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the highest point on road/highway Dharamsala-- Palampur ---Mandi-Kullu-- Manali Leh about 12 kms from Joginder Nagar and also possible through by the haulage trolley Contact PSEB.
Barot packs an enormous range of outdoor activities. The reservoir of the Joginder Nagar Hydel Power Project is located here. A trout breeding centre, makes it a wonderful place for angling. Across the River Uhl is the Nargu Wildlife Sanctuary - home to the ghoral, Himalayan black bear and a variety of pheasants. A trek route through thick forests links Barot to Kullu. There are rest houses at Thaltukhod and Silbadhwani in the Nargu Wildlife Sanctuary.
Day tours can be arranged from Palampur, to Barot. Taragarh palace hotel which I have mentioned below on a different post with complete information is best for overnight stay. Hotel UHL which is state tourism department hotel, offers excellent food and stay back in Joginder Nagar.
Kothi Kohar :About 12 kms from Barot in approchable by bus, is the centre place for education for the nearby tribes. Also this is the central place to distribute the unseasonal vegitable grown throughout the valley.It is very beautiful valley, lots of educated people who can speak english. But you can't find any restaurant here and have to go back to Barot for night stay.
Bara Grahn About 15 Kms from Barote is approchable by road through Kothi Kohar and Nalhotta Village .The area is totally fertile and alot of vegetable is produced over here even in offseason . In winter the area is totaly covered by heavy snow fall and is cut off from barote for 3 to 4 months.
Rajgoonda Opposite to Baragrahn and can be can be travelled by jeep from Bir Billing ( billing Is the one of the best sight for Paraglidinging the world and 4 pwc have done over here).
Jhatingiri (5 kms from Ghatasanni) and Luharidi are totally unspoiled by new world and are worth seeing. People are mostly nomads and their source of income is farming, livestock and jungles.
Barot is surrounded by thick Deodar trees and summers are again the best times to travel. As of now Barot does not have any hotels or motels but there are 3 government rest houses which can be booked for overnight stay. However locals also offer guest houses and are pretty nice people and they do take care of all the needs. Recently the new concept of living in people's home is picking a lot in Himachal and Barot people do offer over night stays in their homes for a very nominal price with utmost care. They do offer all the amenities!
The water reservoirs for Joginder Nagar power station which is known as Bassi Power Station are in Barot and are built by British. The large hydro-electric project in Jogindernagar is a living tribute to man he has harnessed and tamed the wild and roaring river for his betterment.Here an electric trolley takes the visitor up the steep,rocky face of 2,500 metres-high(8,202 ft) mountain and drops sharply on the other side to Barot,where the reservoir is located.
The water rushing down from the reservoir at Barot in the Uhl river through penstock pipes going down nearly a thousand metres ,280 ).
For tourists who go up to Barot by the trolley there is a comfortable rest house of the Electricity PSEB,P W D and HP forest dept. The roads extend beyond to Mandi and passes the Largi gorge to the Kullu valley.The railway line goes up to the power station, which is connected from Pathankot. Express service runs on this track and it is narrow gauge line.