Thandog panchayat

May 11, 2013

Thandog, a large Rajput village on the eastern flank of the Morni hills, is best known for the thick groves of chir pines and the cool mountain breeze that whistles through the pines. The area is perceptibly cooler than most parts of the dry lower-Shivalik hills of Morni and hence gets its name ‘Thand’-og.

The village is approached from Morni by the Morni-Badiyal road that branches into two at the Sherla tal. The main metalled road bends Southwards only to trace a sharp U and to continue its eastward descent as it heads for the nadi that forms Haryana’s natural border with Himachal. This road crosses Badiyal and Thana villages and ends at the river bed at Bani. A hill road branches off from the main Badiyal-road at Sherla tal and heads northwards towards Bhimwar only to bend eastwards and thereafter run parallel to the Badiyal-road to reach Thandog. The road becomes narrower as it descends down the northern slope from Thandog. A hill track branches off eastwards from this road and passes through thick chir forest as it heads for Rui on the Himachal border. A smaller track leaves the road to Rui, a few kilometres north of Thandog and brings one to Kohlan a picturesque dhani with lovely terraced fields.

Thandog, Morni hills

Thandog, Morni hills

Badiyal, Thandog panchayat, Morni hills

Badiyal, Thandog panchayat, Morni hills

Thana, Thandog panchayat, Morni hills

Thana, Thandog panchayat, Morni hills

Badiyal road

Badiyal road

Kohlan, Thandog panchayat, Morni hills

Kohlan, Thandog panchayat, Morni hills

Terraced fields of Kohlan, Thandog panchayat, Morni hills

Terraced fields of Kohlan, Thandog panchayat, Morni hills

Indian Coral Tree, Kohlan, Thandog panchayat, Morni hills

Indian Coral Tree, Kohlan, Thandog panchayat, Morni hills

Kachnar tree, Kohlan, Thandog panchayat, Morni hills

Kachnar tree, Kohlan, Thandog panchayat, Morni hills

Cottages:-

Cottage, Thandog-Kohlan road, Morni hills

Cottage, Thandog-Kohlan road, Morni hills

rest lodge, Thandog-Kohlan road, Morni hills

Forest lodge, Thandog-Kohlan road, Morni hills

Renewable Energy: –

A solar photo-voltaic power plant was set up by Haryana Government at Kohlan, a remote village with no regular supply of electricity. The solar plant worked well for the years that the project was under an annual maintenance contract, providing 3 to 4 hours of free electricity to the village homes. The solar plant has fallen into a state of disrepair with the expiry of the maintenance contract with the locals lacking the expertise or the resources to effect the minor repairs.

Solar power plant, Kohlan, Thandog panchayat, Morni hills

Solar power plant, Kohlan, Thandog panchayat, Morni hills

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An environmental enthusiast who loves tramping through the hills in search of the picturesque.

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  1. kamal singh says:

    in thandog panchayat a most beautiful village is thehli, Gawahi, & maroli which have undevelopment area,
    still road not possible to Thehli to maroli this a very straight way from Kaderan to theli
    I request to u please complete the process of pwd, last 6 months road has under the pwd dept. but they could not start roadwork in way.
    thanks & regards
    kamal singh
    Morni hills
    9736367952

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