Activities In Kausani

Window to the snow-clad Trishul, Nanda Devi, Nandakot and Panchchuli peaks there are very few places in the Himalayan lap of nature whose beauty can be compared to that of Kausani - a picturesque hill station famous for its spectacular 300 km-wide panoramic view of the Himalayas. Kausani has several tourist spots and activities that one can indulge in and make their stay at Kausani a memorable one.

SUMITRANANDAN PANT MUSEUM

This museum is dedicated to the world-renowned poet of the Chhayavaadi school of Hindi literature. First Hindi poet to receive the Jnanpith Award, he was born in the hushed village of Kausani. Pant's childhood house, in Kausani, has been converted into this museum. It displays his daily use articles, drafts of his poems, letters, his awards, etc.

ANASAKTI ASHRAM

Also known as the Gandhi ashram, this museum was built to pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi who once visited Kausani and fell in love with its pristine beauty. He wrote his treatise, Anasakti Yog here. The museum displays books and photos of Gandhi’s life.

LAKSHMI ASHRAM

Also known as Sarla Ashram, this ashram was founded by Catherine Hillman, rechristened as Sarlaben in 1964. It is home to 70 orphaned poor girls who are taught various skills like cooking, growing vegetables, cleaning etc.

TEMPLES

Kausani and its nearby area have various famous temples and shrines that have been erected centuries ago. These stone-carved temples with its unique architecture stand out from the rest of temples in India. Some famous temples are Baijnath Temple, Rudrahari Mahadev Temple and Kot Bhramari Temple.

TREKKING

At Kausani, one can enjoy light trek to Rudrahari Falls and Caves, which are situated amidst the deep pine forest and nestles an enchanting waterfall. These ancient caves are believed to be of Puranic time and are dedicated to Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu. Apart from that, one can join various treks to Pindari, Kafni and Sundar Dhunga glaciers from Kausani.

NATURE WALK

Nestled in the Himalayan lap of nature, Kausani overlooks the breathtaking Himalayan peaks from the hill top. Enveloped in lush green forests and valley, one can indulge in nature walk amidst the pine trees, listening to sweet bird tweets and can feel close to nature.

KAUSANI TEA ESTATE

Kausani is world famous for its aromatic and flavorful tea, handpicked from the lushly tea gardens. Kausani Tea Estate is known to export high quality tea around the world. One can buy some tea for his or her family and friends, at an affordable rate from this tea estate.

SHOPPING

One would always want to take a souvenir or two after the enchanting experience in Kausani. There are various local shops selling indigenous handicrafts and shawls, situated on the Mall Road. The famous tea can also be bought locally in Kausani.

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