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CAN SOMEBODY GUIDE ME ABOUT THIS PLACE. i PLAN TO DRIVE DOWN IN JUNE.
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It is on the way from Uttarkashi to Gangotri.

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it is a very beautiful place with huge mountains with pine trees on both side and river Bhagirathi flowing in the middle. Nice valley. Up towards Gangotri, there is a view point offering a breathtaking scenery of the valley. Book the GMVN bungalow. It is beautifully located amidst the scenery.
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Harsil is situated on the bank of river Bhagirathi, at the confluence of the Jalandhari Gad and the Bhagirathi rivers. It's very scenic place. And a major army establishment in Uttarkhand hills.

The Route from Delhi is:

Delhi - Meerut - Muzzaffarnagr - Roorkee - Haridwar - Rishiksh - Narendra Nagar - Chamba - Dharasu - Dunda - Uttarkashi - Bhatwari - Gangnani - Harsil.

It's around 45o Kms from New Delhi, complete the leg upto Rishikesh on day 1 and then start early next day. From Rishikesh it's around 8 hrs. run.

It has a GMVN TRH and many small hotels. We stayed at Snow Valley Hotel, run by a friendly Rawat family.

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One more thing to add in the above discussion..
We will get nice apple orchards over there @Harsil.

I visited Harsil in the year 2003 on the way to Gangotri.
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thanks a ton.
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Hi

I am also planning to visit Harsil in last week of May. I checked for GMVN but its full. What other decent options I have for staying there? I plan to stay in Harsil for 2 days so please suggest me where all in Harsil should I be going?


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There are many other small hotels....

There are very good Camps also...

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I am also planning to visit Harsil in last week of May. I checked for GMVN but its full. What other decent options I have for staying there? I plan to stay in Harsil for 2 days so please suggest me where all in Harsil should I be going?


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If you do not find accommodation in Harsil, you could stay in Dharali which is about 1.5 kms from Harsil and walk over for a visit. in Harsil yo ucould visit Wilson's cottage (the original one burnt down a few years ago and they have built another one in its place) Visit Bagori this is a village of the local tribals called Jads in local language and also has some tibetans living there. It is a charming little village - then there is Mukhba village that you can visit this is about 2kms up hill from Dharali - it is also the winter home of Ganga Devi and has a Ganga temple in the village. Mukhba has beautifully carved wooden houses that are a treat to watch. There are several longer treks that you can do if you have the time from Harsil or Dharali.
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Thanks a lot livinhimalayas and delhiwala


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Thanks for providing such detailed info. I will also be going to Gangotri, although cant go till Gaumukh since I dont have that much time in hand. Is public transport easily available to reach Harsil? and then from Harsil to Gangotri?
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Originally Posted by decius View Post Is public transport easily available to reach Harsil? and then from Harsil to Gangotri?
Yes it is, bus, shared taxi. Definitely try to visit Mukba (pron. Mukwa) as it is traditional wood and stone architecture without architects, at its' best. A road was pushed through to Mukba from Harsil last year on the opposite bank to NH 108. So you can walk between the two with Swaroghini in sight all the while, get off at Harsil walk up to Mukba, cross the bridge to Tharali and stay.
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Originally Posted by livinhimalayas View Post you could stay in Dharali which is about 1.5 kms from Harsil and walk over for a visit. .....
Dharali : http://www.flickr.com/photos/3167712...7608285428898/

A lovely place. there are 3-4 hotels very cheap and vary quiet place. BTW, Chardham Camp is located there (deluxe tents in apple orchard).
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Thanks a lot Paleface and Somnath


I will definitely check out Dharali for stay. Thanks again for such detailed info

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Amazing pics in ur Flickr. By the way any specific guest house/lodge you would suggest in Dharali?
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Never been to Harsil, but I have heard it is one of the beautiful spots in Uttrakhand...
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Oh I would second that anytime - it is an amazingly beautiful area you must visit it soon before they build yet another damned dam at Bhairon Ghati and the river vanishes from Harsil too.
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