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Delhi-Hardwar-Harshil Ridge (DHHR), the basement ridge is a northerly extension of the Aravalli Mountain Belt, which also trends in a NNE-SSW direction and stretches from Amba Mata-Deri (Gujarat-Rajasthan) to Delhi via Ajmer and Jaipur.
 The Horns of Harshil]
The idol of the Hindu River Goddess Ganga (Ganges) is brought down from the shrine at Gangotri in the upper Himalayas after Diwali and kept at 'Mukhba' village near Harshil. It remains there throughout the winter when Gangotri is snowbound and inaccessible.
It is an army area, not a permanent cantonment. It is a base camp of "The Garhwal Scouts" and "Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP)". Despite being a small army area, it is very important because of its nearness to China Border.
Defence Agricultural Research Laboratory
A detachment of the Defence Agricultural Research Laboratory run by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), was established here in May 1973.