Kausani is located 47 kms north of Almora in Bageshwar district of Kumaon region of Uttarakhand. Kausani hill station is located at an altitude of 1890 m and is a celebrated site for its panoramic views of the enchanting Himalayas.
Height: 1890 m
Climate: The summer is mild and light cottons and light woolens are suggested. In winter, the sunny days are pleasant – though the nights are cold and fairly heavy clothes are required. Through the rest of the year, light woolens/cottons are suggested.
Getting There & Away: How to reach Kausani
Rail: The nearest rail station is at Kathgodam at a distance of 134 kms.
Air: Pantnagar is the nearest airport at a distance of 168 kms.
Tourist Attractions in Kausani
Anasakti Ashram: It is also known as Gandhi Ashram. Anasakti Ashram was built to pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi who visited this place in 1929 and described it as the ‘Switzerland of India’ after falling in love with its pristine beauty. It is here that he wrote ‘Anashakti Yoga’. The ashram is well stocked with books and photographs of Gandhi’s life. There is a small prayer room in this ashram where prayers are held every morning and evening.
Rudradhari Waterfall: The Rudradhari falls is a natural attraction here and many ancient caves can be explored in the nearby areas. The Puranic stories relate this place with Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu. The Shiv Temple at Someshwar is situated close to the waterfalls. These magnificent waterfalls can be viewed while trekking to Adi Kailash region in the hill station of Kausani.
Kausani Tea Estate: Kausani is also famous for its several tea gardens and pear orchards. Girias Uttaranchal tea is produced in 208 hectares of tea plantations near Kausani.
Lakshmi Ashram: It is also known as Sarla Ashram. Catherine Hillman, a disciple of Mahatma Gandhi who came to be known as Sarlaben founded this ashram in 1964 which overlooks the beautiful Kosi valley. Lakshmi Ashram is located is a quite place up the hills which lends a serene atmosphere to the ashram.
Sumitranandan Pant Gallery: The renowned hindi poet Sumitranandan Pant was born in Kausani. Sumitranandan Pant Gallery was built to commemorate the poet. The gallery houses hundreds of English and hindi books in glass cabinets. A poetry symposium is organized here every year to mark the poet’s birth anniversary.
Jain ki Dhai, Aku Binsar, Aredeo, Pandukholi & Kukucheena, Maha Avatar Baba Cave – Yoganand Society, Bhitinashwar, Gannath, Rudradhari Temple & Waterfall, Koshi Mool – Origin of Kosi River, Birchuya or Mini Bugyal – Green Grassland, Gopal Kot Pinnath, Bura Pinnath & Bhatkot are some of the trekking points in Kausani.