Grave of Barog in Shimla

Grave of Barog Overview

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Grave of Barog is a popular place of interest in the Barog area of the beautiful hill station Shimla. During the construction of the Kalka–Shimla railway line in the year 1903, an architect named Barog commenced the building of a tunnel near the railway track as per government orders.

To hasten the construction, he started digging from both ends. However, due to mistakes in his calculation, the ends of the tunnel did not meet and he was heavily fined by the British government. Failing to withstand this embarrassment, Barog committed suicide. His body was cremated near this incomplete tunnel, and the area came to be known by his name.

It is believed that according to the design laid out by Barog, this tunnel would have been the world's longest of its kind, if successfully constructed. People from places near and far come here to witness the grave and its scenic surroundings. The Grave of Barog is surrounded by a garden, which is well maintained and beautifully manicured.

  • Photo Opp

    Shimla– the Queen of Hill Stations has many prominent tourist attractions, and the Grave of Barog is one of them. This legendary grave, surrounded by a beautiful garden, deserves a few snapshots.

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Location

Barog, Solan, 171201, Himachal Pradesh