About 45 kilometres from Uttarkashi town in Uttarakhand, Raithal keeps away from the tourist’s map. On the contrary, its neighbour, just 23km away, Barsu, is a popular spot for travellers and specifically, trekkers who pursue the Dayara Bugyal trek.
Have you felt that some places have a curious ring to their names? They fascinate so much that you are ready to pack and explore. Harsil has been one such place for me. While screening a paper map of Uttarakhand many years ago, a small dot on the way to Gangotri depicted this town. And since then the fascination grew.
When I finally visited this Garhwali town this summer, it lived up to each expectation. Emerging from a thick forest of deodar, Harsil is popularly known as ‘mini Switzerland’. ...
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