Tourist Attractions in Barog
¤ An Ideal Stop Over
Altitude : 1680 m
Barog is a cute little place immerging as a major holiday attraction
to spend a day in. It used to be an important stop in the early
decades of the century when the Kalka-Shimla toy train stopped here
for an hour while the sahibs and memsahibs enjoyed a lavish lunch. 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.
¤ Main Attractions
At about 3km from the station lies the grave of Barog. The poor man
failed to align both the sides of the tunnel and supposedly committed
suicide after that. It is said that if the tunnel had been properly
built it would have been the longest in the world.
Surrounded by pine forests, Barog is today a holiday destination for
those who want peace, quiet and solitude. It has some fine views and
walks try the one that takes you to the Choordhar Mountains
(3,650m). The Choor Chandni Peak, which poetically means the 'mountain
of the silver bangle' is a fine spectacle to behold at night
moonlight washes down it's white slopes making it look as if a
thousand silver bangles are sliding down them silently.
¤ Spencer Restaurant
Another tourist attraction of Barog is the Spencer Restaurant which,
once again, dates back to the Raj. It used to have separate sections
for the British, the Hindus and the Muslims. You could try their
vegetable cutlets, theyre really good.
HPTDCs Hotel Pinewood has some rooms with great views.