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The inviting views of the snow-clad peaks, unending fields adorned with prolific greenery of the tea gardens and the ever moving white clouds over the emerald hills, is what Kausani - one of the best tourist destinations of Uttarakhand is all about. Here, nature showcases the best of itself, with the chirpy creatures celebrating its precious serenity with the opening of the day until the sun sets. Thus, offers the best of the holiday experience to the tourists. Situated in the Bageshwar district, Kausani lies at the close proximity to the capital - Delhi, thus this spectacular piece of land becomes an ideal getaway for its residents. The serene nature of Kausani wrapping up beautiful temples like Baijnath temple, and Somnath temple that lies near the gushing Rudradhari falls and caves, which is another point of interest for the tourists including pilgrims.
The nature lovers can also visit Kausani tea gardens and get pleased by witnessing its stunning tea plantations scattered over an area of 208 hectares.Among the other best places to visit, there is Sumitranandan Pant Gallery; which is a peaceful respite for those who have a fascination for poetries. Be it a nature lover or a honeymoon couple looking for a romantic seclusion, or even an adventure enthusiast, Kausani remains as the one stop for all with its attractions. Once visited by the legend Mahatma Gandhi, who by being mesmerized by its superfluous beauty called it 'The Switzerland of India,' Kausani is definitely a place to add to your sightseeing tour when in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand.
Best Time to Visit
Nestled in the Himalayas, Kausani is a beautiful hill station perched at an elevation of 1,890 m, which is best visited during the summer and the winter seasons. Though, blessed with pleasant weather all throughout the year, the tourists flock here at any time of the season. The temperature ranges here between -4°C to 27°C in a year, hence it is provided with the snowy scenery during winters.
Places To Visit
Rudradhari Falls and Caves
A location which is around 12 km away from Kausani on the Almora-Kausani road, is blessed with rich pasture land and rocky mountains through which the Rudradhari fall gushes with extreme force. Near to it, lies the sacred Someshwar Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, and ancient caves waiting to be explored by the tourists.
Kausani Tea Estate
Adorning an elevated land of 1800 m altitude, the Kausani Tea Estate calls for a visit for the tourists who are both a tea and a nature lover. The Kausani Tea Estate produces an exceptional quality tea leaves that are even exported to other countries like Australia, Germany, Korea and the U.S. Girias Uttaranchal tea is the most popular among all its production.
Baijnath Temples, are the bunch of ancient temples sprawling at an altitude of 1126 m that are dedicated to Lord Shiva. This holy site by being placed on the banks of the river Gomti surrounded by exquisite scenery invokes peace in the heart and soul of the visitors.
Sumitranandan Pant Gallery
Kausani is the birthplace of a very popular poet and a legendary figure of modern Hindi literature; Sumitranandan Pant. To celebrate his fine art in the field of literature, a museum dedicated to him has been built at Kausani itself. The Sumitranandan Pant Gallery has a fine display of the holographs of his poems and a library containing the text copies of his entire literary works.
Just a 5 km trek from Kausani; Pinnath is the adventurer's paradise that comes with the delightful but foggy views of the green landscapes nourished by the Kosi river. Once reached the top, the Pinnath temple dedicated to Lord Bhairon impresses with its fascinating structure. The walls and doors of the temple carry the images of the Kings and Pandavas. The place seems enchanting during the fair held in October. Other than this, adventurers can also choose to go for some far away treks to Pindari Glacier, Kafni Glacier, and Sunderdhunga Glacier, that equally beautiful and tranquilizing.
Anasakti and Lakshmi Ashram
Anasakti Ashram situated not more than a kilometer away from Kausani, where Mahatma Gandhi had stayed for two weeks in the year 1929. Thus, got its another name as Gandhi Ashram. On his visit to Kausani, Mahatma Gandhi, who was mesmerised by its pristine beauty, called it 'The Switzerland of India'. Now this place has been converted into a study and research center, also providing the accommodation facility. The Ashram is also equipped with a Kitchen, library and a prayer room. Just 1 km away from Anasakti Ashram lies the Lakshmi Ashram, which is an educational institute for girls that's run on the principle of Gandhiji.
How To Reach
The nearest airport to Kausani is in Pantnagar, which is around 168 km away. There are flights available that ply between Delhi and Pantnagar daily. While, upon reaching the airport, one can opt for a public bus or can hire a private taxi to reach Kausani.
To reach by train, one has to get down at the Kathgodam railway station which is the nearest railway station that is around 134 km away from Kausani. Prompt public transport and private taxis available at the station finally reach you to Kausani.
If you wish to travel by bus then board the state-run buses from Delhi that travel through Hapur, Moradabad, Ramnagar, Ranikhet to finally reach Kausani. Longer route buses are also available that take more time by switching to Rampur route. The option of private taxis is also available if you love to travel with comfort at your own demand.
Switzerland of india.yes this was remarked by gandhiji. He was spell bound by its eternal nature beayty! If there heaven exit in world is kausani.small hill station situated inuttrakhand in almora district.? Where live seized.people there are very sweet .and famous poet sumitranandan pant born land.and also famous for its tea garden all our india
Kausani is a hill station situated in Bageshwar district in the State of Uttarakhand, India. This beauteous hill queen is perched at an elevation of 1890 metres. It is advised to viist this place in winters to witness snowfall. Also Kausani is famous among tourist as Hill Station and Peace full Surroundings. Kausani is recommended destination for newly married couples. The pack season starts from late March till end of June, temperature drops to 2°C during winters. This place is transformed into snowy during the winters months of October to February. Visit this place during this period if you enjoy snow fall & cold climate.