Kausani Travel Guide

The inviting views of the snow-clad peaks, unending fields adorned with prolific greenery of the tea gardens and the ever moving white clouds over the emerald hills, is what Kausani - one of the best tourist destinations of Uttarakhand is all about. Here, nature showcases the best of itself, with the chirpy creatures celebrating its precious serenity with the opening of the day until the sun sets. Thus, offers the best of the holiday experience to the tourists. Situated in the Bageshwar district, Kausani lies at the close proximity to the capital - Delhi, thus this spectacular piece of land becomes an ideal getaway for its residents. The serene nature of Kausani wrapping up beautiful temples like Baijnath temple, and Somnath temple that lies near the gushing Rudradhari falls and caves, which is another point of interest for the tourists including pilgrims.

The nature lovers can also visit Kausani tea gardens and get pleased by witnessing its stunning tea plantations scattered over an area of 208 hectares.

Among the other best places to visit, there is Sumitranandan Pant Gallery; which is a peaceful respite for those who have a fascination for poetries. Be it a nature lover or a honeymoon couple looking for a romantic seclusion, or even an adventure enthusiast, Kausani remains as the one stop for all with its attractions. Once visited by the legend Mahatma Gandhi, who by being mesmerized by its superfluous beauty called it ‘The Switzerland of India,’ Kausani is definitely a place to add to your sightseeing tour when in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand.

Our Kausani travel guide is overflowing with information on best places to visit and amazing things to do, which makes it quite essential for the travellers looking for an impeccable travelling experience. Also, handcrafted for you are the varied holiday packages by Tour My India that ensure a vacation unlike any other.

Best time to visit Kausani

Nestled in the Himalayas, Kausani is a beautiful hill station perched at an elevation of 1,890 m, which is best visited during the summer and the winter seasons. Though, blessed with pleasant weather all throughout the year, the tourists flock here at any time of the season. The temperature ranges here between -4 °C to 27 °C in a year, hence it is provided with the snowy scenery during winters.

  • Summer

    Kausani, being a cold place, the summer season here doesn’t last long, starting from the month of April till June. Whereas, the temperature ranges between 14 °C and 27 °C. So, if you are not a fan of too much cold, visit this place during summer and enjoy your vacation amidst the pleasant weather of this place, that extends from morning until night.

  • Monsoon

    Extending from July to September is the rainy season in Kausani. And the temperature ties between 10 °C and 25 °C. Though, the weather stays quite pleasant with the awe-inspiring views of the gushing waterfalls and sprinkled tea gardens. But the problem arises when the continuous rains lead to blocked roads. So, it is better to check the weather forecast before planning a trip in the monsoon in Kausani.

  • Winter

    The winter season starts from the month of November till February, with the place experiencing extreme cold due to snowfall during January and February. The temperature lies between -4 °C and 23 °C. The immense scenic beauty showering during this season makes it the best time to visit and to check-out the popular tourist attractions of Kausani.

Popular Tourists Attaractions and Things To Do in & arround Kausani

Be it a nature lover, adventure enthusiast or a connoisseur, Kausani has got something to offer to every one of them. The solemn ambience in and around the temple sites attract many pilgrims too to dwell into its tranquilizing splendour. Trekking and taking delight in the sweet poetries of the famous poet; Sumitranandan Pant are some of the best things to do in Kausani.

  • Rudradhari Falls and Caves

    A location which is around 12 km away from Kausani on the Almora-Kausani road, is blessed with rich pasture land and rocky mountains through which the Rudradhari fall gushes with extreme force. Near to it, lies the sacred Someshwar Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, and ancient caves waiting to be explored by the tourists.

  • Kausani Tea Estate

    Adorning an elevated land of 1800 m altitude, the Kausani Tea Estate calls for a visit for the tourists who are both a tea and a nature lover. The Kausani Tea Estate produces an exceptional quality tea leaves that are even exported to other countries like Australia, Germany, Korea and the U.S. Girias Uttaranchal tea is the most popular among all its production.

  • Baijnath Temples

    Baijnath Temples, are the bunch of ancient temples sprawling at an altitude of 1126 m that are dedicated to Lord Shiva. This holy site by being placed on the banks of the river Gomti surrounded by exquisite scenery invokes peace in the heart and soul of the visitors.

  • Sumitranandan Pant Gallery

    Kausani is the birthplace of a very popular poet and a legendary figure of modern Hindi literature; Sumitranandan Pant. To celebrate his fine art in the field of literature, a museum dedicated to him has been built at Kausani itself. The Sumitranandan Pant Gallery has a fine display of the holographs of his poems and a library containing the text copies of his entire literary works.

  • Anasakti and Lakshmi Ashram

    Anasakti Ashram situated not more than a kilometer away from Kausani, where Mahatma Gandhi had stayed for two weeks in the year 1929. Thus, got its another name as Gandhi Ashram. On his visit to Kausani, Mahatma Gandhi, who was mesmerised by its pristine beauty, called it ‘The Switzerland of India’. Now this place has been converted into a study and research center, also providing the accommodation facility. The Ashram is also equipped with a Kitchen, library and a prayer room. Just 1 km away from Anasakti Ashram lies the Lakshmi Ashram, which is an educational institute for girls that’s run on the principle of Gandhiji. The education imparted to girls here, help them to become self-sufficient and independent by learning skills.

  • Pinnath

    Just a 5 km trek from Kausani; Pinnath is the adventurer's paradise that comes with the delightful but foggy views of the green landscapes nourished by the Kosi river. Once reached the top, the Pinnath temple dedicated to Lord Bhairon impresses with its fascinating structure. The walls and doors of the temple carry the images of the Kings and Pandavas. The place seems enchanting during the fair held in October. Other than this, adventurers can also choose to go for some far away treks to Pindari Glacier, Kafni Glacier, and Sunderdhunga Glacier, that equally beautiful and tranquilizing.

Where to Stay in Kausani?

With the growing tourism in Kausani, there are many hotels available here to cater to both the domestic and international tourists as well. Near Gandhi Ashram in the uptown has good luxury hotels blessed with enchanting views and comfort, and if you are looking for the hotels and lodges that can squeeze into your budget reside near the main city area. A number of resorts are also mushrooming in Kausani, and they are great for families on tour and honeymoon couples.

How to Reach Kausani?

Kausani is a beautiful hill station snuggled in the Kumaon division in the Bageshwar district of Uttrakhand. It is situated just 52 km away from Almora and around 413 km from Delhi, which establish a viable connection of Kausani with the other major cities as well.

  • By Air

    The nearest airport to Kausani is in Pantnagar, which is around 168 km away. There are flights available that ply between Delhi and Pantnagar daily. While, upon reaching the airport, one can opt for a public bus or can hire a private taxi to reach Kausani.

  • By Rail

    To reach by train, one has to get down at the Kathgodam railway station which is the nearest railway station that is around 134 km away from Kausani. Prompt public transport and private taxis available at the station finally reach you to Kausani.

  • By Road

    If you wish to travel by bus then board the state-run buses from Delhi that travel through Hapur, Moradabad, Ramnagar, Ranikhet to finally reach Kausani. Longer route buses are also available that take more time by switching to Rampur route. The option of private taxis is also available if you love to travel with comfort at your own demand.

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