The drive gets progressively more picturesque as you drive up from Kathgodam. In summers, rhododendrons bloom in abundance letting the hills shimmer in hues of pink, red and violet.
Thick pine forests, verdant valleys and the majestic Himalayan peaks in the backdrop have created a special place in the heart of many travellers who return to its lap again and again. Kausani is situated in the Bageshwar district, in the Kumaon hills of the state of Uttarakhand. The town lies on a ridge facing the Katyuri and Someshwar valleys, and offers a magnificent view of the of Nanda Devi, Nandakhot, Trishul and Panchchauli peaks.
“In these hills nature’s hospitality eclipses all man can ever do. I wonder whether the scenery of these hills and the climate are to be surpassed, if equalled, by any other beauty spot of the world. After having been nearly three weeks in Almora Hills, I am more than amazed why our people go to Europe in search of health” wrote Mahatma Gandhi when he visited Kausani.
In 1929, Mahatma Gandhi stayed here for around 12 days at the Anasakti Ashram while writing his book ‘Anashakti Yoga’. This ashram houses a library and evening prayers are held here.
Kausani is also the birthplace of the famous poet Sumitra Nandan pant.
Kausani serves as a base for the trekkers going to Pindari Glacier, Milam Glacier and Sunder Dhunga Peak. Smaller Treks around the peaks of Pinnath, Burapinnath and Bhatkot can be also arranged.
Kausani has its own variety of tea called Giria’s Tea. Spread in an area of 200 hectares, the tea grown here is cloned from the world famous china hybrid tea of Darjeeling and Assam tea hybrids. One can take a walk from near KMNV hotel through the tea gardens up to the tea factory.
Pantnagar Airport (172 Km / 5.5 hrs),Delhi Airport (410 Km / 8 hrs).
Railway Station : Kathgodam (130 km / 4 hrs), Ramnagar (150 Km / 5 hrs)
Best time to visit and Climate :
Except for the Monsoon months,Kausani can be visited through the year.
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