and the swings. A quaint hut-shaped structure houses the cafeteria that is operated by the adjoining Lake-side Cafe. The flowers of the park deserve a special mention. The dainty pink rain-lilies and yellow creeping daisies, the deep red hibiscus, and the flaming firecrackers sprinkle color all over the lush-green environs and make the atmosphere cheerful and picnic.
The Morni Adventure park offers numerous pathways running in different directions and cement structures that can be ‘explored’ by the children within the safety of a fenced campus. The ‘bhool-bhulaiyan’ (maze) and the haunted house are the other attractions for the kids.
An artistic ‘Machan’ has been built atop the hill for viewing the surrounding landscape and the hills.
A short walk takes one to the impressive water-fall off the cliff at Thalapur. A boating facility is available at the Tikkar-Taal lake which also sports an impressive fountain.
There is an entry fee of only 50 Rs. for one person.
Morni Adventures park is worth taking kids to.
It has multiple activities, good photo sessions, relaxing places, a hunted house, a tress house, rope climbing, and many more.
One of the best places of near by near Chandigarh to morni hills