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With Kausani tour package, discover the magnetizing beauty of Kausani hill station that is located in the Bageshwar district of the Uttarakhand. Explore the beauty of Kausani and spend some leisure time with your near and dear ones from the hustle-bustle of city life. Lush forests, secluded environment and exotic flora and fauna will blow your mind.
The revered Indian freedom fighter Mahatma Gandhi also happened to stay here once and even compared the surroundings to that of Switzerland. The hill town is characterized by a peaceful and serene aura and not overly crowded unlike other popular hill stations in India. Kausani sits atop a mountain ridge which is around 1890 meters above sea level in the Himalayan foothills and is surrounded by a thick cover of pine trees. The town overlooks Someshwar Valley from one side and also provides some marvelous panoramic views of the surrounding peaks
Best Time to Visit Kausani
Kausani is accessible throughout the year except sometimes during the monsoon the roads become slippery due to the algae so visitors need to be careful. The people mostly travel to hill stations during summers as the heat on the low lying plains is too much to handle. However, if you really want to experience the true picturesque beauty of Kausani, you might want to visit the place in the winters when the climate is the most exciting. Unlike other hill towns in Uttarakhand, there is hardly any snow fall experienced in Kausani but the temperatures can go as low as 2 degrees. The sun is never too hot in Kausani and that provides it one of the most pleasant climates.
Kausani Tour Details
The first and foremost thing you might want to see in Kausani is the panoramic views of the surrounding Himalayas. Located at a ridge almost 2000 meters above sea level, Kausani works as a perfect viewing spot for Himalayan peaks like Nanda Devi, Trishul and Panchchuli from almost everywhere in Kausani. If you are a fan of Mahatma Gandhi you might want to visit the Anashakti Ashram which was setup by Gandhiji’s apprentice Sarla Behn which works for the welfare of the Kumauni women. You can also find a gallery of various pictures of Gandhiji during the different phases in his life. You can also visit the Pant House which is the residence of the great Indian neo-romanticism poet Sumitranandan Pant. You also might not want to miss the refreshing fragrance of the Kausani Tea estate and the factory. The Rudradhari Caves and Waterfalls are also a must visit spot which is located in the Kailash region. The way to the caves and waterfalls also transverses through green paddy fields and the temple itself is situated in a picturesque location between the alcoves of the Himalayan hillocks.
How to Reach Kausani
Reaching Kausani can be done in a number of ways. If you decide to travel by air you might want to get down at the Pithoragarh airport which is around 112 kilometers away from Kausani. If you want to travel by road then buses and taxis are available directly from Delhi to Kausani. However, travelling via roads should be generally avoided during the monsoon season due to the slippery ways and a high probability of road accidents. While travelling to Kausani via road you can also take rest stops at other famous hill towns in Uttarakhand such as Almora, Ranikhet and Nainital. Almora is the best place for a rest stop when travelling to Kausani. The nearest Railway station to Kausani is Kathgodam which is well connected with trains from the major cities in India.
Distance from Major Cities
- Kathgodam – 166 Kilometers
- Ranikhet – 70 Kilometers
- Almora – 52 Kilometers
- Nainital – 150 Kilometers
- Dehradun – 318 Kilometers
- Shimla – 546 Kilometers
- Chandigarh – 501 Kilometers
- Delhi – 419 Kilometers
- Jaipur – 675 Kilometers
- Lucknow – 500 kilometers
- Ahmedabad – 1,339 Kilometers
- Mumbai – 1,805 Kilometers
- Kolkata – 1,510 Kilometers
- Bangalore – 2,400 Kilometers
- Chennai – 2,432 Kilometers
Kausani Tour Package: Atttraction in Kausani
Kausani is frequented by tourists for the panoramic views of the Himalayas. It offers excellent sightings of the Trisul (7,120m), Nanda Devi (7,816m) and the Panchchuli (6,904m). Frozen in time, this backdrop makes Kausani the perfect place for a holiday with the family. Kumaon at its best.
Rudradhari Falls And Caves Are Located At The Kausani And Almora Road At A Distance Of 12kms From Kausani. Rudradhari Waterfall Is A Serene And Beautiful Location That Offers Lush Green Views Of Paddy Fields And Waterfalls. The Scenic View To Waterfalls Is A Feast To Eyes. The Waterfall Flows Through Its Rock Strewn Bed To Make Gushing Sound That Is Simply Enlivening. Enroute To Adi Kailash Trekking Or To Trishul Parvat One Can Stop By To Capture Sights Of Water Streams. Besides, There Are Many Caves That Can Be Explored Near The Waterfall.
In The Proximity Of The Rudradhari Falls There Is A Small And Beautiful Temple Of Lord Shiva And Lord Vishnu (Hari) Famous As Someshwar Temple. Devotees Have A Belief That These Caves Have Strong Association With Lord Shiva Who Is Also Known As Rudra And Lord Vishnu Who Is Famous As Hari. The Caves Found Here Are Very Beautiful. They Are Besieged With Tall Mountains Loaded With Greenery And Dole Out Impressive And Panoramic Sights.
Kausani Tea Estate
Nestled on the on the banks of Gomti in Gruda Valley, Baijnath Temple is a venerable shrine of Uttarakhand. The temple is stationed 16.5 km from Kausani and is believed to have been built by Kumaon Katyuri King in 1150 A.D. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, Baijnath Temple is actually a temples’ complex. The sacred place lures numerous devotees as Lord Shiva and Parvati were married on the conflux of River Gomti and Garur Ganga.
One of the most fascinating places of the Kumaon region is a limestone cave temple 14 km from Gangolihat in the Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand state in India. It is located in the village Bhubneshwar. Legend and folklore have it that this underground cave enshrines Lord Shiva and thirty-three crore Gods. The cave is 160 m long and 90 feet deep from the point of entrance. Limestone rock formations have created various spectacular stalactite and stalagmite figures of various hues and forms. This cave has a narrow tunnel-like opening which leads to a number of caves. The cave is fully electrically illuminated. There is a folklore that the Pandava brothers passed their time here during banishment. It is built due to the flow of water. It cut the rocks in such a fascinating way that it looks like that any artist had made those entire statues within the cave & on its wall. It has some cave opening and it is believed that these opening will be close as the centuries .
Someshwar, Kausani is home to a temple, which has Lord Shiva as its chief deity. Constructed by the founder of the Chand Dynasty, the town offers views of the beautiful Someshwar Valley. Founded by Raja Som Chand, the town has become a popular attraction near the town, owing to the religious significance associated with its temple. The temple has been named by combining the Raja Som Chand’s and Maheshwar’s name.
A quiet and revered place where the Father of the Nation spent some days. Set against the breathtaking beauty of the Himalayas, this place has been made into a memorial in his memory.
In 1929, Mahatma Gandhi spent 12 days here. He was so enamored of Kausani that he called it the Switzerland of India and brought his thoughts out in his book called Anasakti Yoga. The place where he stayed is called the Anasakti Ashram. Earlier the guest house of a tea estate now it is an ashram and offers a good resting place for travelers and can accommodate 300 people. Every evening prayers are conducted in the main hall. It also has a library. There is nothing like the mesmerizing Himalayan sunset and sunrise from the Ashram premises.
The famous poet of Hindi literature, Sumitranandan Pant was born at Kausani. A little away from the bus stand is a museum named after him. The house which has the museum is the poet's house of his childhood days. His daily use articles, drafts of his poems, letters, his awards etc. are displayed here.
1 km away from the Anasakti Ashram, this place is a center run by women who do social service. Gandhiji's disciple, Sarala Behen spent her life here doing social service. This ashram is located in a solitary area in a dense jungle.
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