Kausani Travel Guide
Originally known as Valna, Kausani is a famous hill resort in Uttarakhand providing an excellent view of the 350km stretch of the Himalayas on a clear sky.. Kausani hill station is located at altitude of 1890 mts above the sea level and is a celebrated site for its panoramic exquisiteness and views of enchanting Himalayas. Nature has bestowed Kausani with its beauty to make it a destination par-excellence level.
Amazing Himalayan Views from Kausani
Kausani is a land of lush green hill station with spellbinding snow clad Himalayan view, silent valleys and bubbling creeks, song of birds, and the towering coniferous trees. The peaks like Nanda Devi, Trishul, and Panchachuli are distinctly visible from Kausani.
The view of the greater Himalayas from Kausani kindles hope even in the greatest pessimist with depressed feelings. The glory of the snow crowned Himalayan range reaches its pinnacle when the sun rays turn them into gold at morning and red-orange sky at the sunset.
Why Visit Kausani?
Kausani is an ideal place for honeymooners and it acts as a weekend destination from Delhi as well. Kausani has been attracting adventure and nature lovers from all over the world.
Kausani is ideal spot for those who seek an escape from the hustle-bustle of big cities and wish to spend a quiet holiday in the lap of Nature. it is located 47kms north of Almora in the Bageshwar district of the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand.
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'. The guesthouse where Mahatma Gandhi stayed is now known as the Anashakti Ashram.
Famous Hindi poet Sumitra Nandan Pant was born at Kausani. Some of his early poems composed here have described the nature in its manifestations.
Kausani Weather (Best Time to Visit)
The climate of Kausani is salubrious and it offers hygienic environment. Kausani can be visited any time of the year. If you want to see the greenery of Uttarakhand then visit Kausani from July to Mid September. Kausani is covered with the sheets of snow from December to Mid February.
Kausani in Summers:(April, May, June, July) Maximum Temperature 26°C, Minimum Temperature 10°C
Kausani in Winters:(Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb) Maximum Temperature 15°C, Minimum Temperature 2°C
Snowfall in Kausani: Jan, Feb
Rainfall (Monsoons) in Kausani: July, Aug, September
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.
Eating out in Kausani
Being a quite hill station, there are no big restaurants or eating joints in Kuasani. Tourists are majorly dependent on the hotels for their meals. Most of hotels and restaurants in Kausani offers Indian, Continental, Chinese with few local Kumaoni dishes to the guests. It is suggested to have major meals from the Hotel only.