Archive for August, 2012

Thakur-dwar temple, Tikkar tal, Morni

August 14, 20120 Comments

A hidden treasure of the Morni hills is the Thakur-dwar temple, a modest structure built at the site of a 10th Century AD temple on the bank of the Tikkar tal lake. The Legend: As per the local legend, the Thakur-dwar temple was built in the ancient times by the Pandavas after Yudhisthir saved his […]

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Trees of Morni: Babool

August 12, 20120 Comments

Babool/ Desi babool    

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Morni Wildlife (Insects): Red Dragonfly

August 12, 20120 Comments

Red Dragonfly

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On the leopard trail

August 2, 20129 Comments

It had been raining in the Morni hills for over three weeks and I was impatient to be amidst the cloud covered hills. The Morni hills are their greenest and undoubtedly their most scenic during the monsoon season but they are also their trickiest. The rain softens the hard compacted red clay of the Shivaliks […]

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