Places Of Interest: Choordhar
Peak, Kairighat, Renukaji
Best Time To Visit: April To
a brief stopover on the Kalka-Shimla highway, Barog town
has grown to be destination in itself. Surrounded by
pine trees and oak trees, Barog is located in an idyllic
setting. The magnificent Choor Chandni or Choordhar
peak, which poetically translates 'Mountain of the
Silver Bangle', is clearly visible from Barog, and when
the moonlight lavishly pours itself on the slopes of the
peak, it appears as though countless shimmering, silver
bangles are sliding down in the night.
may have been romantic but the morning in Barog is very
captivating and enthralling. The pines of Barog are full
of cavort and pleasantries. Barog's railway station, on
the Kalka-Shimla, is one of the most picturesque
stations, modelled in the Scottish-style. This building
has existed since 1903, when the line was opened and is
built on a curvature. The belly of the Choordhar
Mountain holds the longest railway tunnel on the
Kalka-Shimla route-exactly 1,143m long.
The largest lake
in the state of Himachal Pradesh that is said to embody
Goddess Renuka, the mother of Parshurama. more...
A pleasant area,
dotted with several orchards and delightful picnic spots
such as Habban and Nacchna.
Barog, Himachal Tourism runs the Hotel Pinewood and the
hotel's growth has largely been responsible for Barog's
increased popularity. Here is a self-contained
unit whose facilities cater to both the luxury seeker
and the economy traveller. The hotel is the
perfect place for a lazy holiday or a quiet honeymoon.
And its rich offerings are a sample of the bounty that
nature has generously given Himachal's hills.
Hotel Pinewood, Barog (HP) 173212. Tel:
01792-38825,38827 Fax: 01792-38881.
luxury suites and deluxe double bedrooms have wall
to wall carpeting. The suites in the annexe
are also carpeted. The rooms are airy,
spacious, well furnished and have attached baths
with running hot and cold water.
Room service. Laundry and dry-cleaning. Parking
within premises. 2 conference halls with a capacity
for 450 persons. Billiards room. Table tennis.
60 covers. Serves Indian, Chinese, Continental and
Himachal cuisine. Open air Cafe. Bar serves.
Indian and foreign liquor. Gymnasium Hall.
Card, Visa, Master, Bob and Americal Express Cards
BAROG: Himachal Tourism also runs a road side
cafe with fast food service at Barog