Morni Fort is a nature museum and learning center situated about 45 km from Chandigarh. The 200 years old Morni fort, which was built by Queen Morni, in Morni hills was transformed into a museum at a cost of over INR 1 crore. Local folk songs mention how noble and just was queen Morni. The hills are covered by pine trees and are popular trekking locations.
The fort also has a museum built in 2017-18. The layout and design of the museum have been created by Harvansh Dua. It has dozens of figures of wildlife, wall murals, domes, caves, and 3D artwork which took around 8 months to complete. The fort was converted to a museum by the Forests Department of Haryana in FY 2017-18. It has photographs of the fort, photographs related to environmental protection, and those of animals and birds which are on a verge of extinction.
It was inaugurated on 13 November 2017 by Rao Narbir Singh who is Forests and Public Works (Building and Roads) Minister, Haryana. The Haryana Government gave the contract to a company that runs an NGO-Prakriti.
The Morni fort has four towers. The inside of the fort was improved in 1814 during the time when the King of Sirmur came to the fort to hide after he was overthrown from Nahan by Gurkhas. The fort remains cool during summers because of its well-ventilated domes. The fort also has a well/reservoir.
Morni fort is one such place that should not be missed at any chance once you visit Morni. This is a must-visit location that is best suitable for children and young kids. The place gives you so much information and knowledge related to animals, plants, and the earth. The place is full of wall art and paintings all around. The structures of the animals add so much beauty to the place.
There is no entry fee required to visit this place.