Hindi and Garhwali
Best time to visit
April-June and September-November
At the hill resort of Kausani the mountains rise so dramatically as if to reach the heavens. In fact not just Kausani the entire Kumaon Hills have been known for their idyllic beauty with the huge mountains silhouetted against the sky. Kausani was originally called Valna. Kausani offers the magic of the deep pine forests and the majestic mountains. Kausani the birthplace of the famed poet Sumitra Nandan Pant is often referred to as the 'Switzerland of India' owing to its natural bounty. Sight Seeing.
Best Time To Visit
Kausani experiences snowfall during the months of December and January, thus these two months may be avoided. The hill resort of Kausani is a retreat in the summer months and may be visited during April-June and September-November.
The hill resort of Kausani is located in the Kumaon Region of Uttaranchal. Kausani stands high at an altitude of 1890 m above sea level.
The major attraction at Kausani is that is offers wondrous vistas of the Kumaon Himalayas. You may enjoy the endless stretch of famous peaks like the Nanda Devi, Trishul, and the Nandakot.
While in Kausani you may move to the various vintage-points in order to capture the spectacular sights of the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas that are spread majestically across the 300 km range. The sunrise and the sunset are the special moments for the nature lovers and the photographers alike.
Then there is the Anashakti Ashram a landmark of Kausani. The Anashakti Ashram is renowned for its association with Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of the Nation. Till date the Ashram acts as a rest place for the weary tourists to Kausani. You will be able to catch some scintillating spectacles of the Himalayan peaks from the Anashakti Ashram. The magnificent library of the Ashram is worth visiting too.
For the adventure seekers Kausani offers the interesting treks like the Adi Kailash Trek, Bageshwar Sundardhunga Trek and the Base Kausani Trek.
Places Around Kausani
Further ahead from the hill resort of Kausani you may plan for excursions to various other places of tourist interest.
There are the hill resorts of Nainital, Almora and Ranikhet that are easily accessible from Kausani, offer wondrous vistas of the Himalayas and make excellent excursion options.
Then there are the temple towns of Baijnath and Bageshwar that attract several pilgrims and tourists every year and are in close proximity to Kausani.
The nature lovers may even go on an excursion to Binsar from Kausani. Binsar boasts of a bird sanctuary that is worth visiting and the panoramic views of the Himalayan peaks like the Nanda Devi.
How To Reach
By Air - The airport nearest to Kausani is at Pantnagar, at a distance180 km.
By Rail - The railway station at Kathgodam is the nearest railhead to Kausani at a distance of 142 km and caters to the rail transport to Kausani.
By Road - Kausani is well connected with the other hill resorts like Almora, Ranikhet, Pittoragarh, Gwaldam and Nainital through road routes.