Barot is one of the hidden jewel of Himachal Pradesh. It is situated 40 km from Jogindernagar, on the Pathankot – Mandi highway. The road to Barot branches off from Ghatasni before Joginder Nagar while coming from Mandi leading to Jatingri. Further ahead of Jatingri lies Barot at a distance of 14 km. The adventurous can also make a part of this journey by the PSEB (Punjab State Electricity Board) run haulage trolley. This trolley was originally used to haul material upwards for the power houses but is now used to transport people. This trolley leaves at 8.30 am from Jogindernagar. One has to be present a little early and sign a small affidavit regarding the safety clause and pay the fees. This trolley takes you to a place called Headgear. From here Barot is still a good 8 km hike further.
Barot packs an enormous range of outdoor activities. Two reservoirs of the power project are located here. A trout breeding centre makes it a wonderful place for angling. Also from this trout breeding centre, fish are released into the Uhl making it an excellent spot for angling. Across the river Uhl is the Nargu Wild Life Sanctuary home to the ghoral, Himalayan black bear, leopard, Monal, kite, monkey, kasturi deer, wild cat, nilgai, kakkar and a variety of pheasants.
A trek route through thick forests links Barot to Kullu. There are rest houses at Thaltukhod and Silbadhwani in the Nargu Wildlife Sanctuary. One can go trekking in the Nargu wildlife sanctuary. There is also a high altitude panoramic lake at an height of 4280m (14050feet) known as Danasur lake where holy journeys are started in the month of August andbarot September.Barot is surrounded by thick Deodar trees and summers are again the best times to travel.
How To Reach Barot:
Located 65 KM from Mandi,the nearest airport from Barot is at Bhuntar(Kullu) 107KM.
Distance From Major Cities
Altitude: 2200 m(apx.)
Best Time to Visit: September to November & March To June.