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Kausani Tourism

Kausani is a hill station located in Bageshwar district of Uttarakhand, 51km from Almora. The panoramic snow-clad view of Himalayas in Kausani is dominated by Trisul, Nanda Devi and Panchuli peaks.

Situated at an altitude of 1890m with Pine tree forests, meandering creek, Kausani is ideal for honeymooners, nature lovers and travellers. Kausani receives snowfall during the winter months. Previously known as Valna, this place is blessed with many attractions and sight of sunset so captivating, that it is sure to leave you completely enchanted. Some common trek routes from Kausani are Adi Kailash trek, Base Kausani trek and Bageshwar- Sunderdhunda trek. The mighty, majestic mountains around the tinsel town are covered with Oak, Deodar Pine trees and present a pretty picture. 

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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.

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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Suggested Itinerary for Kausani

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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Kausani, Uttarakhand
Splendid View of Bajinath Lake, Kausani
Someshwara Temple at Rudradhari Falls
Gwaldam - Sandwiched Between Garhwal and Kumaon

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What is the 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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What are the places near Kausani?

The top places near to Kausani are Nainital which is 53 km from Kausani, Almora which is located 27 km from Kausani, Ranikhet which is located 27 km from Kausani, Auli which is located 76 km from Kausani, Corbett national park which is located 73 km from Kausani

What are the things to do in Kausani?

The top things to do in Kausani are Rudradhari Falls and Caves, Gwaldam, Trek to Pinnath, Baijnath Temple, Kausani Tea Estate, Shopping in Kausani. You can see all the places to visit in Kausani here

What is the best way 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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What is the best time to visit Kausani?

The hill station of Kausani is best when visited from April - June and October - February. However, its geographic location, perched on a densely vegetated ridge, plays a significant role in drawing many tourists from April until the end of June. The climate thus remains pleasantly cool during the day, allowing tourists to explore the hill station. Winters from October to early February are also an ideal time as the temperatures hover around 9-degree Celsius making daytime sightseeing an enjoyable experience.
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Who should visit Kausani?

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

What is not so good about Kausani?

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.

What is famous about Kausani?

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.

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Popular Questions And Answers on Kausani

Q. Can I stay in my own tent here?


5 years ago
Yes of course.
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Q. How is kausani hill station? I m planning to visit it?worth watching or not?

Devyani Chandra

5 years ago
Its decent enough. Combine it with Nainital for a good experience.
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Q. I m planning to visit Kausani towards the end of Jan 2016 with my family. Is it good to combine it with Pithoragarh? How many days are sufficient for both places?

Pallavi Siddhanta

5 years ago
Kausani to Pithoragarh is a considerable road distance of 167 KM. On the hills, the time taken will be much more as well. Kausani is better combined with Nainital, especially if you're travelling wit (Read More)h family. However, if you do plan to combine Pithoragarh, you can get bus services or book a taxi for all of you. 4-6 days should be enough for both places.
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Stargate India

on Stargate Observatory 3 years ago
Excellent place to visit,,,planet, starts, Moon and constellation watch shows..

shankar singh

on Stargate Observatory 5 years 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.

Pallavi Siddhanta

5 years 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 dur (Read More)ing the season.
- Make sure you have enough information beforehand of wherever you go sightseeing or have a guide with you.
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