Kausani Travel Information

Kausani is a dream. The vantage point for a breathtaking view of the Nanda Devi mountainrange,amidst dense pine forests. You can feel the proximity of the snowy Himalayan peaks Trishul, Panchchuli, Nanda Ghunti and Chaukhamba from here and immerse yourself into the scenic grandeur.

Mahatma Gandhi spent sometime here, while he was writing the book 'Anashakti Yoga', a commentary on Bhagwat Gita. The 'Anashakti Ashram' was founded here by his disciple Sarla Ben (Katherine Heilemen).

From an impressive height of 1,890 mtrs., the Himalaya is unbound here. Look below and you'll see the Gomti river rushing into the Katyuni valley.

Kausani is also the birthplace of famous Hindi poet Sumitra Nandan Pant (Nirala), who wrote some memorable poems in the praise of this paradise on earth.

How To Reach There

The nearest airpot is Pantnagar, (177 kms). You can hire a taxi from Pantnagar to reach Kausani. The nearest railhead is kathgodam (103 kms.). A good network of roads connect Kausani. The roads remain open round the year.

Almora is 50 kms away. Ranikhet is 70 kms, ninital 120 kms, and Bageshwar is at a distance of 39 kms.

Places of Interest

Kausani is a calm and idyllic resort, far from the maddening crowd. Just walk down the hills amidst dense forests. Trek around to reach the highest points of the hills, Pinnath (5 kms )Burapinnath (5.5 kms) and Bhatkot (12 kms). Enjoy the relaxing day, get wonderstruck by the starry nights.

Chaukori
87 kms from Kausani, a picturesque tourist spot, amidst mighty Himalayn peaks.

Anashakti Ashram
Gandhi stayed here. His spinning wheels (Charkha) and other memorabilia are kept here. There is a small library with a study room, where you can find books on Gandhian philosophy. A rest house offers Spartan accommodation.

Kumaon Shawl Emporium
A fabulous collection of high quality woolen shawls, exquisitely designed by the weavers in the Himalayas, can be purchased from here.

Bageshwar
An important center of Shiva worship, at a distance of 39 kms. According to the Hindu scriptures, the sage Markandeya lived here. Spent many years, worshipping Lord Shiva. This is also the place from where you can start your journey towards Pindari, Sunderdunga and Kafniglaciers.

Baijnath
Just below Kausani, at the height 1,126 mtrs. Baijnath has the famous temple complex, dedicated to Lord Shiva.
It's also a place of major archeological importance, also known for it's exquisite architectural value.

LaKhudiyar
Known for it's caves and rock paintings. A pre-historic site in the Himalayas.

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