Jakhol is a road-side village located in 45 km away from the Mori block of district Uttarkashi. It’s a big village as compared to other villages. There are around 280 households and the population is approximately 1400. The village has many facilities such as a post office, Junior High School, a Junior School, one MKC, an Ayuervedic center, one private school (Saraswati Shishu Mandir), one mini Bank that is a branch of Sahkari Samiti Bank & a ration shop. The main occupation of the villagers is agriculture.
Some people are working in the govt. Departments and some are in private sector. Their main crops are potato, Manduwa, wheat, Rajma (Chami), Choulie. Rajma & Potato are there main cash crops. The economy of the people is mainly dependent on potato crop. From March to October the people are generally busy with activities related to potato & rajma crops. Rainwater is the main source of irrigation. Drinking water is available through the pipeline and natural sources.
The height of Jakhol village is approx. 2200 m. For three months in winters Jakhol village is covered with Snowfall. So for these three months in winters the schools are closed and generally people are free from work or resort to alternate works such as weaving etc. Women, usually visit their mother’s home during this time and participate & celebrate the festivals. Before the winter season sets in, villagers collect a lot of wood and grass. Most of the festivities take place during winter months as they have a lot of free time, singing and dancing at night.