It will be wonderful to explore the pleasant and charming small village of Khirsu, closer to the Pauri, in the district of Garhwal. The snow-laden peaks of Khirsu draw thousands of visitors in the months of winter. But most of the time pilgrims approach to this small town in summers. In the clear summer every one can easily perceive the 300 hundred named and unnamed peaks.
Khirsu remains perched at an elevation of
1700 meters above the sea level. It is 19 kilo meters from Pauri
town. Deodar forests, oak trees and apple orchards make it more
beautiful. It is really not as popular in India as others are but
gradually it is obtaining the popularity.
Devotees and followers frequently visit to the more deserving shrine of Ghandiyal Devta. It is far and far from the noisy pollution of the villages and cities. It is a silence area where you can listen the sound of cracking leaves when it comes under your feet. Different types of birds' species can be seen in the valley of mighty Himalayan.
The panoramic belt of Khirsu receives the subtropical climate. Whether its Khirsu or the aurrounding areas like Dhanaulti, Jageshwar or Munsiyari, you can visit them anytime of the year. Summers are comfortable not too much temperature pressure, whereas winters are chilly. Summers will be the best time to travel to Khirsu. Months of April, May and June are of summers, and the maximum temperature is around 45 degree and minimum is around 29 degree Celsius. From October to January are winters, where temperature varies from 25 degree to 0 degree Celsius.
Definitely, Khirsu is like a hidden gem for tourists in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand. Regardless of whether you're travelling with your entire family or visiting as a couple, the small town of Khirsu offers abundant opportunities to spend some good time and remember those moments as well.
Standing on the Pauri - Lansdown road, the Kandoliya temple is a great place to visit during your holidays in Khirsu. The temple is erected in dedication to the Kandoliya Devta. The environs that surround the temple from all sides is truly a sight worth enjoying.
Another temple that you should remember to pay a visit to is the Kyunkaleshwar Mahadav temple. It's a must-watch, as it was erected back in the 8th century. At this temple, you'll find the idols of several Hindu deities including Lord Shiva, Ganpati, Parvati, Lord Rama etc.
If you would like to enjoy heart-stirring views of the majestic Himalays, you should make no delay in reaching the Ulkha Giri. Situated at a height of 1,900 m above sea level, the place is a regular haunt of tourists and travelers. So, plan a drive to Chaudatakhal right away.