Harsil is a town of Uttarakhand state, located in Uttarkashi district and situated at a height of 7,860 above the sea level. Harsil is a famous place for seeking. The town is lies on the bank of Bhagirathi River. It is just 22 km from Gangotri abd 71 km from Uttarkashi. Harsil is spread over an area of 1553 sq kms.
Harsil has become popular due to its picturesque location and is offered panoramic view of the Beautiful and charming mountains. Dharali Village is also famous in Harsil for its beautiful apple orchards. The dense forest of Hrsil is covered with Deodar tress, with water of Bhagirathi River, sounds of birds make it peaceful destination.
Harsil is well connected with motorable road with Uttarakhand state. You can enjoy many trekking destination near the Harsil. The Temprature of Harsil is remain pleasant during the summer season and freezing during the winter season. December to till march Harsil received Snowfall.
Harsil is offered best trekking points, many trekking route is pass through Harsil. Cascading waterfalls, Verdant Hills covered with pine and Oak Trees make it more peacefull Destination among the tourists.
Mukhba Village: Mukhba village is situated 1km from Harsil. Due to heavy snowfall Mukhba becomes a home of Goddess Gangotri. During the winter season the temple is close of Gangotri and Devotees worship at Mukhba village when the doors are close. Mukhba is a major pilgrimage destination and become winter chardham.
Dharali: Dharali is a small town located an altitude of 648m above the sea level. Dharali is a beautiful place and famous for its apple orchards and Rajma cultivation. The pine and deodars tree make the village turists attraction spot . Dharali is well conected by road with Harsil. Harsil is the nearest place to Dharali. This is believe that Bagirath mediated at this plce to bring the ganga into the earth.
Sattal: sattal is the group of seven fresh water lakes are Panna, Ram, Sita, Kakshman, Bhara, Sukha and Naldaymanti Tal. This is situated in Kumaon Region at an elevation of 1370m above the sea level. Sattal is located a few kilometres from Harsil and take an easy trek of 3 kms from Dharali.
Wilson Cottage: The cottage was built by Mr. Wilson in 1864 for his wife. Wilson introduced the villagers to the apple cultivation and built a 350ft long bridge over Jadganga. Local people used to call "Pahari Wilson". In this cottage you can found some photograpes of wilson and his wife Gulabi.
Summer Season: Summer starts from April to July in Harsil. During the summer season the weather is pleasent with cool climate. The Temprature of Harsil during the season is normaly 18c to 30c.
Winter Season: Octobrt is the starting month of winter and till the month of February. The temprature is down to 0c during the season. Winters are extremely cool in Hrsil. You can enjoy snowfall here during the winter.
Monsoon Season: Monsoon season offered average rainfall in the month of July to till September.
Gangnani: Gangnani is a small town situated 46 km from Uttarkashi and 26 km from Harsil. Gangnanai is an ideal place for meditation, seeking peace of mind. The place is famous for its thermal water spring and this thermal water is callde Rishikund.
Gangotri: Gangotri is the main temple of Goddess Ganga and situated at an elevation of 3,048mts above the sea level. Gangotri temple is situated at a distance of 21 km from Harsil. This place has an important place among the hindu Devotees. The temple is close during the winter season and remain open in the month of May.
Kedar Tal: To reach kedar tal take an easy trek of 14 km from Gangotri. Kedar tal is famous for its crystal clear ice cold water and Snow capped Himalayan Peaks. The tal is located at an elevation 4225mts above the sea level.
Uttarakshi: Situated at a distance of 72 km from Harsil with at an elevation of 1352 mts above the sea level. It is situated on the bank of holy River Bhagirathi and it is home of the most reputed mountaineering institutes of india "Nehru Institute of Mountaineering". Uttarkashi is the picturesque location well connected with motorable road.
Gaumukh Glacier: The main source of water of Bhagirathi River is Gaumukh Glacier which is known as Ganga before the confluence With Alaknanda River at Devprayag. It is situated at a distance of 18 kms from Gangotri and can be reached by a easy trek . Gaumukh is the second largest glacier of India and 30 kms long and approx 3 to 4 km wide.
By Air: Jolly Grand Airport is the nearest Airport and situated at a distance of 232 kms from Harsil. The Airport is well conected to Delhi Airport with daily Flights. Taxis and buses are available to Uttarkashi, Tehri and Harsil from Jolly Grand Airport.
By Road: Busea are easily available from ISBT Kashmiri Gate to Rishikesh, Tehri, Uttarkashi. Rishikesh , Dehradun, Tehri, Barkot, Uttarkashi are major destination where the buses and taxis are easily avaliable to Harsil. Harsil is well connected by motorable road with major destination of India.
By Train: Rishikesh is the nearest Railway station to Harsil and Situated at a distance of 215 km from harsil. Rishikesh is well connected with Railway network and well connected with motorable road to Harsil. Trains are easily available to Rishikesh with major destination of india. Taxis and buses are available to harsil from Rishikesh Railway Station.
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