Harsil

If You Are A Peace Loving Soul And The Boisterous City Life Has Snatched Away Your Sleep, Take A Break And Head For Harsil, One Of The Hidden Jewels Of Uttarakhand. Murmuring Water Of River Bhagirathi, Chirping Of Birds And Dense Deodar Forest Transform The Land Into A Heaven-Like Getaway From The Unexciting Honks Of Metros. The Region Is Located At An Elevation Of 2620 M Above Sea Level And Occupies A Picturesque Landscape. During Summer It Has A Pleasant Weather And The Winter Is As Usual Chilling. If You Are Dying To See A Lot Of Snow, January To March Is The Ideal Time For That. Trekking From Harsil To Chitkul Via Lamkhaga Pass Adds To Thrill. Other Than Witnessing The Snow Packed Himalayan Peaks Closely, You Can See The Apple Orchards Flourishing With Fresh Apples.

How to Reach

Air - Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest airport to Harsil situated almost 232 km away. The airport is well connected to Delhi by regular flights. To approach from the airbase to the village, one can easily hire a taxi.
Road -A network of well-maintained roads connects Harsil to its neighbouring cities as well as the nearby states. Situated on NH 108, one can take a ride on a state owned bus or a private bus to the required destination which has regular services. Buses are available from the ISBT Kashmiri Gate in Delhi till Harshil. One can also opt for a taxi which one can further continue to commute within the city.
Rail -Situated 215 km from Harsil is the Rishikesh railway station. It serves as the nearest to the village with frequent trains to many major cities in India. Taxis and buses are available outside the station for your required destination.

What to see Around

Dharali : Dharali is a small and vibrant hamlet, situated just 3 km from Harsil. Connected via motorable road, it offers picturesque views that are simply gorgeous.

Mukhwas Village : Mukhwas Village is one of the popular tourist attractions of Harsil located just 1 km from it. It is the winter home of Goddess Gangotri as Gangotri itself is prone to heavy snowfall making the place pure and beautiful.

Sattal : Sattal is a group of seven fresh water lakes with nature's bounty and loads of migratory birds and panoramic vistas. Situated in Kumaon Region at an elevation of 1370 m above the sea level, the area boasts of its cluster of seven interconnected lakes namely: Panna, Naldaymanti Tal, Ram, Sita, Lakshman, Bharat and Sukha Tal flanked by lush green cover of oaks and pines.
A paradise for nature buffs and bird watchers, Sattal has mystery to it that makes it all the more charming and fantastic spot for photographers. It is located a few kilometers away from Harsil and an easy trek of about 3 kms from Dharali.

Gangnani : Gangnani, situated 26 km before Harsil is mostly known for its hot water spring. A beautiful place with picture perfect view of Himalayas attracts tourists in large number every year.

Gangotri : If you are visiting Harsil, then make sure you visit this bewitching place called Gangotri. One of the four dhams of the state, it is the highest placed home of Goddess Ganga and exquisitely beautiful.