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Kausani is a picturesque hill station situated at Bageshwar district in the state of Uttarakhand at approx. 6200 feet above the sea level. It was once called "Switzerland of India" by Mahatma Gandhi due to the similarities in the landscape. The ravishing beauty of the place will make anyone fall in love with it. Not just the place is beautiful, but also it is birthplace of famous Indian poet Sumitra Nandan Pant. If you are a backpacker in pursuit of a placid place, then travel Kausani, it has everything that you need.
Travel Kausani for the true green beauty of the nature and the stunning views of the Himalayas. The sky touching mountains touching the cloud or capped with snow will drizzle your mind. The distant view of the place is so capturing that it would drive you to visit it.
The ideal months to travel Kausani are from April to June. For the snow lovers, December to mid February is the best time as during this time Kausani hides under the cover of snow.
Kausani is 170 km away from Pantnagar Airport and 140 km from Kathgodam railway station. The railway station connects major cities including Lucknow, Delhi, Jammu & Kashmir, Kolkata and Rajasthan. To move to Kausani from Pantnagar airport or Kathgodam railway station, both buses and taxis are easily available. The travel time from Kathgodam to Kausani is approx. 5 hours and from Pantnagar it is half an hour more.
It is a perfect weekend trip from Delhi. Also, during your travel to this beautiful land of hills, there are many places near Kausani that you can visit. Nainital, Almora, Ranikhet are a few that you might like to travel.
Surrounded by pine forest and paddy fields, Rudradhari falls, is a place to connect yourself to the nature. It is located at a distance of 12 km from Kausani that can be easily covered by a taxi. The ancient caves located on Adi Kailash trekking gives you a chance to explore the mysteries of ancient caves.
Gwaldam is a place for artist and writers, surrounded with small lakes and forests that looks no less than a fairy tail. Situated between Kumaon and Garhwal, this is a peaceful retreat, a little heaven that you need to visit for a soothing holiday. The dazzling views of Trishul, Nanda Devi, and Nanda Ghuti makes it heavenly. The apple orchids of Gwaldam is another pleasing experience that you can't afford to miss.
The easy on the eye, trek to Pinnath can be reached via 5 km trek, offers a beguiling aura. The place is famous for Pinnath temple devoted to Bhairon which is situated at hill top at an height of 9000 feet above the sea level. The temple walls and doors are emblazoned with images of Pandavas period kings and art. This drop-dead gorgeous place gives a pleasing view of nature.
Baijnath Temple located on the eastern part of Garhwal Himalayas, on the banks of river Gomti Baijnath, is a little heritage wonder. It was once the capital of Katyuri Kingdom that ruled during the medieval era of India. Baijnath Temple, built around the 12th century, is dedicated to Lord Shiva and shows the ancient art in the best way preserved till date.
Kausani tea state is a happy place of tea lovers. This 208 hectares spread tea land is located 5 km away from the main town and is the most delightful experience for tea livers.
A short tour to Kausani Tea State gives you a chance to try and buy different flavours of tea grown here. This place remains close from November to March, so plan your tour before and after these months to not miss on the taste of some of the most amazing flavored tea.
Anashakti Ashram also known as Gandhi Ashram, is now a research center and museum that offers accommodation facility for 24 people. Every corner of this place speaks about its historic importance.
This educational institute is just 1 km away from Anashakti Ashram. It was established in 1948 by Catherine Hilman only for women and it follows the principles of Mahatma Gandhi till date. Lakshmi Ashram is helping kumaoni women in becoming self-dependent, skilled and self-sufficient.
Someshwar valley is 11 km from Kausani, located in the proximity of Rudradhari Falls, holds a deep connection with Hindu deities Shiva and Vishnu. Someshwar has a religious significance and is famous for its Shiva temple. Apart from being a of religious importance, it also offers some of the most amazing views.
This place is a dreamland for people with artistic and poetic interest. It has a large collection of books in both Hindi and English language, also it offers every creative work of Sumitra Nandan Pant.
This is a gateway to the world of magic. Located at 1800 meters above the sea level this place is for observation of celestial objects like stars clusters, planets, moons, constellations etc. Apart from getting close to the beauty of the mysterious universe, you can delight your taste-buds at space-themed restaurant, Stargate Cafe.
Kausani is more a picturesque and less a shopping place. But yes, tea is something that you must buy form here. It is called Darjeeling of Uttarakahand, because of the tea gardens it has. Also, it is famous for attractive handmade shawls with designs and patterns that have a touch of the place.
The Kausani Tea State is the place where you can find variety of tea, taste and buy the flavour you love. The freshness and taste are to be cherish for long, so don't forget to take them along.
The small shops on mall road offer some of the best woolen stuff including jackets, shawls, gloves, knitted caps and more. When in Kausani, do not miss tasting the excotic fruits and buying kumaoni pulses, pickles, chutney and jams.
For those who have a special love for handmade, Kausani Shawl Factory is their happy place. At this place, you can see how the shawls are made using the traditional styles and can buy from the varieties available.
Kausani is unlike any other hill station that you have visited. It's peaceful and takes you away from the chaos of urban life. So while you are in Kuasani, reconnect with nature, go for a nature walk and look within. Explore it in a different way to have an splendid experience.