Set at an altitude of over 6075 ft (1890 mt) above sea level, the hill resort of Kausani is surrounded by snow-capped mountains and imagination-stirring scenic beauty, which has earned it the moniker the ‘Switzerland of India’.
Even the father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi had contemplated on the beauty of the region.Besides being the birthplace of the famous poet Sumitra Nandan Pant, the place is also visited by Mahatma Gandhi who was so enamored of its dazzling natural beauty.
He spent 12 days in 1929 at Kausani, penned his memorable commentary on the Gita-Ana-Shakti Yoga inspired by the scenic grandeur of this richly gifted spot. The guest house where the Mahatma stayed is now known as the Anashakti Ashram.Originally known as Valna, the mesmerizing hill resort of Kausani offers the ultimate vacation creating the romantic environment.
Located in the Kumaon Region of the state of Uttarakhand, the hill resort of Kausani stands high at an altitude of 1890 m above sea level.
Well known for the beauty of its landscape and the warmth of its welcome, Kausani offers the mind-boggling panoramic view of the Kumaon Himalayas. View the changing moods of the high Himalayan peaks like the Nanda Devi, Trishul, and the Nandakot.
The hill resort of Kausani offers several vantage points from where one can have a mesmerizing view of the vistas and photogenic scenery of the landscape including the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas.
Another major attraction of the hill resort of Kausani is the Anashakti Ashram. The Anashakti Ashram has the proud privilege of being associated with Mahatma Gandhi, who is considered to be one of the greatest personalities of the 20th century.
Today the Ashram serves as the resting place for the tourists who experience complete peace after a sightseeing tour. The Ashram offers some dazzling spectacle of the Himalayan peaks of the Kumayan region. The superb library of the Ashram is worth visiting too.
Though Kausani is a superb travel destination in its own right, it also serves as a base from which you can make excursions to various other places of tourist importance. Other famous hill resorts of Nainital, Almora and Ranikhet make outstanding excursion options from Kausani and can be reached easily. These hill stations offer breathtaking views of the Himalayas and serve as the romantic gateways.
Then there are the famous temple towns of Baijnath and Bageshwar are close to the hill resort of Kausani and attracts a large number of devotes as e well as tourists all round the year.
The hill resort of Kausani offers the nearby attraction of a bird sanctuary to the wildlife enthusiasts at Binsar, which in close proximity to the hill resort. Binsar offers wonderful view of the Himalayan peaks like the Nanda Devi.
Kausani combines beautiful landscapes with a number of adventure sports. The hill resort offers the adventure seekers fine treks like the Bageshwar Sundardhunga Trek, Adi Kailash Trek and the Base Kausani Trek.
Best time to visit
As Kausani experiences snowfall during the winter months of December and January, it is advisable to avoid making a trip to the hill resort. The summer months are the best time to visit the. April to November is the best time to visit the hill resort of Kausani.
There are different ways to reach Kausani.
By Air : There is no direct route to reach Kausani by Air. The nearest airport is at Pantnagar, at a distance180 km. From Pantnagar one can reach Kausani by car or by some vehicle.
By Rail : The nearest railhead to Kausani is the railway station at Kathgodam at a distance of 142 km and caters to the rail transport to Kausani.
By Road : Bus services connect Kausani with the other hill resorts including Ranikhet, Almora, Gwaldam, Pittoragarh and Nainital.
The hill resorts of Kausani offers various accommodation options ranging from deluxe hotels, standard hotels and budget hotels catering to requirements of the travelers visiting this beautiful hill station.
Other options like the Tourist Rest houses are also available at Kausani.