Harsil is a small and beautiful hill town situated in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand , India at an altitude of 2745 mts above sea - level and is 72kms approx from Uttarkashi.
Harsil is named after Hari - Lord Shiva - Shil - Big Rock. Legends believe that Lord Shiva transformed himself into a big rock in order to absord the fury of goddess Bhagirathi and Jalandhari, so they could peacefully flow into the world.
The beautiful village is surrounded by snow capped mountains, dense deodar and coniferous forests and scenic environments.
Harsil has the river Bhagirathi flowing in the vicinity.
Apples of Harsil are very well known we can find a lot of Apricot, Walnut and apple trees here.
The Rajma Dal of Harsil is very well known.
Harsil has become popular in recent years with travel enthusiasts and nature lovers. It it frequented by tourist and sight seekers from all over the world.
Gangotri, The spiritual source of Goddess Ganga and a Char Dham yatra pilgrim site.
The Gangotri National Park, which is located at a Distance of 30 km from the destination.
The Defence Agricultural Research Laboratory (DARL) is also frequented by many tourists.
Harsil Uttarakhand is a part of Garhwal tourism , and the local languages spoken are Hindi and Garhwali. The best time to visit Harsil would be from March - June and September - November.
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