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Barot Travel Guide


Barot a village, originally developed in 1920s for Shanan Hydel Project is now a tourist location inMandi district in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. Barot was difficult to access until 1975 when a road was opened. It is situated 40 km from Jogindernagar and 66 km from Mandi, the district headquarters. The road to Barot branches off at Jogindernagar-Mandi high ways and from Jogindernagar the distance is 40 km. It is sometimes possible to use the funicular trolley from Jogindernagar which reduces the distance to 12 km. The road route includes terraced fields and thick cedar forests, rising to Jhatingri at the hilltop. The remains of the summer palace of the former rulers of Mandi are located here.Through the little village of Tikkan, the road carries on to Barot. The town has a range of outdoor activities, including a trout breeding centre from where fish are released into the Uhl. A 30 km section of the river is used for angling.
 

Barot also forms the gateway to the Nargu Wildlife Sanctuary which lies across the Uhl. The sanctuary is home to the monal, black bear and ghoral. Within it are forest rest house s at Thaltuckhod and Silbandhwari. Through woods of cedar and pine a trek route cuts across the sanctuary to Kullu.

Not just a beautiful place, Barot packs a wide range of outdoor activities. The Uhl river located here not only sustains inhabitants and wildlife, but is also a trout breeding centre and has a few fish farms, making it popular for angling. 
Across the river Uhl is the Nargu Wildlife Sanctuary, home to Himalayan goral (of the goat family) a variety of pheasants and Himalayan black bears. A trek route cuts across the Sanctuary to Kullu. The surrounding evergreen forests are home to deodar trees. A variety of trekking trails exist here, making it a popular trekking and day tourist destination. A temple, of Dev Pashakot, the rain deity sits across the Uhl and can be visited.



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