Khirsu

General Information
Altitude : 1700 mts.
Season : Round the year.
Language : Garhwali, Hindi and English.
Clothing : Summer - Cotton & Woolens.
Winter - Heavy woolens.
The snow - laden mountains of Khirsu tempt the tourist in winters, while the panoramic view of Central Himalayas attracts tourists in summers, when one can get a clear view of 300 named and unnamed peaks. Located 19 kms. away from Pauri at an altitude of 1700 mts. Khirsu is a peaceful spot free from pollution. The tranquility of the adjoining thick Oak and Deodar forests and apple orchards, is only broken by chirping birds. The ancient temple of Ghandiyal Devta in the vicinity is well worth a visit.

Accessibility

Air : The nearest airport is Jolly Grant (175 km. via Paur, Srinagar).
Rail : Nearest Railhead is Kotdwar 115 kms. & Rishikesh via Srinagar Pauri, 158 kms.
Road : Well connected by motorable roads to all the major towns of the region.
Deval Garh
14 km. from Khirsu, Devalgarh established in the 14th century, it was capital of Garhwal Rajas before being shifted to Srinagar. The temples of Goddess Raj Rajeshwari and ruins of an old palaced are unique example of architecture of Garhwal.
Pauri
(19 km.) Situated at an elevation of of 1814 meters above sea level on thenorthern slopes of Kandoliya hills. Pauri provides a panoramic view of snow clad Himalayan peaks. It has some other interesting places for visiting.

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Dhari Devi
(28 km.) Situated on Srinagar-Badrinath highway on the bank of river Alaknanda. Dhari Devi is believed to be the ancient "Kali-Siddh Peeth".
Ulkha Garhi
Situated on Pauri - Khirsu motor road and 2 kms. short of Khirsu is Chaubhatta Khal, there is a 2 km. easy trek to the temple. This place commands a magnificent view of mountain and valleys at an altitude of 1900 mts.

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