Barog - Town Surrounded by the Thick Pine Forest in the North
Himachal Pradesh has a long list of hill stations, and Barog is one amongst them. Situated closely at an altitude of 1,560 m above the sea level, is currently become the hot spot for the tourists. It's roughly 42 kms drive in the Shivalik ranges from Kalka to Shimla. Gradually Barog is getting its due recognition. It is a peaceful hill station with pine and oak trees enhancing the beauty of this much in demand hill station. This spot truly gives respite to the people from the city blues. Barog has the longest tunnel on the Kalka Shimla toy train route. Its pitch dark tunnel and pleasant weather makes your ride a memorable one.
Barog is an adorable little place immerging as a prime holiday attraction to spend your holidays. It is known to be important as in early decades, Sahibs and Memsahibs stopped for lavish. The station, one of the prettiest on the line with its hanging baskets of pink geraniums, was named after the engineer Barog. It is famous for its 1,143m long tunnel which is the longest among the 102 on the track. The train takes about three minutes to cross this tunnel.
The Camping in Barog will surely give adventurous tourists a life time experience. Very good arrangements on the camping ground are made for the tourists visiting the spot across the globe. Facilities for trekking in the midst of the lush green sky touching mountains are truly distinguished experiences than the one you get from the regular trekking tour.
The magnificent mountains of Barog have immense flawless immaculate beauty to offer its visitors. Barog is a beautiful place, situated 5 Km from Solan and 37 Km from Kalka. The thick pine forest surrounding the town adds to its scenic charm. The Choor Chandini or the mountain of the silver bangle is clearly seen from Barog. The vision is awesome on moonlit nights when silver bangles seem to slide down the mountain slopes. Also the place is very quiet and green, just perfect to beat the city blues.
As the popularity of this hill station is constantly growing, every year numerous tourists visit this place and to cater them good hotels are coming up in Barog. Himachal Tourism also offers lodging and boarding for the tourists.
As Barog is situated on the Shimla Kalka highway, it is very well connected by road and train. For globe trotters it's a charming spot to explore.
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