Har Ki Dun


Har Ki Dun also known as 'Devbhumi' is an ideal place for research botanists, nature lovers, trekkers and bird watchers. From the lush green Har Ki Dun valley you can get a wonderful view of the glistening snow clad Swargarohini mountain. The view of the pine forest, deodar and conifer forests and other meadows from the Har Ki Dun is alluring. Har Ki Dun is an ideal place for photography lovers also. You can see the beautiful Himalayan wildlife during your trek in the valley.

Harkidun or Har-Ki-Dun is the border district of Uttarkashi lying at an altitude of 11,700 feet above sea level. The dense forests with wild life and exotic birds encircles the valley. You will find waterfalls, bugyals and the view of the majestic peaks of Banderpunch, Swargarohini and Kala nag from the valley. You can also view the beautiful Jaunadhar glacier that lies at the south eastern part of Har Ki Dun.

According to legends, Har Ki Dun is the point from where the Pandawas of Mahabharata transcended to 'Heaven'. The archaeologists found the ancient 'Bhojpatras' that was used to write manuscripts thousands of years ago. Har Ki Dun has a number of temples and shrines that the people of ancient days prayed in olden days.



Last Updated on 14 March 2013