Barog is a sleepy little town of Himachal Pradesh. It is located in the Solan district of this state and makes a delightful place to go on a tour, while in Himachal Pradesh. This place, surrounded by lush green locales gets its name from an engineer named Barog. It is said that this engineer was to construct a tunnel across the hill, which when completed was to be the longest in the world. However, due to some miscalculations, the ends of the tunnel did not meet as they were required to. Due to shame and disgrace, the engineer committed suicide. Many people come here on sightseeing tours to regale in the serene surroundings.
A small grave where the engineer named Barog was buried is now a
tourist spot. The graveyard is maintained like a beautiful garden where
tourists can come and enjoy quiet and peaceful moments with unspoilt
Trekking to Choordhar Mountains with all its pine trees is delightful
and provides you with some excellent view. These mountains are 3,650 m
high and its peak is known as Choor Chandni Peak because in a moonlit
night, it seems as if several silver bangles are sliding down its slope.
Barog Camping Grounds
Surrounded by pine trees, the camping grounds at Barog is the only
registered camping site at a hill station with all the basic amenities
in India. It is accessible by car and provides some fantastic views of
Solan valley and Choor Chandni hill range. Besides electricity,
telephone and bathroom facilities, there is a dance floor, nature trail
treks to explore and bonfire facilities available here.
Suketi Fossil Park
Suketi Fossil Park was the first park in Asia that to be situated on
the site where the actual fossils were unearthed. Situated at a distance
of 21 km from Nahan, this park is sited on the bank of Markanda River.