Best time to visit Harsil
The best time to visit Harsil is from April to June and in October month.
Harsil in summers: The weather of Harsil remains pleasant and healthy during summers. If you are an avid city dweller and want to acquire peace of mind then Harsil is our destination. Carry light woollens with you if planning a visit to Harsil during summers.
Harsil in monsoons: You might encounter blockage of roads due to landslides enroute Harsil during monsoons but the greenery of the region is awe inspiring. Raincoats are a must. Travelling to major trekking excursions during winters should be avoided.
Harsil in winters: Harsil receives snowfall during winters and the temperature touches zero and can even go to negative. Do carry heavy woollens with you if planning a visit to Harsil during winters. Trekking excursions will turn difficult and quite inaccessible.The best time to visit Harsil is from April to June and in October month.
How to reach Harsil
By Road: Harsil is well connected by motorable roads with major destinations of Uttarakhand state. It is situated 23kms before Gangotri and 73kms after Uttarkashi on Uttarkashi - Gangotri road. Buses and Taxis to Harsil are available from major destinations of Uttarakhand like Uttarkashi, New Tehri, Rishikesh, etc.
By Rail: The nearest railhead to Harsil is Rishikesh situated 224kms away on NH58. Trains to Rishikesh are frequent and it is well connected by railway networks with major cities of India. Buses and taxis to Harsil and Uttarkashi are easily available from Rishikesh. The shortest route from Rishikesh to Harsil goes via Narendranagar, Tehri and Uttarkashi.
By Air: Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest airport situated 244kms from Harsil in the Dehradun district of Uttarakhand state. Taxis are available from Jolly Grant Airport to Harsil. Jolly Grant is a domestic airport which is well connected by regular flights with Delhi and Chandigarh.
Harsil Distance Chart