THE HARSHIL ORCHIDS- “A Pahadi Homestay” is the part of two sister concern properties THE KANATAL ORCHIDS- “A Himalayan Camp Resort” (Kanatal, Tehri Garhwal, Uttarakhand- 249145) & WINDSOR Cottages (Lansdowne, Pauri Garhwal, Uttarakhand-246155).
We are lucky because our Homesaty is on the banks of great Bhagirathi river which is originates from Gaumukh. According to Hindu Mythology Bhagirathi is considered as the source stream of the Ganges.
How to Reach: Delhi -> Rishikesh or Dehradun -> Uttarkashi -> Maneri -> Bhatwari -> Gangnani -> Harshil Valley -> Dharali
Destinations Near By
Maneri is little hamlet in Uttarakhand and located on the banks of river Bhagirathi which is 8km north of Uttarkashi.Read More
There is Maneri Dam on the Bhagirathi river, is one of the vacationer locations that has acquired colossal prevalence.
Enroute to Harshil, Just 63 kms before Harshil.
Gangnani is an utopia for the piously inclined and those looking for calmness. Being an ideal spot for contemplation, Gangnani goes about as an ideal retreat for the nature lovers who are rambeling the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand.Read More
Gangnani is known for its warm springs and wonderful perspectives on the Himalayas. The warm water spring at Gangnani is called Rishikund.
Enroute to Harshil, Just 32 kms before Harshil.
Bhatwari brings a lot to offer to those searching for top and best wanderer spots to visit for sightseeing with loved ones.Read More
This destination is a stunning travel destination offers great and wonder spots to encounter the bizarre allure of nature.
Experience pleasing environment, nature’s charm, picturesque sight, and scenic perspectives in the Bhatwari and that will hold you enchanted. The people who wish to be gobbled up in the nature’s allure should travel and traverse the best holiday destinations around the Bhatwari.
Enroute to Harshil, Just 47 kms before Harshil.
Harshil- “The Himalayan Paradise”. It is perched in a remote corner of Western Garhwal Himalayas near the border with Himachal Pradesh and Tibet.Read More
If you are heading to Gangotri dham, you will be crossing a section of the Harsil valley.
The whole aura of this place is so magical that even the Gods had a tryst with this place.
According to the local legend, the Harsil got its name from the rivers Bhagirathi and the Jalandhari as once they had an argument over their significance. Lord Vishnu, also known as Hari, was asked to intervene. He turned himself into a great stone, a shila, and absorbed their anger. Even today, after Hari-shila (or Harsil or Harshil, the waters of the two rivers have become a little less turbulent.
Dharali is a quaint village settled on the soothing banks of river Ganges. This village is roosted at an elevation of 648 meters above sea level and lies in Rajgarhi tehsil or block and it is popular for its Shining apple orchards and Rajma farming.Read More
It shares practically a similar stunner highlights as the staggering town of Harshil which is arranged a good ways off of 6 kms. Exploring this spot will offer you the ideal chance for self-disclosure and putting a hold on from the futile daily existence of the city life. The climate here is loaded up with a profound feeling of mysticism which mixes calmly and impeccably with the beautiful scene that offers the guests a one of a kind time.
Mukhba (Mukhwa) is a hamlet in the town of Harshil, on the banks of river Bhagirathi, enroute to the journey of Gangotri.Read More
Mukhba is the wintertime Shrine of Gangotri beacause this small village is the part of winter Chardham. The story behind the wintertime sanctuary depends on the way that the icon of Godess Ganga is carried down to Mukhba from the holy place of Gangotri in the upper Himalays and kept here all through the winters as Gangotri becomes unavailable because of heavy snowfall.
The clerics of the Gangotri Temple hail from this hamlet. The icon is brought down during the celebration of Diwali (October) with rejoicing, and gets back to the sanctuary in spring (April)
Gangotri is a hamlet based on the temple of Gangotri and is one of the sacred destination among the four Char Dhams. It is the most elevated and the main temple of river Ganga which is venerated as a Goddess in India.Read More
It is situated close to Shivaling Peak in the Himalayas, at the foundation of the Gangotri glacier and on the back of the Bhagirathi River, one of the two main source of the Ganges. Gangotri contains a little temple with pictures addressing Ganga, Bhagirathi, and different figures of folklore.
The beginning of the sacred river is at Gaumukh, set in the Gangotri glacier that can be accesed by a short 19 km trek from Gangotri. But as per Hindu folklore, Gangotri is where river Ganga descended from paradise when Lord Shiva released the strong stream free from his matted hairs.
The depths of the river connecting the temple is separated into three valleys, where the devotees bathe. One of these valley is devoted for Brahma, one is for Vishnu, and the third for Shiva. The journey to Gangotri is viewed as adequate in washing away sin and ensuring timeless bliss. The water taken from this shrine is sent out by devotees to different parts of India.
Nelong Valley is a rocky region in the Gangotri National Park. This rocky district very closely resembles Ladakh, Spiti, and Tibet and highlights high altitude mountain top, eminence having comparative climate and scene.Read More
Consequently, it is becoming perhaps the most famous spot to wandering in Uttarakhand. Since the valley is arranged under the Gangotri National Park, it isn’t permitted to go through the night inside 25 kilometers of the locale yet at the same time, it is something like a treasure for the voyagers.
The much-famoused Nelong Valley was opened for the tourism in 2015, and from that point forward it has turned into a tourist destination for roamers.
This valley was a fundamental shipping lane among India and Tibet before it was captured by the China.
The Nelong Valley is situated close to the Indo-China line, which was shut to wanderers after the Indo-China battle in 1962. The valley was resumed in 2015 to promote travel and the tourism in Uttarakhand.
When a portion of the old shipping lane among India and Tibet, Nelong Valley got affected by the 1962 conflict then the native populace living in the valley, known as Rongpas or Bhotiyas, had to relocate to Bagori town in the Uttarkashi region of Uttarakhand.
After the valley was evacuated, the Indo-Tibetan Border Police to assume control for the locale and set up their designated area. The wanders can still see the shambles of the antiquated trade lane and the narrow wooden bridge erected along the chasm.
Dayara Bugyal is a Himalayan Alpine Meadow in Uttarkashi (Uttarakhand) has a approx height of 3639m. This spot is a well known Trekking and Camping Destination. The 9 kms of trek from the forest and rhododendron braid takes one to this ideal destination.Read More
In summers the shepherds arrive at here with their cattles and remain till the beginning of winters, in winters the Bugyal turns into snow land with possibility of skiing and snow sports.
Dayara Bugyal is ideal long weekend getway, or we can say an ideal place for beginers. This trek goes through open land and thick backwoods at better places winding up at the tremendous territory of lavish green meadow.
The majority of the rovers start their trip from Barsu and they trek down by means of Raithal to see the beautiful excellence of both the ways of Dayara Bugyal. The journey is open all through the year aside from the mansoon. The ambience of the Garhwal Himalayas, including Nanda Devi, Bandarpunch and Swargarohini, can be seen via Dayara Bugyal.
Gidara Bugyal is a Bugyal (Himalayan Alpine Meadows) in the Uttarkashi region of Uttarakhand. Gidara Bugyal is trekking and camping destination for wanderers.Read More
Gidara is around 15 km away from Dayara. It is also at some higher height. This implies that the mountains you see from Dayara – Bandarpoonch, Gangotri I and III, Draupadi Ka Danda, Jaonli, and Srikanth – look adjacent and magnificent from here.
The best time to visit Gidara Bugyal is either in the month of June, when a few patches of the land are canvassed with snow or in the period of September, when the snow has melted. The district stays inaccessible during the Winters because of the trek way which stays covered with snow. It is one of the greatest and biggest high altitude Bugyal and bigger than the twin meadows of Ali and Bedni Bugyal too. Bamsaru Tal, located at a height of 4812m is likewise destination to visit and is found 10 km in front of Gidara Bugyal.It requires somewhere around two days to explore!
Treks You Can Explore
Sattal is the bunch of Seven Lakes. At an elevation of 1,370 meters and encompassed with oak and pine trees, this destination is great for a long weekened getaway and activites like trekking and climbing. A 3 km uphill trip from Dharali village will lead you to princely destination.Read More
Sattal is viewed as a paradise for transient birds, for example, kingfishers, red-charged blue jaybird, plum headed parakeet, wilderness owlet and fish falcons among others. The seven interconnected new water lakes or Tals that give this spot its name are Panna, Nal Damyanti, Purna, Sita, Ram, Laxman and Sukha. You can visit this destination for trekking, nature trails and birds watching.
This place is one of the secret gems in uttarakhand and gloats of an unpolished normal magnificence. Sattal is also a popular trekking & hiking place for voyagers particularly during the winters when the spot is covered under the white sheath of snow.
Kyarkoti Lake is Surrounded by rich green knolls, the Kyarkoti Lake is one of the unexplored destination in the state which is rarely visited by wanderers.Read More
Kyarkoti Lake is Located at a level of 3,820 meters above sealevel, Kyarkoti is a hypnotizing high-elevation destination situated in the Uttarkashi region of Uttarakhand.
Voyagers come accross the lake while journeying from Harshil to Sangla (Himachal) by means of Lamkhaga Pass. The closest town to the Kyarkotii Lake is Harshil which is located 14 Kms away. The area around the lake offers fantastic view of the snow-shrouded Himalayan peaks.
Lamkhaga Pass is one of the best favourable destination for Mountain Trekking. It is situated in the Indo-China Border at Dhauladhar Range, associates the north-eastern Garhwal with Himachal Pradesh.Read More
The Lamkhaga Pass journey begins from Harsil in Uttarakhand and ends at Chitkul town in Himachal Pradesh.The way to Uttarkashi meanders along with the Bhagirathi River coupled with fascinating Himalayan landscape.
The elevation from ocean level is a lightheaded 5326 meters or 17320 ft. So you can envision how gutsy and stunning the journeying experience of Lamkhaga Pass will be.
History has it that this captivating Lamkhaga Pass Trek, was first crossed and appreciated by Marco Pallis in 1933.
The Harshil to Chitkul trek route : starts from Gangnani (where the river Ganga flows from Himalayan Mountain) -> Kyarkoti -> Sukhatal -> Lamkhaga Pass -> Gundar -> Dumti -> Ranikanda and ends at Chitkul.
Since the area is taken care by Indian Army, traveling groups need to get Inner-line Permit from the Deputy Commissioner at Uttarkashi of Uttarkhand.
Gaumukh Trek is one of the most well known and rewardnig trek in the Garhwal Himalayas, Gaumukh – Tapovan – Nandanvan Circuit not just offers you the chance to camp at the foot of grand Himalayan peaks yet it also includes crossing the great Gaumukh Glacier.Read More
Guamukh Glacier is the origin of Bhagirathi River. The trail to Gaumukh is open for wanderers and pilgrims from May to october.
Gaumukh is the second largest glacier of India with 30 kms long and 4km in width. The Himalayan pinnacles apparent during this journey are Shivling, Sudarshan, Meru, Bhagirathi sisters, Kharchkund and that’s just the beginning.
This trip is picturesque with nature’s abundance and is brightened with fragrant blossoms, snow-covered tops, and comparable stunning perspectives. Wanderers or pilgrims have must take a plunge in the heavenly Bhagirathi River, which is viewed as the sacred rituals.