Barog – Place with straightest tunnel in the World
Barog, a small village in Solan district in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh has a story to tell. Barog, an Engineer was responsible for designing a tunnel near the railway station(Kalka – Shimla Railway track) in 1903. While designing the tunnel, Barog committed some mistakes in his calculation and it was found that the two ends of the tunnel do not meet. Barog was levied a fine of Rs 1/- by the British Government for the same. Barog could not withstand the humiliation and committed suicide. He was buried near the incomplete tunnel. The area was named Barog after him.
Places to see in Barog :-
Tourist attractions in Barog are:
Graveyard of Barog – Barog was buried close to the railway line and has a well maintained courtyard around it.
Choor Chandni Peak – It is close to the village. Adventure lovers also plan treks to the peak. It is among the main tourist sites , where tourists enjoy the serenity of the area. The pine forest which is close is ideal for jungle streaming.
Dolanji Bon Monastery – Popularly referred to as Yungdrung Bon Monastery. Managded by the Yungdrung Bon Monastic Centre, there are around 120 monks living here. Established in 1969, the monastery is a center of Tibetan Buddhist learning. New Year in the monastery premises is welcomed with the Bon dance performances.
How to Reach Barog –
On this Route – the Distance from New Delhi to Barog is 294 km. And Drive from New Delhi to Barog takes about 5.45 hours by car :-
New Delhi – Panipat – Karnal – Pipli – Ambala – Panchkula – Kalka – Continue on NH 22 via Dharampur – Barog.
Places to visit around Barog are:
Jatoli -Jatoli is a Village in Hassanpur Mandal , Palwal District , Haryana State . Jatoli is 1.2 km far from its Mandal Main Town Hassanpur .
Karol Goofa -Regarded as one of the longest caves in the Himalayas, Karol Goofa is an historic place of visit that is around 17km drive from Barog. The cave starts from Karol and finishes near Pinjore.