Activities in Kausani
Museum Visit: Kausani is famous for a museums dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi in Anashakti Ashram and home-turned-museum of famous poet Sumitranandan Pant. These museums showcase personal work, items and other memorabilia for public view.
Nature Walk: Kausani is enveloped in lush greenery that makes it a perfect place to explore the beautiful surroundings with family and friends. You can also enjoy the panoramic view of the Himalayan peaks of Trishul, Nanda Ghunti and Nanda Devi from the vantage of Kausani.
Shopping in Kausani: There is a small local market in Kausani. You will not find big brands or shops. But you can buy Kausani Shawls hand made by villagers in Kausani Shawl factory. You can also buy tea of Kausani from Kausani Tea Estate. One can also buy handicrafts, pickles, marmalades, jams and woolens from Kausani.
Village Tourism: Kausani not only offers scenic views of the snow clad Himalayas and ample natural beauty but is also known to encourage and promote village tourism in the region. Tourists can learn a great deal about the rural life, art, culture and heritage that pervade the Himalayan regions. Kausani has been turned into an eco-friendly destination for tourists to learn and explore about the culture and rustic yet charming way of life in the hills of Uttarakhand. Not only ecotourism is a sustaining way of traveling but also creates an everlasting bond between man and nature.
Staying in Kausani
Kausani is a popular tourist destination and thus attracts large number of tourists and backpackers to this place. As a result there are adequate accommodation options for tourists to stay at Kausani. One can find luxurious hotels and resorts as well as budget guesthouses with limited amenities. The facilities may vary from hotel to hotel. Some resorts also offer tent accommodation.
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Kausani Food Guide
Few local restaurants and roadside dhabas have mushroomed at Kausani however, finding a proper restaurant with variety of cuisines is little difficult. At best, in-house restaurants at your hotel and resorts may provide you with some culinary delights. The local restaurants offer mainly north Indian dishes along with popular Chinese items like noodles, Manchurian etc.
History of Kausani
The magical Kausani which bewitches the backpackers with its kaleidoscopic beauty was referred to as 'Valna' in the good old days. It is said that at Valna, was the place where the prosperous Kingdom of Kartikyapur existed. Kausani is also the birthplace of Sumitra Nandan Pant, the most celebrated and legendary Hindi poet of India.
Kausani has been visited by many eminent personalities of the past such as Mahatma Gandhi, whose memory is kept alive in the form of Anashakti Ashram. Mahatma Gandhi, during his stay at Kausani, penned his memorable commentary on the 'Gita-Anashakti Yoga' inspired by the scenic grandeur of this richly gifted spot. Mahatma Gandhi was so much impresses that he started calling it 'Switzerland of India'.