Offbeat Destinations (Part 10) - Barot, Himachal Pradesh


Barot, a small village situated in Mandi, Himachal Pradesh is one of the best places to go for a rewind up in the hills.

Oh, and it's also known as a trekker's paradise.

Interested…Huh?

Good...! Keep reading. First, let's see how to reach Barot Valley?

The best part about this location is that it is easily accessible from most major cities in north India. You can come by road driving your own vehicle or board a train to the nearest airport at Kullu.

If you are coming by train, Jogindernagar railway station is the nearest railway station. From here, you can hire a cab or take the bus to Barot.


Route from Delhi to Barot (by road)

Now, you have an idea of how to reach the place. But what about when to visit?

The weather in Barot valley is pleasant all round the year. It's neither too hot during summers and neither too cold during winters, so you can visit this place any time of the year and the average temperature is just around 16°C.

Being situated in a valley, it receives heavy rainfall and you might want to avoid this place if you are not fond of rains. If you love rains, you're welcome here.

The ideal duration to stay here is 3 days and can be completed within an extended weekend. However, if you wish, you can also stay here for longer.

Apart from being a trekker/backpacker's paradise, it is also suited for families, couples, and friends.

Just make sure you take care of the environment when you are visiting. The mountains are pristine and are not suitable for waste plastic bags and bottles.

Awesome…! Now that we have a fair understanding of how to reach Barot, let's see some interesting locations here. This way, you'll have an idea of what to do once you visit here.


Uhl River: