snow-laden mountains of Khirsu tempt the tourist in the winters, while the
panoramic view of the central Himalayas attracts tourists in the summers,
when one can get a clear view of 300 named & unnamed peaks.
Located 19 kms away from Pauri at an altitude of 1700 metres, Khirsu is a peaceful spot, free from pollution. The tranquility of the adjoining thick oak and deodar forests and apple orchards is broken only by chirping birds. The ancient temple of Ghadiyal Devta in the vicinity is well worth a visit.
Pauri: (19 kms)
Pauri is situated at an elevation of 1,814 m above sea level, on the northern slopes of Kandoliya Hills. Pauri district, the head-quarters of the region, provides a panoramic view of the snow clad Himalayan peaks of Bandarpunch, Swargarohini, Jonli, Gangotri group, Jogin group, Thalaiya Sagar, Barte Kanta, Kedarnath, Kharcha Kund, Sumeru, Satapanth, Chaukhamba, Nilkanth, Gauriparbat, Haatiparbat, Dronagiri, Nanda Devi and Trishul.
Places on interest around Pauri are Kandoliya (2 kms.) Kyunkaleshwar Shiv temple (3 kms.), Ransi Stadium (93 kms.), Nagdevta (3 kms.) A walk along the 4km long road from Kandoliya to Buwakhal, through oak and pine forests is really refreshing.
Dewalgarh: (22 kms.)
Established in the 14th century, it was the capital of Garhwal rajas before being shifted to Srinagar. The temples of goddess Raj Rajeshwari and ruins of an old palace are unique examples of architecture of Garhwal.
Dhari Devi: (48 kms.)
Situated on Srinagar-Badrinath Highway on the bank of Alaknanda, Dhari Devi is believed to be the ancient Kali-Siddh Peeth.
Ulkha Giri is a 2-km drive to Chaudatakhal and then a 2 km easy trek. This panoramic place commands a magnificent view of mountains and valleys, at an altitude of 1900 m.
Air: Nearest airport is Jolly Grant, 145 kms.
Rail: Nearest railhead is Kotdwar, 115 kms.
Road: Well connected by a motorable road.
Accommodation is available at the Tourist Rest House and in private hotels that are present in Khirsu.