The picturesque town of Harsil makes a perfect destination for off-beat travellers. Harsil is untouched and unspoiled hidden jewel of the Garhwal region. This divine little town provides ample of scope for someone who seeks serenity and peace in the lap of Himalayas. The Place can be situated on the Banks of Bhagirathi River at an elevation of 3,620 mts above the sea level. The quaint little town is gradually gaining popularity among travel enthusiasts and nature lovers alike.
So the question arises what would Harsil offer to a typical tourist who is here on a weekend holiday? Gushing clear waters of the Bhagirathi River, Dense Deodar forests, serene and decent environment, and chirping birds are what strike the mind when talking about the river town of Harsil. The hidden Harsil valley is among the most beautiful sites of Uttarakhand and there are a number of trekking routes within the vicinity for the adventurous.
Harsil village is situated in the picturesque valley mainly inhabited by Bhotia tribes. The town’s temperature remains pleasant at the time of summers and in winters this completely reaches to a freezing point. A variety of vegetation defines this place such as Apple and Deodar trees and the region gets its share of snowfall between the winter months of December to March.
Harsil is situtated at the Uttarkashi Gangotri road and is at around 72kms away from Uttarkashi. The ideal visiting time for the Hill station Harsil is between the months of May to October. Monsoons would not be recommended with recurring landslides blocking the highways.
How to Reach
By Road:Harsil is easily reachable by motorable roads towards different destinations in the state of Uttarakhand. The town is located on NH108 that links Gangotri in the district of Uttarkashi. Buses are available for Uttarkashi, Tehri and Rishikesh from ISBT, Kashmiri Gate, Delhi.
By Train: The closest railway to station to the town of Harsil is the Rishikesh railway station which is at a distance of 215 kms.
By Air: The closest airport to this picturesque town is Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun, which is situated 232 kms away from the town and has daily flights to Delhi. Harsil is linked well with motorable roads towards Jolly Grant Airport and one can get taxis from the Jolly Grant Airport to Tehri, Harsil and Uttarkashi.