Activity Type: Fishing Excursion
Known For : Trout, Rainbow and Brown
Location: Barot, Himachal Pradesh
Best time to visit: All year round except December to February
Barot is a picnic spot and tourist location in Mandi district in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. It is situated 40 km from Jogindernagar and 100 km from Dharamsala. The highway from Dharamsala goes from Palampur to Jogindernagar and 14 Kms after Jogindernagar, we climb up from a place called Ghatasni. The last bit of road is 25 Kms and is a link road going all the way to Barot. Through terraced fields and thick cedar forests, the track rises to Jhatingri, an enchanting spot atop the hill. The remains of the summer palace of the former rulers of Mandi are located here.
Through the little village of Tikkan, the road carries on to Barot. The town has a range of outdoor activities. For a start there is a trout breeding centre from where fish are released into the Uhl and there is a 30 km section of the river which is excellent for angling.
Barot 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. There are two forest rest houses situated in this area as well.
Known only to a select band of angling aficionados and some intrepid trekkers, Barot has all the wonderful views, wildlife, adventure and solitude that is rare to find.
From Barot, the road goes up to Laharadi and ends there. This is a 5 Km stretch of road that follows the river and on this stretch there are fantastic fishing spots. Our guides will take you to the best spots and provide all assistance and equipment for fishing.
Mix of Village Home Stay and/or Tenting
We provide stay in a village called Swar, 1.5 Km above Loharadi. You have to walk to this village, it takes 30 minutes, and we will stay in an authentic village in the Himalayas.
Facilities - Lavatory (Indian style), running water, local food and beautiful views.
Alternatively - If by chance you don't want to stay here, we can always go down to Barot and book you into a guest house or set up tents for you.
» Transfer from Dharamsala to Barot, in case you don't
want to take your own cars
» Food, stay and all logistics for the home stay, 3 Days,
» License fees for fishing, equipment and expert guides for
fishing and camping
What to expect:
» Be prepared for rain at any time and carry some
woolens for the night time
» All necessary clothes, shoes and personal kit that you
» Your own medications in case of any prescribed, current
» Books, music, etc as there will be enough time for