Harsil is a small beautiful hill station at the banks of Bhagirathi River at a distance of 24 km from Gangotri on the way to Gangotri located at an altitude of around 2620 meters above the sea level.
This beautiful village is surrounded by snowcapped mountains, dense deodar and coniferous forests.
Harsil is the perfect destination if you are looking for serenity and solitude in the lap of nature.
Harsil is inhabited by a small number of Jadhs, an ethnic group of the Bhutiyas whose language uncovers a close resemblance to Tibetan.
Harsil valley is also famous for apple orchids.
BEST TIME TO VISIT
The best time to visit Harsil will be the months between April and June and the months between September and November. Summers in Harsil are very moderate and winters in Harsil are cold.
HOW TO REACH:-
Harsil is well connected by motorable roads with major cities of Uttarakhand like Rishikesh, Dehradun, Tehri, Barkot, Uttarkashi etc so buses and taxis to Harsil. Harsil is situated on NH108 which connects Gangotri in Uttarkashi district. Buses to Rishikesh, Tehri and Uttarkashi are available from ISBT Kashmiri Gate, Delhi.
Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest Airport to Harsil situated at a distance of 232kms. Jolly Grant Airport is well connected to Delhi with daily flights. Air India, Jet Airways, Jet Konnect and Spice Jet have regular flights to this Airport. After that one has to use motorable roads.
The nearest railway station is Rishikesh Railway Station situated 215kms before Harsil on NH58. After that one has to use motorable roads.
Mukhba Village is of great religious significance for Hindus. During the winter season, the statue of the Hindu River Goddess Ganga is brought down to this village from its shrine located in Gangotri.
Sattal is a mysterious combination of seven natural lakes located near the town of Harsil in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand. A 3 km uphill trek from Dharali village will lead you to this majestic place.
Dharali is a beautiful hamlet on the banks of Bhagirathi River at a distance of 6 km from Harsil. Dharali is famous for apple orchids and Rajma cultivation. There is a ropeway bridge over Bhagirathi River.