(6500 Ft Above Sea Level)

Uttarakhand | India
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Harsil is categorised as Remote Himalayas

Himalayan Views from Harsil
Gaumukh Glacier (Photo Courtesy: Priyanath)
Bhairon Ghati
Riverside at Harsil (Nivalink Trip Dated - 15 May 2013)
Streams flowing around Harsil

Reasons to Visit
  • Harsil is a riverside area on the Uttarkashi - Gangotri route surrounded by mountainous peaks.
  • Harsil is base point for guests visiting Gangotri
  • Harsil is also recommended for off-beat / adventure centric travellers looking to walk, trek around the area and enjoy a Himalayan experience.
Access Information
  • Nearest Airport -Dehradun (244 kms)
  • Nearest Railway Station - Rishikesh (209 kms), Haridwar (228 kms), Dehradun (244 kms)
  • Harsil is an Ex-Dehradun Getaway

Harsil has 2 Hotels approved and listed with Nivalink

Type of HotelsCount
Adventure / Camp1

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2 verified holiday itineraries are listed for Harsil

Getaway (1-3 nights)1
Short Break (4-6 nights)1

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List of Holidays for Harsil


  • Ek Dham - Gangotri (2 Nights)

Short Break

  • New Tehri - Harsil Break with Mussoorie (6 Nights)

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4 Travel Ideas listed for Harsil. Click here for reviewing them.

Destination Ideas

  • Chaar Dham Pilgrimage
  • Gangotri Pilgrimage
  • Winter Chaar Dham - A Travel Idea for Uttarakhand

Stay Ideas

  • Himalayan Eco Lodges Activity Oriented Group Getaways

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  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Suryakund are a set of waterfalls that are visited enroute to Gangotri.
    Natural Wonders
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Gangotri (9000+ ft asl) is one of the four pilgrimages part of the Char Dham circuit. Gangotri is where holy river emerges for the first time.
    Temple or Holy Place, View Point
    Himalayan Views, Holy Lake or Holy River
    Bhairon Nath Temple at Bhairon Ghati is surrounded by thick forest and can be approached by road and requires a bit of a walk at the end.
    Temple or Holy Place
    Lord Shiva
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    The Pandav Gufa is a 1.5 km trek from Gangotri where it is believed that Pandavas meditated on their way to Kailash.
    Activity, Temple or Holy Place
    Walking, Other
    Gaumukh Glacier is origin of Holy River Ganga. It is a stiff trek from Gangotri and guests typically stay overnight at Gangotri before taking up the trek next day morning. Guests also visit Tapovan where close range views of Shivling and major peaks are visible from here.
    Temple or Holy Place, Adventure
    Trekking, Holy Lake or Holy River
  • NameDescriptionCategorySub-CategoryDistance(Kms)
    Gangnani, also known as Rishikund tirth, is the place where devotees generally prefer to bathe in a hot water thermal spring before moving on towards Gangotri
    Natural Wonders
    Sulphur Springs

Destinations within reach from Harsil

  • Gangotri ( 25 Km )

    Gangotri is part of remote Garhwal area, renowned for being the source of holy river Ganga and more

  • Bhojbasa ( 36 Km )

    Bhojbasa lies on the Gangotri - Gaumukh trek route where pilgrims stopover for the overnight more

  • Maneri ( 58 Km )

    Maneri is a riverside area 15 kms from Uttarkashi where transit camps for the Char Dham yatra are more

  • Uttarkashi ( 60 Km )

    Uttarkashi town enroute to Chaar Dhaam Pilgrimage which attract a lot of Hindu pilgrims (May-Oct). more

  • Barkot ( 129 Km )

    The junction point of Yamunotri and Har-Ki-Doon, Barkot is situated at an altitude of 5500+ ft more

  • Chamba ( 146 Km )

    Chamba is situated at 8500 ft asl and 30 kilometers farther from Kanatal and about 60 km from more

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Getting There

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Nearest Airport in Harsil
  • Jolly Grant Airport ( DED ) , Dehradun-244 Kms
Nearest Railway Stations in Harsil
  • Rishikesh ( RKSH ), Rishikesh-209 Kms
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