One of the most enthralling tourist places in Himachal Pradesh, at Barog one can feel the air of Scottish beauty and architechture. Barog’s history dates back to 1900s when an engineer, Colonel Barog, was designing a tunnel near the railway station. However since his calculations went wrong the construction of the tunnel could not be appropriate for which then British government charged him a Rupee 1 fine. He committed suicide in embarrassment and guilt and later the tunnel was completed by H.S. Harrigton. Today that tunnel stands one of the longest tunnels in the route of Shimla-Kalka. Over the period of time Barog has grown to be one of the most romantic places in Himachal Pradesh.
The nearest airport is at Jubbar-Hatti at Shimla, 65 km away.
Barog has a station on the Kalka-Shimla railway. However, Kalka Railway Station which is just 23 km away connects to all major cities. The Narrow Gauge railway line should be preferred over other transportation modes, as it provides an awesome experience.
Buses and taxis ply from both Kalka and Shimla regularly.
Barog can be visited throughout the Year. Being a hill station, you can expect chilly climate and monsoons can bring landslides too. But daring tourists should definitely take the plunge and experience the thrill!
Barog can be visited throughout the Year. Being a hill station, you can expect chilly climate and monsoons can bring landslides too. But daring tourists should definitely take the plunge and experience the thrill! It occasionally snows in winters and heavy woolens would be needed. Else being a hill station, it remains cool throughout the year and tourists sing many a praise about it.
Summer season is very mild at Barog and temperatures seldom are uncomfortable. Nights are warm too but towards the cooler side. At 1,500 meters altitude it... read more...
Barog tourism offers some fascinating scenic views of the Solan valley. It is the only hill station in India which has a registered camping site with all the basic facilities. Travelers will surely enjoy its long winding roads and interesting scenery. All these attractive features make this hill station ideal for an excellent long drive. Local people of this town celebrate lots of famous festivals in Barog such as Holi, Diwali, Dussehra, Shivratri and many others.
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