Kausani

Kausani is a destination for Himalayan tourists. It is located 53 km North of Almora and 125 kms from Nainital. The altitude of this place is about 1890 mts. This place offers a wide view of the Himalayan peaks like Trisul, Nanda Devi and Panchchuli.

There are very few places in the Himalayas which can compare with the beauty of Kausani - a picturesque hill station famous for its scenic splendor and its spectacular 300 km-wide panoramic view of the Himalayas.

Kausani lies on a ridge admist dense Pine trees overlooking Someshwar valley on one side and Garur and Baijnath Katyuri valley on the other on Almora-Bageshwar-Didihat Highway. Mahatma Gandhi called this place the 'Switzerland of India', due to the similarity in landscape.

Places around Kausani

Baijnath, Bageshwar, Chaukori, Berinag, Gangolihat, Patal Bhuvaneshwar, Gwaldam, Badhan Gari Mandir,Angayaari Mandir, Kote Mai Mandir, Nar Singh Mandir, Krishna gari, Tall Camp

History

Originally this place was called Valna. Later, it was called Kasauni. According to historians, at the place where Kasauni is situated, there was a flourishing kingdom called Kartikyapur. The remains and ruins of this kingdom, can still be seen here. As such, there isn't much of history connected with this hill town. In 1929,Gandhiji, spend 12 days here and he wrote his book Anashakti Yoga. Kausani is also the birthplace of the famous poet Sumitra Nandan Pant.

Modern History

A picturesque hill station famous for its scenic splendour and its spectacular 300 Km-wide view of the Himalayas.Kausani also offers other scenic and beautiful spots for sightseeing. Snuggled amongst thick, dense pine forests, atop a narrow ridge, the view of the snow covered Trishul and Nanda Devi is so vivid, that one gets a feeling of the snow being within touching distance.

Eulogized by poets and philosophers, this scenic and beautiful spot, offers the ethereal sunrise, that has attracted thousands of visitors to this place time and again. When Mahatma Gandhi stayed here at the Anashakti Ashram,he was greatly impressed by its environs. For Kausani offers, something or the other for every visitor from sightseeing, history, sport and pilgrimage to complete relaxation all year round.

Weather

Summer: Max - 25oC Min - 15oC, Winter: Max - 10oC Min - 2oC (Best Time to Visit: April to June and September to November)

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