Kausani (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.
Place to stay
Hotel Sun'n'Snow 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 here.
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 .
The tourists 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 Parvati.
How to Reach
Air: The airport nearest to Kausani is at Pantnagar, at a distance180 km.
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.