Location of Barog
Barog is located on Kalka - Shimla Highway. It has grown from a mere stopover to a full-fledged destination. Barog is surrounded by pine and oak forests. Barog has a commanding setting. Barog makes a conveniently accessible destination and a travel stopover to or from Shimla, Shimla District of Himachal Pradesh. Barog is located at 30 degree 53 minutes 24 seconds North to 77 degree 4 minutes 55 seconds East, at a distance of 60 km from Chandigarh, Haryana. Shimla, the capital city of Himachal Pradesh is another 65 km from Barog.
History of Barog
The history of Barog reveals from the 20th century. It is named after Colonel Barog, an engineer involved in building the railway track in the year 1903.
Climate of Barog
Barog is located at a height of 1560 metres above the mean sea level. Due to its height, temperatures here range between 23 to 10 degree Celsius during summers and between 15 to 5 degree Celsius during winters. The summers last from April to July. Winters set in during December and typically last up to February. During the winter season, the temperature of Barog can drop near to freezing point when heavy woollens are required and in summers light woollens / cottons are recommended. Some of the popular destinations for tourists are as follows:
Tourism in Barog
Barog is a place where one can see a number of tourist’s importance. Some of the place in Barog is Dagshai which is a one time British cantonment. This is small town surrounded by pine trees and has an old church, Solan, which is nestled on the National Highway - 22, Solan Brewery, which is in existence since 1855 AD. Formerly Dyer Meakin Brewary, it is not only known in the country but also in foreign countries for its products, Jatoli, Karol Goofa, Horticulture and Forestry University, Gaura and many other places.
The closest airport is at Jubbar-Hatti which is 65 km away. The nearest narrow gauge railhead is at Barog itself. By road Chandigarh is 62 km and Shimla is 55. On of the most attractive station in the Scottish style on the Kalka - Shimla rail route is the rail accessible area in this region.