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Barot

Barot - River Valley

Barot is a small town in the Uhl  river valley in Himachal Pradesh's Mandi district. Barot, dubbed "the gem  among the rough terrains," was built for a hydroelectric project over the  Uhl River and has since become a popular tourist destination.

Among tourists, being a popular  destination, there are lots of different places of interest in and around  Barot that can be visited with your loved ones, friends and family. 

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Quench your  thirst for adventure with activities like trekking, camping, and fishing  organized in Barot. There  are numerous places to visit in Barot that you can explore at this charming  hamlet nestled in the Shivaliks that will show you why this place is a dream  come true for all nature lovers and adventure seekers.

Uhl River,  Nargu Wildlife Sanctuary, Barot Temple, Chuhar Valley, Shanan Hydel Project,  Kareri Lake, Kotla Fort, Masroor Rock Temple are some of the well-known tourist attractions which are continuously visited by tourists in Barot. Ghatasani,  Gunehar, Bangoru are nearby popular excursion from Barot.


Activities in Barot

Adventure activities are must-do  activities in Barot for those who enjoy thrilling adventure experiences. Barot has many adventure activities to explore and provides the opportunity to discover  the adventures as an once-in-a-lifetime experience. This small valley allows  visitors to participate in some of the most thrilling outdoor activities, including:

  • Trout Fishing in Barot
    Trout fishing is the most popular  activity in Barot, drawing a large number of anglers. To participate in this activity, one must first obtain permission from the Trout farm office. Tourists  can also go to the trout farm to see the many trout's kept in storage tanks and  artificial fish ponds.

  • Trekking
    A number of trekking trails pass  through Barot, making it a popular destination for hikers. Treks to Bada Bhangal, Kullu, Manali, Billing, and Kothi are among the trekking trails  available.

    The best trail in Barot is the  13-kilometer trek from Barot to Kothi, which passes through cedar and pine forests with such tranquil surroundings that visitors forget about life's  complications and witness nature's true colors.

  • Nature Camping
    Camping  in Barot is another popular outdoor activity for tourists. Thandi Golai camping  site is located 1.5 kilometers from Barot's main market. It feels like the most  tranquil and undisturbed place where one wants to rest in nature's arms, away  from the muddles of the world.  

Staying in Barot

Barot has some good hotels, homestays, Govt rest houses and guest houses. There are few local eateries where you can get descent Indian and Chinese food along with some Himachali local cuisines. Stay at a homestay to immerse yourself in the local culture. Barot also has a few campsites.

      

Barot Food Guide

The most popular staple food trout  fishing is famous here in Barot. Trout Pakora Fish and Tawa Fried Fish are  easily available here in Barot.

History of Barot

Before and during British rule, Barot was part of the Mandi riyasat and was ruled by the King of Mandi. Prior to independence, Barot was also on the mule trail that connected Kullu and Kangra valleys. Once Kullu was connected to a road from Mandi, the importance of this route diminished.