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KAUSANI

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 leve
STD Code : 059628
Best Season : March-May; September-October
Language :  Hindi, English, Kumaoni

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.

Introduction

Hill Resorts in India offers a superb and rewarding style of adventure travel in Kausani. 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'. 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. Originally known as Valna, the mesmerizing hill resort of Kausani offers the ultimate vacation creating the romantic environment.

Sight Seeing

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.

Excursion

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.

Adventure Sports

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.

Getting there

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.

DISTANCE FROM MAJOR CITIES

» Delhi :
425 km
» Kathgodam : 142 km
» Almora : 54 km
» Ranikhet : 62 km
» Pithoragarh : 107 km
» Nainital : 117 km

Accommodation

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.

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