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
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
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
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
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