HARSIL

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Location: Uttranchal
Main Sight Seeing: Wilson Cottage
Excursion: Sat-Tal, Gangotri
Languages / Dialect: Hindi, English, Garhwali

A TRIBUTE TO NATURE
Situated amidst the incredible beauty of mountain peaks, 5,000 m high is the quiet resort of Harsil. Where flowers bloom as an expression of joy. Where walks, picnics and treks lead one to undiscovered stretches of green, grassy land serving as a perfect invitation to sit down, relax and enjoy the surroundings.

Sightseeing here includes the Wilson Cottage, built in 1864 and Sat Tal (seven lakes) or one has the choice to set off on various treks that introduces one to meadows, waterfalls and valleys.

EXCURSIONS

Harsil - A Scenic Location, Harsil, Uttar PradeshSat-Tal: (2 kms.) Sat Tal, the seven lakes are situated just above Dharali, beyond Harsil. The 7- km trek is rewarding, as this group of lakes is situated amidst beautiful natural surroundings. It also provides a lovely camping site.

Gangotri:
(24 kms.) The shrine of Gangotri situated at an elevation of 3200 metres above sea level amidst captivating surroundings is 100 kms. from Uttarkashi. The temple, constructed by the Gorkha General, Amar Singh Thapa in the 18th century, is situated on the bank of Bhagirathi. A number of ashrams provide for accommodation facilities to the visitors.

HOW TO GET THERE

Air: Nearest airport is Jolly Grant, 244 kms.
Rail: Nearest railhead is Rishikesh, 224 kms.
Road: Well connected by a motorable road.

PLACES TO STAY

GMVN Tourist Bungalow. PWD Inspection Bungalow.
Forest Rest House.
Private hotels and tent colony at Tharalli (2 kms.) provide accommodation.

NEARBY CITIES

Gangotri: 24-km
Rishikesh: 224-km

GENERAL INFORMATION

Altitude: 2623m above sea level.


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