Offers gorgeous views of snow-clad Himalayan peaks
Surrounded by dense forests
Has ancient temples
What to know
If you are looking for an idyllic and offbeat Himalayan holiday, Khirsu is where you should be. Undiscovered and surrounded by lush forests and orchards, the hamlet offers a tranquil experience. The picturesque hill station located in the Pauri Garhwal district offers spectacular views of the Himalayas, including a panorama of peaks like the Panchachuli, Nanda Devi, Nanda Kot, and Trishul. Perched at a height of 1,700 m, Khirsu is dotted with dense pine and deodar forests, which make for excellent venues for nature walks and hikes. The hamlet is endowed with lush orchards of apples and wildflowers of every kind. The village is also an agricultural hub and surrunding it are picturesque terrace farms.
Best Time to Visit
Khirsu is pleasant year-round and in winter, it's enveloped in snow.
What To Do
Khirsu is blessed with lush greenery and orchards. There is good cultivation of mushrooms as well as wildflowers galore. Explore the hidden beauty of Khirsu by walking through its dense pine and deodar forests. You can also go camping in the woods around Khirsu.
There are several cycling tracks in and around Khirsu. The trail to Ghurdauri, around 25 km away, is a popular trail. As you cycle at an altitude of around 1,700 m, enjoy picturesque views of Himalayas and pass through dense forests of oak, blue pine and rhododendron.
How to reach
The nearest airport is Jolly Grant Airport, about 174 km away.
Mr. Yogendra Kumar Gangwar (Deputy Director)
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