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The town of Harsil is located in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. This town is a very scenic location that is famous among tourists from all over the country, and it is located in a region that is packed with tourist hotspots. In the midst of all this, Harsil is actually a very serene little village that is the perfect place for you to enjoy your stress free vacation in peace.

The landscape in Harsil is dotted with many small temples that you can visit during your trip to the place. You can also see some very dense deodar forests in Harsil and you can explore through the same, thus taking in some good mountain air and catching glimpses of beautiful mountain scenery. The town of Harsil is located at an altitude of around 2620 meters from Harsil.

Harsil is also a very good place where you can indulge in adventurous activities like trekking, and adventure buffs and those with a penchant for experiencing some adrenaline lined moments can visit this place. The Bhagirathi River serves as an ideal companion for this sleepy town, and you can also visit the nearby region of Gangotri during your trip to Harsil. The Gangotri temple in this region is considered very sacred by Hindus. Sattal, which has seven lakes, is also located near Harsil.

City Facts

State: Uttaranchal
Famous for/as: Trekking


  • Delhi to Harsil 446 km

Best Season / Best time to visit

The town of Harsil has a climate that is similar to that of Gangotri’s. The region experiences a temperate climate, and the main seasons here are those of summer, winter. Summers in Harsil are very moderate and winters in Harsil are cold. The best time to visit Harsil will be the months between April and June and the months between September and November.

Summers in Harsil are very moderate, and temperatures hardly rise beyond a particular level. The maximum temperature that this region experiences will range around fifteen degrees during the summer months (15°C) and the minimum temperature will range around ten degrees (10°C). This is a good time to visit the place. You should carry along adequate winter clothing during this time in order to keep yourself warm through the nights. April, May, June and July are the summer months.

Winters in Harsil extend through the months of October, November, December and January. February has a very pleasant climate. These months will experience a maximum temperature of around ten degrees (10°C) during the winter months, and the minimum temperature during these months will range around zero degrees (0°C). This is not a very good time to visit the place, due to the extreme weather and constant snowfall.