Barot…..Less explored valley with mesmerizing beauty.Calm, serene, less populated and
famous for trout fishing, the valley has nothing much to do.A place to beat the
heat and chill your beer in UHL River.
It was the mid of May and the temperature
was around 40 degrees in Delhi. Barot was in my list since long and instantly
hooked. I came across about this place through some local people on my last
visit to Parashar Lake which is also near Mandi. After travelling for 15 hours, I
was in Barot.
It was very pleasant and the drizzling added to the beauty of the
valley. Dark clouds were all around.The first thing that came to my mind was
“Awesome hai yaar”. Barot is a very beautiful small hill station at an altitude
of 5,600 feet above sea level. Barot is not only limited to natural beauty.
the next couple of days I fell in love with the place which is ideal for trout
fishing, paragliding and trekking. Being a small village, walking is the best way
to see in and around Barot. Local people prepare shawls & pattu which you
can buy directly from them.
Other places which I covered during my stay were Lohardi
and Badagram. Lohardi is 6 km from Barot and another remote village Swad is
around 4 km ahead of Lohardi. There is a government guest house and it is only
accessible through trek. Badagram is around 13 km from Barot on a different
route. If you wish, you can stay there at camps.Lohardi and Badagramare a must
visit places if you have spare time.Way from Barot to Lohardi is very scenic.
You will travel along
Home stay , Camps and Hotels at very reasonable price starting from INR 400 per day.
How to Reach
Roadways and volvo are easily available till Mandi. From you need to take another bus till Ghatasni and then shared taxi /bus to Barot. If you are lucky you will also get direct bus from Mandi to Barot.
Distance to Barot
25 km from Ghatasni
66 km from Mandi
40 km from Joginder Nagar
440 km - Delhi to Mandi
Best time to Travel
Any time except monsoon. You can also witness upto 3 feet of snow in winter.
Estimated Cost for 2 person
Around 8k for 2 nights
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