Untouched Gem of Uttarakhand
Nestled away within the scenic paradise of Uttarakhand, Harsil is a pretty little village that is located along the banks of river Bhagirathi. It is a favored spot among many traveling souls who come here to soak in the tranquility and the utter peace of nature. Though this beautiful destination doesn't frequently appear in the bucket list for many people, the true essence of this place can only be felt by delving into some solitude. Tucked within the canopy of the Himalayas, Harsil is covered with Deodar trees that stand tall and give it a certain character that anyone who comes here can easily associate with.
Located at an altitude as high as 2620m, this destination guarantees you panoramic views that are sure to boost your Instagram worth. Each turn and each dip of the landscape is a breath of pleasant sight that will leave you wanting more. The gentle breeze of the mountain air when paired with a good company, it described the perfect holiday getaway that everyone dreams of. The ravishing Gangotri accompanies you on your way to Harsil and somplements the experience of spending time in Harsil. Take a moment and soak in the sound of the river as it leaves you intoxicated with the platter of surprises that nature has to offer.
The unexplored village of beauty
The paradise of nature, that is this beautiful hamlet of Harsil, owes its character to the people of the town. The town gives you the opportunity to stay with the villagers and explore the place from their point of view as well. It adds up to the whole experience as you get in tune with their humble lifestyle and soak in the simplicity that stands in stark contrast to the bustle of city life.
It is also renowned to be any trekker's paradise. The splendid valley of Harsil is a real treat for your eyes, with deodar trees that radiate a shade of green that matches with the azure sky. As you trek through the valley, you will have the opportunity to spot gentle streams or even cascading waterfalls.
How to reach
There are regular buses that ply between New Delhi and Harsil. You also have the option to travel by train and flight.
How to Reach by Flight
Located 232 km from Harsil, Jolly Grant airport is the nearest airport. There are daily flights connected to Delhi from this airport. From the Jolly Grant airport, you can also avail taxis to Harsil.
How to Reach by Train
Rishikesh railway station, located at a distance of 215 km from Harsil is the nearest railway station. This station has good connectivity with the major railway stations across India. You can avail the taxi services to reach Harsil from here.
How to Reach by Bus
There are regular buses from New Delhi to Harsil that are available from ISBT Kashmiri Gate in Delhi.
How to Reach by Road
Being situated in NH108 connecting to Gangotri in Uttarkashi district is serviced with good motorable vehicles.
How to travel within
There are taxis available to commute within Harsil that is the most convenient option. However, trekking to the various destination is the best option there is as some of the roads leading to these destinations may not be motorable.
Spiritual abode of Harsil
Blessed with the mighty Gangotri herself, Harsil takes pride in her presence. The Mukhwas village in Harsil is a revered spot for its religious attributes. Another such place is the Sattal village that houses Viswanathan temple. The main temple of Guptkashi is dedicated to Lord Shiva who is considered the Lord of the Universe.
The Char Dham route, that starts from Yamunotri-Gangotri -Kedarnath is a famous route that pays homage at Badrinath. The Char Dham pilgrimage is a well respected and sacred site in India and witnesses many devotees who come to visit here
- Start exploring from Dharali village
- Head on to Mukhwas village and Sattal
- Visit Gangotri