Kausani (Uttarakhand) - Switzerland of India

Kausani Hill Station is in the Bageshwar district of Uttarakhand. It is an iconic hill station that offers the most beautiful view of the snow-capped Himalayan ranges extending for 350 km. It is nestled amidst dense deodar trees and stunning meadows, making it a perfect place to relax and unwind. It displays a spectacularly glorious view of Trishul, Nanda Devi, and Panchchuli peaks which makes it outstanding. The peaceful atmosphere of Kausani acts as a catalyst for inner peace. Other than natural & Himalayan beauty, the Kausani Tourism offers numerous options to experience and explore. The rich heritage culture, delicious cuisine, fascinating sightseeing, etc. are worth experiencing.


Kausani places to visit/ Tourist attraction

  • Anashakti Ashram

    , is the place where Mahatma Gandhi stayed on his visit to Kausani Uttarakhand. Gandhiji was greatly impressed by the majestic beauty of Kausani and named it the Switzerland of India. Here Gandhiji wrote the discourse of Anashakti Yog. The Ashrams has a good collection of books & Souvenirs related to his life.
  • Lakshmi Ashram:

    It was founded by the disciple of Mahatma Gandhi, Katherine Hillman, known as Sarla, who dedicated her life to social services. The ashram works for the upliftment and welfare of women and is now manage by regional women.
  • Sumitranandan Pant Gallery:

    Sumitranandan Pant was a great Indian poet who was born in Kausani. The Gallery is a tribute to his contribution to literature. There are manuscripts of his literary work & a collection of many books of other writers.
  • Kausani Tea Estate

    is 5 km from the main Kausani. Kausani experiences the best atmospheric conditions during all the major seasons of the year.
  • Stargate Observatory: 

    Stargate Observatory is a private observatory located within walking distance of the Kausani main market. It is a perfect place for those who have a great interest to know the universe. Here you can explore the moon, planets, galaxies, etc. It is also a great place for astrophotography, and to capture the star trails.


Nearby Destinations

  • Baijnath Temple

    is 17 km from the main Kausani, located on the bank of the Gomti river in the Bageshwar district of Uttarakhand. Baijnath temple is a group of thousand-year-old temples made by the Katyuri kings around the 11th century. The temple is dedicated to Vaijnath (a form of Lord Shiva) and is also recognized as the Monuments of National Interest by the Archaeological department survey of India.
  • Someshwar Temple

    is 12 km from Kausani. This Temple was built around the 16 century but the deities in the temple are way more than in the 16th century. It is said that the deities of the temple belong to 7-15 centuries. The main deities of the temple are Shiva linga, Brahma, Ganesha & Lakulesha.
  • Rudradhari waterfall

    : Rudradhari is about 10 km from Kausani and you have to trek 2 km to reach the waterfall and temple, which are close to each other.
  • Ranikhet

    : Ranikhet is a beautiful hamlet in the Almora district, known for its gorgeous meadows and panoramic view of the Himalayas. It is 52 km from Kausani and 45 km from the main Almora town.
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    Activities at Kausani

    • Nature Walk

      - Nature walk, hiking, strolling around nature is the best activity to relax and revitalize your mind, body, and soul. The mountain's greenery, Himalaya's beauty, and natural environs of Kausani enable you to indulge in some refreshing nature walks.
    • Sunrise

      - If you are in Kausani then you can’t miss the opportunity to see the Sunrise. Watching the sunrise over Nanda Devi, Trishul peaks and other Himalayan peak is the most mesmerizing view of Kausani.
    • Shopping at Mall road

      - Most people love shopping during traveling, and shopping in Kausani is highly recommended. Kausani is popular for the hand-knitted woolen shawls, sweaters, gloves, caps which you can buy. Also can try some traditional dishes.
    • Village Tourism

      - If you love to know about different cultures and lifestyles on hills then Kausani is also a great place. There are many villages where you can go on walks and experience the lifestyle more closely; also you can take a homestay in the village to know the Kumaon culture.
    • Birds Watching

      - Kausani is also a great place for bird watchers, many of the migratory birds came here every year.


    How to reach Kausani

    By Train Nearest Railway station to Kausani is Kathgodam which is a distance of 140 Kms. By Flight, The nearest airport is Pantnagar which is 250 km from Kausani

    Location Distance by Road:

    Delhi Kausani 400 km (approx)
    Bareilly Kausani 245 km (approx)
    Lucknow Kausani 545 km (approx)
    Chandigarh Kausani 495 km (approx)

    Best time to visit Kausani

    April to June and Oct to Feb. Kausani has mild & pleasant weather throughout the year. During winter carry lots of woolen clothes & light warm clothes during summer

    Best place to stay in Kausani

    The most comfortable and best Kausani places to stay are – Himalaya Darshan Kausani, Hotel Burans, Himalaya Mount View Resort, Hotel Pratiksha Himalayan Retreat, etc. To know more about staying options visit - Kausani Hotels & Resorts.

    Kausani Uttarakhand Packages

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    Hotels and Resorts in Kausani Uttarakhand

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