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Kausani – The snow covered view of himalaya's

Location of Kausani – Bageshwar District, Uttarakhand, India
Height from Sea Level - 1890 m
Distance Between Delhi and Kausani, By Road – 412 km
Distance Between Nainital and Kausani – 116 Km
View – Snow Covered Himalayan range of 300 km


Kausani is a hill station situated in Bageshwar district in Uttarakhand, India. It is famous for its scenic beauty and its amazing 300 km wide panoramic view of Himalayan peaks like Nanda Devi, Trisul and Panchchuli. After the Independence of India in 1947, Kausani was situated in the Almora District till 15 September 1997 after which Bageshwar district was carved out of Almora district.

Kausani is 1,890 m (6,200 ft) above mean Sea Level. Kausani lies at top of a ridge covered by dense pine trees. Kausani is a part of the Lesser Himalayas, a region having rivers like Kosi, Gomti and Ramganga. Kausani is an perfect winter destination for nature lovers and tourists. The winters are best time to get a clear and panoramic view of the majestic Himalayan peaks.

Kausani has been visited by many renowned personalities of the past such as Mahatma Gandhi, whose remembrance is kept alive in the form of Anashakti Ashram. Mahatma Gandhi called this place the 'Switzerland of India', due to the beauty of this landscapes. Mahatma Gandhi at the time when he stayed at Kausani, wrote down his memorable commentary on the 'Gita-Anashakti Yoga'.

Climate - Kausani, Temperature ranges between 9 °C to 27 °C in summers. Winters are quite cold with temperature ranging between 2 °C to 21 °C.

Tourist Attractions in and near around Kausani Anashakti Ashram is a calm, peaceful and honored place where Mahatma Gandhi spent some days] and wrote his interpretation of Anashakti Yog. Lakshmi Ashram is near about one km away from the Kausani, and is a center run by Kumauni women and dedicated to social service and the upliftment of women. Gandhiji's follower named Sarla Behn also named Kaitherine Heileman established the ashram in 1946 and spent her life here doing social service and also established Anashakti Ashram. Lakshmi ashram is located in a solitary area among dense pine forest.

Tourists can also visit the Baijnath temple, Someshwar temple and Bageshwar temple located in the neighborhood of Kausani. Kausani was referred to as 'Valna' in the ancient old days. It is said that at Valna, was the place where the flourishing Kingdom of Kartikyapur existed. Kausani is also the birthplace of Sumitra Nandan Pant, the most celebrated and legendary Hindi poet of India.