Surrounded by meandering creeks, greeneries, lush pine trees and charming views of the snow-capped Himalayan peaks, the serenity and charm offered by Kausani can be matched by only a handful of hill-stations in India. A picturesque and scenic hill station known for its unparalleled natural beauty and tranquillity, Kausani has the power to leave you spellbound by its splendour and its breath-taking 300 km-wide panoramic view of the Himalayas.
Situated amidst the snow-capped mountains this spectacular hill station will help you rejuvenate and charge your batteries so that you can return to work fresh and gleaming. This charming hill station located in the Indian state of Uttarakhand is most famously known for offering a scenic view of the massive snow-capped Himalayan peaks of Nanda Devi, Trishul and Panchachuli. The early rays of morning sun falling on these snow-crusted mountain peaks makes these peaks look like a shimmering ocean of gold whereas the rays of the setting sun make them look like flaming hot orange blocks.
With a total area of 5.2 sq. km, and situated at a distance of 50 kilometres from Almora and 65 km from Kathgodam, and an altitude of 1890 meter above sea level, Kausani apart from its spellbinding natural beauty also is famous for being the birthplace of renowned Hindi poet Sumitra Nandan Pant. Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the nation, stayed here for two weeks in 1929 and was so greatly impressed by the all-encompassing natural beauty and tranquillity of this paradise on earth that he dubbed it as the Switzerland of India.
Why should you visit Kausani?
The quietude and serenity of this largely unexplored and secluded hill station serves as its strongest point. Located amidst mesmerising alpine hills, snow covered Himalayas and bubbling creeks, Kausani is a truly divine destination for nature lovers. The place is pretty close to Delhi and is a fast becoming a getaway destination for people who wish to leave behind all the noise and pollution of a big city to sooth their mind and calm their souls surrounded by nature in all its beautiful glory. Apart from visiting all the important tourist attractions in Kausani, you can also indulge in other activities like walking, trekking, hiking, photography, etc.
Kausani travel guide
You can pack a lot of activities in a single day in Kausani. Important tourist destinations in Kausani include Baijnath temple, Sumitra Nandan Pant Museum, Ananshakti ashram, etc. Also, while on a trip to Kausani, do not forget to grab famous Kausani shawls as gifts for your friends and relatives.
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