A hidden jewel in forests at 6000ft, Uttarakhand , About 19 km from Pauri is Khirsu, famous for its beauty.
The serene site at a height of 1,700 metres affords a fine view of the snow-clad mountains.
The snow – laden mountains of Khirsu tempt the tourist in winters, while the panoramic view of Central Himalayas attracts tourists in summers, when one can get a clear view of 300 named and unnamed peaks. Located 19 kms. away from Pauri at an altitude of 1700 mts. Khirsu is a peaceful spot free from pollution. The tranquility of the adjoining thick Oak and Deodar forests and apple orchards, is only broken by chirping birds. The ancient temple of Ghandiyal Devta is worth visiting. Located nearby are oak and deodar forests and apple orchards.
If one starts trek from Chaubatta to Khirsu, it would give you a strange feeling. The woods are very thick, dark, and lovely. The winds wild and things beautiful in abundance. The valley down is not visible from behind the thick woods. However, Khirsu is a palce where you can spend days together in an absolute rural setting. The fear of being lost into the darkest woods is never over here. A forest guest-house and a tourist lodge provide for the necessary shelter. The woods here almost through the year attract the tourists and the nature lovers as well as the rains. The deodars and pines make Khirsu unbeatable. The Himalayan ranges seem even closer from here. The sombre handsomeness of it makes it different amidst the dense woods.