Khirsu is a famous tourist spot in Uttarakhand. The place is famous for a Khirsu temple which is located at an altitude of 1700 meters. The place is located a peaceful and pollution free environment in Himalayan region. The ancient temple of God Ghandiyal is a must visit place in Khirsu.
Khirsu offers a picturesque view of Himalayas. One can have a view more than three hundred mountain peaks which is breathtaking. The area is covered with oaks and deodar trees. Also one can view apple orchards in the area.
Places of Attraction near Khirsu temple
Khirsu is famous for many near by tourist places. Some of the main places of attraction are listed below:-
Pauri is situated at a distance of about 19kms from Khirsu. The place lies at an altitude of about 1815 meters on the northern slopes of Kandoliya peaks. The view of beautiful snow covered mountains is very fascinating. The place is worth a visit.
Deval Garh is situated at a distance of about 15kms from Khirsu. The place was recognized in the 14 century and was the capital of Garhwal which was later shifted to Srinagar. The place has some beautiful places to visit like temple of Goddess Raj Rajeshwai where one can see the exclusive architecture of the Garhwal region.
The place is supposed to be the ancient sidh peeth of Goddess Kali. Dhari Devi is situated at a distance of about 30kms from Khirsu on Srinagar – Badrinath highway. The place is situated on the sides of Alakhnanda River.
The place is situated at an altitude of about 1900 meters and is about 2kms short from Khirsu. The place offers panoramic views of near by valleys and mountains.
Languages spoken at Khirsu
People of the area speak Garhwali, Hindi and English languages.
Woolen and Cotton clothes for summer and heavy woolen clothes for winter season are recommended.
When the visit
The place can be visited round the year. Summer is more preferable as the climate is very pleasant as compared to cold climate in winters.
There is a facility of a tourist rest house and a forest rest house among some other options. One can stay here at reasonable rates.
How to reach
By Air The nearest airport is Jolly Grant which is about 172 kms from Khirsu.
By Train The nearest railway station is at Kotdwar which is 116 kms from here. The second nearest airport is Rishikesh which is about 160 kms.
By RoadKhirsu is well connected with road to all the major cities of the area.
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