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Kausani - weather

Best Travel Duration

In Summer: 25 C (Max) - 11 C (Min)
In winter: 15 C (Max) - 2 C (Min)

March-May; September-October

 

 

History of Kausani

There are many beautiful resorts in the Indian mountains, but very few that can rival the beauty and grandeur of Kausani. Nestling amongst thick forests of pine atop a narrow ridge, separated from the towering mountains of the Nanda Devi Sanctuary by a narrow and low median range, at Kausani one could just spend time watching the grand spectacle of Himalayan scenery.

But Kausani and its surroundings offer much more by way of diversions and entertainment: sightseeing, history, sport, pilgrimage. A resort of year-round activity.

Places to Visit at Kausani

Anasakti Ashram

 

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 enamoured 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 its an ashram and offers a good resting place for travellers 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

Pant Museum

 

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.

Baijnath

Description: Baijnath, kausani

Baijnath is the most important historical place in Uttarakhand and is situated on the banks of the Gomti river. A 14 km walk through the forest is a delightful experience, and more rewarding than the road, which is 6 km. If the weather is good and you are in fine fettle, try the jungle trek. A temple built in the 12th century with beautiful carvings and sculptures is the main attraction here

Katarmal

Description: Katarmal

10 km from Kausani the sun temple at Katarmal is one of the most important temples dedicated to the Sun God. It was originally built by a Katyuri Raja about the 9 th century AD. The deity here is known as Burhadita or Vraddhaditya ( the old Sun God ).The temple is noted for its architecture, stone and metallic sculptures and carved pillars and doors.

How To Get To Kausani

By Air:

 

The airport nearest to Kausani is at Pantnagar, at a distance180 km.

By Rail:

 

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.

By Road:

 

Kausani is well connected with the other hill resorts like Almora, Ranikhet, Pittoragarh, Gwaldam and Nainital through road routes.