Kausani is a mesmerizing hill station located 53 km from Almora in Uttarakhand. There are several spots in the hill station, which offer commanding views of the Himalayan peaks like Trisul, Nanda Devi, Nandakot and Panchchuli. This hill station is one of the most beautiful destinations of Uttarakhand. Located at an altitude of 1890 m, Kausani is located amidst dense pine trees overlooking Someshwar valley on one side and Garur and Baijnath Katyuri valley on the other. The original name of Kausani was Valna and it is also the birth place of Sumitra Nandan Pant, the renowned poet of Hindi literature.
Tourist Attractions Of Kausani
Views Of The Snow-Capped Mountains
This is the most enthralling attraction of Kausani which makes it the pride of the great Himalayas. Mountain lovers, Kaausani is the perfect place for you! The various vantage points on the hill station fascinate the tourists with overwhelming views of sunrises and sunsets.
The birth place of a famous Hindi literature poet, Pant Museum is a great place for literature lovers. Retaining its old-world charm, this place serve as a reference library showcasing the great work of the poet. Researchers from across the country flock to the museum.
As has been rightly commented, “a noble life is one dedicated to noble work”, the Lakshmi Ashram is such an organization working for a noble cause. This place is dedicated to social service, the upliftment of women. The surroundings of the ashram are covered by the dense pine forest.
Lying in the Katyuri valley, 19 km away from Kausani and 26 km from Bageshwar, is the ancient town of Baijnath. Once a capital of the Katyuri dynasty of kings who ruled Uttaranchal during 12th and 13th century, Baijnath was once known as Kartikyapura. One of the most important places to visit in Baijnath is the historically and religiously significant Baijnath Temple constructed in the twelfth century.
Trekking in Kausani
Kausani offers tremendous opportunities for trekking. The hill station also serve as the base for treks such as Adi Kailash trek, Base Kasauni trek and the Bageshwar Sunderdhanga trek.
There are numerous beautiful places around Kausani, which are also famous for their immense natural beauty and serenity such as Baijnath, Bageshwar, Chaukori, Berinag, Gangolhat, Patal Bhuvaneshwar and Gwaldam.
WHERE TO EAT at Kausani
Pine View Hotel, Himalayan Hotel, Sagar Hotel, Jeetu Trekking Club, Uttarakhand Hotel, Hotel Holiday Home, Trishul Tourist Rest House, There are’nt many options available for good eating in Kausani, one can have their food in the hotels where they are staying. Or one can approach local Eateries/dhabas which offer mainly vegetarian food.
In the small town of Kausani ,you will not find any good shopping centres and big shops. The market place is small and it meets needs of local people.
HOW TO REACH Kausani
By Air – The closest airport is Pantnagar which is 180 kms away.
By Rail – The closest railway station is Kathgodam. This is 142 kms away.
By Road – Kaushani is connected by road from Delhi, Chandigarh, Lucknow, Nainital, Pantnagar, Ranikhet, Gopeshwar etc.