Osla Village

About Osla Village

On your way towards Har ki Dun trek which starts at Sankri, you’ll come across a small beautiful hamlet, Osla. Located about 26kms from Taluka and at an altitude of around 2590m, Osla is nestled at the mountain sloped and surrounded by apple trees. The wooden houses of Olsa will instantly grab your attention and you’ll feel a desire to explore this beautiful village. We urge you to do so, because Osla has many things to offer.

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In Govind National Park, UttarkashiOn the route of Har Ki Doon Trek, 14 kms trek from Taluka the nearest road head

Osla Village in Har ki Dun Trek

Lying across the gushing stream, Osla is the last village in Har ki Dun valley and is untouched by civilization. The people here are simple, warm, and friendly. Walk around the village, talk to the locals, and you will inevitably be offered a cup of tea.

Cattle rearing and farming are important sources of livelihood in Osla. The village is self-sufficient. The village temple dedicated to Someshwar devta (a form of Lord Shiva) resembles the wooden houses and has interesting carvings. You can stay for a day here; the villagers will be more than happy to host you.

Activities in Osla village :

Hiking : Stroll around across the beautiful village and enjoy the calmness of the mighty Garhwal Himalayas with the gentle sound of the river stream accompanying you.

Camping : Set up tents at this wonderful hamlet and enjoy the dazzling night sky. You can also opt to stay at a villager’s home. They’ll be more than happy to host you at minimum cost.

Trekking : Har ki Dun trek is a marvelous one and is perfectly suited for both beginners and experts. Stay for a day or two at Osla and embark your journey towards Har ki Dun.

Photography : The diverse range of flora and fauna and the picturesque sight of Osla make it an irresistible for photography. Capture as you go, for the beauty of Osla is bound to make everyone fall in love with the place.

Cultural exchange : Osla has a rich cultural heritage with men and women still wearing their traditional clothes. Women adorned in fine jewelry liven up the serenity of the place. Know about Osla’s culture and traditions. Their tradition dates back to a very long time.

Visit Someshwar temple: Someshwar temple, dedicated to a form of Lord Shiva is a popular attraction in Osla. On clear sunny idle days, you’ll find men playing cards and resting around the wooden temple.

Bird watching & jungle walk : Walk around the jungles of Osla where you’ll find beautiful birds and an extraordinary experience. The gentle sounds of the birds chirping and the greenery around you will make you feel like you are in a different world altogether.

Osla travel tips :

  • Since Osla comes on your way to Har ki Dun trek, it’s a good option to halt here for a day or at least for some hours. Osla will serve you the much needed refreshment with its picturesque views and warm hospitality.
  • If you are travelling in monsoons, ensure that you check with local authorities or tour operators before starting your trip.

Staying in Osla :

  • Accommodation is available in Osla and the charges are reasonable.
  • There is no electricity, internet, banks, or ATMs in Osla. Also, there are a limited number of shops. Don’t forget to arrange for your necessities at Taluka itself.

Mythology about Osla :

Osla lies in the valley of the majestic Swargarohini Peak. It is believed that Yudhisthir of the Mahabharata was sent to heaven with the dog from this peak. The ancestors of the people of this region have great influence of the characters of the Mahabharata. The ancestors of this area and its surroundings were said to be under the reign of the Kauravas and Pandavas, the mythological royal warriors and kings in the epic Mahabharatha. 

Location of Osla Village

Osla Village is located in In Govind National Park, Uttarkashi ( On the route of Har Ki Doon Trek, 14 kms trek from Taluka the nearest road head).

Location & How to Reach Osla Village

Osla village is located in Govind National Park of Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand. Osla is situated on a trekking distance of 12 kms from nearest road head Taluka village and comes across the way to Har ki Dun trek. 

The nearest road connecting to other states is at Sankri. Buses and taxis are available from Delhi and cities to Dehradun and direct morning buses to Sankri are available at Mussoorie bus stand in Dehradun. The distance between Dehradun and Sankri is about 200 kms. 

From Sankri, you can hire a jeep/taxi to Taluka or start your trek from Sankri itself. Sharable cab from Sankri to Taluka are also available. The nearest railway station is Dehradun Railway Station and the nearest airport is Jolly Grant airport. Buses and for Sankri leave early in the morning. So be sure to arrange the timings accordingly.

Read How to Reach guide for Har ki Dun Trek.

What is Osla Village famous for?

Osla Village is popular place for following activities/ interests - Village Tourism.

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