Kausani, a place situated near Almora in Uttranchal, is a perfect retreat for those who want to spend some time away from the noisy disturbance of city life. Surrounded by the huge valleys of Someshwar and Garur on either side, this quiet hill-top offers a splendid view of the great Himalyas. Being a small hill-station, Kausani is away from the noise and madness of the city-life. There are many hotels and resorts, ranging from deluxe to economy class that offer excellent service and panoramic view of the Himalayan range including the famous peaks like Trishul, Panchachuli and Nanda devi.
This small and beautiful hill station has some more attractions for the travelers.
Located amidst the quiet surroundings, Anasakti Ashram is a place where Mahatma Gandhi spent some days of his life and the Anashakti Yog. He loved the place because of its pristine beauty. It has been converted into a Research centre now; however, few rooms with an attached library and kitchen are still available for visitors. Visitors come here to experience nature in its purest form.
Sumitra Nandan Pant Museum:
This museum is built in memory of the famous Hindi poet Sumitra Nandan Pant. It houses a variety of English and Hindi literary works. It is a wonderful place for people interested in literature.
A strong disciple of Mahatma Gandhi, Catherine Hillman (later known as Sarlaben), built this ashram in 1964. This ashram works for the welfare of Kumaoni women. Located up the hills, it offers a serene atmosphere and a wide ranging view of the Kosi valley.
Kausani has a beautiful landscape and its beauty is added by the famous Giria Uttranchal Tea Estate. Here, one can find high quality organic tea. This has a strong flavor and it is exported to other countries too.
Rudradhari Falls, on the way to Adi Kailash trekking route in Kausani, is a major tourist attraction. These falls have a religious significance for being related to Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu.
Kausani is a perfect place for trekking enthusiasts. People going for trekking to the Himalayan Mountains can make Kausani their halting point. From here, they may go to different trekking routes like Adi Kailash, Pindari Glaciers, Sunderdhunga Glacier and Kafni Glaciers etc. Besides trekking, there are other things like jungle trekking and bird watching etc. for nature lovers.
Hotels and Restaurants:
Kausani has a number of luxurious hotels that offer high class services to the visitors. The deluxe hotels are situated mainly near the Anasakti ashram and the budget hotels are located mainly near the local market. There are hardly any good places to eat outside in the local market; however, the hotels offer variety of delicious food to their visitors.