With the Ganges flowing on the holy side, Harshil is a paradise - one of the calmest, truest to the core, with limitless opportunities to explore and one of a kind destination in the Uttarakhand Himalayas. At an altit ...
de of 2745 meters, 30 kilometers near to the Gangotri National Park valley, this tourist destination is known for its charming climate and apple orchards in the northern part of the state. Harshil used to be a major checkpoint in the Indo-Tibetan trade route in the ancient days and consists of 8 villages in the India China border in the Himalayas. Upper reaches of the area are connected to Nelang valley, Baspa valley and a lot of passes including the Lamkhaga pass.
What to do around Harshil?
One can visit the famous Mukhaba temple and Kalp Kedar temple that lies in close vicinity. Sattal in Harshil is a cluster of seven natural lakes and one can find easy access via Dharali which is a small village nearby famous for its cultural and divine persona. The Apple Orchards, and the Tibetan civilization is a must visit for anyone who is looking for peace in the hills. Gangnani Hot Water Springs are right nearby and one can always dip in the holy waters. The famous Wilson’s Cottage is another sight one can’t miss when in Harshil. The Gangotri National park and Gangotri Temple are just 30 kilometers away and thus the spiritual in you can always go ahead and feel the mighty.
Fun Facts about Harshil
Harshil was an integral part of the Garhwal Kingdom and was a major trade route. The Gartang Gali, a stairscape used in the Nelang valley has been reopened after over 70 years and is a point of tourist attraction. Harshil is also a dedicated army cantonment and one can always witness national pride while being in the area.