Khirsu is a hidden dream within a dense forest of pine, Oak and Rhododendron (Buransh). Encircled by the snow-laden Himalyan peaks, Khirsu is nestled at an altitude of 1,700 mt, a place memorirs its beauty from the fairy tails, one of the most unexlored destination of Garhwal.
Situated at a distance of 19 km from the Pauri town, Khirsu offers the widest outlook of the mighty himalayan peaks. on a clear day, you can count at least 300 known and unknown peaks from here, away from the hustle-bustle of city life. now crowed by the tourists , this pristine environment is ideal for a rebirth. So serene and noiseless that you can even hear the sounds of the cracking leaves, under your feet.
The ancient temple of Ghandiyal Devta in the vicinity is well worth to see.
How To Reach
The nearest airport is jollygrant (Dehradun), at a distance of 174 km’s.
RAIL- The rail head is Kotdwar, 127 Km’s.
ROAD- A motorable road connects Khirsu with Pauri, the nearest town. Pauri is well connected through roads with Dehradun, Rishikesh and Kotdwar. But, a trek from Pauri, down the Kandoliya hills offers the most exciting alternative route to Khirsu.
Where To Stay (STD Code- 01368)
Tourist Rest House-GMVN : 228509
Hotel Orchid Green : 228545
Uttarakhand Forest Development Corporation- Eco-Tourism camps. set up between March and October every year. Offers an out-of-the world experience. Reservations can be made at UAFDC office at Nehru Road, Dehradun.
What To See
Being at Khirsu needs a different mindset. This place makes you introspective, closer to your natural self, leaving behind your city life, your urban existence like a mere slough, get yourself immersed completely, into the serene surrounding.
Even on a sunny day one can’t see the sky above, as one descends through the thick forests of pine, Oak and Deodars. Past elegant pathways covered with bright green moss and fascinating growth of fern. You will pass through an unknown world amidst numerous apple trees, bunches of Mushrooms grown in the dark underneath, refresh your mind with the fragrances of nameless wild flowers and exotic herbs, listen to to the songs of nature, accompanied by chirping birds.
It’s an experience, exclusively your’s, because Khirsu never sees the multitude of visitors. When you reach the top , you get a breathtaking views of the himalayan range. As if a conjured world surrounding you, is putting you into a philosophical trance, concentrating on yourself and your space in the universe.
Jwalpa Devi Temple-
A well known religious center on Pauri-Kotdwar road. Open round the year. A big religious festival is held every year, during the Navratras.
Ghandiyal Devta- The ancient temple of Ghandiyal Devta is a major attraction, in the area.
Srinagar is located on way to N.H. 58 on the bank of river Alaknanda was once the capital of Garhwal Kings. Epicenter of Garhwal University, it is the biggest township in the area.
Devalgarh- Devalgarh in one of the important garh capitals of Garhwal. It is situated 16 km. away from Khirsu towards Srinagar. Raj rajeshwari & garuri devi Temples are the important attractions here.
Ulkha-Gari- 3 km. from Khirsu (chaubattakhal) is known for small ulkeshwari temple and ruins of Garh-Capital.
Pauri- Pauri is the district headquarter of Pauri-Garhwal and commissioner’s headquarter of Garhwal region is situated here. Pauri is 20 km from Khirsu and 32 km from Srinagar. It is also attractive hill station. A tourist Bunglow and a number of private hotels are available here for stay. It is another big township in the area.
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12 responses to “Khirsu : Where Nature Blooms”
i belong to the uttranchal in khirsu.
but i live in rajasthan in jaipur.
i like to khirsu.
because khirsu envirment is beautiful.
jab may 1st bar apne village Aaya to muje laga may jannat may aa gaya.
may her gharmi ki chuti may khirsu gumne aata hu .
so i thing…………………..
i belong to PABAU, it’s a market nearby khirsu. kathuli is my mother’s village.
so a used to visit khirsu…it’s a place wer one can enjoy his/her best tym.
Hi Friends khirsu is a fantastic place i am belong moltha which is 15 km away from khirsu at kherakhal road if u wanted to see whole khirsu u will gone pithundi road at about 3 km where u saw the whole khirsu market, ground & park and many another place here is very Beautiful view,
MAI UTTRAKHAND KI REHNE WALI HU KHIRSU KE NAJDEEK HI MERA GHAR HAI PAR MAI ABHI GURGAON ME REHTI HU BACHPAN ME KHIRSU GYI THI OR AB TAK KHIRSU KI YAADE MERE MAN ME HAI
I LOVE MY UTTRAKHAND
Myself Jagmohan Bhandari, I belong from lovely uttrakhand. Tal is my village. I am staying in Delhi. I normally go to uttrakhand in a year. My son is studying my Uk. Its a lovely place. If you really want to enjoy the life U must go the Uttrakhand. I am proud to be a garhwali. Jai Maa Jwalpa devi, Maa Bhagwati.
I am from Than (village ). I studied at Khirsu 6 Years.i.e.upto 1984.
When I left Garhwal, & what it is today , totally changed.
About Khirsu , no apple , only cold drinks ,Tea & Bottle freely avaib. at Chobbatakhal.
Khirsu totally changed .
hiiiii guys myself sandeep i stay at Mumbai from childhood with my family, My native place is Khirsu(choklya)
I went their once in two to three years because the stress of my work, i love khirsu.
i miss khirsu ka mela all time from 4 to 5 years…….
I really miss it,
Hi Friends khirsu is a fantastic place i am belong moltha which is 15 km away from khirsu at kherakhal road if u wanted to see whole khirsu u will gone pithundi road at about 3 km where u saw the whole khirsu market, ground & park and many another place here is very Beautiful view
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I visited Khirsu during my childhood days. It is my mother’s village.
A beautiful village, Khirsu is a treasure of its own kind.
i am so proud to be associated with this place.
I hope to visit it soon after so many years.
Nice Information about Khirsu