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Barog Holiday Package

Barog is a small, but beautiful hill station located on the Kalka - Shimla highway. It is not only a convenient stopover, but also a great destination surrounded by flourishing pine and oak forests. The longest and the straightest Barog railway tunnel that comes between Kalka Shimla railway line is also located here.
 
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History
Barog was developed in the 20th century around the time when the narrow gauge railway station between Kalka and Shimla was being constructed in1903. The railway tunnel here is named after Colonel Barog who was engineer in charge of making this tunnel. He started the digging work from both the sides, but made an error in the calculation and found that the two ends of the tunnel did not meet. He was fined Rupee 1 by British government. Humiliated by this, Colonel Barog committed suicide and was buried near the incomplete tunnel. After this, the work of the tunnel was handed over to Chief Engineer H.S. Harrington under the guidance of local sage Bhalku. It is the longest tunnel among the 103 tunnels and was completed between July 1900 and September 1903.
Geography
Latitude - 3053'24?N
Longitude - 774'55?E
Altitude - 1560 metres
Weather
Barog mainly comes under the temperate climate zone that stays throughout the year. Summers which start in April and end in June are mild with an average temperate ranging between 23C to 10C. Monsoons start in July and continue through September accompanied by moderate rainfall. Winters last from October to January with maximum temperature of 15C and a minimum temperature of 5C.
Best time to visit
April To September
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