Kausani-Mini Switzerland of India
Kausani is hill station which lies near Bagesghwar district in Uttarakhand. It is known for its scenic beauty and its stunning 300 km-wide panoramic view of Himalayan peaks including Trisul, Nanda Devi and Panchchuli.
There are very few places in the Himalayas whose beauty comes as close this place.This is place where you can just take selfies and selfies for its scenic splendor and its stunning 300 km-wide panoramic view of the Himalayas, a window to the snow-crested Trishul, Nanda Devi, Nandakot and Panchchuli peaks.
With an area total of 5.2 sq. Located 51 km north of Almora, at an altitude of 1890 m above sea level, Kausani is the birthplace of the famous Hindi poet, Sumitra Nandan Pant, who wrote some of his memorable poems praising this paradise on earth.
- Location and climate
The climate here at kausani is mild, and usually warm . The Kausani lies at 1709m above sea level. The summers have much more rainfall as compared to winters in Kausani. In Kausani, the average temperature is 14.8 ° C | 58.7 ° F. The rainfall here is around 61.5 inches per year | 1561 mm.
Over all it’s a place you should go.
- How to reach:
Kausani has no airport or its own railway station. Hiring a cab or hopping on a bus that frequently starts from New Delhi is the most convenient way to get to Kausani.
The closest airport to Kausani, almost 160 km away, is Pantnagar Airport. One can easily get taxis from airport to Kausani… The closest major airports are in Dehradun and New Delhi, however.
Nearest Airport: Pantnagar – 160 kms from Kausani
Kausani is well connected with roads with major cities in North India .From Anand Vihar terminal buses can be easily taken for Almorah and kathgodam. Kausauani is well connected with buses from major cities in Kumaon region. Taxis are easily available. Total distance is around 411 km from Delhi and can be covered in around 11 hours.
How to reach Kausani by train
The closest railway station to Kausani is Kathgodam, 132 km away. There are frequent trains to this area, well connected to other major cities, such as Delhi, Lucknow and Kolkata. A bus or taxi from Kathgodam to the desired destination is easy to use.
Local transport in Kausani
Travelling can easily be done inside the town of Kausani by hiring a local taxi. Make sure you have knowledge about the attractions and fairs held in the town in advance. Plan your travel according to the weather in Kausani, arrange a trip in May or June if you don’t like harsh winters.
- Best time to visit
The best months for visiting Kausani are April to June. Kausani is covered with sheets of snow between the months of December and mid-February.
- Road condition for road trip
Over all road conditions are perfectly fine. You will find here and there small potholes on hills but over all road connectivity and road condition are great.
- Distance chart
- Where to stay
There are some 30 properties listed on websites like MMT and Yatra. It ranges between 700-4000 per night. We would like to mention some of the property which over all I found very good:
- Sun N Snow Inn
- Popular for views from your room and their service is super fast
- Very close to Gandhi Ashram Market
- Their USP is effectiveness of Uncle Shivraj
Just one short coming…there are monkeys so be careful with them and take take of little kids
- Pratiksha Himalayan Retreat
- Kausani Best Inn
- Himalaya Darshan Resort
- The Baakhai Resort
Apart from these you can also check below mentioned Homestay:
- Ananda / Mathura Prasad Homestay
- Mahi Zoom Homestay
- Mount Valley View Homestay
- Nikita Homestay
Do ping us we will share us the numbers
- What to eat n Where to eat:
There are lots of places where to eat in Kausani and what to eat there. We have identified some of the best places In Kausani and what to eat there:
- Garden Restaurant:
- What you will love here is view
- Try anything from Asian cuisine to Indian cuisine or continental food. It all tastes really good
Kausani Best Inn:
Pawan (Owner is the USP)
- The Buransh Hotel Sagar
Entry of hotel is tricky
View is super
Try local dish here..they are great
- Himalaya Valley Restaurant
Kausani tea garden is right in front of this place
Try Kumano Kadhi here
What to buy from Kausani:
There is not much to buy in Kausani. You Can go and check shops at Mall road which sells bags, quilts, gloves and all these handmade by Sarla Ashram. You can also try Kausani local tea which gives various varieties are there. You can try same from Puran Singh tea shop and you can also buy home Girias Uttaranchal Tea from the Anand and Sons store.
You can also buy jams,chutneys and pickles. You can also buy woollen articles made from Angora Rabbit wool, are what can be bought mainly from here. These are highly refined and fine wool. These wool garments are very comfortable and warm to wear.
Rudradhari Falls and Caves:
Rudradhari falls is situated on Kausani Almora road at approximately 12km from Kausani. The name is a combination of lord shiva and lord Vishnu name. This waterfall is surrounded by paddy fields and pine trees. Someshwar temple is very close to this fall. So at on ego you can cover both the locations. While you are trekking for this waterfall you will see many small caves and shrines which one should go .
Gwaldam is small town located in Garhwal which is covered with apple orchards and best part it offers fascinating view of Nanda devi peak. What we feel special is this place is not full of tourist an dis only 38 km from Kausani. Ideally you should spend 1 day at least here. There is 3 km trek to Badhangarhi temple and on its way you will find waterfalls ,flowers and birds .Its a must go place on this list.
Roopkund trek also starts from here. This place is also popular as trekker’s paradise as all popular trek starts from here only.