Barog is a located in Solan District of Himachal Pradesh. It is at an altitude of 6000feet above the sea level. During the construction time of narrow gauge, Kalka-Shimla Railway settlement in the region started. It was in the early 20th century. Barog was named after the engineer who was involved in the construction of this railway track.
It is the only hill station in India, where tourists can camp overnight and has a registered camping site. The nearest airports are Chandigarh and Shimla. Shimla Airport is connected to Kulu and Delhi by flights. Chandigarh airport serves flights from cities like Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, and Bangalore.
Tourists can reach Barog by train from Barog Railway Station. It can also be accessed by buses from Chandigarh, Chail, Kasauli, Solan, Delhi, and Shimla. The best time to visit Barog is from April to September. In winter’s heavy woolens are required, the temperature can drop near freezing point. In summers light cotton and woolens are recommended.
Places of Interest
Jatoli Railway Station: It is located at a distance of 3km from Barog. Jatoli Railway Station is one of the most attractive stations on the Kalka – Shimla rail route in the Scottish style.
Dagshai: It is located at a distance of 7km from Barog. Dagshai is a small town that has an old church and is surrounded by pine trees.
Solan: It is located at a distance of 8km from Barog. The name Solan is derived from “Shoolini Devi” a local deity. The goddess temple is situated in Solan Graon which is in existence since ancient times.
Solan Brewery: It is located at a distance of 11km from Barog. Formerly Dyer Meakin Brewery is in existence since 1855 AD. It is not only known in the country but also famous for its products in foreign countries.
Jatoli: It is located on Solan – Rajgarh road at a distance of 15km from Barog and is 7km from Solan. This small beautiful village is famous for Vishal Shiva temple.
Dolanji Bon Monastery: It is located at a distance of 18km from Barog. The Monastery was established in 1969 by the Abbot Lungtog Tenpai Nyima. It is an active center of all branches of Tibetan traditional learning with 120 monks.
Karol Goofa: It is located at a distance of 17km from Barog and is 8km from Solan. It is one of the longest Goofa in the Himalayan Region. The Goofa starts from Karol and ends somewhere at Pinjore.
Horticulture and Forestry University: It is located at a distance of 16km from Barog. The University is a center of research in horticulture and forestry and higher studies.