Destination Details - Barot Valley

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About Barot Valley

Barot is a mesmerizingly beautiful village located in the serene valleys of Mandi District in the north Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. It is a new found tourist destination and is located about 67 kilometers away from Mandi. If you are a backpacker, this destination is perfect to backpack through for a day or so. The scenic landscapes are captivating, and the unpolluted air draws travelers from across the world for sightseeing and much more. The location is famous for its numerous trekking trails passing through the village and hence is a preferred trekking destination too. Very few travelers know about Barot Valley and its unexplored and unexploited landscapes. For the ones seeking such virgin travel destinations, this is the place to be in the midst of the gorgeous state of Himachal Pradesh. The village of Barot came into the limelight when the Shanan Hydroelectric Project was proposed around 1920 in India. It was mainly to utilize the hydroelectric potential of River Uhl that gushes between Barot and Jogindernagar. It is since then that the village has also been considered as a tourist destination, but not many know about this place. Anybody visiting Barot will surely be awestruck by its scenic beauty. This village, although small in size, has a wealth of beauty stored. The forests around the village are mostly Deodar and Oak that grow in abundance in the region and is home to a variety of flora and fauna. One can choose to walk through the woods nearby and experience the charm of the village growing with each step they take. As one explores the region, they are bound to immerse in the tranquillity all around that makes them want to stay there forever.

Nargu Wildlife Sanctuary

Nargu Wildlife Sanctuary

Situated on the other side of the Uhl river is another major attraction of the valley, Nargu Wildlife Sanctuary. It is a habitat of various animal species like the Himalayan Monal, Black Bear, and Ghoral. The route for the trek to Kullu passes through the dense forests of this wildlife sanctuary.

Chuhar Valley

Chuhar valley is situated in the Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh. Barot is a part of this valley and other major attractions of this valley include Jhatingri village and Hurang Narayan temple. Another major attraction of this place is the International festival of Mandi Shivratri which is celebrated annually by the locals of the valley.

Chuhar Valley
Nature Camping

Nature Camping

Barot Valley camping is another major outdoor activity which tourists can indulge into. Thandi Golai camping site is situated 1.5 kilometers away from the main market of Barot. It feels like the most tranquil and undisturbed place where one feels like resting in the arms of nature away from the muddles of the world.

Trekking

Barot Valley is the hub of trekkers as a number of trekking trails pass through this valley. These trekking trails include treks to Bada Bhangal, Kullu, Manali, Billing, and Kothi. Best Trail In Barot Valley: Barot to Kothi trek is a 13-kilometer trek passing through the cedar and pine forests with such serene surroundings that make travelers forget the complications of life and witness the true colours of nature.

Trekking
Trout Fishing

Trout Fishing

Trout fishing is the most popular activity in Barot Valley and attracts a large number of anglers to this place. One has to take prior permission from the Trout farm office for indulging in this activity. Tourists can also visit the trout farm to witness the sight of numerous trouts kept in storage tanks and artificial fish ponds.

Shanan Hydel Project

The primary reason for the development of the Barot Valley was the Shanan Hydel project. It was the first ever hydro project in India in Megawatt capacity. It was created by the Britishers in collaboration with the king of Jogindernagar and is now under the control of the Punjab State Electricity Board.

Shanan Hydel Project
 Spot the Himalayan Black Bear at the Nargu Wildlife Sanctuary

Spot the Himalayan Black Bear at the Nargu Wildlife Sanctuary

One of the most interesting things to do in Mandi also includes a visit to this sanctuary, which is located on the banks of Uhl River. This sanctuary is home to different species of birds & animals like monal, musk deer, barking deer, and more. Spotting these animals in their natural habitat here will definitely leave you amused. Just make sure you take your camera along! Best Time to Visit: The ideal time to visit this sanctuary is between the months of April to May and August to October. Location: Barot Village, Mandi, India

Angling in Uhl River

Angling is one of best leisure activity to do along the Uhl river and enjoy the leisure time with friends and family. Barot is best place to do angling in one of the trout farms build along the Uhl river. Trout fish usualy occurs in cold ice water. Barot is best ideal place for trout fish to grow in Uhl river. Both rainbow trout and brown trout can be found in Uhl river. Angling is a test of patience as usually fish escapes from the angle. If you have your own angling gear bring it along or you can rent it online here before visiting Barot.

Angling in Uhl River
Badagran Trek

Badagran Trek

Badagran is a small village in the Dauldhar Mountains. The campsite is at the most exotic location of the valley, near to the UHL river and surrounded by the hills, the best basecamp for the Treks to Kullu and forest experience. The tents and accommodation is comfortable and warm with shared washrooms for the trekkers. You could also enjoy the nearby sights and adventure activities such as rock climbing, rappeling and river crossing. Staying here will give you the chance to experience the village life as the camps surrounded by the cabbage fields and situated near to the 2 hamlets(Badagran and Nalhota). The easiest way to reach camps is the road from Barot.

Star Gazing in Barot

Barot Valley is among the most remote and offbeat places in Himachal. Away from every kind of pollution and noise, the sky is full of stars most the time. The bright diamonds fills the dark sky with their twinkle. Higher in the hills, you will get the clear sky view of the stars. You can also capture the views of the Milky Way Galaxy on any moonless night. Watch Mars, Jupiter, Saturn with beautiful rings and explore the orientation with constellations like Orion(the hunter), Ursa major, Ursa minor, Draco, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, etc and find the deepest secret of night.

Star Gazing in Barot
Trekking in the Barot valley

Trekking in the Barot valley

Barot valley providing wide range of treks, these treks provide you the glimpse of local cultural heritage of Himachal, villagers are living their traditional life and happy with that. Natural heritage which offer you option for bird watching and wild life. Amazing views of snow covered mountains of Himalaya’s.

Car

There are ordinary, semi deluxe, deluxe and Volvo overnight buses available from Delhi to Jogindernagar/Baijnath. One can hire taxi from Jogindernagar to Barot. Other option to reach by bus to mandi and then drive 40 kms to Ghatasni and then 25 kms to Barot


Bus

There are ordinary, semi deluxe, deluxe and Volvo overnight buses available from Delhi to Jogindernagar/Baijnath. One can hire taxi from Jogindernagar to Barot. Other option to reach by bus to mandi and then drive 40 kms to Ghatasni and then 25 kms to Barot


Train

Pathankot is the nearest railhead which is 150 kms. There are so many overnight trains from Delhi to Pathankot.


Flight

Chandigarh Airport (IXC)


Red Pine  Barot

Red Pine Barot

Hotel Red Pine is one of the finest hotels in Barot valley . Situated near reservoir lake , hotel Red Pine provides you with best view of lake and Barot valley .Every room is well furnished with marble floor and attached bathroom with shower with sup


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Hotel White Stone

White Stone By Upvan Located at Barot Valley complements the scenic location and offers warm hospitality . Offering the best accommodations facility better then other hotels in barot himachal . In-room amenities are satellite television and room se


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Stone Age Nature Camp & Resort Barot

Stone Age Nature Camp & Resort Barot

Stone Age Is Famous For Camping. It Is Situated In Barot Valley, Himachal Pradesh. It Provides Camping Amenities Like: Heated Water With Covered Bathroom, Nightly Campfire Run By Camping Manager, Barbeque, Grills ( Marinated Material Chargeable), Cha


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