Khirsu – A Hidden Gem

Khirsu is nature’s bounty and is at about 19 kms drive from Pauri. Khirsu is perhaps that unknown gem of Garhwal Himalaya from where Mt Chaukhamba can be seen in it’s best position. It is one of the best places uttarakhand has to offer for nature lovers and Himalayan admirers.


Khirsu is a small of paradise. Khirsu is a jewel on the Crown in Pauri Himalaya. It is located at the elevation of 1700m and offers spectacular view of a wide range of mighty Himalayan peaks. On a clear day, a series of snow peaks like Gangotri, Kedarnath, Bhrigupanth, Sumeru, Chowkhamba, Neelkant can be seen.The changing colours of the snowpeaks during dawn and dusk are awesome sights.


The place is very chilled in winters, surrounded with lush green dense forest. There are couple of private accommodations around Khirsu but GMVN bungalow is the best. It offers the best food and is close to the market.

Khirsu can be reached by road from Delhi via Kotdwara. Lansdowne and Pauri are the only nearby hill stations. One can reach Khirsu directly or take a day’s stop at Lansdowne which offers mesmerising beauty of its own.

Distance from Delhi to Lansdowne is 260 kms and is easily doable in 6 hrs. Khirsu is another 90 kms from Lansdowne.
Total 350 kms from Delh

Source:Khirsu, Uttarakhand

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