Kausani at a glance:
Coordinates: 29.8445° N, 79.6039° E
Kausani is a hill station and Village situated in Bageshwar district in the state of Uttarakhand, India. It is famous for its scenic splendour and its spectacular 300 km-wide panoramic views of Himalayan peaks like Trisul, Nanda Devi and Panchchuli.
How to reach Kausani:
By Air :
Dehradun Airport is the nearest airport. Cabs are available from the airport.
By Rail :
The nearest railway station is Kathgodam. One can easily avail a bus or taxi from Kathgodam to the required destination.
By Road :
Kausani is well connected via roadways.
Places to visit in Kausani:
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One of the most popular destinations, this place is also fondly known as Gandhi Ashram. It was during has stayed here that Gandhiji annotations about Anashakti Yog known as ‘Geeta Anashakti Yog’.
Kausani Tea Estate:
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This is a place where one will feel very close to nature and a paradise for tea lovers. Kausani Tea Estate, situated 5 km away from the main town is spread across the area of 208 hectares.
Located just 1km from Anashakti Ashram, Lakshmi Ashram is an educational institute for girls run on the principles of Gandhiji. Established in the year 1948 by Catherine Hillman, who later became Sarlaben, the strict follower and disciple of Gandhiji, Lakshmi Ashram is a place to be admired.
Rudradhari Falls and Caves:
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At a distance of 12 km from Kausani, bounded by the paddy fields and green pine forests is the spellbinding Rudradhari Falls. Located on the trekking way to Adi Kailash region, one can also explore the mysteries of the ancient caves lying near the falls.
Shopping in Kausani:
Being a small hill station, Kausani doesn’t have shopping markets like cities, however, the local market in the area offers the special hand-made Kausani shawls.
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Someshwar is nothing like a normal temple on the top of the hill. This place apart from captivating surroundings has a fascinating history attached to it.
Sumitranandan Pant Museum:
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Sumitranandan Pant Museum is a place with an artistic taste and is a whole new world in itself. Dedicated to famous Hindi poet who was born in Kausani, it offers a wide range of his creative work on display from manuscripts of poems and draft work of her literary work to his awards and letters written by and to him.
Trek to Pinnath:
A perfect way to rekindle your spirits, Pinnath is approachable from Kausani only via a trek of 5 km. Known for its temple, this place offers a sense of pleasure when surrounded by the wilderness of nature.
What to eat :
Kausani is a small hill station where hotels and its restaurants serve food in many cuisines including continental, Indian, Chinese and some Kumaoni dishes as well. However, major restaurants are absent outside the hotels. One will find few dhabas and roadside eateries offering delicious food.