Best time to visit:- April to June & September to November


One of the Hidden treasure of Uttarakhand “Harsil” is popular for the legend of ‘Pahari’ Wilson, or Raja Wilson. It is a beautiful village on the banks of the Bhagirathi River, with dense deodar slopes on either side. Situated at a height of 7,860 ft from sea level, Harsil lies 73 km, from Uttarkashi, and 30 km away from Harsil, lies the Gangotri National Park, spread over 1,553 square km. The place is completely free from hustle and bustle of noisy cities. It is a very cool and calm destination for tourists.

Weather Details :

Summer:   18 Degree Celsius
Winter:   01 Degree Celsius
Monsoon:   10 Degree Celsius

Main Attractions: -

Sattal in Harsil: A few kilo meters away from Harsil,Sattal is located; it is a bunch of seven lakes which is circled with the beautiful natural greeneries. A seven kilo meter trek can be taken from Harsil to reach Sattal. The gathering of the lakes is a mystery for tourist with the unparallel surroundings. A 3 kilo meter of easy trek will lead you to Sattal from Dharali. The seven natural lakes are the major reason of tourist's attraction.

Gangotri in Harsil: It is one of the four Dhams of Uttarakhand state. This is the most elevated shrine of Goddess Ganga. The temple is sited at an altitude of 3048 meters above the level of sea. Gangotri temple is 21 kilo meters away from Harsil. From this point tourists can view the snow capped mountains of Himalayas and can also see the captivating water of Bhagirathi River.

Mukhwas village in Harsil: At a distance of 1 kilo meter tourist can visit Mukhwas village which is considered one of the tourist destination in Harsil of Uttarakhand. Mukhwas village is the residence of Goddess Gangotri in the months of winters. Because in winter the area of Gangotri receives heavy snow falls. It is the place of worship, pilgrims visit is numbers for worships during winters even when the gate is kept close.

Dharali in Harsil: Is a pretty and colorful destination around 3 kilo meters away from the town of Harsil. Motorable roads are easily accessible to Dharali.

Mukteshwar Inspection Bungalow in Mukteshwar: Earlier managed by the Kumaon Mandal Vikas Nigam and it is known as KMVN rest house. It was built during the British period. It is believed that Edward James, a famous hunter, who later became a conservationist, was spent time in this rest house while deciding strategies to kill the man-eaters of Kumaon.

Gangnani in Harsil: Is settled 26 kilo meters before Harsil. The hot water springs are the main reason which attracts the tourists a lot. The places also offer the splendid view of giant Himalayas. Tourist all over the country visit Gangnani every year and enjoy the hot water springs here.


How to Reach Harsil

By Air:- Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest airport to Harsil situated almost 232 kms 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.

By Road:- A network of well-maintained roads connects Harsil to its neighboring cities as well as the neighboring states. Situated on NH 108, one can take a ride on state owned bus or a private bus to the required destination which has regular services.

By Train:- Situated 215 kms from Harsil is the Rishikesh railway station. It serves as the nearest to the village with frequent trains to many major cities of India. Taxis and buses are available outside the station for your required destination.


Shopping in Harsil is an absolute delight. After a day of some fine sightseeing and other activities, it’s but natural to indulge in a little bit of shopping