Harsil is situated on the banks of Bhagirathi River at an elevation of 2,620 m above sea level, 25 km from the popular pilgrimage of Gangotri.Harsil is a village and a cantonment area on the banks of the Bhagirathi River, on the way to the Hindu pilgrimage, Gangotri, in Uttarkashi district of the Indian state of Uttarakhand Harsil has become popular in recent years with nature enthusiasts due to its picturesque location. Harsil is relatively untouched and offers panoramic views of the beautiful mountains. The place is completely free from hustle and bustle of noisy cities. It is a very cool and calm destination for tourists. Those who want to spend some moment in solitude; Harshi is the perfect site for them. People can also enjoy trekking here as there are many trekking routes in the area of Harsil. The lush green scenery, deodar forests and gusting water of Bhagirathi attracts thousands of tourists around the year. There are many other places of interest as well which diverts minds of people all over India.Harsil is an ideal if you are looking for an andrenaline rush. The Bhagirathi River serves well to the village and tourists also chose to visit the nearby region of Gangotri during their trip to Harsil. Tourists also visit the village of Dharali located on the banks of the River Ganga which is widely known for its beautiful apple orchards. The Shiva Temple at Dharali is its prime attraction.
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Gangnani is settled 26 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..
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.
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. Mukhwas Village is one of the popular tourist attractions of Harsil located just 1 km from it. It is the winter home of Goddess Gangotri as Gangotri itself is prone to heavy snowfall making the place pure and beautiful. People visit here in large numbers to worship the Goddess and admire the beauty of the place.
Widely known for its beautiful apple orchards and located on the banks of the River Ganga, Dharali is an excellent hamlet which is located at a distance of 3 Kms from the town. There are several pine trees that bound the village of Dharali. The Shiva Temple is one of the prime places to visit in the village.