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Best Time: Apr-Jun, Sep-Dec Read More

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Nearest Airport: Dehradun Check Flights

Kausani Tourism

Embellished with all the right ingredients including lush green valley, verdant pine tree forests, meandering creeks, tranquility and majestic Himalayan peaks, Kausani is one of the most spellbinding hill stations in Uttarakhand.

Nanda Devi, Trishul and Panchachuli are the three peaks which make for a distinct view from Kausani. Previously known as Valna, this place is blessed with many attractions and a sight of sunset so captivating, that it is sure to leave you completely enchanted. A perfect getaway for honeymooners, nature lovers and vacation makers, this beautiful place offers a picture perfect view of snow clad Himalayas stretched across 350 kms.

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History of Kausani

Back in the olden days, Kausani was known as Valna. The town became famous in 1929 when Mahatma Gandhi made the village his temporary abode to finish his works on Anasakti Yoga. The place is also famous for the great Hindi poet Sumitranandan Pant. Mahatma Gandhi dubbed Kausani as “the Switzerland of India” owing to its natural beauty. Initially, the town was inhabited by the Kumaoni and Garhwali communities and was a part of the Almora district. In November 2000, Uttarakhand was created as a separate district and Kausani came to be a part of it.

Nature Walk

Among the myriad adventure activities available in Kausani, trekking is one of the many favourites. The majestic mighty mountains around the tinsel town are covered with Oak and Pine trees and present a pretty picture. Higher up the altitude, a mesmerizing enthralling panoramic view of the Himalayan ranges can be seen. Some common trek routes from Kausani are Adi Kailash trek, Base Kausani trek and Bageshwar- Sunderdhunda trek. The place is a haven for nature’s lover, you can just choose to take a walk on the hardly dotted roads in the forests and soak in the aura and tranquillity of the beautiful hill station. Explore the very famous tea gardens of Kausani and lush green meadows and take back with you, a very wonderful memory home.

The panoramic view of the majestic Himalayas

Kausani, an unspoken hill-town of Uttarakhand, lies 53 km away from Almora and 65 km from Kathgodam. It is best known for its surreal view of the great Himalayan ranges boasting the snow-draped peaks of Trishul and Nanda Devi. A fresh breeze of peace flows among the splendid hills of Garhwal Himalayas that are completely covered in the vegetation of Deodar and Pines.

Restaurants and Local Food in Kausani

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.
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One Day Itinerary

One has a plenty of options for sightseeing and excursion for a one-day itinerary. An early morning moment spent under the magical spell of nature and the teachings of Father of our Nation, Gandhiji. Just a kilometer away from Anashakti Ashram and a museum lays the Lakshmi Ashram, an educational institute started by the disciple of Gandhiji. A hearty breakfast at the hotel and you are once again ready to explore the hidden mysteries of this amazing town. Begin your journey with the tranquility of Baijnath Temple that will make your day. Later you can either visit Pinnath, a place blessed with raw nature and a temple or explore a tea garden with a detailed explanation of the tea production. If you still have time left, go for Rudradhari falls and caves. However, do not forget to break for lunch. With a hearty dinner at the hotel, end your incredible trip.

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Holidify's Opinion

What's Great?

Weather is pleasant all round the year. The place isn't too crowded, as it is not visited by too many tourists. There are many places to visit nearby Kausani.

What's Not So Great?

Does not have its own airport and railway station, which makes it a bit difficult to access. The transport for travelling locally isn't well developed.

For Whom?

People looking for romantic getaways and nature lovers. A good weekend getaway from the nearby cities.

How To Reach Kausani

Kausani does not have an airport or a railway station of its own. The most convenient way of traveling to Kausani is by hiring a cab or hopping onto a bus that plies regularly from New Delhi.

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Hackpunch 3 months ago
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Pallavi Siddhanta 11 months ago
- Carry extra food and supplies with you, facilities are not present at proper intervals.
- Winters are excruciatingly cold but beautiful at the same time, so carry heavy woolens if travelling during the season.
- Make sure you have enough information beforehand of wherever you go sightseeing or have a guide with you.
Vivek Sahu 11 months ago
For photography enthusiast, must give a visit out from the crowdy hill stations, and do mover around for good clicks, and for star gazers you will get the clear sky to click some start trails and Milkyway.
shankar singh 3 months ago
You must visit the place to explore the amazing night sky. ' Puran ji ' the astronomy expert is having very good presentations skills and have in-depth knowledge of astronomy.
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