Window to the snow-clad Trishul, Nanda Devi, Nadakot and Panchachuli, there are very few places in the Himalayas that can be compared to the Beauty of Kausani – a picturesque hill station famous for its scenic splendor and its spectacular 300 km’s wide panoramic view of the Himalayas.
With a total area of 5.2 sq. kms, situated at a height of 1890 mtrs above sea lavel, 51 kms north of Almora, Kausani is the birth place of famous hindi poet Sumitra Nandan Pant , who wrote some of his memorable poems in praise of this paradise on earth. In 1929, Mahatma Gandhi stayed here for 14 days at the Anashakti Ashram, while scripting his book titled ‘Anashakti Yoga’ and was greatly impressed by its environs.
The town is accessible all year round. For those who wish to avoid the cold, the best season in between April to June and again between September to November. Summer months will require light woolen clothing and winter heavy woolen clothes.
How To Reach
Air- The nearest airport is Pant Nagar, (178 km’s). One can hire a taxi from Pant Nagar to reach Kausani.
Rail- The nearest railway station is Kathgodam (141 km’s), from there one starts the climb to Kausani via Almora. An equally beautiful route is via Ranikhet (163 km’s).
Road- kausani is linked to several other hill stations by road. Some of the major road distances are Almora (51 km’s), Ranikhet (60 km’s), Pithoragarh (107 km’s), Nainital (117 km’s), Gwaldam-39 km’s and From Delhi it is 431 km’s away.
Where To Stay (STD Code-05962)
- KMVN Tourist House- 258006 (Phone no.)
- Krishna Mount View- 245022
- Sun ‘N’ Snow – 245010
- Staywell Resort- 232277
- Hotel Sagar – 245018
- Trishul Rest House- 245006
- Zila Panchayat Dak Bunglow
- State Bunglow
- Suman Royal Resort- 258328
- Hotel Jeetu- 258023
- Uttarakhand Lodge- 258012
- Himwadi Resort- 258265
- Mount Villa Shevran – 258016
- Anashakti Ashram –258028
- Himalaya Mount View – 258037
What To See
Kausani is a calm and idyllic resort, far from the maddening crowd. Just walk down the hills amidst dense forests. Trek around to reach the highest points of the hills, Pinnath (5 km), Burapinnath (5.5 km) and Bhatkot (12 km). Enjoy a relaxing day the and get wonderstruck by the starry nights.
Anashakti Ashram : Refresh the memories of 1929, when Mahatma Gandhi spent here 14 days while writing his book on “Anashakti Yoga”. His spinning wheel (Charkha) and other memorabilia are kept here. There is also a study with a small library where one can find books on Gandhian philosophy. Ashram can accomodate 300 people and every evening prayer is conducted in the main hall. One can enjoy mesmerizing sunset and sunrise from the Ashram premises.
Pant Museum- Named after the Famous Indian poet, Sumitra Nandan Pant , who was born in Kausani. Museun has the articles of his daily use, drafts of his poems, letters, his awards etc. This Museum is at a short distance from the Kausani bus terminal.
Kumaon Shawl Emporium- A Fabulous collection of high quality woolen shawls, exquisitely designed by th weavers, can be purchased from here.
Baijnath: Most important historical place in Uttarakhand, situated at a height of 1126 meters above sea lavel on the banks of river Gomti. It is 19 km’s from Kausani towards Bageshwar. Main attraction are the 12th century old temples of Shiva, Ganesh, Parvti, Chandika, Kuber, Surya and Brahama with beautiful carving and sculptures.
Bageshwar : 40 km’s away from Kausani, on the confluence of rivers Saryu and Gomti lies the holy township of Bageshwar, an Important centre of worship of Lord Shiva. According to Hindu scriptures, the sage Markandaya lived here and spent many years worshipping Lord Shiva.
This is also the place from where one can start his journey toward pindari, Sunderdhunga and Kafni Glaciers.
उत्तराखण्ड के अन्य पर्यटक स्थलों के बारे में विस्तार से जानने के लिये देखें, मेरा पहाड़ फोरम
22 responses to “कौसानी: भारत का स्विटजरलैंड”
Mahatama Gandhi ji ne apane vicharo ko pratyaksha roop se prakat kiya hain unaka
manana spasht roop se sahi hain kyoki Ksausani ki tulana switzerland se karke
unhuone koi galat nahi kiya KAUSANI hain hi itana sundar hamari soch chahe
bhale na badle parntu hamara najriya jaroor badlana chahiye.
aap se hamara nibedan hai ki pahad ki san bani rahe or ham pahadi ham bhal bhal riwadi pahad ki thandi hawa thanda pani kaha miligi ham log 2000 se 3000 km door jaki serves karti hai apni pabitra mati ko chod kar jana pdta hi mata ji papa ko chodna padta hi koe nhi chahta hi ki ham es pbitra bhumi ko chod kar door dhup dust mai ja ki kam kari lekin kari to kari kya yaha pai kam hi nahi hi to esliya jana padta hi,
i also belong from bageshwar but now i am doing job in delhi & my home in haldwani…we cant forget our culture & our native place..now our mostly kumaoni are living in haldwani because in village they have a no option for better study & jobs….but we cant forget our pahad…so frnd i request to u dont forget ur culture & native place…
I hv spent my childhood in my village “KOTIRA” taragtaal, Chaukhutia, dist. almora. I studied up to 10th in Govt.Inter college GANAI Chaukhutia and then I came to Ahmedabad (Gujarat) and completed my graduation here. Now I am settled over here but I never forget my native & my pahadi culture for a moment. I never can forget the childhood days which will never come back. I go to my native once in 2-3 years with my family.I like my pahad and I realy miss it. People are very lucky who live in pahad (villages) still or who go fereuently to villages. Bachpan ke wo din aaj bhi bahut yaad aate hai. Majboori hai ki hum har saal pahad nahi jaa sakte hai.I always watch pahadi albums / films when ever I hv time to remember mera pahad.
When ever Gujarati people say that they have visited uttrakhand and say that what a beautiful place is Kausani, then I feel proud to be a part of uttrakhandi
I feel proud for uttranchal.
Dev bhumi uttrakhand beautiful badiyo me basa 1k really dev bhumi he. Aaaj hum uttrakhad ko chod kar bhut door to ja chuke he kai kosiso ke bad bee ab hum return ne ja sakti insaan ke family problem, social problem or other problem ne insaan ko other city, other state, other country me ya rahne ke liyee majboor kar diya he. Aaj sab ke pass car, kothi, good job, money sab he , but uttrakhand ke natural air, clean water, bhaichara ne he. Hum log kahi bee rahe but hame apne uttraknahd ke cultural ko ne bhulna chaiyee, apne logo ke prati pyar hona chaiyee apne logo ke help karni chaiyee or insaan ke soch badi hone chahiyee. mere apna experience he natural beauty wise jitan beautiful uttrakhand ke kuch jagah he utan india to raha word me bee ne he, me manta hu ko other city me bade bade mall hoge, airport hoge, or other ready made chige hogi but uttrakhand me real natural chige he. Aaj other city me dekho jitne income expenses usse jyada, doctor ka expenses, hamare uttrakahdna he aaise be insaan he jo whole life me doctor ke pass ne gayee hoga. really uttrakhand is dev bhumi.
i like pahad very much
if there is heaven on earth,that is on my uttarakhand.
proud to be an uttarakhandian.
meri sabhi pahadiyo se ek gujaris hai agar kahi bhi kidi k pass kumauni kahaniyo ki book ho to jisme nanital ki thandi pe of tv santoriam k bare m bhi ek kahani hai kirpiya uske bare m jaror likhe maine bavhpan m padji thi……… dhnyabad merk pahad
mero pahad mero bharat…………..
meri sabhi pahadiyo se ek gujaris hai agar kahi bhi kidi k pass kumauni kahaniyo ki book ho to jisme nanital ki thandi pe of tv santoriam k bare m bhi ek kahani hai kirpiya uske bare m jaror likhe maine bachpan m padi thi……… dhnyabad mero pahad
DEVBHOOMI KAHO YA KUCH B UTTRAKHAND IS THE BEST STATE OF INDIA COUNTRY OR WORLD. SHUDH AIR, SUDH WATER SAB KUCH TAZA YHAN KE LOG PYARE HAI MY BIRTHLAND DEVBHOOMI HAI AND BHAGWAN SE ICHHA HAI KI DETHLAND BHI YHI HO AUR HAR JANAM DEVBHOOMI ME HO
MERU PAHAD TA SUNDER CHAI. PR IN BHOOMI KAKHI AUR B NI HWE SKDI
I LOVE MY UTTRAKHAND AND UTTRAKHANDI BHAI…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..DEEWAN SINGH PAURI WALA……………………………………….
I LOVE RINKI .
i like my beautiful garhwal.
I understand your profound emotions and salute them.
A Pahadi from Kashmir
i love my uttarkhand and also kumun i like very much i love u kumoun and i m very proud of beaty of uttarakhand
Myjhe sab Uttarakhand ke Bhai aur bahinon se anurodh hai ki wo STRATEGIC ACTION PLAN(JAGRITI ) KO SAPHAL BANANE KE LIYE MERA SANTH DEN.
मैं इस प्रकार के सुन्दर एवं ऐतिहासिक स्थल देखने का बहुत शौकीन हूँ।यह जानकारी देख कर मुझे बहुत अच्छा लगा।
good information i think no any ruler of our country not look properly for the developement of hilly areas of kumoan otherwise our place is not less then europe in natural beauty.it is the duety of todays leader like harish rawatjee and others to give an example of real developement.
it’s my home tawan
बहुत सुंदर जानकारी सर आगे भी ऐसे लेख लिखते रहे मे कम से कम एक घंटा रोज इस wepsite मे पढ़ता हूँ ।सर एक निवेदन आप आगे से ज्यादा लेख हिंदी और कुमाउनी शैली में लिखे इससे हमे ज्यादा रोमांच आयेगा ।। कैलाश तिवाड़ी स्याकोट बागेश्वर