Tourism is an important part of India's economy and lately, it has been growing quite rapidly. In order to boost tourism in India Haryana is all set to introduce paragliding activities. Bodoland in Assam, Nandi Hills in Karnataka and Bir Billing in Himachal Pradesh are some of the renowned paragliding hubs in India. This adventure sport attracts hundreds of thrill-seeking tourists and now, Haryana will soon join the bandwagon of housing paragliding hubs. Morni Hills nestled in the Panchkula district of the state will soon transform into a paragliding hub for eager adventure enthusiasts. This place is currently exploring the opportunities of starting paragliding. Let’s delve deeper to know about it in detail.
Recently, Morni Hills in Haryana witnessed the first-ever two paragliding test flights. A team of professional gliders from Border Security Force (BSF) conducted these test flights to discover the opportunity of starting paragliding as an activity in the region. The test flights were conducted by team personnel posted at the BSF Adventure School in Dehradun. For those of you who don’t know Morni Hills shares its border with Sirmour in Himachal Pradesh. It is located at a distance of 45 km from the capital city of Haryana and Punjab (Chandigarh).
The area of Morni Hills area has huge potential for adventure and eco-tourism. We want to generate employment for the local youths through these activities. It is the perfect site for paragliding on a small level. BSF personnel found Morni hills a perfect location for a short period paragliding flights on the condition of good wind speed. We will again hold the flights a day after tomorrow. District officials also hope that introducing small adventure activities in its hilly region like paragliding will attract more tourists and create job opportunities for locals.
About Morni hills
Morni Hills is the only hilly region in the state with some kind of high altitude. Introducing paragliding activity in a plain-dominated geographical region was an essential step for the tourism industry. Now people from Haryana can go paragliding in their state instead of going all the way to neighbouring regions like Manali and Rishikesh.
How to reach
Situated at a height of over 3900 ft, Morni Hills is a part of the stunning Shivalik range. The destination in India is known for its subtle climate and beautiful landscapes. The morning view of Morni Hills covered with mist makes this destination one of the best getaways from Delhi. If you are planning to visit this magnificent place, here’s how can you reach.
By air: The nearest airport to reach Morni Hills is the Chandigarh airport which is located at a distance of 45 km from the hills. After reaching the airport you can hire a taxi or cab to move in and around the town.
By train: The nearest railway station to reach the Morni Hills is Chandigarh railway station (DG). Here is a list of trains that run between New Delhi and Chandigarh. From the railway station, one can reach the Morni hills by hiring a cab from the station.
By road: Morni Hills is just a 5-hr drive from the national capital and thus it is known to be a perfect weekend destination from Delhi. The stretch is 276 Km long and goes via Ambala and Chandigarh.
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