Offering excellent views of the Trishul, Nanda Devi and Pancha Chulli, there are very few places in the Himalayas  which can compare with the beauty of Kausani -  A picturesque hill station famous for its scenic splendor and its spectacular 300 km-wide panoramic view of the Himalayas is simply a must see for any nature lover.

Welcome to the Switzerland of India- Kausani.

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GENERAL INFORMATION

Location: 53 Km North of Almora, Kumaon Himalayas, State of Uttar Pradesh, India

Area: 5.2 s.q. km.

Altitude: 1890 mt (6075 ft) above sea level 

STD Code : 059628

Best Season : March-May; September-October

Temperature:

Climate Max

Min

Summer 25C 11C
Winter 15C 2C

Clothing: 

Summer Light Woollens
 Winter Heavy Woollens

Language:  Hindi, English, Kumaoni

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Getting there:

 

Air: The closest airport is Pantnagar which is 180 kms away.

 

Rail: The closest railway station is Kathgodam. This is 142 kms away.
Road: Kaushani is connected by road from Delhi, Chandigarh, Lucknow,  Nainital, Pantnagar, Ranikhet, Gopeshwar etc.

Major distances: 

  • Delhi 425 km
  • Kathgodam 142 km
  • Almora 54 km
  • Ranikhet 62 km
  • Pithoragarh 107 km
  • Nainital 117 km
Local Transport: Taxis/Dandies/Ponies

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Tourist Attractions:

Kausani is frequented by tourists for the panoramic views of the Himalayas. It offers excellent sightings of the Trisul (7,120m), Nanda Devi (7,816m) and the Panchchuli (6,904m). Frozen in time, this backdrop makes Kausani the perfect place for a holiday with the family. Kumaon at its best.

Anasakti Ashram
A quiet and revered place where the Father of the Nation spent some days. Set against the breathtaking beauty of the Himalayas, this place has been  made into a memorial in his memory.

In 1929, Mahatma Gandhi spent 12 days here. He was so enamoured  of Kausani that he called it the Switzerland of India and brought his thoughts out in his book called Anasakti Yoga. The place where he stayed is called the Anasakti Ashram. Earlier the guest house of a tea estate now its an ashram and offers a good resting place for travellers and can accommodate 300 people. Every evening prayers are conducted in the main hall. It also has a library. There is nothing like the mesmerizing Himalayan  sunset and sunrise from the Ashram premises.

Pant Museum:  The famous poet of Hindi literature, Sumitranandan Pant was born at Kausani. A little away from the bus stand is a museum named after him. The house which has the museum is the poet's house of his childhood days. His daily use articles, drafts of his poems, letters, his awards etc. are displayed here.

Lakshmi Ashram: 1 km away from the Anasakti Ashram, this place is a center run by women who do social service. Gandhiji's disciple, Sarala Behen  spent her life here doing social service. This ashram is  located in a solitary area in a dense jungle.

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Of the Beaten Track

Baijnath

Baijnath is the most important  historical place in Uttarakhand and is situated on the banks of the Gomti river. A 14 km walk through the forest is a delightful experience, and more rewarding than the road, which is 6 km. If the weather is good and you are in fine fettle, try the jungle trek. A temple built in the 12th century with beautiful carvings and sculptures is the main attraction here.

Katarmal
10 km from Kausani the sun temple at Katarmal is one of the most important temples dedicated to the Sun God. It was originally built by a Katyuri Raja about the 9 th century AD. The deity here is known as Burhadita or Vraddhaditya ( the old Sun God ).The temple is noted for its architecture, stone and metallic sculptures and carved pillars and doors.

Bageshwar
40 km from Kausani the town lies on both banks of the river Sarju, near its confluence with the Gomti. It is said to derive its name from the local temple of  Lord Shiva as "Vyagheshwar", the tiger lord. A large fair, known as the Uttarayani fair is held here every year in the month of January.

Other getaways:

 

Pinakeshwar (20 km from Kausani)

Someshwar (15 km from Kausani)

Chaukori (75 km from Kaushani)

Pindari Glacier  (25 km from Bageshwar)

Sundardoonga & Kafni Glaciers (For the more adventurous trekkers only)

 

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Accomodation

Hotels

Phone (STD-05962)

Sagar 22084
Sun & Snow Inn 45010
Prashant 45037
New Pine 45051
Jeetu 45023
Amar Holiday Home 45015
KMVN Rest House 45006

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