(1890 mt.): Nestling amongst thick forests of pine
atop a narrow ridge, Kausani is known for its wide
angle view of several lofty Himalayan Peaks as well
as a pleasant view of the Kosi river and the Katyur
Valley. From here, one can see the settlements of
the Katyur valley, the river Gomti and the snow clad
peaks of the Himalayas.
The remains of the tea estate developed during the
British rule can still be seen here. Kausani also
has the famous Anashakti Ashram named after the book
Anashakti Yoga written by Mahatma Gandhi when he
lived here in 1929.
Pinakeshwar 9050 feet above sea level, this hill
station is 20 kms from Kaushani. Here is a temple of
Shiva from where one can view many valleys.
Around Pinakeshwar are other places like Old
Pinakeshwar, Gopalkot, Huria etc. Baijnath 17 kms
from Kausani, the most important historical place in
Uttarakhand is Baijnath which is situated on the
banks of the Gomti river.
The Baijnath temple here was built thousands of
years ago and can still be admired for its carvings
and sculptures. Some old temples can also be found
Someshwar 15 kms away from Kauhani, this famous
Shiva temple was built by King Somchand of the Chand
Dynasty. In March every year a festival is held here
throng to Kausani for stunning sunrise and a 300 km
wide panorama of Himalayan ranges namely the Trishul,
Nanda Devi and Nanda Kot. Mahatma Gandhi stayed at
Anashakti Yoga Ashram in the year 1929. Lakshmi
Ashram is 1 km from the Anashakti Ashram. Sarla
Bain, Gandhiji's disciple spent her life in social
service over here. The Pant Museum, a little
distance from Kausani Bus Station, is the house
where the renowned Hindu poet Sumitra Nandan Pant
spent his childhood. You can go through the
articles, awards, drafts of his poems, letters etc.
Baijnath is located at a distance of 17 km from
Kausani. On the banks of the River Gomti is the
ancient temple of Baijnath dedicated to Goddess
How to Reach
The airport nearest to Kausani is at Pantnagar, at a
The railway station at Kathgodam is the nearest
railhead to Kausani at a distance of 142 km and
caters to the rail transport to Kausani Situated at
an altitude of 1,890 m, Kausani is a splendid hill
station in the district of Almora of Uttaranchal.
Popularly known as the 'Switzerland of India', is a
perfect getaway from the heat of the cities. It is
51 km from Almora, 62 km from Ranikhet, 117 km from
Nainital, 198 km from Pithoragarh, 174 km from
Ramnagar and 370 km from Delhi.