Hotels in Barog
The Pinewood, Barog
On the Kalka – Shimla Highway, Barog (1680m) has grown from a mere stopover to a full-fledged destination. Surrounded by pine and oak forests, Barog has a commanding setting. Barog makes a conveniently accessible destination and a travel stopover to or from Shimla.
ACCESS : The closest airport is at Jubbar-Hatti, 65 km away. The nearest narrow gauge railhead is at Barog itself. By road Chandigarh is 62 km and Shimla is 55.
CLIMATE : In winter, the temperature can drop near to freezing point when heavy woolens are required and in summers light woolens / cottons are recommended.
PLACES OF INTEREST
RAILWAY STATION (3 km) : On of the most attractive station in the Scottish style on the Kalka – Shimla rail route.
DAGSHAI (7 km) : A one time British cantonment. This is small town surrounded by pine trees and has an old church.
SOLAN (8 km ): Located on the National Highway – 22 Solan derives its name from “Shoolini Devi” a local deity whose temple is situated in Solan Graon which is in existence since ancient times. Solan also remained capital of erstwhile Bhagat State for many years. A famous “Shoolini Fair” is commemorated every year in 2nd week of June at Thoda Ground. The town has various cultural and recreational centers besides temples and churches. There are beautiful parks such as Children Park, Mohan Park and Jawahar Park which have adequate arrangements for comfortable sitting and strolling. A mini zoo in the park adds to the fascination of the environment. Durga Club, Central State Library, Lower and Upper Bazaar and Mall road are worth visiting. Ancient Durga Temple, Sanatan Dharm Mandir, Hari and Narsingh Mandir are also quite famous.
SOLAN BREWERY (11 km) : This is in existence since 1855 AD. Formerly Dyer Meakin Brewary, it is not only known in the country but also in foreign countries for its products.
JATOLI (15 km) : 7 km from Solan this small but beautiful village on Solan – Rajgarh road famous for Vishal Shiva temple.
DOLANJI BON MONASTERY (18 km) : On Solan – Rajgarh road there is a small village known as Ochhghat. 5km from here on Narag-Sarahan road, located at famous Bon Monastery known ‘Yungdrung Bon Monastery’ being run by Yungdrung Bon Monastic Centre. This was founded in 1969 by the Abbot Lungtog Tenpai Nyima. After 14 years of hard work, he managed to create a totally self sufficient monastery with 120 monks, developing it into a thriving, active centre of all branches of Tibetan traditional learning. On the eve of New Year and on other occasions three sacred Bon dances are performed here which are of great attraction.
KAROL GOOFA (17 km) : On the Karol Tibba (2135m) and 8 km from Solan town is an ancient Sidh Goofa which is considered to be one of the longest Goofa in Himalayan region. It starts from Karol and ends somewhere at Pinjore. Besides Goddess Kali and Lord Hanuman temples, Thakur Mandir on top of the hill are some the great attractions for the pilgrims and visitors. The trek up to Karol is steep but quite enjoyable. This place is very popular amongst the trekkers and adventurous picnickers.
HORTICULTURE AND FORESTRY UNIVERSITY (16 km) : In the surroundings on Rajgarh Road the University is an unique centre of higher studies and research in horticulture and forestry. The entire campus is worth seeing.
GAURA : Located alongside the Solan – Rajgarh road, this place is famous for Mahasheer fishing in Giri river.
RAJGARH (53 km): A picturesque area with numerous orchards and picnic spots like Habban and Nacchana.