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Harsil Attractions/Tourist places/Local Sightseeing
A small village and a cantonment area, Harsil is located in the Uttarkashi district of the beautiful Uttarakhand. It is one of the most important pilgrimage places in the district and is located on the banks of the Bhagirathi River. Harsil is just 71 Kms from Uttarkashi and 22 Kms from Gangotri and is spread over an area of 1553 sq Kms.Harsil is an ideal place with high historical importance and offers options for adventurous activities like trekking for the adventure buffs. The picturesque view of Bhagirathi River serves as an idyllic location of this town.
Gangotri Temple #1
Harsil is on the way to Gangotri and is regarded as one of the most important Hindu religious places in India. It is only 22 Kms from the town Harsil.Â Â It is said that the River Ganga was brought down from the mountains at Gangotri in the upper Himalayas and was placed at 'Mukhba' village.
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.
Mukhwas Village #3
This village is considered as the abode of Goddess Gangotri during winters as Gangotri area is prone to heavy snowfall in the period of winters. It is located at a distance of 1 Km from Harsil. Large number of devotees offers their prayers at the Mukhwas village during winters when the doors of the Gangotri temple remains closed.
Barkot is situated at an elevation of 1,220mts above sea level in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand state. Barkot is a popular destination of northeast region of Uttarakhand state. Barkot is located 49kms from the sacred Yamunotri Dham. The magnificent Banderpoonch peak and other massive peaks of the Himalayan range are distinctly visible from Barkot. It is an ideal holidaying and adventure destination as the place offers many trekking excursions. The ravishing landscapes, gushing water of the sacred Yamuna River and apple orchards will make you fall in love with this place. Barkot is well equipped with all modern facilities and you can enjoy a comfortable and healthy stay at this place.
Bhojbasa is a scenic spot on the rugged terrains, situated at an altitude of 3,775 mts above sea level. Bhojbasa can be reached by14 kms trek that starts from gangotri. The trek goes through rugged terrains along with the Bhagirathi River.Bhojwasa acts as the last point of accommodation on the way to the sacred Gaumukh Glacier. It is situated 5 kms beforeGaumukh Glacier, the source of the river Ganges. This beautiful place offers enchanting views of the Bhagirathi peaks (6,856 mts).
Dayara Bugyal #6
Dayara Bugyal is perched at an altitude of 3,048 mts above sea level offering splendid views of the Himalayan range. Bugyal literally means high altitude meadow in regional language. Dayara Bugyal is situated in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand state. It is a lush green meadow spread over a vast expanse of 28 square kilometers. Dayara Bugyal is also written as Dyara Bugyal.The highlight of this trekking route is Barnala Tal, a natural small lake.
Dodital is a mysterious lake holding fresh water and offering tranquil environs. Dodital is one of the very few water bodies where Himalayan Trout's are found. This picturesque lake is named after the rare Himalayan Trout's known as Dodi in local language.
Gangnani is a small town situated 46 kms from Uttarkashi on the route to Gangotri. Gangnani is an ideal destination for the spiritually inclined and those seeking peace of mind. Being a perfect spot for meditation, Gangnani acts as an ideal retreat for the nature lovers who are exploring the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand state.
Govind Wildlife Sanctuary #9
Govind Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand . The Govind Wildlife Sanctuary established in 1955, covering an area of 953 sq km includes mountains like Swarg Rohini, Black Peak and Bandarpunch. The Park is spread over an area of 472sq.km.