A Pure Photo Journey from one of the most peaceful Hill Station in Himachal Pradesh - Barot

This Photo Journey is about a very different temple in Himalayan ranges of Himachal Pradesh. These are few old photographs, which were clicked during back journey from Barot to Mcledoganj. These photographs are trying to share about regionally popular temple of Pashakot Dev. Let's have this quick journey to Temple of Dev Pashakot...Here is a photograph of main temple of Dev Pashakot near Barot town in Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh. This temple is located near a river in the bottom of a hill. One needs to trek down for 15 minutes, which may take 30 mins to climb up during back journey. Temple is located at a very peaceful environmentPashakot Temple doesn't come exactly on the road which connect Barot with Mandi/Palampur. There is a diversion of 2 kilometers and after parking the car near hyderal plant, one needs to trek down towards the river and Pashakot Dev's temple is on the bank of this river. Now sure but this rive is part of Uhl river which flows at it's highest power near Barot. I hope you can make out about the temple from its photographs, as it's quite different from other temples. Many people know it as smaller version of Hadimba Temple in Manali TownDuring this visit to Pashakot, we also saw some Himlayan Goats... Some Gaddi folks were roaming around the same area with their goats and it seems they were planning to spend some time around Pashakot Temple only.At the same time, we saw some hairs on back side of Pashakot Dev temple. It seems Animal Sacrifice is done at the temple for some occasions. This was found on river bank where a dedicated shed was created for this thing.Surroundings of Pashakot Temple are extremely beautifuAnother photograph of Goat-baby around Barot region of Himachal Pradesh. He was sitting quietly on a hill-topHimalayan Goats are usually  huge with long hair. Mostly these kind of goats can be seen around Gaddi folks, who keeps moving from one place to other during winters and go back to their home in summersHere is a view of Uhl river flowing on one side of Pashakot Temple. This photograph is clicked from half-way while we were going down towards temple from main-road.Clean water, greenery all around and cool breeze - What can bebetter in summers... I am feeling better thinking about all these things, while I am in Delhi right nowWith zoom lens on Travellingcamera I could see ripples on water surface, although photograph could have been far better in such lighting conditions.Pashakot Temple is situated under a foot-hill and a huge deodar(cedar) has made an umbrella around it. River sounds from the back side makes overall environment more interestingA series of bells hanging on outer sides of Pashakot Temple in Mandi disrict of Himachal Pradesh.


When it comes to Hill Stations in Himachal Pradesh you will quickly list down Shimla, Dalhousie, Mcleodganj, Dharmshala, Spiti etc, but places like Barot will not come in that list. It's good in one way, but bad for people who like True Natural Beauty with least commercialization and quite peaceful. Nature Lovers want such places to be isolated from tourists more interested in commercial hill-stations with hustle-busstle all around. Let's check out some of the landscapes from Barot Town, which is in Mandi District of Himachal Pradesh (India).Barot is a small town and a popular picnic spot along with a famous tourist location in Mandi district in Himalayan State of India. It is situated 40 km from Jogindernagar, which is one of the big towns in Mandi having historical importance and 66 km from Mandi, which is district headquarters. The road to Barot branches off at Jogindernagar-Mandi highway... The road to Barot branches off from Ghatasni before JoginderNagar while coming from Mandi leading to Jatingri. Further ahead of Jatingri lies Barot at a distance of 14 km. (Info Courtsey - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barot_%28Himachal_Pradesh%29)It is sometimes possible to use the trolley from Jogindernagar which reduces the distance to 13 kilometers, but we were going via car and during that time Trolley was not working due to some technical problem. The route includes terraced fields and thick cedar(Deodar) forests, rising to Jhatingri at the hilltop. The remains of the summer palace of the former rulers of Mandi are located at this place. Through the little village of Tikkan, the road carries on to Barot Town with some hydro plants with beautiful dams under high security. The town has a range of outdoor activities, including a trout breeding center from where fish are released into the Uhl.One can have license to do fishing in this water stream by paying 100 Rs for one day. Tourt Fish of Barot is very popular and there are various places you can get it. There is a Trout Farm and some local folks also sale it in small market of Barot. There are some decent Home-Stay options who have different cooking styles of Trout and we tried some of them during two days stay. Trout Fish of Patli-Kuhl/Preeni in Kullu is also very popular where former Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee used to go for enjoying fish with wonderful weather all around. It seems Mr. Atal Bihari Vajpayee is staying around Manali onlyBarot Town also forms the gateway to the Nargu Wildlife Sanctuary which lies across the Uhl. The sanctuary is home to the monal, black bear and ghoral. Within this are forest rest houses at Thaltuckhod and Silbandhwari. One Guest House is controlled by DFO Jogindernagar and other by DFO Hamirpur, but be cautious about bookings there. Because high Political pressure may lead to cancellation any time, which happened with us as well :) . Through woods of cedar and pine a trek route cuts across the sanctuary to KulluHistorically Barot region formed part of the Mandi riyasat before and during British times & was governed by the King of Mandi. Pre-Independence, Barot was also on the mule trail connecting Kullu valley to Kangra valley. The importance of this route declined once Kullu was connected to a road from Mandi. There is decent habitat now, but it seems some part of Barot comes in Mandi and other in Kangra.Barot Town is a frequent backpacker and day tourist destination now. Many trekking trails pass through Barot town, including trails to Bada Bhangal, Manali and Kullu etc. Most of the day tourists are attracted by the serene surroundings and cheap availability of accommodation. Although the place can be boring for some folks who also want to do some shopping..The Uhl river, which flows through Barot Town, supports Trout breeding and Barot has a few fish farms as well. Across the river Uhl is the Nargu Wildlife Sanctuary, home to Ghoral, Himalayan Black Bear and a variety of pheasants. While coming back many of pheasants crossed our car from hill-side towards water streams on rightHere is a photograph of HPPWD Guest House of Barot, which is quite decent with 5 rooms in good conditionThe adventurous can also make a part of this journey by the PSEB (Punjab State Electricity Board) run haulage trolley, which may not be functioning all the times. So ensure that you have prior information about it for better planning.  This trolley was originally used to haul material upwards for the power houses but is now used to transport peopleIf you planning one day trip to Barot, there is a better option to stay in Jogindernagar town. It's a HPTDC Hotel on main highway - UHL. if you plan to stay at Barot only, there are few decent Homestay at nominal charges apart from three government guest houses - HPPWD & 2 Forest Guest Houses.


When it comes to Hill Stations in Himachal Pradesh you will quickly list down Shimla, Dalhousie, Mcleodganj, Dharmshala, Spiti etc, but places like Barot will not come in that list. It's good in one way, but bad for people who like True Natural Beauty with least commercialization and quite peaceful. Nature Lovers want such places to be isolated from tourists more interested in commercial hill-stations with hustle-busstle all around. Let's check out some of the landscapes from Barot Town, which is in Mandi District of Himachal Pradesh (India).Barot is a small town and a popular picnic spot along with a famous tourist location in Mandi district in Himalayan State of India. It is situated 40 km from Jogindernagar, which is one of the big towns in Mandi having historical importance and 66 km from Mandi, which is district headquarters. The road to Barot branches off at Jogindernagar-Mandi highway... The road to Barot branches off from Ghatasni before JoginderNagar while coming from Mandi leading to Jatingri. Further ahead of Jatingri lies Barot at a distance of 14 km. (Info Courtsey - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barot_%28Himachal_Pradesh%29)It is sometimes possible to use the trolley from Jogindernagar which reduces the distance to 13 kilometers, but we were going via car and during that time Trolley was not working due to some technical problem. The route includes terraced fields and thick cedar(Deodar) forests, rising to Jhatingri at the hilltop. The remains of the summer palace of the former rulers of Mandi are located at this place. Through the little village of Tikkan, the road carries on to Barot Town with some hydro plants with beautiful dams under high security. The town has a range of outdoor activities, including a trout breeding center from where fish are released into the Uhl.One can have license to do fishing in this water stream by paying 100 Rs for one day. Tourt Fish of Barot is very popular and there are various places you can get it. There is a Trout Farm and some local folks also sale it in small market of Barot. There are some decent Home-Stay options who have different cooking styles of Trout and we tried some of them during two days stay. Trout Fish of Patli-Kuhl/Preeni in Kullu is also very popular where former Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee used to go for enjoying fish with wonderful weather all around. It seems Mr. Atal Bihari Vajpayee is staying around Manali onlyBarot Town also forms the gateway to the Nargu Wildlife Sanctuary which lies across the Uhl. The sanctuary is home to the monal, black bear and ghoral. Within this are forest rest houses at Thaltuckhod and Silbandhwari. One Guest House is controlled by DFO Jogindernagar and other by DFO Hamirpur, but be cautious about bookings there. Because high Political pressure may lead to cancellation any time, which happened with us as well :) . Through woods of cedar and pine a trek route cuts across the sanctuary to KulluHistorically Barot region formed part of the Mandi riyasat before and during British times & was governed by the King of Mandi. Pre-Independence, Barot was also on the mule trail connecting Kullu valley to Kangra valley. The importance of this route declined once Kullu was connected to a road from Mandi. There is decent habitat now, but it seems some part of Barot comes in Mandi and other in Kangra.Barot Town is a frequent backpacker and day tourist destination now. Many trekking trails pass through Barot town, including trails to Bada Bhangal, Manali and Kullu etc. Most of the day tourists are attracted by the serene surroundings and cheap availability of accommodation. Although the place can be boring for some folks who also want to do some shopping..The Uhl river, which flows through Barot Town, supports Trout breeding and Barot has a few fish farms as well. Across the river Uhl is the Nargu Wildlife Sanctuary, home to Ghoral, Himalayan Black Bear and a variety of pheasants. While coming back many of pheasants crossed our car from hill-side towards water streams on rightHere is a photograph of HPPWD Guest House of Barot, which is quite decent with 5 rooms in good conditionThe adventurous can also make a part of this journey by the PSEB (Punjab State Electricity Board) run haulage trolley, which may not be functioning all the times. So ensure that you have prior information about it for better planning.  This trolley was originally used to haul material upwards for the power houses but is now used to transport peopleIf you planning one day trip to Barot, there is a better option to stay in Jogindernagar town. It's a HPTDC Hotel on main highway - UHL. if you plan to stay at Barot only, there are few decent Homestay at nominal charges apart from three government guest houses - HPPWD & 2 Forest Guest Houses.

When it comes to Hill Stations in Himachal Pradesh you will quickly list down Shimla, Dalhousie, Mcleodganj, Dharmshala, Spiti etc, but places like Barot will not come in that list. It's good in one way, but bad for people who like True Natural Beauty with least commercialization and quite peaceful. Nature Lovers want such places to be isolated from tourists more interested in commercial hill-stations with hustle-busstle all around. Let's check out some of the landscapes from Barot Town, which is in Mandi District of Himachal Pradesh (India).Barot is a small town and a popular picnic spot along with a famous tourist location in Mandi district in Himalayan State of India. It is situated 40 km from Jogindernagar, which is one of the big towns in Mandi having historical importance and 66 km from Mandi, which is district headquarters. The road to Barot branches off at Jogindernagar-Mandi highway... The road to Barot branches off from Ghatasni before JoginderNagar while coming from Mandi leading to Jatingri. Further ahead of Jatingri lies Barot at a distance of 14 km. (Info Courtsey - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barot_%28Himachal_Pradesh%29)It is sometimes possible to use the trolley from Jogindernagar which reduces the distance to 13 kilometers, but we were going via car and during that time Trolley was not working due to some technical problem. The route includes terraced fields and thick cedar(Deodar) forests, rising to Jhatingri at the hilltop. The remains of the summer palace of the former rulers of Mandi are located at this place. Through the little village of Tikkan, the road carries on to Barot Town with some hydro plants with beautiful dams under high security. The town has a range of outdoor activities, including a trout breeding center from where fish are released into the Uhl.One can have license to do fishing in this water stream by paying 100 Rs for one day. Tourt Fish of Barot is very popular and there are various places you can get it. There is a Trout Farm and some local folks also sale it in small market of Barot. There are some decent Home-Stay options who have different cooking styles of Trout and we tried some of them during two days stay. Trout Fish of Patli-Kuhl/Preeni in Kullu is also very popular where former Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee used to go for enjoying fish with wonderful weather all around. It seems Mr. Atal Bihari Vajpayee is staying around Manali onlyBarot Town also forms the gateway to the Nargu Wildlife Sanctuary which lies across the Uhl. The sanctuary is home to the monal, black bear and ghoral. Within this are forest rest houses at Thaltuckhod and Silbandhwari. One Guest House is controlled by DFO Jogindernagar and other by DFO Hamirpur, but be cautious about bookings there. Because high Political pressure may lead to cancellation any time, which happened with us as well :) . Through woods of cedar and pine a trek route cuts across the sanctuary to KulluHistorically Barot region formed part of the Mandi riyasat before and during British times & was governed by the King of Mandi. Pre-Independence, Barot was also on the mule trail connecting Kullu valley to Kangra valley. The importance of this route declined once Kullu was connected to a road from Mandi. There is decent habitat now, but it seems some part of Barot comes in Mandi and other in Kangra.Barot Town is a frequent backpacker and day tourist destination now. Many trekking trails pass through Barot town, including trails to Bada Bhangal, Manali and Kullu etc. Most of the day tourists are attracted by the serene surroundings and cheap availability of accommodation. Although the place can be boring for some folks who also want to do some shopping..The Uhl river, which flows through Barot Town, supports Trout breeding and Barot has a few fish farms as well. Across the river Uhl is the Nargu Wildlife Sanctuary, home to Ghoral, Himalayan Black Bear and a variety of pheasants. While coming back many of pheasants crossed our car from hill-side towards water streams on rightHere is a photograph of HPPWD Guest House of Barot, which is quite decent with 5 rooms in good conditionThe adventurous can also make a part of this journey by the PSEB (Punjab State Electricity Board) run haulage trolley, which may not be functioning all the times. So ensure that you have prior information about it for better planning.  This trolley was originally used to haul material upwards for the power houses but is now used to transport peopleIf you planning one day trip to Barot, there is a better option to stay in Jogindernagar town. It's a HPTDC Hotel on main highway - UHL. if you plan to stay at Barot only, there are few decent Homestay at nominal charges apart from three government guest houses - HPPWD & 2 Forest Guest Houses.

When it comes to Hill Stations in Himachal Pradesh you will quickly list down Shimla, Dalhousie, Mcleodganj, Dharmshala, Spiti etc, but places like Barot will not come in that list. It's good in one way, but bad for people who like True Natural Beauty with least commercialization and quite peaceful. Nature Lovers want such places to be isolated from tourists more interested in commercial hill-stations with hustle-busstle all around. Let's check out some of the landscapes from Barot Town, which is in Mandi District of Himachal Pradesh (India).Barot is a small town and a popular picnic spot along with a famous tourist location in Mandi district in Himalayan State of India. It is situated 40 km from Jogindernagar, which is one of the big towns in Mandi having historical importance and 66 km from Mandi, which is district headquarters. The road to Barot branches off at Jogindernagar-Mandi highway... The road to Barot branches off from Ghatasni before JoginderNagar while coming from Mandi leading to Jatingri. Further ahead of Jatingri lies Barot at a distance of 14 km. (Info Courtsey - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barot_%28Himachal_Pradesh%29)It is sometimes possible to use the trolley from Jogindernagar which reduces the distance to 13 kilometers, but we were going via car and during that time Trolley was not working due to some technical problem. The route includes terraced fields and thick cedar(Deodar) forests, rising to Jhatingri at the hilltop. The remains of the summer palace of the former rulers of Mandi are located at this place. Through the little village of Tikkan, the road carries on to Barot Town with some hydro plants with beautiful dams under high security. The town has a range of outdoor activities, including a trout breeding center from where fish are released into the Uhl.One can have license to do fishing in this water stream by paying 100 Rs for one day. Tourt Fish of Barot is very popular and there are various places you can get it. There is a Trout Farm and some local folks also sale it in small market of Barot. There are some decent Home-Stay options who have different cooking styles of Trout and we tried some of them during two days stay. Trout Fish of Patli-Kuhl/Preeni in Kullu is also very popular where former Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee used to go for enjoying fish with wonderful weather all around. It seems Mr. Atal Bihari Vajpayee is staying around Manali onlyBarot Town also forms the gateway to the Nargu Wildlife Sanctuary which lies across the Uhl. The sanctuary is home to the monal, black bear and ghoral. Within this are forest rest houses at Thaltuckhod and Silbandhwari. One Guest House is controlled by DFO Jogindernagar and other by DFO Hamirpur, but be cautious about bookings there. Because high Political pressure may lead to cancellation any time, which happened with us as well :) . Through woods of cedar and pine a trek route cuts across the sanctuary to KulluHistorically Barot region formed part of the Mandi riyasat before and during British times & was governed by the King of Mandi. Pre-Independence, Barot was also on the mule trail connecting Kullu valley to Kangra valley. The importance of this route declined once Kullu was connected to a road from Mandi. There is decent habitat now, but it seems some part of Barot comes in Mandi and other in Kangra.Barot Town is a frequent backpacker and day tourist destination now. Many trekking trails pass through Barot town, including trails to Bada Bhangal, Manali and Kullu etc. Most of the day tourists are attracted by the serene surroundings and cheap availability of accommodation. Although the place can be boring for some folks who also want to do some shopping..The Uhl river, which flows through Barot Town, supports Trout breeding and Barot has a few fish farms as well. Across the river Uhl is the Nargu Wildlife Sanctuary, home to Ghoral, Himalayan Black Bear and a variety of pheasants. While coming back many of pheasants crossed our car from hill-side towards water streams on rightHere is a photograph of HPPWD Guest House of Barot, which is quite decent with 5 rooms in good conditionThe adventurous can also make a part of this journey by the PSEB (Punjab State Electricity Board) run haulage trolley, which may not be functioning all the times. So ensure that you have prior information about it for better planning.  This trolley was originally used to haul material upwards for the power houses but is now used to transport peopleIf you planning one day trip to Barot, there is a better option to stay in Jogindernagar town. It's a HPTDC Hotel on main highway - UHL. if you plan to stay at Barot only, there are few decent Homestay at nominal charges apart from three government guest houses - HPPWD & 2 Forest Guest Houses.

When it comes to Hill Stations in Himachal Pradesh you will quickly list down Shimla, Dalhousie, Mcleodganj, Dharmshala, Spiti etc, but places like Barot will not come in that list. It's good in one way, but bad for people who like True Natural Beauty with least commercialization and quite peaceful. Nature Lovers want such places to be isolated from tourists more interested in commercial hill-stations with hustle-busstle all around. Let's check out some of the landscapes from Barot Town, which is in Mandi District of Himachal Pradesh (India).Barot is a small town and a popular picnic spot along with a famous tourist location in Mandi district in Himalayan State of India. It is situated 40 km from Jogindernagar, which is one of the big towns in Mandi having historical importance and 66 km from Mandi, which is district headquarters. The road to Barot branches off at Jogindernagar-Mandi highway... The road to Barot branches off from Ghatasni before JoginderNagar while coming from Mandi leading to Jatingri. Further ahead of Jatingri lies Barot at a distance of 14 km. (Info Courtsey - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barot_%28Himachal_Pradesh%29)It is sometimes possible to use the trolley from Jogindernagar which reduces the distance to 13 kilometers, but we were going via car and during that time Trolley was not working due to some technical problem. The route includes terraced fields and thick cedar(Deodar) forests, rising to Jhatingri at the hilltop. The remains of the summer palace of the former rulers of Mandi are located at this place. Through the little village of Tikkan, the road carries on to Barot Town with some hydro plants with beautiful dams under high security. The town has a range of outdoor activities, including a trout breeding center from where fish are released into the Uhl.One can have license to do fishing in this water stream by paying 100 Rs for one day. Tourt Fish of Barot is very popular and there are various places you can get it. There is a Trout Farm and some local folks also sale it in small market of Barot. There are some decent Home-Stay options who have different cooking styles of Trout and we tried some of them during two days stay. Trout Fish of Patli-Kuhl/Preeni in Kullu is also very popular where former Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee used to go for enjoying fish with wonderful weather all around. It seems Mr. Atal Bihari Vajpayee is staying around Manali onlyBarot Town also forms the gateway to the Nargu Wildlife Sanctuary which lies across the Uhl. The sanctuary is home to the monal, black bear and ghoral. Within this are forest rest houses at Thaltuckhod and Silbandhwari. One Guest House is controlled by DFO Jogindernagar and other by DFO Hamirpur, but be cautious about bookings there. Because high Political pressure may lead to cancellation any time, which happened with us as well :) . Through woods of cedar and pine a trek route cuts across the sanctuary to KulluHistorically Barot region formed part of the Mandi riyasat before and during British times & was governed by the King of Mandi. Pre-Independence, Barot was also on the mule trail connecting Kullu valley to Kangra valley. The importance of this route declined once Kullu was connected to a road from Mandi. There is decent habitat now, but it seems some part of Barot comes in Mandi and other in Kangra.Barot Town is a frequent backpacker and day tourist destination now. Many trekking trails pass through Barot town, including trails to Bada Bhangal, Manali and Kullu etc. Most of the day tourists are attracted by the serene surroundings and cheap availability of accommodation. Although the place can be boring for some folks who also want to do some shopping..The Uhl river, which flows through Barot Town, supports Trout breeding and Barot has a few fish farms as well. Across the river Uhl is the Nargu Wildlife Sanctuary, home to Ghoral, Himalayan Black Bear and a variety of pheasants. While coming back many of pheasants crossed our car from hill-side towards water streams on rightHere is a photograph of HPPWD Guest House of Barot, which is quite decent with 5 rooms in good conditionThe adventurous can also make a part of this journey by the PSEB (Punjab State Electricity Board) run haulage trolley, which may not be functioning all the times. So ensure that you have prior information about it for better planning.  This trolley was originally used to haul material upwards for the power houses but is now used to transport peopleIf you planning one day trip to Barot, there is a better option to stay in Jogindernagar town. It's a HPTDC Hotel on main highway - UHL. if you plan to stay at Barot only, there are few decent Homestay at nominal charges apart from three government guest houses - HPPWD & 2 Forest Guest Houses.


When it comes to Hill Stations in Himachal Pradesh you will quickly list down Shimla, Dalhousie, Mcleodganj, Dharmshala, Spiti etc, but places like Barot will not come in that list. It's good in one way, but bad for people who like True Natural Beauty with least commercialization and quite peaceful. Nature Lovers want such places to be isolated from tourists more interested in commercial hill-stations with hustle-busstle all around. Let's check out some of the landscapes from Barot Town, which is in Mandi District of Himachal Pradesh (India).Barot is a small town and a popular picnic spot along with a famous tourist location in Mandi district in Himalayan State of India. It is situated 40 km from Jogindernagar, which is one of the big towns in Mandi having historical importance and 66 km from Mandi, which is district headquarters. The road to Barot branches off at Jogindernagar-Mandi highway... The road to Barot branches off from Ghatasni before JoginderNagar while coming from Mandi leading to Jatingri. Further ahead of Jatingri lies Barot at a distance of 14 km. (Info Courtsey - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barot_%28Himachal_Pradesh%29)It is sometimes possible to use the trolley from Jogindernagar which reduces the distance to 13 kilometers, but we were going via car and during that time Trolley was not working due to some technical problem. The route includes terraced fields and thick cedar(Deodar) forests, rising to Jhatingri at the hilltop. The remains of the summer palace of the former rulers of Mandi are located at this place. Through the little village of Tikkan, the road carries on to Barot Town with some hydro plants with beautiful dams under high security. The town has a range of outdoor activities, including a trout breeding center from where fish are released into the Uhl.One can have license to do fishing in this water stream by paying 100 Rs for one day. Tourt Fish of Barot is very popular and there are various places you can get it. There is a Trout Farm and some local folks also sale it in small market of Barot. There are some decent Home-Stay options who have different cooking styles of Trout and we tried some of them during two days stay. Trout Fish of Patli-Kuhl/Preeni in Kullu is also very popular where former Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee used to go for enjoying fish with wonderful weather all around. It seems Mr. Atal Bihari Vajpayee is staying around Manali onlyBarot Town also forms the gateway to the Nargu Wildlife Sanctuary which lies across the Uhl. The sanctuary is home to the monal, black bear and ghoral. Within this are forest rest houses at Thaltuckhod and Silbandhwari. One Guest House is controlled by DFO Jogindernagar and other by DFO Hamirpur, but be cautious about bookings there. Because high Political pressure may lead to cancellation any time, which happened with us as well :) . Through woods of cedar and pine a trek route cuts across the sanctuary to KulluHistorically Barot region formed part of the Mandi riyasat before and during British times & was governed by the King of Mandi. Pre-Independence, Barot was also on the mule trail connecting Kullu valley to Kangra valley. The importance of this route declined once Kullu was connected to a road from Mandi. There is decent habitat now, but it seems some part of Barot comes in Mandi and other in Kangra.Barot Town is a frequent backpacker and day tourist destination now. Many trekking trails pass through Barot town, including trails to Bada Bhangal, Manali and Kullu etc. Most of the day tourists are attracted by the serene surroundings and cheap availability of accommodation. Although the place can be boring for some folks who also want to do some shopping..The Uhl river, which flows through Barot Town, supports Trout breeding and Barot has a few fish farms as well. Across the river Uhl is the Nargu Wildlife Sanctuary, home to Ghoral, Himalayan Black Bear and a variety of pheasants. While coming back many of pheasants crossed our car from hill-side towards water streams on rightHere is a photograph of HPPWD Guest House of Barot, which is quite decent with 5 rooms in good conditionThe adventurous can also make a part of this journey by the PSEB (Punjab State Electricity Board) run haulage trolley, which may not be functioning all the times. So ensure that you have prior information about it for better planning.  This trolley was originally used to haul material upwards for the power houses but is now used to transport peopleIf you planning one day trip to Barot, there is a better option to stay in Jogindernagar town. It's a HPTDC Hotel on main highway - UHL. if you plan to stay at Barot only, there are few decent Homestay at nominal charges apart from three government guest houses - HPPWD & 2 Forest Guest Houses.

When it comes to Hill Stations in Himachal Pradesh you will quickly list down Shimla, Dalhousie, Mcleodganj, Dharmshala, Spiti etc, but places like Barot will not come in that list. It's good in one way, but bad for people who like True Natural Beauty with least commercialization and quite peaceful. Nature Lovers want such places to be isolated from tourists more interested in commercial hill-stations with hustle-busstle all around. Let's check out some of the landscapes from Barot Town, which is in Mandi District of Himachal Pradesh (India).Barot is a small town and a popular picnic spot along with a famous tourist location in Mandi district in Himalayan State of India. It is situated 40 km from Jogindernagar, which is one of the big towns in Mandi having historical importance and 66 km from Mandi, which is district headquarters. The road to Barot branches off at Jogindernagar-Mandi highway... The road to Barot branches off from Ghatasni before JoginderNagar while coming from Mandi leading to Jatingri. Further ahead of Jatingri lies Barot at a distance of 14 km. (Info Courtsey - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barot_%28Himachal_Pradesh%29)It is sometimes possible to use the trolley from Jogindernagar which reduces the distance to 13 kilometers, but we were going via car and during that time Trolley was not working due to some technical problem. The route includes terraced fields and thick cedar(Deodar) forests, rising to Jhatingri at the hilltop. The remains of the summer palace of the former rulers of Mandi are located at this place. Through the little village of Tikkan, the road carries on to Barot Town with some hydro plants with beautiful dams under high security. The town has a range of outdoor activities, including a trout breeding center from where fish are released into the Uhl.One can have license to do fishing in this water stream by paying 100 Rs for one day. Tourt Fish of Barot is very popular and there are various places you can get it. There is a Trout Farm and some local folks also sale it in small market of Barot. There are some decent Home-Stay options who have different cooking styles of Trout and we tried some of them during two days stay. Trout Fish of Patli-Kuhl/Preeni in Kullu is also very popular where former Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee used to go for enjoying fish with wonderful weather all around. It seems Mr. Atal Bihari Vajpayee is staying around Manali onlyBarot Town also forms the gateway to the Nargu Wildlife Sanctuary which lies across the Uhl. The sanctuary is home to the monal, black bear and ghoral. Within this are forest rest houses at Thaltuckhod and Silbandhwari. One Guest House is controlled by DFO Jogindernagar and other by DFO Hamirpur, but be cautious about bookings there. Because high Political pressure may lead to cancellation any time, which happened with us as well :) . Through woods of cedar and pine a trek route cuts across the sanctuary to KulluHistorically Barot region formed part of the Mandi riyasat before and during British times & was governed by the King of Mandi. Pre-Independence, Barot was also on the mule trail connecting Kullu valley to Kangra valley. The importance of this route declined once Kullu was connected to a road from Mandi. There is decent habitat now, but it seems some part of Barot comes in Mandi and other in Kangra.Barot Town is a frequent backpacker and day tourist destination now. Many trekking trails pass through Barot town, including trails to Bada Bhangal, Manali and Kullu etc. Most of the day tourists are attracted by the serene surroundings and cheap availability of accommodation. Although the place can be boring for some folks who also want to do some shopping..The Uhl river, which flows through Barot Town, supports Trout breeding and Barot has a few fish farms as well. Across the river Uhl is the Nargu Wildlife Sanctuary, home to Ghoral, Himalayan Black Bear and a variety of pheasants. While coming back many of pheasants crossed our car from hill-side towards water streams on rightHere is a photograph of HPPWD Guest House of Barot, which is quite decent with 5 rooms in good conditionThe adventurous can also make a part of this journey by the PSEB (Punjab State Electricity Board) run haulage trolley, which may not be functioning all the times. So ensure that you have prior information about it for better planning.  This trolley was originally used to haul material upwards for the power houses but is now used to transport peopleIf you planning one day trip to Barot, there is a better option to stay in Jogindernagar town. It's a HPTDC Hotel on main highway - UHL. if you plan to stay at Barot only, there are few decent Homestay at nominal charges apart from three government guest houses - HPPWD & 2 Forest Guest Houses.

When it comes to Hill Stations in Himachal Pradesh you will quickly list down Shimla, Dalhousie, Mcleodganj, Dharmshala, Spiti etc, but places like Barot will not come in that list. It's good in one way, but bad for people who like True Natural Beauty with least commercialization and quite peaceful. Nature Lovers want such places to be isolated from tourists more interested in commercial hill-stations with hustle-busstle all around. Let's check out some of the landscapes from Barot Town, which is in Mandi District of Himachal Pradesh (India).Barot is a small town and a popular picnic spot along with a famous tourist location in Mandi district in Himalayan State of India. It is situated 40 km from Jogindernagar, which is one of the big towns in Mandi having historical importance and 66 km from Mandi, which is district headquarters. The road to Barot branches off at Jogindernagar-Mandi highway... The road to Barot branches off from Ghatasni before JoginderNagar while coming from Mandi leading to Jatingri. Further ahead of Jatingri lies Barot at a distance of 14 km. (Info Courtsey - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barot_%28Himachal_Pradesh%29)It is sometimes possible to use the trolley from Jogindernagar which reduces the distance to 13 kilometers, but we were going via car and during that time Trolley was not working due to some technical problem. The route includes terraced fields and thick cedar(Deodar) forests, rising to Jhatingri at the hilltop. The remains of the summer palace of the former rulers of Mandi are located at this place. Through the little village of Tikkan, the road carries on to Barot Town with some hydro plants with beautiful dams under high security. The town has a range of outdoor activities, including a trout breeding center from where fish are released into the Uhl.One can have license to do fishing in this water stream by paying 100 Rs for one day. Tourt Fish of Barot is very popular and there are various places you can get it. There is a Trout Farm and some local folks also sale it in small market of Barot. There are some decent Home-Stay options who have different cooking styles of Trout and we tried some of them during two days stay. Trout Fish of Patli-Kuhl/Preeni in Kullu is also very popular where former Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee used to go for enjoying fish with wonderful weather all around. It seems Mr. Atal Bihari Vajpayee is staying around Manali onlyBarot Town also forms the gateway to the Nargu Wildlife Sanctuary which lies across the Uhl. The sanctuary is home to the monal, black bear and ghoral. Within this are forest rest houses at Thaltuckhod and Silbandhwari. One Guest House is controlled by DFO Jogindernagar and other by DFO Hamirpur, but be cautious about bookings there. Because high Political pressure may lead to cancellation any time, which happened with us as well :) . Through woods of cedar and pine a trek route cuts across the sanctuary to KulluHistorically Barot region formed part of the Mandi riyasat before and during British times & was governed by the King of Mandi. Pre-Independence, Barot was also on the mule trail connecting Kullu valley to Kangra valley. The importance of this route declined once Kullu was connected to a road from Mandi. There is decent habitat now, but it seems some part of Barot comes in Mandi and other in Kangra.Barot Town is a frequent backpacker and day tourist destination now. Many trekking trails pass through Barot town, including trails to Bada Bhangal, Manali and Kullu etc. Most of the day tourists are attracted by the serene surroundings and cheap availability of accommodation. Although the place can be boring for some folks who also want to do some shopping..The Uhl river, which flows through Barot Town, supports Trout breeding and Barot has a few fish farms as well. Across the river Uhl is the Nargu Wildlife Sanctuary, home to Ghoral, Himalayan Black Bear and a variety of pheasants. While coming back many of pheasants crossed our car from hill-side towards water streams on rightHere is a photograph of HPPWD Guest House of Barot, which is quite decent with 5 rooms in good conditionThe adventurous can also make a part of this journey by the PSEB (Punjab State Electricity Board) run haulage trolley, which may not be functioning all the times. So ensure that you have prior information about it for better planning.  This trolley was originally used to haul material upwards for the power houses but is now used to transport peopleIf you planning one day trip to Barot, there is a better option to stay in Jogindernagar town. It's a HPTDC Hotel on main highway - UHL. if you plan to stay at Barot only, there are few decent Homestay at nominal charges apart from three government guest houses - HPPWD & 2 Forest Guest Houses.

When it comes to Hill Stations in Himachal Pradesh you will quickly list down Shimla, Dalhousie, Mcleodganj, Dharmshala, Spiti etc, but places like Barot will not come in that list. It's good in one way, but bad for people who like True Natural Beauty with least commercialization and quite peaceful. Nature Lovers want such places to be isolated from tourists more interested in commercial hill-stations with hustle-busstle all around. Let's check out some of the landscapes from Barot Town, which is in Mandi District of Himachal Pradesh (India).Barot is a small town and a popular picnic spot along with a famous tourist location in Mandi district in Himalayan State of India. It is situated 40 km from Jogindernagar, which is one of the big towns in Mandi having historical importance and 66 km from Mandi, which is district headquarters. The road to Barot branches off at Jogindernagar-Mandi highway... The road to Barot branches off from Ghatasni before JoginderNagar while coming from Mandi leading to Jatingri. Further ahead of Jatingri lies Barot at a distance of 14 km. (Info Courtsey - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barot_%28Himachal_Pradesh%29)It is sometimes possible to use the trolley from Jogindernagar which reduces the distance to 13 kilometers, but we were going via car and during that time Trolley was not working due to some technical problem. The route includes terraced fields and thick cedar(Deodar) forests, rising to Jhatingri at the hilltop. The remains of the summer palace of the former rulers of Mandi are located at this place. Through the little village of Tikkan, the road carries on to Barot Town with some hydro plants with beautiful dams under high security. The town has a range of outdoor activities, including a trout breeding center from where fish are released into the Uhl.One can have license to do fishing in this water stream by paying 100 Rs for one day. Tourt Fish of Barot is very popular and there are various places you can get it. There is a Trout Farm and some local folks also sale it in small market of Barot. There are some decent Home-Stay options who have different cooking styles of Trout and we tried some of them during two days stay. Trout Fish of Patli-Kuhl/Preeni in Kullu is also very popular where former Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee used to go for enjoying fish with wonderful weather all around. It seems Mr. Atal Bihari Vajpayee is staying around Manali onlyBarot Town also forms the gateway to the Nargu Wildlife Sanctuary which lies across the Uhl. The sanctuary is home to the monal, black bear and ghoral. Within this are forest rest houses at Thaltuckhod and Silbandhwari. One Guest House is controlled by DFO Jogindernagar and other by DFO Hamirpur, but be cautious about bookings there. Because high Political pressure may lead to cancellation any time, which happened with us as well :) . Through woods of cedar and pine a trek route cuts across the sanctuary to KulluHistorically Barot region formed part of the Mandi riyasat before and during British times & was governed by the King of Mandi. Pre-Independence, Barot was also on the mule trail connecting Kullu valley to Kangra valley. The importance of this route declined once Kullu was connected to a road from Mandi. There is decent habitat now, but it seems some part of Barot comes in Mandi and other in Kangra.Barot Town is a frequent backpacker and day tourist destination now. Many trekking trails pass through Barot town, including trails to Bada Bhangal, Manali and Kullu etc. Most of the day tourists are attracted by the serene surroundings and cheap availability of accommodation. Although the place can be boring for some folks who also want to do some shopping..The Uhl river, which flows through Barot Town, supports Trout breeding and Barot has a few fish farms as well. Across the river Uhl is the Nargu Wildlife Sanctuary, home to Ghoral, Himalayan Black Bear and a variety of pheasants. While coming back many of pheasants crossed our car from hill-side towards water streams on rightHere is a photograph of HPPWD Guest House of Barot, which is quite decent with 5 rooms in good conditionThe adventurous can also make a part of this journey by the PSEB (Punjab State Electricity Board) run haulage trolley, which may not be functioning all the times. So ensure that you have prior information about it for better planning.  This trolley was originally used to haul material upwards for the power houses but is now used to transport peopleIf you planning one day trip to Barot, there is a better option to stay in Jogindernagar town. It's a HPTDC Hotel on main highway - UHL. if you plan to stay at Barot only, there are few decent Homestay at nominal charges apart from three government guest houses - HPPWD & 2 Forest Guest Houses.

When it comes to Hill Stations in Himachal Pradesh you will quickly list down Shimla, Dalhousie, Mcleodganj, Dharmshala, Spiti etc, but places like Barot will not come in that list. It's good in one way, but bad for people who like True Natural Beauty with least commercialization and quite peaceful. Nature Lovers want such places to be isolated from tourists more interested in commercial hill-stations with hustle-busstle all around. Let's check out some of the landscapes from Barot Town, which is in Mandi District of Himachal Pradesh (India).Barot is a small town and a popular picnic spot along with a famous tourist location in Mandi district in Himalayan State of India. It is situated 40 km from Jogindernagar, which is one of the big towns in Mandi having historical importance and 66 km from Mandi, which is district headquarters. The road to Barot branches off at Jogindernagar-Mandi highway... The road to Barot branches off from Ghatasni before JoginderNagar while coming from Mandi leading to Jatingri. Further ahead of Jatingri lies Barot at a distance of 14 km. (Info Courtsey - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barot_%28Himachal_Pradesh%29)It is sometimes possible to use the trolley from Jogindernagar which reduces the distance to 13 kilometers, but we were going via car and during that time Trolley was not working due to some technical problem. The route includes terraced fields and thick cedar(Deodar) forests, rising to Jhatingri at the hilltop. The remains of the summer palace of the former rulers of Mandi are located at this place. Through the little village of Tikkan, the road carries on to Barot Town with some hydro plants with beautiful dams under high security. The town has a range of outdoor activities, including a trout breeding center from where fish are released into the Uhl.One can have license to do fishing in this water stream by paying 100 Rs for one day. Tourt Fish of Barot is very popular and there are various places you can get it. There is a Trout Farm and some local folks also sale it in small market of Barot. There are some decent Home-Stay options who have different cooking styles of Trout and we tried some of them during two days stay. Trout Fish of Patli-Kuhl/Preeni in Kullu is also very popular where former Prime Minister Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee used to go for enjoying fish with wonderful weather all around. It seems Mr. Atal Bihari Vajpayee is staying around Manali onlyBarot Town also forms the gateway to the Nargu Wildlife Sanctuary which lies across the Uhl. The sanctuary is home to the monal, black bear and ghoral. Within this are forest rest houses at Thaltuckhod and Silbandhwari. One Guest House is controlled by DFO Jogindernagar and other by DFO Hamirpur, but be cautious about bookings there. Because high Political pressure may lead to cancellation any time, which happened with us as well :) . Through woods of cedar and pine a trek route cuts across the sanctuary to KulluHistorically Barot region formed part of the Mandi riyasat before and during British times & was governed by the King of Mandi. Pre-Independence, Barot was also on the mule trail connecting Kullu valley to Kangra valley. The importance of this route declined once Kullu was connected to a road from Mandi. There is decent habitat now, but it seems some part of Barot comes in Mandi and other in Kangra.Barot Town is a frequent backpacker and day tourist destination now. Many trekking trails pass through Barot town, including trails to Bada Bhangal, Manali and Kullu etc. Most of the day tourists are attracted by the serene surroundings and cheap availability of accommodation. Although the place can be boring for some folks who also want to do some shopping..The Uhl river, which flows through Barot Town, supports Trout breeding and Barot has a few fish farms as well. Across the river Uhl is the Nargu Wildlife Sanctuary, home to Ghoral, Himalayan Black Bear and a variety of pheasants. While coming back many of pheasants crossed our car from hill-side towards water streams on rightHere is a photograph of HPPWD Guest House of Barot, which is quite decent with 5 rooms in good conditionThe adventurous can also make a part of this journey by the PSEB (Punjab State Electricity Board) run haulage trolley, which may not be functioning all the times. So ensure that you have prior information about it for better planning.  This trolley was originally used to haul material upwards for the power houses but is now used to transport peopleIf you planning one day trip to Barot, there is a better option to stay in Jogindernagar town. It's a HPTDC Hotel on main highway - UHL. if you plan to stay at Barot only, there are few decent Homestay at nominal charges apart from three government guest houses - HPPWD & 2 Forest Guest Houses.


Barot, being very isolated hill station of Himachal Pradesh, is popular place among nature lovers, backpacker and families who love picnics. Extremely rich in terms of Natural beauty, traditional values and Trout Fish. Few days back we had shared some of the landscapes form Barot and this Photo Journey is more about this small town...We were staying in a home stay near to the river and thought of a round of Barot town during evening. We started walking towards Hydro-Electric project in Barot which is under Punjab Government. Yes, Punjab administration takes care of this project in Himachal. When Himachal was created from some part of Punjab, there was pact that all Hyderal projects will remain under Punjab Administration and that is happening till date. Anyways, this part of Barot looks amazing with different types of water splashes, dams & high pressure canals. Photography is not allowed inside the project area so we don't have anything to share here. But of course you can go inside and see how things work there.After taking a brief tour of Hyderal project and dams, we crossed the bridge over Uhl river and went to other side of the town. There is a small market around this bridge and most of the daily use stuff can be bought from this place. After crossing the bridge one needs to climb up to catch main road of Barot Town, which is mainly used for public transportation. Above photograph is clicked from the main road and showing Medical Center of this town which also takes care of surrounding villages in this part of Mandi DistrictJust next to Medical center of Barot, there is a huge fish farm from where you can buy famous trout. One can go inside this fish farm and see how breeding happens between various water ponds. People can buy fish seed from this farm. Seed is basically small trouts which can taken to different place for farming. This center also facilitate consultancy to local folks for fish farming. There are some private fish farms in this region, which comes on the way from Jogindernagar to BarotThere are some small scale industries or shops where people create shwals or other types of warm cloths using a typical technology called as 'Khaddi'. 'Khaddi' is a wooden machine, where it's various parts are tied with strong nylon strings. Different threads are aligned on it's base and different designs are created out of multicolored threads. Stuff  created in these small factories is usually warm and cheap as compared to others, but they are usually not very fancy.  Barot comes under a Wildlife Conservation Boundaries. Althoughe didn't see much wildlife around this place but some interesting and colorful birds. A grey bird with long tail was available in abundance. Here is a photograph of Uhl River shining with beautiful light rays crossing through hill-edges and hitting fresh surface of flowing water. This photograph shows opposite side Barot. There are houses in both sides of the river. Both of the sides are connected through one main bridge and a wooden bridge to reduce travel time from one side to another. Crossing this wooden bridge can be an adventurous activity for non-residents of Barot.A closer look at Houses in Barot Village. Most of the houses are in old style, which are made up of wood... There are some concrete houses as well, which are created as per modern architecture we usually see in big towns/cities. Although old style is considered as better from weather point of view.It was time for schools to close and kids were coming back home with wonderful smile on their faces. Two girls walking down the streets of Barot, while coming back home from their schools. In hills, mostly school time in 10am to 4pm and duration is less for small kids as compared to the ones who are in 8th + classAlso it was time for folks to come back home from their regular duties and continue with other stuff at home. Usually these folks spent other half of the day in fields or with cattle. All this sounds exciting but lot of hard work goes in their lifestyle. Life in such hills is not that easy, because many times they loose connectivity with the world due to some small weather changes or landslides...A boy cycling towards market of Barot Town in Himachal Pradesh with a lovely smile on his face. Barot is clean & colorful place with freshness all around. It feels great to be at such place which is far away from fast moving cities with polluted air and lot of sounds all around...There are some wonderful nature-walks around Barot Town of Himachal Pradesh. Town is surrounded by various hills covered with high Cedar Forest and wonderful colors all around. This region is also a sensitive area, as it's known for wood smuggling but there is no impact on local residents as such. This particular region is important for forest department and they keep sharp eyes on this part of the state.Here is another photograph of Uhl River which flows in the middle of Barot Town in Himalayas. This river makes this town more beautiful. This one of clicked from main bridge which connects two sides of Barot in Mandi region of Himachal PradeshThis dress used to be traditional dress of this region and this also makes sense by looking at the weather conditions of Barot. Over time, most of the other hill stations are hot during day time and it's pleasant during mornings/evenings. But in Barot weather is pleasant in day time as well, not sure about the months of May and June. Temperature remains low during evenings at Barot. We talked to this lady and she was really sweet and invited us for tea next day :)With this evening walk around Barot ended and it was time for ordering Trout & some late evening fun at guest house. It was getting very cold outside, so thought of going back and enjoy evening snacks... More photographs from Barot are yet to come...


Barot, being very isolated hill station of Himachal Pradesh, is popular place among nature lovers, backpacker and families who love picnics. Extremely rich in terms of Natural beauty, traditional values and Trout Fish. Few days back we had shared some of the landscapes form Barot and this Photo Journey is more about this small town...We were staying in a home stay near to the river and thought of a round of Barot town during evening. We started walking towards Hydro-Electric project in Barot which is under Punjab Government. Yes, Punjab administration takes care of this project in Himachal. When Himachal was created from some part of Punjab, there was pact that all Hyderal projects will remain under Punjab Administration and that is happening till date. Anyways, this part of Barot looks amazing with different types of water splashes, dams & high pressure canals. Photography is not allowed inside the project area so we don't have anything to share here. But of course you can go inside and see how things work there.After taking a brief tour of Hyderal project and dams, we crossed the bridge over Uhl river and went to other side of the town. There is a small market around this bridge and most of the daily use stuff can be bought from this place. After crossing the bridge one needs to climb up to catch main road of Barot Town, which is mainly used for public transportation. Above photograph is clicked from the main road and showing Medical Center of this town which also takes care of surrounding villages in this part of Mandi DistrictJust next to Medical center of Barot, there is a huge fish farm from where you can buy famous trout. One can go inside this fish farm and see how breeding happens between various water ponds. People can buy fish seed from this farm. Seed is basically small trouts which can taken to different place for farming. This center also facilitate consultancy to local folks for fish farming. There are some private fish farms in this region, which comes on the way from Jogindernagar to BarotThere are some small scale industries or shops where people create shwals or other types of warm cloths using a typical technology called as 'Khaddi'. 'Khaddi' is a wooden machine, where it's various parts are tied with strong nylon strings. Different threads are aligned on it's base and different designs are created out of multicolored threads. Stuff  created in these small factories is usually warm and cheap as compared to others, but they are usually not very fancy.  Barot comes under a Wildlife Conservation Boundaries. Althoughe didn't see much wildlife around this place but some interesting and colorful birds. A grey bird with long tail was available in abundance. Here is a photograph of Uhl River shining with beautiful light rays crossing through hill-edges and hitting fresh surface of flowing water. This photograph shows opposite side Barot. There are houses in both sides of the river. Both of the sides are connected through one main bridge and a wooden bridge to reduce travel time from one side to another. Crossing this wooden bridge can be an adventurous activity for non-residents of Barot.A closer look at Houses in Barot Village. Most of the houses are in old style, which are made up of wood... There are some concrete houses as well, which are created as per modern architecture we usually see in big towns/cities. Although old style is considered as better from weather point of view.It was time for schools to close and kids were coming back home with wonderful smile on their faces. Two girls walking down the streets of Barot, while coming back home from their schools. In hills, mostly school time in 10am to 4pm and duration is less for small kids as compared to the ones who are in 8th + classAlso it was time for folks to come back home from their regular duties and continue with other stuff at home. Usually these folks spent other half of the day in fields or with cattle. All this sounds exciting but lot of hard work goes in their lifestyle. Life in such hills is not that easy, because many times they loose connectivity with the world due to some small weather changes or landslides...A boy cycling towards market of Barot Town in Himachal Pradesh with a lovely smile on his face. Barot is clean & colorful place with freshness all around. It feels great to be at such place which is far away from fast moving cities with polluted air and lot of sounds all around...There are some wonderful nature-walks around Barot Town of Himachal Pradesh. Town is surrounded by various hills covered with high Cedar Forest and wonderful colors all around. This region is also a sensitive area, as it's known for wood smuggling but there is no impact on local residents as such. This particular region is important for forest department and they keep sharp eyes on this part of the state.Here is another photograph of Uhl River which flows in the middle of Barot Town in Himalayas. This river makes this town more beautiful. This one of clicked from main bridge which connects two sides of Barot in Mandi region of Himachal PradeshThis dress used to be traditional dress of this region and this also makes sense by looking at the weather conditions of Barot. Over time, most of the other hill stations are hot during day time and it's pleasant during mornings/evenings. But in Barot weather is pleasant in day time as well, not sure about the months of May and June. Temperature remains low during evenings at Barot. We talked to this lady and she was really sweet and invited us for tea next day :)With this evening walk around Barot ended and it was time for ordering Trout & some late evening fun at guest house. It was getting very cold outside, so thought of going back and enjoy evening snacks... More photographs from Barot are yet to come...


Barot, being very isolated hill station of Himachal Pradesh, is popular place among nature lovers, backpacker and families who love picnics. Extremely rich in terms of Natural beauty, traditional values and Trout Fish. Few days back we had shared some of the landscapes form Barot and this Photo Journey is more about this small town...We were staying in a home stay near to the river and thought of a round of Barot town during evening. We started walking towards Hydro-Electric project in Barot which is under Punjab Government. Yes, Punjab administration takes care of this project in Himachal. When Himachal was created from some part of Punjab, there was pact that all Hyderal projects will remain under Punjab Administration and that is happening till date. Anyways, this part of Barot looks amazing with different types of water splashes, dams & high pressure canals. Photography is not allowed inside the project area so we don't have anything to share here. But of course you can go inside and see how things work there.After taking a brief tour of Hyderal project and dams, we crossed the bridge over Uhl river and went to other side of the town. There is a small market around this bridge and most of the daily use stuff can be bought from this place. After crossing the bridge one needs to climb up to catch main road of Barot Town, which is mainly used for public transportation. Above photograph is clicked from the main road and showing Medical Center of this town which also takes care of surrounding villages in this part of Mandi DistrictJust next to Medical center of Barot, there is a huge fish farm from where you can buy famous trout. One can go inside this fish farm and see how breeding happens between various water ponds. People can buy fish seed from this farm. Seed is basically small trouts which can taken to different place for farming. This center also facilitate consultancy to local folks for fish farming. There are some private fish farms in this region, which comes on the way from Jogindernagar to BarotThere are some small scale industries or shops where people create shwals or other types of warm cloths using a typical technology called as 'Khaddi'. 'Khaddi' is a wooden machine, where it's various parts are tied with strong nylon strings. Different threads are aligned on it's base and different designs are created out of multicolored threads. Stuff  created in these small factories is usually warm and cheap as compared to others, but they are usually not very fancy.  Barot comes under a Wildlife Conservation Boundaries. Althoughe didn't see much wildlife around this place but some interesting and colorful birds. A grey bird with long tail was available in abundance. Here is a photograph of Uhl River shining with beautiful light rays crossing through hill-edges and hitting fresh surface of flowing water. This photograph shows opposite side Barot. There are houses in both sides of the river. Both of the sides are connected through one main bridge and a wooden bridge to reduce travel time from one side to another. Crossing this wooden bridge can be an adventurous activity for non-residents of Barot.A closer look at Houses in Barot Village. Most of the houses are in old style, which are made up of wood... There are some concrete houses as well, which are created as per modern architecture we usually see in big towns/cities. Although old style is considered as better from weather point of view.It was time for schools to close and kids were coming back home with wonderful smile on their faces. Two girls walking down the streets of Barot, while coming back home from their schools. In hills, mostly school time in 10am to 4pm and duration is less for small kids as compared to the ones who are in 8th + classAlso it was time for folks to come back home from their regular duties and continue with other stuff at home. Usually these folks spent other half of the day in fields or with cattle. All this sounds exciting but lot of hard work goes in their lifestyle. Life in such hills is not that easy, because many times they loose connectivity with the world due to some small weather changes or landslides...A boy cycling towards market of Barot Town in Himachal Pradesh with a lovely smile on his face. Barot is clean & colorful place with freshness all around. It feels great to be at such place which is far away from fast moving cities with polluted air and lot of sounds all around...There are some wonderful nature-walks around Barot Town of Himachal Pradesh. Town is surrounded by various hills covered with high Cedar Forest and wonderful colors all around. This region is also a sensitive area, as it's known for wood smuggling but there is no impact on local residents as such. This particular region is important for forest department and they keep sharp eyes on this part of the state.Here is another photograph of Uhl River which flows in the middle of Barot Town in Himalayas. This river makes this town more beautiful. This one of clicked from main bridge which connects two sides of Barot in Mandi region of Himachal PradeshThis dress used to be traditional dress of this region and this also makes sense by looking at the weather conditions of Barot. Over time, most of the other hill stations are hot during day time and it's pleasant during mornings/evenings. But in Barot weather is pleasant in day time as well, not sure about the months of May and June. Temperature remains low during evenings at Barot. We talked to this lady and she was really sweet and invited us for tea next day :)With this evening walk around Barot ended and it was time for ordering Trout & some late evening fun at guest house. It was getting very cold outside, so thought of going back and enjoy evening snacks... More photographs from Barot are yet to come...


Barot, being very isolated hill station of Himachal Pradesh, is popular place among nature lovers, backpacker and families who love picnics. Extremely rich in terms of Natural beauty, traditional values and Trout Fish. Few days back we had shared some of the landscapes form Barot and this Photo Journey is more about this small town...We were staying in a home stay near to the river and thought of a round of Barot town during evening. We started walking towards Hydro-Electric project in Barot which is under Punjab Government. Yes, Punjab administration takes care of this project in Himachal. When Himachal was created from some part of Punjab, there was pact that all Hyderal projects will remain under Punjab Administration and that is happening till date. Anyways, this part of Barot looks amazing with different types of water splashes, dams & high pressure canals. Photography is not allowed inside the project area so we don't have anything to share here. But of course you can go inside and see how things work there.After taking a brief tour of Hyderal project and dams, we crossed the bridge over Uhl river and went to other side of the town. There is a small market around this bridge and most of the daily use stuff can be bought from this place. After crossing the bridge one needs to climb up to catch main road of Barot Town, which is mainly used for public transportation. Above photograph is clicked from the main road and showing Medical Center of this town which also takes care of surrounding villages in this part of Mandi DistrictJust next to Medical center of Barot, there is a huge fish farm from where you can buy famous trout. One can go inside this fish farm and see how breeding happens between various water ponds. People can buy fish seed from this farm. Seed is basically small trouts which can taken to different place for farming. This center also facilitate consultancy to local folks for fish farming. There are some private fish farms in this region, which comes on the way from Jogindernagar to BarotThere are some small scale industries or shops where people create shwals or other types of warm cloths using a typical technology called as 'Khaddi'. 'Khaddi' is a wooden machine, where it's various parts are tied with strong nylon strings. Different threads are aligned on it's base and different designs are created out of multicolored threads. Stuff  created in these small factories is usually warm and cheap as compared to others, but they are usually not very fancy.  Barot comes under a Wildlife Conservation Boundaries. Althoughe didn't see much wildlife around this place but some interesting and colorful birds. A grey bird with long tail was available in abundance. Here is a photograph of Uhl River shining with beautiful light rays crossing through hill-edges and hitting fresh surface of flowing water. This photograph shows opposite side Barot. There are houses in both sides of the river. Both of the sides are connected through one main bridge and a wooden bridge to reduce travel time from one side to another. Crossing this wooden bridge can be an adventurous activity for non-residents of Barot.A closer look at Houses in Barot Village. Most of the houses are in old style, which are made up of wood... There are some concrete houses as well, which are created as per modern architecture we usually see in big towns/cities. Although old style is considered as better from weather point of view.It was time for schools to close and kids were coming back home with wonderful smile on their faces. Two girls walking down the streets of Barot, while coming back home from their schools. In hills, mostly school time in 10am to 4pm and duration is less for small kids as compared to the ones who are in 8th + classAlso it was time for folks to come back home from their regular duties and continue with other stuff at home. Usually these folks spent other half of the day in fields or with cattle. All this sounds exciting but lot of hard work goes in their lifestyle. Life in such hills is not that easy, because many times they loose connectivity with the world due to some small weather changes or landslides...A boy cycling towards market of Barot Town in Himachal Pradesh with a lovely smile on his face. Barot is clean & colorful place with freshness all around. It feels great to be at such place which is far away from fast moving cities with polluted air and lot of sounds all around...There are some wonderful nature-walks around Barot Town of Himachal Pradesh. Town is surrounded by various hills covered with high Cedar Forest and wonderful colors all around. This region is also a sensitive area, as it's known for wood smuggling but there is no impact on local residents as such. This particular region is important for forest department and they keep sharp eyes on this part of the state.Here is another photograph of Uhl River which flows in the middle of Barot Town in Himalayas. This river makes this town more beautiful. This one of clicked from main bridge which connects two sides of Barot in Mandi region of Himachal PradeshThis dress used to be traditional dress of this region and this also makes sense by looking at the weather conditions of Barot. Over time, most of the other hill stations are hot during day time and it's pleasant during mornings/evenings. But in Barot weather is pleasant in day time as well, not sure about the months of May and June. Temperature remains low during evenings at Barot. We talked to this lady and she was really sweet and invited us for tea next day :)With this evening walk around Barot ended and it was time for ordering Trout & some late evening fun at guest house. It was getting very cold outside, so thought of going back and enjoy evening snacks... More photographs from Barot are yet to come...

Barot, being very isolated hill station of Himachal Pradesh, is popular place among nature lovers, backpacker and families who love picnics. Extremely rich in terms of Natural beauty, traditional values and Trout Fish. Few days back we had shared some of the landscapes form Barot and this Photo Journey is more about this small town...We were staying in a home stay near to the river and thought of a round of Barot town during evening. We started walking towards Hydro-Electric project in Barot which is under Punjab Government. Yes, Punjab administration takes care of this project in Himachal. When Himachal was created from some part of Punjab, there was pact that all Hyderal projects will remain under Punjab Administration and that is happening till date. Anyways, this part of Barot looks amazing with different types of water splashes, dams & high pressure canals. Photography is not allowed inside the project area so we don't have anything to share here. But of course you can go inside and see how things work there.After taking a brief tour of Hyderal project and dams, we crossed the bridge over Uhl river and went to other side of the town. There is a small market around this bridge and most of the daily use stuff can be bought from this place. After crossing the bridge one needs to climb up to catch main road of Barot Town, which is mainly used for public transportation. Above photograph is clicked from the main road and showing Medical Center of this town which also takes care of surrounding villages in this part of Mandi DistrictJust next to Medical center of Barot, there is a huge fish farm from where you can buy famous trout. One can go inside this fish farm and see how breeding happens between various water ponds. People can buy fish seed from this farm. Seed is basically small trouts which can taken to different place for farming. This center also facilitate consultancy to local folks for fish farming. There are some private fish farms in this region, which comes on the way from Jogindernagar to BarotThere are some small scale industries or shops where people create shwals or other types of warm cloths using a typical technology called as 'Khaddi'. 'Khaddi' is a wooden machine, where it's various parts are tied with strong nylon strings. Different threads are aligned on it's base and different designs are created out of multicolored threads. Stuff  created in these small factories is usually warm and cheap as compared to others, but they are usually not very fancy.  Barot comes under a Wildlife Conservation Boundaries. Althoughe didn't see much wildlife around this place but some interesting and colorful birds. A grey bird with long tail was available in abundance. Here is a photograph of Uhl River shining with beautiful light rays crossing through hill-edges and hitting fresh surface of flowing water. This photograph shows opposite side Barot. There are houses in both sides of the river. Both of the sides are connected through one main bridge and a wooden bridge to reduce travel time from one side to another. Crossing this wooden bridge can be an adventurous activity for non-residents of Barot.A closer look at Houses in Barot Village. Most of the houses are in old style, which are made up of wood... There are some concrete houses as well, which are created as per modern architecture we usually see in big towns/cities. Although old style is considered as better from weather point of view.It was time for schools to close and kids were coming back home with wonderful smile on their faces. Two girls walking down the streets of Barot, while coming back home from their schools. In hills, mostly school time in 10am to 4pm and duration is less for small kids as compared to the ones who are in 8th + classAlso it was time for folks to come back home from their regular duties and continue with other stuff at home. Usually these folks spent other half of the day in fields or with cattle. All this sounds exciting but lot of hard work goes in their lifestyle. Life in such hills is not that easy, because many times they loose connectivity with the world due to some small weather changes or landslides...A boy cycling towards market of Barot Town in Himachal Pradesh with a lovely smile on his face. Barot is clean & colorful place with freshness all around. It feels great to be at such place which is far away from fast moving cities with polluted air and lot of sounds all around...There are some wonderful nature-walks around Barot Town of Himachal Pradesh. Town is surrounded by various hills covered with high Cedar Forest and wonderful colors all around. This region is also a sensitive area, as it's known for wood smuggling but there is no impact on local residents as such. This particular region is important for forest department and they keep sharp eyes on this part of the state.Here is another photograph of Uhl River which flows in the middle of Barot Town in Himalayas. This river makes this town more beautiful. This one of clicked from main bridge which connects two sides of Barot in Mandi region of Himachal PradeshThis dress used to be traditional dress of this region and this also makes sense by looking at the weather conditions of Barot. Over time, most of the other hill stations are hot during day time and it's pleasant during mornings/evenings. But in Barot weather is pleasant in day time as well, not sure about the months of May and June. Temperature remains low during evenings at Barot. We talked to this lady and she was really sweet and invited us for tea next day :)With this evening walk around Barot ended and it was time for ordering Trout & some late evening fun at guest house. It was getting very cold outside, so thought of going back and enjoy evening snacks... More photographs from Barot are yet to come...

Barot, being very isolated hill station of Himachal Pradesh, is popular place among nature lovers, backpacker and families who love picnics. Extremely rich in terms of Natural beauty, traditional values and Trout Fish. Few days back we had shared some of the landscapes form Barot and this Photo Journey is more about this small town...We were staying in a home stay near to the river and thought of a round of Barot town during evening. We started walking towards Hydro-Electric project in Barot which is under Punjab Government. Yes, Punjab administration takes care of this project in Himachal. When Himachal was created from some part of Punjab, there was pact that all Hyderal projects will remain under Punjab Administration and that is happening till date. Anyways, this part of Barot looks amazing with different types of water splashes, dams & high pressure canals. Photography is not allowed inside the project area so we don't have anything to share here. But of course you can go inside and see how things work there.After taking a brief tour of Hyderal project and dams, we crossed the bridge over Uhl river and went to other side of the town. There is a small market around this bridge and most of the daily use stuff can be bought from this place. After crossing the bridge one needs to climb up to catch main road of Barot Town, which is mainly used for public transportation. Above photograph is clicked from the main road and showing Medical Center of this town which also takes care of surrounding villages in this part of Mandi DistrictJust next to Medical center of Barot, there is a huge fish farm from where you can buy famous trout. One can go inside this fish farm and see how breeding happens between various water ponds. People can buy fish seed from this farm. Seed is basically small trouts which can taken to different place for farming. This center also facilitate consultancy to local folks for fish farming. There are some private fish farms in this region, which comes on the way from Jogindernagar to BarotThere are some small scale industries or shops where people create shwals or other types of warm cloths using a typical technology called as 'Khaddi'. 'Khaddi' is a wooden machine, where it's various parts are tied with strong nylon strings. Different threads are aligned on it's base and different designs are created out of multicolored threads. Stuff  created in these small factories is usually warm and cheap as compared to others, but they are usually not very fancy.  Barot comes under a Wildlife Conservation Boundaries. Althoughe didn't see much wildlife around this place but some interesting and colorful birds. A grey bird with long tail was available in abundance. Here is a photograph of Uhl River shining with beautiful light rays crossing through hill-edges and hitting fresh surface of flowing water. This photograph shows opposite side Barot. There are houses in both sides of the river. Both of the sides are connected through one main bridge and a wooden bridge to reduce travel time from one side to another. Crossing this wooden bridge can be an adventurous activity for non-residents of Barot.A closer look at Houses in Barot Village. Most of the houses are in old style, which are made up of wood... There are some concrete houses as well, which are created as per modern architecture we usually see in big towns/cities. Although old style is considered as better from weather point of view.It was time for schools to close and kids were coming back home with wonderful smile on their faces. Two girls walking down the streets of Barot, while coming back home from their schools. In hills, mostly school time in 10am to 4pm and duration is less for small kids as compared to the ones who are in 8th + classAlso it was time for folks to come back home from their regular duties and continue with other stuff at home. Usually these folks spent other half of the day in fields or with cattle. All this sounds exciting but lot of hard work goes in their lifestyle. Life in such hills is not that easy, because many times they loose connectivity with the world due to some small weather changes or landslides...A boy cycling towards market of Barot Town in Himachal Pradesh with a lovely smile on his face. Barot is clean & colorful place with freshness all around. It feels great to be at such place which is far away from fast moving cities with polluted air and lot of sounds all around...There are some wonderful nature-walks around Barot Town of Himachal Pradesh. Town is surrounded by various hills covered with high Cedar Forest and wonderful colors all around. This region is also a sensitive area, as it's known for wood smuggling but there is no impact on local residents as such. This particular region is important for forest department and they keep sharp eyes on this part of the state.Here is another photograph of Uhl River which flows in the middle of Barot Town in Himalayas. This river makes this town more beautiful. This one of clicked from main bridge which connects two sides of Barot in Mandi region of Himachal PradeshThis dress used to be traditional dress of this region and this also makes sense by looking at the weather conditions of Barot. Over time, most of the other hill stations are hot during day time and it's pleasant during mornings/evenings. But in Barot weather is pleasant in day time as well, not sure about the months of May and June. Temperature remains low during evenings at Barot. We talked to this lady and she was really sweet and invited us for tea next day :)With this evening walk around Barot ended and it was time for ordering Trout & some late evening fun at guest house. It was getting very cold outside, so thought of going back and enjoy evening snacks... More photographs from Barot are yet to come...

Barot, being very isolated hill station of Himachal Pradesh, is popular place among nature lovers, backpacker and families who love picnics. Extremely rich in terms of Natural beauty, traditional values and Trout Fish. Few days back we had shared some of the landscapes form Barot and this Photo Journey is more about this small town...We were staying in a home stay near to the river and thought of a round of Barot town during evening. We started walking towards Hydro-Electric project in Barot which is under Punjab Government. Yes, Punjab administration takes care of this project in Himachal. When Himachal was created from some part of Punjab, there was pact that all Hyderal projects will remain under Punjab Administration and that is happening till date. Anyways, this part of Barot looks amazing with different types of water splashes, dams & high pressure canals. Photography is not allowed inside the project area so we don't have anything to share here. But of course you can go inside and see how things work there.After taking a brief tour of Hyderal project and dams, we crossed the bridge over Uhl river and went to other side of the town. There is a small market around this bridge and most of the daily use stuff can be bought from this place. After crossing the bridge one needs to climb up to catch main road of Barot Town, which is mainly used for public transportation. Above photograph is clicked from the main road and showing Medical Center of this town which also takes care of surrounding villages in this part of Mandi DistrictJust next to Medical center of Barot, there is a huge fish farm from where you can buy famous trout. One can go inside this fish farm and see how breeding happens between various water ponds. People can buy fish seed from this farm. Seed is basically small trouts which can taken to different place for farming. This center also facilitate consultancy to local folks for fish farming. There are some private fish farms in this region, which comes on the way from Jogindernagar to BarotThere are some small scale industries or shops where people create shwals or other types of warm cloths using a typical technology called as 'Khaddi'. 'Khaddi' is a wooden machine, where it's various parts are tied with strong nylon strings. Different threads are aligned on it's base and different designs are created out of multicolored threads. Stuff  created in these small factories is usually warm and cheap as compared to others, but they are usually not very fancy.  Barot comes under a Wildlife Conservation Boundaries. Althoughe didn't see much wildlife around this place but some interesting and colorful birds. A grey bird with long tail was available in abundance. Here is a photograph of Uhl River shining with beautiful light rays crossing through hill-edges and hitting fresh surface of flowing water. This photograph shows opposite side Barot. There are houses in both sides of the river. Both of the sides are connected through one main bridge and a wooden bridge to reduce travel time from one side to another. Crossing this wooden bridge can be an adventurous activity for non-residents of Barot.A closer look at Houses in Barot Village. Most of the houses are in old style, which are made up of wood... There are some concrete houses as well, which are created as per modern architecture we usually see in big towns/cities. Although old style is considered as better from weather point of view.It was time for schools to close and kids were coming back home with wonderful smile on their faces. Two girls walking down the streets of Barot, while coming back home from their schools. In hills, mostly school time in 10am to 4pm and duration is less for small kids as compared to the ones who are in 8th + classAlso it was time for folks to come back home from their regular duties and continue with other stuff at home. Usually these folks spent other half of the day in fields or with cattle. All this sounds exciting but lot of hard work goes in their lifestyle. Life in such hills is not that easy, because many times they loose connectivity with the world due to some small weather changes or landslides...A boy cycling towards market of Barot Town in Himachal Pradesh with a lovely smile on his face. Barot is clean & colorful place with freshness all around. It feels great to be at such place which is far away from fast moving cities with polluted air and lot of sounds all around...There are some wonderful nature-walks around Barot Town of Himachal Pradesh. Town is surrounded by various hills covered with high Cedar Forest and wonderful colors all around. This region is also a sensitive area, as it's known for wood smuggling but there is no impact on local residents as such. This particular region is important for forest department and they keep sharp eyes on this part of the state.Here is another photograph of Uhl River which flows in the middle of Barot Town in Himalayas. This river makes this town more beautiful. This one of clicked from main bridge which connects two sides of Barot in Mandi region of Himachal PradeshThis dress used to be traditional dress of this region and this also makes sense by looking at the weather conditions of Barot. Over time, most of the other hill stations are hot during day time and it's pleasant during mornings/evenings. But in Barot weather is pleasant in day time as well, not sure about the months of May and June. Temperature remains low during evenings at Barot. We talked to this lady and she was really sweet and invited us for tea next day :)With this evening walk around Barot ended and it was time for ordering Trout & some late evening fun at guest house. It was getting very cold outside, so thought of going back and enjoy evening snacks... More photographs from Barot are yet to come...

Barot, being very isolated hill station of Himachal Pradesh, is popular place among nature lovers, backpacker and families who love picnics. Extremely rich in terms of Natural beauty, traditional values and Trout Fish. Few days back we had shared some of the landscapes form Barot and this Photo Journey is more about this small town...We were staying in a home stay near to the river and thought of a round of Barot town during evening. We started walking towards Hydro-Electric project in Barot which is under Punjab Government. Yes, Punjab administration takes care of this project in Himachal. When Himachal was created from some part of Punjab, there was pact that all Hyderal projects will remain under Punjab Administration and that is happening till date. Anyways, this part of Barot looks amazing with different types of water splashes, dams & high pressure canals. Photography is not allowed inside the project area so we don't have anything to share here. But of course you can go inside and see how things work there.After taking a brief tour of Hyderal project and dams, we crossed the bridge over Uhl river and went to other side of the town. There is a small market around this bridge and most of the daily use stuff can be bought from this place. After crossing the bridge one needs to climb up to catch main road of Barot Town, which is mainly used for public transportation. Above photograph is clicked from the main road and showing Medical Center of this town which also takes care of surrounding villages in this part of Mandi DistrictJust next to Medical center of Barot, there is a huge fish farm from where you can buy famous trout. One can go inside this fish farm and see how breeding happens between various water ponds. People can buy fish seed from this farm. Seed is basically small trouts which can taken to different place for farming. This center also facilitate consultancy to local folks for fish farming. There are some private fish farms in this region, which comes on the way from Jogindernagar to BarotThere are some small scale industries or shops where people create shwals or other types of warm cloths using a typical technology called as 'Khaddi'. 'Khaddi' is a wooden machine, where it's various parts are tied with strong nylon strings. Different threads are aligned on it's base and different designs are created out of multicolored threads. Stuff  created in these small factories is usually warm and cheap as compared to others, but they are usually not very fancy.  Barot comes under a Wildlife Conservation Boundaries. Althoughe didn't see much wildlife around this place but some interesting and colorful birds. A grey bird with long tail was available in abundance. Here is a photograph of Uhl River shining with beautiful light rays crossing through hill-edges and hitting fresh surface of flowing water. This photograph shows opposite side Barot. There are houses in both sides of the river. Both of the sides are connected through one main bridge and a wooden bridge to reduce travel time from one side to another. Crossing this wooden bridge can be an adventurous activity for non-residents of Barot.A closer look at Houses in Barot Village. Most of the houses are in old style, which are made up of wood... There are some concrete houses as well, which are created as per modern architecture we usually see in big towns/cities. Although old style is considered as better from weather point of view.It was time for schools to close and kids were coming back home with wonderful smile on their faces. Two girls walking down the streets of Barot, while coming back home from their schools. In hills, mostly school time in 10am to 4pm and duration is less for small kids as compared to the ones who are in 8th + classAlso it was time for folks to come back home from their regular duties and continue with other stuff at home. Usually these folks spent other half of the day in fields or with cattle. All this sounds exciting but lot of hard work goes in their lifestyle. Life in such hills is not that easy, because many times they loose connectivity with the world due to some small weather changes or landslides...A boy cycling towards market of Barot Town in Himachal Pradesh with a lovely smile on his face. Barot is clean & colorful place with freshness all around. It feels great to be at such place which is far away from fast moving cities with polluted air and lot of sounds all around...There are some wonderful nature-walks around Barot Town of Himachal Pradesh. Town is surrounded by various hills covered with high Cedar Forest and wonderful colors all around. This region is also a sensitive area, as it's known for wood smuggling but there is no impact on local residents as such. This particular region is important for forest department and they keep sharp eyes on this part of the state.Here is another photograph of Uhl River which flows in the middle of Barot Town in Himalayas. This river makes this town more beautiful. This one of clicked from main bridge which connects two sides of Barot in Mandi region of Himachal PradeshThis dress used to be traditional dress of this region and this also makes sense by looking at the weather conditions of Barot. Over time, most of the other hill stations are hot during day time and it's pleasant during mornings/evenings. But in Barot weather is pleasant in day time as well, not sure about the months of May and June. Temperature remains low during evenings at Barot. We talked to this lady and she was really sweet and invited us for tea next day :)With this evening walk around Barot ended and it was time for ordering Trout & some late evening fun at guest house. It was getting very cold outside, so thought of going back and enjoy evening snacks... More photographs from Barot are yet to come...

Barot, being very isolated hill station of Himachal Pradesh, is popular place among nature lovers, backpacker and families who love picnics. Extremely rich in terms of Natural beauty, traditional values and Trout Fish. Few days back we had shared some of the landscapes form Barot and this Photo Journey is more about this small town...We were staying in a home stay near to the river and thought of a round of Barot town during evening. We started walking towards Hydro-Electric project in Barot which is under Punjab Government. Yes, Punjab administration takes care of this project in Himachal. When Himachal was created from some part of Punjab, there was pact that all Hyderal projects will remain under Punjab Administration and that is happening till date. Anyways, this part of Barot looks amazing with different types of water splashes, dams & high pressure canals. Photography is not allowed inside the project area so we don't have anything to share here. But of course you can go inside and see how things work there.After taking a brief tour of Hyderal project and dams, we crossed the bridge over Uhl river and went to other side of the town. There is a small market around this bridge and most of the daily use stuff can be bought from this place. After crossing the bridge one needs to climb up to catch main road of Barot Town, which is mainly used for public transportation. Above photograph is clicked from the main road and showing Medical Center of this town which also takes care of surrounding villages in this part of Mandi DistrictJust next to Medical center of Barot, there is a huge fish farm from where you can buy famous trout. One can go inside this fish farm and see how breeding happens between various water ponds. People can buy fish seed from this farm. Seed is basically small trouts which can taken to different place for farming. This center also facilitate consultancy to local folks for fish farming. There are some private fish farms in this region, which comes on the way from Jogindernagar to BarotThere are some small scale industries or shops where people create shwals or other types of warm cloths using a typical technology called as 'Khaddi'. 'Khaddi' is a wooden machine, where it's various parts are tied with strong nylon strings. Different threads are aligned on it's base and different designs are created out of multicolored threads. Stuff  created in these small factories is usually warm and cheap as compared to others, but they are usually not very fancy.  Barot comes under a Wildlife Conservation Boundaries. Althoughe didn't see much wildlife around this place but some interesting and colorful birds. A grey bird with long tail was available in abundance. Here is a photograph of Uhl River shining with beautiful light rays crossing through hill-edges and hitting fresh surface of flowing water. This photograph shows opposite side Barot. There are houses in both sides of the river. Both of the sides are connected through one main bridge and a wooden bridge to reduce travel time from one side to another. Crossing this wooden bridge can be an adventurous activity for non-residents of Barot.A closer look at Houses in Barot Village. Most of the houses are in old style, which are made up of wood... There are some concrete houses as well, which are created as per modern architecture we usually see in big towns/cities. Although old style is considered as better from weather point of view.It was time for schools to close and kids were coming back home with wonderful smile on their faces. Two girls walking down the streets of Barot, while coming back home from their schools. In hills, mostly school time in 10am to 4pm and duration is less for small kids as compared to the ones who are in 8th + classAlso it was time for folks to come back home from their regular duties and continue with other stuff at home. Usually these folks spent other half of the day in fields or with cattle. All this sounds exciting but lot of hard work goes in their lifestyle. Life in such hills is not that easy, because many times they loose connectivity with the world due to some small weather changes or landslides...A boy cycling towards market of Barot Town in Himachal Pradesh with a lovely smile on his face. Barot is clean & colorful place with freshness all around. It feels great to be at such place which is far away from fast moving cities with polluted air and lot of sounds all around...There are some wonderful nature-walks around Barot Town of Himachal Pradesh. Town is surrounded by various hills covered with high Cedar Forest and wonderful colors all around. This region is also a sensitive area, as it's known for wood smuggling but there is no impact on local residents as such. This particular region is important for forest department and they keep sharp eyes on this part of the state.Here is another photograph of Uhl River which flows in the middle of Barot Town in Himalayas. This river makes this town more beautiful. This one of clicked from main bridge which connects two sides of Barot in Mandi region of Himachal PradeshThis dress used to be traditional dress of this region and this also makes sense by looking at the weather conditions of Barot. Over time, most of the other hill stations are hot during day time and it's pleasant during mornings/evenings. But in Barot weather is pleasant in day time as well, not sure about the months of May and June. Temperature remains low during evenings at Barot. We talked to this lady and she was really sweet and invited us for tea next day :)With this evening walk around Barot ended and it was time for ordering Trout & some late evening fun at guest house. It was getting very cold outside, so thought of going back and enjoy evening snacks... More photographs from Barot are yet to come...

Barot, being very isolated hill station of Himachal Pradesh, is popular place among nature lovers, backpacker and families who love picnics. Extremely rich in terms of Natural beauty, traditional values and Trout Fish. Few days back we had shared some of the landscapes form Barot and this Photo Journey is more about this small town...We were staying in a home stay near to the river and thought of a round of Barot town during evening. We started walking towards Hydro-Electric project in Barot which is under Punjab Government. Yes, Punjab administration takes care of this project in Himachal. When Himachal was created from some part of Punjab, there was pact that all Hyderal projects will remain under Punjab Administration and that is happening till date. Anyways, this part of Barot looks amazing with different types of water splashes, dams & high pressure canals. Photography is not allowed inside the project area so we don't have anything to share here. But of course you can go inside and see how things work there.After taking a brief tour of Hyderal project and dams, we crossed the bridge over Uhl river and went to other side of the town. There is a small market around this bridge and most of the daily use stuff can be bought from this place. After crossing the bridge one needs to climb up to catch main road of Barot Town, which is mainly used for public transportation. Above photograph is clicked from the main road and showing Medical Center of this town which also takes care of surrounding villages in this part of Mandi DistrictJust next to Medical center of Barot, there is a huge fish farm from where you can buy famous trout. One can go inside this fish farm and see how breeding happens between various water ponds. People can buy fish seed from this farm. Seed is basically small trouts which can taken to different place for farming. This center also facilitate consultancy to local folks for fish farming. There are some private fish farms in this region, which comes on the way from Jogindernagar to BarotThere are some small scale industries or shops where people create shwals or other types of warm cloths using a typical technology called as 'Khaddi'. 'Khaddi' is a wooden machine, where it's various parts are tied with strong nylon strings. Different threads are aligned on it's base and different designs are created out of multicolored threads. Stuff  created in these small factories is usually warm and cheap as compared to others, but they are usually not very fancy.  Barot comes under a Wildlife Conservation Boundaries. Althoughe didn't see much wildlife around this place but some interesting and colorful birds. A grey bird with long tail was available in abundance. Here is a photograph of Uhl River shining with beautiful light rays crossing through hill-edges and hitting fresh surface of flowing water. This photograph shows opposite side Barot. There are houses in both sides of the river. Both of the sides are connected through one main bridge and a wooden bridge to reduce travel time from one side to another. Crossing this wooden bridge can be an adventurous activity for non-residents of Barot.A closer look at Houses in Barot Village. Most of the houses are in old style, which are made up of wood... There are some concrete houses as well, which are created as per modern architecture we usually see in big towns/cities. Although old style is considered as better from weather point of view.It was time for schools to close and kids were coming back home with wonderful smile on their faces. Two girls walking down the streets of Barot, while coming back home from their schools. In hills, mostly school time in 10am to 4pm and duration is less for small kids as compared to the ones who are in 8th + classAlso it was time for folks to come back home from their regular duties and continue with other stuff at home. Usually these folks spent other half of the day in fields or with cattle. All this sounds exciting but lot of hard work goes in their lifestyle. Life in such hills is not that easy, because many times they loose connectivity with the world due to some small weather changes or landslides...A boy cycling towards market of Barot Town in Himachal Pradesh with a lovely smile on his face. Barot is clean & colorful place with freshness all around. It feels great to be at such place which is far away from fast moving cities with polluted air and lot of sounds all around...There are some wonderful nature-walks around Barot Town of Himachal Pradesh. Town is surrounded by various hills covered with high Cedar Forest and wonderful colors all around. This region is also a sensitive area, as it's known for wood smuggling but there is no impact on local residents as such. This particular region is important for forest department and they keep sharp eyes on this part of the state.Here is another photograph of Uhl River which flows in the middle of Barot Town in Himalayas. This river makes this town more beautiful. This one of clicked from main bridge which connects two sides of Barot in Mandi region of Himachal PradeshThis dress used to be traditional dress of this region and this also makes sense by looking at the weather conditions of Barot. Over time, most of the other hill stations are hot during day time and it's pleasant during mornings/evenings. But in Barot weather is pleasant in day time as well, not sure about the months of May and June. Temperature remains low during evenings at Barot. We talked to this lady and she was really sweet and invited us for tea next day :)With this evening walk around Barot ended and it was time for ordering Trout & some late evening fun at guest house. It was getting very cold outside, so thought of going back and enjoy evening snacks... More photographs from Barot are yet to come...


Barot, being very isolated hill station of Himachal Pradesh, is popular place among nature lovers, backpacker and families who love picnics. Extremely rich in terms of Natural beauty, traditional values and Trout Fish. Few days back we had shared some of the landscapes form Barot and this Photo Journey is more about this small town...We were staying in a home stay near to the river and thought of a round of Barot town during evening. We started walking towards Hydro-Electric project in Barot which is under Punjab Government. Yes, Punjab administration takes care of this project in Himachal. When Himachal was created from some part of Punjab, there was pact that all Hyderal projects will remain under Punjab Administration and that is happening till date. Anyways, this part of Barot looks amazing with different types of water splashes, dams & high pressure canals. Photography is not allowed inside the project area so we don't have anything to share here. But of course you can go inside and see how things work there.After taking a brief tour of Hyderal project and dams, we crossed the bridge over Uhl river and went to other side of the town. There is a small market around this bridge and most of the daily use stuff can be bought from this place. After crossing the bridge one needs to climb up to catch main road of Barot Town, which is mainly used for public transportation. Above photograph is clicked from the main road and showing Medical Center of this town which also takes care of surrounding villages in this part of Mandi DistrictJust next to Medical center of Barot, there is a huge fish farm from where you can buy famous trout. One can go inside this fish farm and see how breeding happens between various water ponds. People can buy fish seed from this farm. Seed is basically small trouts which can taken to different place for farming. This center also facilitate consultancy to local folks for fish farming. There are some private fish farms in this region, which comes on the way from Jogindernagar to BarotThere are some small scale industries or shops where people create shwals or other types of warm cloths using a typical technology called as 'Khaddi'. 'Khaddi' is a wooden machine, where it's various parts are tied with strong nylon strings. Different threads are aligned on it's base and different designs are created out of multicolored threads. Stuff  created in these small factories is usually warm and cheap as compared to others, but they are usually not very fancy.  Barot comes under a Wildlife Conservation Boundaries. Althoughe didn't see much wildlife around this place but some interesting and colorful birds. A grey bird with long tail was available in abundance. Here is a photograph of Uhl River shining with beautiful light rays crossing through hill-edges and hitting fresh surface of flowing water. This photograph shows opposite side Barot. There are houses in both sides of the river. Both of the sides are connected through one main bridge and a wooden bridge to reduce travel time from one side to another. Crossing this wooden bridge can be an adventurous activity for non-residents of Barot.A closer look at Houses in Barot Village. Most of the houses are in old style, which are made up of wood... There are some concrete houses as well, which are created as per modern architecture we usually see in big towns/cities. Although old style is considered as better from weather point of view.It was time for schools to close and kids were coming back home with wonderful smile on their faces. Two girls walking down the streets of Barot, while coming back home from their schools. In hills, mostly school time in 10am to 4pm and duration is less for small kids as compared to the ones who are in 8th + classAlso it was time for folks to come back home from their regular duties and continue with other stuff at home. Usually these folks spent other half of the day in fields or with cattle. All this sounds exciting but lot of hard work goes in their lifestyle. Life in such hills is not that easy, because many times they loose connectivity with the world due to some small weather changes or landslides...A boy cycling towards market of Barot Town in Himachal Pradesh with a lovely smile on his face. Barot is clean & colorful place with freshness all around. It feels great to be at such place which is far away from fast moving cities with polluted air and lot of sounds all around...There are some wonderful nature-walks around Barot Town of Himachal Pradesh. Town is surrounded by various hills covered with high Cedar Forest and wonderful colors all around. This region is also a sensitive area, as it's known for wood smuggling but there is no impact on local residents as such. This particular region is important for forest department and they keep sharp eyes on this part of the state.Here is another photograph of Uhl River which flows in the middle of Barot Town in Himalayas. This river makes this town more beautiful. This one of clicked from main bridge which connects two sides of Barot in Mandi region of Himachal PradeshThis dress used to be traditional dress of this region and this also makes sense by looking at the weather conditions of Barot. Over time, most of the other hill stations are hot during day time and it's pleasant during mornings/evenings. But in Barot weather is pleasant in day time as well, not sure about the months of May and June. Temperature remains low during evenings at Barot. We talked to this lady and she was really sweet and invited us for tea next day :)With this evening walk around Barot ended and it was time for ordering Trout & some late evening fun at guest house. It was getting very cold outside, so thought of going back and enjoy evening snacks... More photographs from Barot are yet to come...

Barot, being very isolated hill station of Himachal Pradesh, is popular place among nature lovers, backpacker and families who love picnics. Extremely rich in terms of Natural beauty, traditional values and Trout Fish. Few days back we had shared some of the landscapes form Barot and this Photo Journey is more about this small town...We were staying in a home stay near to the river and thought of a round of Barot town during evening. We started walking towards Hydro-Electric project in Barot which is under Punjab Government. Yes, Punjab administration takes care of this project in Himachal. When Himachal was created from some part of Punjab, there was pact that all Hyderal projects will remain under Punjab Administration and that is happening till date. Anyways, this part of Barot looks amazing with different types of water splashes, dams & high pressure canals. Photography is not allowed inside the project area so we don't have anything to share here. But of course you can go inside and see how things work there.After taking a brief tour of Hyderal project and dams, we crossed the bridge over Uhl river and went to other side of the town. There is a small market around this bridge and most of the daily use stuff can be bought from this place. After crossing the bridge one needs to climb up to catch main road of Barot Town, which is mainly used for public transportation. Above photograph is clicked from the main road and showing Medical Center of this town which also takes care of surrounding villages in this part of Mandi DistrictJust next to Medical center of Barot, there is a huge fish farm from where you can buy famous trout. One can go inside this fish farm and see how breeding happens between various water ponds. People can buy fish seed from this farm. Seed is basically small trouts which can taken to different place for farming. This center also facilitate consultancy to local folks for fish farming. There are some private fish farms in this region, which comes on the way from Jogindernagar to BarotThere are some small scale industries or shops where people create shwals or other types of warm cloths using a typical technology called as 'Khaddi'. 'Khaddi' is a wooden machine, where it's various parts are tied with strong nylon strings. Different threads are aligned on it's base and different designs are created out of multicolored threads. Stuff  created in these small factories is usually warm and cheap as compared to others, but they are usually not very fancy.  Barot comes under a Wildlife Conservation Boundaries. Althoughe didn't see much wildlife around this place but some interesting and colorful birds. A grey bird with long tail was available in abundance. Here is a photograph of Uhl River shining with beautiful light rays crossing through hill-edges and hitting fresh surface of flowing water. This photograph shows opposite side Barot. There are houses in both sides of the river. Both of the sides are connected through one main bridge and a wooden bridge to reduce travel time from one side to another. Crossing this wooden bridge can be an adventurous activity for non-residents of Barot.A closer look at Houses in Barot Village. Most of the houses are in old style, which are made up of wood... There are some concrete houses as well, which are created as per modern architecture we usually see in big towns/cities. Although old style is considered as better from weather point of view.It was time for schools to close and kids were coming back home with wonderful smile on their faces. Two girls walking down the streets of Barot, while coming back home from their schools. In hills, mostly school time in 10am to 4pm and duration is less for small kids as compared to the ones who are in 8th + classAlso it was time for folks to come back home from their regular duties and continue with other stuff at home. Usually these folks spent other half of the day in fields or with cattle. All this sounds exciting but lot of hard work goes in their lifestyle. Life in such hills is not that easy, because many times they loose connectivity with the world due to some small weather changes or landslides...A boy cycling towards market of Barot Town in Himachal Pradesh with a lovely smile on his face. Barot is clean & colorful place with freshness all around. It feels great to be at such place which is far away from fast moving cities with polluted air and lot of sounds all around...There are some wonderful nature-walks around Barot Town of Himachal Pradesh. Town is surrounded by various hills covered with high Cedar Forest and wonderful colors all around. This region is also a sensitive area, as it's known for wood smuggling but there is no impact on local residents as such. This particular region is important for forest department and they keep sharp eyes on this part of the state.Here is another photograph of Uhl River which flows in the middle of Barot Town in Himalayas. This river makes this town more beautiful. This one of clicked from main bridge which connects two sides of Barot in Mandi region of Himachal PradeshThis dress used to be traditional dress of this region and this also makes sense by looking at the weather conditions of Barot. Over time, most of the other hill stations are hot during day time and it's pleasant during mornings/evenings. But in Barot weather is pleasant in day time as well, not sure about the months of May and June. Temperature remains low during evenings at Barot. We talked to this lady and she was really sweet and invited us for tea next day :)With this evening walk around Barot ended and it was time for ordering Trout & some late evening fun at guest house. It was getting very cold outside, so thought of going back and enjoy evening snacks... More photographs from Barot are yet to come...

This Photo Journey is about a very different temple in Himalayan ranges of Himachal Pradesh. These are few old photographs, which were clicked during back journey from Barot to Mcledoganj. These photographs are trying to share about regionally popular temple of Pashakot Dev. Let's have this quick journey to Temple of Dev Pashakot...Here is a photograph of main temple of Dev Pashakot near Barot town in Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh. This temple is located near a river in the bottom of a hill. One needs to trek down for 15 minutes, which may take 30 mins to climb up during back journey. Temple is located at a very peaceful environmentPashakot Temple doesn't come exactly on the road which connect Barot with Mandi/Palampur. There is a diversion of 2 kilometers and after parking the car near hyderal plant, one needs to trek down towards the river and Pashakot Dev's temple is on the bank of this river. Now sure but this rive is part of Uhl river which flows at it's highest power near Barot. I hope you can make out about the temple from its photographs, as it's quite different from other temples. Many people know it as smaller version of Hadimba Temple in Manali TownDuring this visit to Pashakot, we also saw some Himlayan Goats... Some Gaddi folks were roaming around the same area with their goats and it seems they were planning to spend some time around Pashakot Temple only.At the same time, we saw some hairs on back side of Pashakot Dev temple. It seems Animal Sacrifice is done at the temple for some occasions. This was found on river bank where a dedicated shed was created for this thing.Surroundings of Pashakot Temple are extremely beautifuAnother photograph of Goat-baby around Barot region of Himachal Pradesh. He was sitting quietly on a hill-topHimalayan Goats are usually  huge with long hair. Mostly these kind of goats can be seen around Gaddi folks, who keeps moving from one place to other during winters and go back to their home in summersHere is a view of Uhl river flowing on one side of Pashakot Temple. This photograph is clicked from half-way while we were going down towards temple from main-road.Clean water, greenery all around and cool breeze - What can bebetter in summers... I am feeling better thinking about all these things, while I am in Delhi right nowWith zoom lens on Travellingcamera I could see ripples on water surface, although photograph could have been far better in such lighting conditions.Pashakot Temple is situated under a foot-hill and a huge deodar(cedar) has made an umbrella around it. River sounds from the back side makes overall environment more interestingA series of bells hanging on outer sides of Pashakot Temple in Mandi disrict of Himachal Pradesh.
 
This Photo Journey is about a very different temple in Himalayan ranges of Himachal Pradesh. These are few old photographs, which were clicked during back journey from Barot to Mcledoganj. These photographs are trying to share about regionally popular temple of Pashakot Dev. Let's have this quick journey to Temple of Dev Pashakot...Here is a photograph of main temple of Dev Pashakot near Barot town in Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh. This temple is located near a river in the bottom of a hill. One needs to trek down for 15 minutes, which may take 30 mins to climb up during back journey. Temple is located at a very peaceful environmentPashakot Temple doesn't come exactly on the road which connect Barot with Mandi/Palampur. There is a diversion of 2 kilometers and after parking the car near hyderal plant, one needs to trek down towards the river and Pashakot Dev's temple is on the bank of this river. Now sure but this rive is part of Uhl river which flows at it's highest power near Barot. I hope you can make out about the temple from its photographs, as it's quite different from other temples. Many people know it as smaller version of Hadimba Temple in Manali TownDuring this visit to Pashakot, we also saw some Himlayan Goats... Some Gaddi folks were roaming around the same area with their goats and it seems they were planning to spend some time around Pashakot Temple only.At the same time, we saw some hairs on back side of Pashakot Dev temple. It seems Animal Sacrifice is done at the temple for some occasions. This was found on river bank where a dedicated shed was created for this thing.Surroundings of Pashakot Temple are extremely beautifuAnother photograph of Goat-baby around Barot region of Himachal Pradesh. He was sitting quietly on a hill-topHimalayan Goats are usually  huge with long hair. Mostly these kind of goats can be seen around Gaddi folks, who keeps moving from one place to other during winters and go back to their home in summersHere is a view of Uhl river flowing on one side of Pashakot Temple. This photograph is clicked from half-way while we were going down towards temple from main-road.Clean water, greenery all around and cool breeze - What can bebetter in summers... I am feeling better thinking about all these things, while I am in Delhi right nowWith zoom lens on Travellingcamera I could see ripples on water surface, although photograph could have been far better in such lighting conditions.Pashakot Temple is situated under a foot-hill and a huge deodar(cedar) has made an umbrella around it. River sounds from the back side makes overall environment more interestingA series of bells hanging on outer sides of Pashakot Temple in Mandi disrict of Himachal Pradesh.


This Photo Journey is about a very different temple in Himalayan ranges of Himachal Pradesh. These are few old photographs, which were clicked during back journey from Barot to Mcledoganj. These photographs are trying to share about regionally popular temple of Pashakot Dev. Let's have this quick journey to Temple of Dev Pashakot...Here is a photograph of main temple of Dev Pashakot near Barot town in Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh. This temple is located near a river in the bottom of a hill. One needs to trek down for 15 minutes, which may take 30 mins to climb up during back journey. Temple is located at a very peaceful environmentPashakot Temple doesn't come exactly on the road which connect Barot with Mandi/Palampur. There is a diversion of 2 kilometers and after parking the car near hyderal plant, one needs to trek down towards the river and Pashakot Dev's temple is on the bank of this river. Now sure but this rive is part of Uhl river which flows at it's highest power near Barot. I hope you can make out about the temple from its photographs, as it's quite different from other temples. Many people know it as smaller version of Hadimba Temple in Manali TownDuring this visit to Pashakot, we also saw some Himlayan Goats... Some Gaddi folks were roaming around the same area with their goats and it seems they were planning to spend some time around Pashakot Temple only.At the same time, we saw some hairs on back side of Pashakot Dev temple. It seems Animal Sacrifice is done at the temple for some occasions. This was found on river bank where a dedicated shed was created for this thing.Surroundings of Pashakot Temple are extremely beautifuAnother photograph of Goat-baby around Barot region of Himachal Pradesh. He was sitting quietly on a hill-topHimalayan Goats are usually  huge with long hair. Mostly these kind of goats can be seen around Gaddi folks, who keeps moving from one place to other during winters and go back to their home in summersHere is a view of Uhl river flowing on one side of Pashakot Temple. This photograph is clicked from half-way while we were going down towards temple from main-road.Clean water, greenery all around and cool breeze - What can bebetter in summers... I am feeling better thinking about all these things, while I am in Delhi right nowWith zoom lens on Travellingcamera I could see ripples on water surface, although photograph could have been far better in such lighting conditions.Pashakot Temple is situated under a foot-hill and a huge deodar(cedar) has made an umbrella around it. River sounds from the back side makes overall environment more interestingA series of bells hanging on outer sides of Pashakot Temple in Mandi disrict of Himachal Pradesh.


This Photo Journey is about a very different temple in Himalayan ranges of Himachal Pradesh. These are few old photographs, which were clicked during back journey from Barot to Mcledoganj. These photographs are trying to share about regionally popular temple of Pashakot Dev. Let's have this quick journey to Temple of Dev Pashakot...Here is a photograph of main temple of Dev Pashakot near Barot town in Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh. This temple is located near a river in the bottom of a hill. One needs to trek down for 15 minutes, which may take 30 mins to climb up during back journey. Temple is located at a very peaceful environmentPashakot Temple doesn't come exactly on the road which connect Barot with Mandi/Palampur. There is a diversion of 2 kilometers and after parking the car near hyderal plant, one needs to trek down towards the river and Pashakot Dev's temple is on the bank of this river. Now sure but this rive is part of Uhl river which flows at it's highest power near Barot. I hope you can make out about the temple from its photographs, as it's quite different from other temples. Many people know it as smaller version of Hadimba Temple in Manali TownDuring this visit to Pashakot, we also saw some Himlayan Goats... Some Gaddi folks were roaming around the same area with their goats and it seems they were planning to spend some time around Pashakot Temple only.At the same time, we saw some hairs on back side of Pashakot Dev temple. It seems Animal Sacrifice is done at the temple for some occasions. This was found on river bank where a dedicated shed was created for this thing.Surroundings of Pashakot Temple are extremely beautifuAnother photograph of Goat-baby around Barot region of Himachal Pradesh. He was sitting quietly on a hill-topHimalayan Goats are usually  huge with long hair. Mostly these kind of goats can be seen around Gaddi folks, who keeps moving from one place to other during winters and go back to their home in summersHere is a view of Uhl river flowing on one side of Pashakot Temple. This photograph is clicked from half-way while we were going down towards temple from main-road.Clean water, greenery all around and cool breeze - What can bebetter in summers... I am feeling better thinking about all these things, while I am in Delhi right nowWith zoom lens on Travellingcamera I could see ripples on water surface, although photograph could have been far better in such lighting conditions.Pashakot Temple is situated under a foot-hill and a huge deodar(cedar) has made an umbrella around it. River sounds from the back side makes overall environment more interestingA series of bells hanging on outer sides of Pashakot Temple in Mandi disrict of Himachal Pradesh.


This Photo Journey is about a very different temple in Himalayan ranges of Himachal Pradesh. These are few old photographs, which were clicked during back journey from Barot to Mcledoganj. These photographs are trying to share about regionally popular temple of Pashakot Dev. Let's have this quick journey to Temple of Dev Pashakot...Here is a photograph of main temple of Dev Pashakot near Barot town in Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh. This temple is located near a river in the bottom of a hill. One needs to trek down for 15 minutes, which may take 30 mins to climb up during back journey. Temple is located at a very peaceful environmentPashakot Temple doesn't come exactly on the road which connect Barot with Mandi/Palampur. There is a diversion of 2 kilometers and after parking the car near hyderal plant, one needs to trek down towards the river and Pashakot Dev's temple is on the bank of this river. Now sure but this rive is part of Uhl river which flows at it's highest power near Barot. I hope you can make out about the temple from its photographs, as it's quite different from other temples. Many people know it as smaller version of Hadimba Temple in Manali TownDuring this visit to Pashakot, we also saw some Himlayan Goats... Some Gaddi folks were roaming around the same area with their goats and it seems they were planning to spend some time around Pashakot Temple only.At the same time, we saw some hairs on back side of Pashakot Dev temple. It seems Animal Sacrifice is done at the temple for some occasions. This was found on river bank where a dedicated shed was created for this thing.Surroundings of Pashakot Temple are extremely beautifuAnother photograph of Goat-baby around Barot region of Himachal Pradesh. He was sitting quietly on a hill-topHimalayan Goats are usually  huge with long hair. Mostly these kind of goats can be seen around Gaddi folks, who keeps moving from one place to other during winters and go back to their home in summersHere is a view of Uhl river flowing on one side of Pashakot Temple. This photograph is clicked from half-way while we were going down towards temple from main-road.Clean water, greenery all around and cool breeze - What can bebetter in summers... I am feeling better thinking about all these things, while I am in Delhi right nowWith zoom lens on Travellingcamera I could see ripples on water surface, although photograph could have been far better in such lighting conditions.Pashakot Temple is situated under a foot-hill and a huge deodar(cedar) has made an umbrella around it. River sounds from the back side makes overall environment more interestingA series of bells hanging on outer sides of Pashakot Temple in Mandi disrict of Himachal Pradesh.

This Photo Journey is about a very different temple in Himalayan ranges of Himachal Pradesh. These are few old photographs, which were clicked during back journey from Barot to Mcledoganj. These photographs are trying to share about regionally popular temple of Pashakot Dev. Let's have this quick journey to Temple of Dev Pashakot...Here is a photograph of main temple of Dev Pashakot near Barot town in Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh. This temple is located near a river in the bottom of a hill. One needs to trek down for 15 minutes, which may take 30 mins to climb up during back journey. Temple is located at a very peaceful environmentPashakot Temple doesn't come exactly on the road which connect Barot with Mandi/Palampur. There is a diversion of 2 kilometers and after parking the car near hyderal plant, one needs to trek down towards the river and Pashakot Dev's temple is on the bank of this river. Now sure but this rive is part of Uhl river which flows at it's highest power near Barot. I hope you can make out about the temple from its photographs, as it's quite different from other temples. Many people know it as smaller version of Hadimba Temple in Manali TownDuring this visit to Pashakot, we also saw some Himlayan Goats... Some Gaddi folks were roaming around the same area with their goats and it seems they were planning to spend some time around Pashakot Temple only.At the same time, we saw some hairs on back side of Pashakot Dev temple. It seems Animal Sacrifice is done at the temple for some occasions. This was found on river bank where a dedicated shed was created for this thing.Surroundings of Pashakot Temple are extremely beautifuAnother photograph of Goat-baby around Barot region of Himachal Pradesh. He was sitting quietly on a hill-topHimalayan Goats are usually  huge with long hair. Mostly these kind of goats can be seen around Gaddi folks, who keeps moving from one place to other during winters and go back to their home in summersHere is a view of Uhl river flowing on one side of Pashakot Temple. This photograph is clicked from half-way while we were going down towards temple from main-road.Clean water, greenery all around and cool breeze - What can bebetter in summers... I am feeling better thinking about all these things, while I am in Delhi right nowWith zoom lens on Travellingcamera I could see ripples on water surface, although photograph could have been far better in such lighting conditions.Pashakot Temple is situated under a foot-hill and a huge deodar(cedar) has made an umbrella around it. River sounds from the back side makes overall environment more interestingA series of bells hanging on outer sides of Pashakot Temple in Mandi disrict of Himachal Pradesh.


This Photo Journey is about a very different temple in Himalayan ranges of Himachal Pradesh. These are few old photographs, which were clicked during back journey from Barot to Mcledoganj. These photographs are trying to share about regionally popular temple of Pashakot Dev. Let's have this quick journey to Temple of Dev Pashakot...Here is a photograph of main temple of Dev Pashakot near Barot town in Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh. This temple is located near a river in the bottom of a hill. One needs to trek down for 15 minutes, which may take 30 mins to climb up during back journey. Temple is located at a very peaceful environmentPashakot Temple doesn't come exactly on the road which connect Barot with Mandi/Palampur. There is a diversion of 2 kilometers and after parking the car near hyderal plant, one needs to trek down towards the river and Pashakot Dev's temple is on the bank of this river. Now sure but this rive is part of Uhl river which flows at it's highest power near Barot. I hope you can make out about the temple from its photographs, as it's quite different from other temples. Many people know it as smaller version of Hadimba Temple in Manali TownDuring this visit to Pashakot, we also saw some Himlayan Goats... Some Gaddi folks were roaming around the same area with their goats and it seems they were planning to spend some time around Pashakot Temple only.At the same time, we saw some hairs on back side of Pashakot Dev temple. It seems Animal Sacrifice is done at the temple for some occasions. This was found on river bank where a dedicated shed was created for this thing.Surroundings of Pashakot Temple are extremely beautifuAnother photograph of Goat-baby around Barot region of Himachal Pradesh. He was sitting quietly on a hill-topHimalayan Goats are usually  huge with long hair. Mostly these kind of goats can be seen around Gaddi folks, who keeps moving from one place to other during winters and go back to their home in summersHere is a view of Uhl river flowing on one side of Pashakot Temple. This photograph is clicked from half-way while we were going down towards temple from main-road.Clean water, greenery all around and cool breeze - What can bebetter in summers... I am feeling better thinking about all these things, while I am in Delhi right nowWith zoom lens on Travellingcamera I could see ripples on water surface, although photograph could have been far better in such lighting conditions.Pashakot Temple is situated under a foot-hill and a huge deodar(cedar) has made an umbrella around it. River sounds from the back side makes overall environment more interestingA series of bells hanging on outer sides of Pashakot Temple in Mandi disrict of Himachal Pradesh.

This Photo Journey is about a very different temple in Himalayan ranges of Himachal Pradesh. These are few old photographs, which were clicked during back journey from Barot to Mcledoganj. These photographs are trying to share about regionally popular temple of Pashakot Dev. Let's have this quick journey to Temple of Dev Pashakot...Here is a photograph of main temple of Dev Pashakot near Barot town in Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh. This temple is located near a river in the bottom of a hill. One needs to trek down for 15 minutes, which may take 30 mins to climb up during back journey. Temple is located at a very peaceful environmentPashakot Temple doesn't come exactly on the road which connect Barot with Mandi/Palampur. There is a diversion of 2 kilometers and after parking the car near hyderal plant, one needs to trek down towards the river and Pashakot Dev's temple is on the bank of this river. Now sure but this rive is part of Uhl river which flows at it's highest power near Barot. I hope you can make out about the temple from its photographs, as it's quite different from other temples. Many people know it as smaller version of Hadimba Temple in Manali TownDuring this visit to Pashakot, we also saw some Himlayan Goats... Some Gaddi folks were roaming around the same area with their goats and it seems they were planning to spend some time around Pashakot Temple only.At the same time, we saw some hairs on back side of Pashakot Dev temple. It seems Animal Sacrifice is done at the temple for some occasions. This was found on river bank where a dedicated shed was created for this thing.Surroundings of Pashakot Temple are extremely beautifuAnother photograph of Goat-baby around Barot region of Himachal Pradesh. He was sitting quietly on a hill-topHimalayan Goats are usually  huge with long hair. Mostly these kind of goats can be seen around Gaddi folks, who keeps moving from one place to other during winters and go back to their home in summersHere is a view of Uhl river flowing on one side of Pashakot Temple. This photograph is clicked from half-way while we were going down towards temple from main-road.Clean water, greenery all around and cool breeze - What can bebetter in summers... I am feeling better thinking about all these things, while I am in Delhi right nowWith zoom lens on Travellingcamera I could see ripples on water surface, although photograph could have been far better in such lighting conditions.Pashakot Temple is situated under a foot-hill and a huge deodar(cedar) has made an umbrella around it. River sounds from the back side makes overall environment more interestingA series of bells hanging on outer sides of Pashakot Temple in Mandi disrict of Himachal Pradesh.


This Photo Journey is about a very different temple in Himalayan ranges of Himachal Pradesh. These are few old photographs, which were clicked during back journey from Barot to Mcledoganj. These photographs are trying to share about regionally popular temple of Pashakot Dev. Let's have this quick journey to Temple of Dev Pashakot...Here is a photograph of main temple of Dev Pashakot near Barot town in Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh. This temple is located near a river in the bottom of a hill. One needs to trek down for 15 minutes, which may take 30 mins to climb up during back journey. Temple is located at a very peaceful environmentPashakot Temple doesn't come exactly on the road which connect Barot with Mandi/Palampur. There is a diversion of 2 kilometers and after parking the car near hyderal plant, one needs to trek down towards the river and Pashakot Dev's temple is on the bank of this river. Now sure but this rive is part of Uhl river which flows at it's highest power near Barot. I hope you can make out about the temple from its photographs, as it's quite different from other temples. Many people know it as smaller version of Hadimba Temple in Manali TownDuring this visit to Pashakot, we also saw some Himlayan Goats... Some Gaddi folks were roaming around the same area with their goats and it seems they were planning to spend some time around Pashakot Temple only.At the same time, we saw some hairs on back side of Pashakot Dev temple. It seems Animal Sacrifice is done at the temple for some occasions. This was found on river bank where a dedicated shed was created for this thing.Surroundings of Pashakot Temple are extremely beautifuAnother photograph of Goat-baby around Barot region of Himachal Pradesh. He was sitting quietly on a hill-topHimalayan Goats are usually  huge with long hair. Mostly these kind of goats can be seen around Gaddi folks, who keeps moving from one place to other during winters and go back to their home in summersHere is a view of Uhl river flowing on one side of Pashakot Temple. This photograph is clicked from half-way while we were going down towards temple from main-road.Clean water, greenery all around and cool breeze - What can bebetter in summers... I am feeling better thinking about all these things, while I am in Delhi right nowWith zoom lens on Travellingcamera I could see ripples on water surface, although photograph could have been far better in such lighting conditions.Pashakot Temple is situated under a foot-hill and a huge deodar(cedar) has made an umbrella around it. River sounds from the back side makes overall environment more interestingA series of bells hanging on outer sides of Pashakot Temple in Mandi disrict of Himachal Pradesh.

If you liked this post and found it helpful, I would request you to follow these things when traveling -

  1. Manage your waste well and don’t litter
  2. Use dustbins. Tell us if you went to a place and found it hard to locate a dustbin.
  3. Avoid bottle waters in hills. Usually you get clean water in hills and water bottles create lot of mess in our ecosystem.
  4. Say big no to plastic and avoid those unhealthy snacks packed in plastic bags. Rather buy fruits.
  5. Don't play loud blaring music in forests of jungle camps. You are a guest in that ecosystem and disturbing the locals (humans and animals) is not polite

This Photo Journey is about a very different temple in Himalayan ranges of Himachal Pradesh. These are few old photographs, which were clicked during back journey from Barot to Mcledoganj. These photographs are trying to share about regionally popular temple of Pashakot Dev. Let's have this quick journey to Temple of Dev Pashakot...Here is a photograph of main temple of Dev Pashakot near Barot town in Mandi district of Himachal Pradesh. This temple is located near a river in the bottom of a hill. One needs to trek down for 15 minutes, which may take 30 mins to climb up during back journey. Temple is located at a very peaceful environmentPashakot Temple doesn't come exactly on the road which connect Barot with Mandi/Palampur. There is a diversion of 2 kilometers and after parking the car near hyderal plant, one needs to trek down towards the river and Pashakot Dev's temple is on the bank of this river. Now sure but this rive is part of Uhl river which flows at it's highest power near Barot. I hope you can make out about the temple from its photographs, as it's quite different from other temples. Many people know it as smaller version of Hadimba Temple in Manali TownDuring this visit to Pashakot, we also saw some Himlayan Goats... Some Gaddi folks were roaming around the same area with their goats and it seems they were planning to spend some time around Pashakot Temple only.At the same time, we saw some hairs on back side of Pashakot Dev temple. It seems Animal Sacrifice is done at the temple for some occasions. This was found on river bank where a dedicated shed was created for this thing.Surroundings of Pashakot Temple are extremely beautifuAnother photograph of Goat-baby around Barot region of Himachal Pradesh. He was sitting quietly on a hill-topHimalayan Goats are usually  huge with long hair. Mostly these kind of goats can be seen around Gaddi folks, who keeps moving from one place to other during winters and go back to their home in summersHere is a view of Uhl river flowing on one side of Pashakot Temple. This photograph is clicked from half-way while we were going down towards temple from main-road.Clean water, greenery all around and cool breeze - What can bebetter in summers... I am feeling better thinking about all these things, while I am in Delhi right nowWith zoom lens on Travellingcamera I could see ripples on water surface, although photograph could have been far better in such lighting conditions.Pashakot Temple is situated under a foot-hill and a huge deodar(cedar) has made an umbrella around it. River sounds from the back side makes overall environment more interestingA series of bells hanging on outer sides of Pashakot Temple in Mandi disrict of Himachal Pradesh.

5 comments:

Vineeta Yashswi said...

All shots are outstanding...

B S Rana said...

Complete Barot Valley information.But trout is missing.

VJ Sharma said...

Thanks Vineeta & Rana Ji !

@B S Rana - point noted... Will add Trout photographs to this story :)

Sachin Rastogi said...

Love all the photos.

Sachin Rastogi said...

Love all the pics.

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