From Kirtinagar, on the Kotdwar road, at a distance of 30 kilometers is Pauri, a place marked for its scenic beauty yet away from thronging tourists. It is at a height of 1817 meters, and covered in a green canopy of Pine, Birtch, Fir and other coniferous trees. The place is picture perfect, though there is dearth of shops. There is a Mal too. The sunrises and the sunsets are beautiful, with the Trishul, Kedarnath, Hatiparvat, Nilkhant, Sumeru, Chaukhamba, Kamling and a multitude of other snow covered peaks in full view from here. Fr sunsets, choose the sunset point beside the Defence barracks.
Check out the Laxmi Narayan temple, Kandolia Shiva temple 2 kilometers inside dense forests, Kankaleshwar Shiva temple (you will have to climb 3 kilometers uphill), Amal Dhaval range and Nag Devata temple.
At 1700 meters one could see the snow padded peaks plunging down to the deep woods of Oak and deodars. As a quaint little hamlet, Khirsu offers the mind stilling views of the central Himalayas with a perfect vision of several familiar and unidentifiable cliffs. The ancient temple of Ghandiyal Devi situated nearby adds the quietude of the place. The flanking apple orchards are the other fascinating point of attraction in Khirsu. Bird cry waft from the nearby woods is the only sound that sever the serenity of the tranquil environ. A pristine location, which can be visited all through the year, is sure to impress you with its flamboyant charm. Moderate accommodation facility in the forest bungalow is the major advantage of this vantage point.
Khirsu: 19 kilometers from Pauri is Khirsu, at a height of 17000 meters. It offers an unique viewpoint, with over 300 peaks at close range view. Coniferous trees keeps the place well covered and pollution free. Could have a special relation with this place and as the day approached towards its middle, clouds descend to chat with the place.