Kharsali is a small village located near Janki Chatti in Uttarkashi district. This village is situated at an altitude of about 2676 meters above sea level. Kharsali village is considered to be the residence place of Goddess Yamuna. During the winter season, due to snowfall the gates of Yamunotri are closed. At that time the idol of Goddess Yamuna is brought to this village. Goddess Yamuna is worshipped at this place for 6 months during the winter season. There is also the oldest temple of Shani Dev in this village. The idol of Goddess Yamuna is kept goes in this temple of Shani Dev. This temple is a three storey structure made of stones and wood. It is believed that this temple was built by the Pandavas. Devotees come to this village for the darshan of Goddess Yamuna during winter season..
The nearest airport of Janki Chatti is Jolly Grant Airport Dehradun, which is about 195 km from Janki Chatti.
The nearest railway station of Janki Chatti is Dehradun, which is about 170 km from Janki Chatti.
Kharsali village is located at a distance of 1 km from Janki Chatti.
The journey of Kharsali village can be done throughout the year, but the best time to visit here is between the months of October to April. Travelling here in these months is the best and enjoyable. During the winter season, the weather of here is cold. Due to snowfall on the surrounding hills in the winter season, the temperature of here goes down very much. Due to heavy rains in the rainy season, it is a bit difficult to travel of here because of heavy rains threatening landslides.