It's a place that was appreciated by Mahatma Gandhi for its astounding natural beauty. Tourists visit Kausani (also spelt Kasauni) for its exquisite beauty and the bird's eye view of the Himalayan ranges. For locals, Kausani makes for an ideal weekend travel destinations. For outsiders, it's a perfect destination to enjoy honeymoon. Considering the salubrious atmosphere of the place, it seems to be a perfect option for city dwellers to travel to. Anytime is best time to spend some quality time at Kausani with family and friends. Given below are some of the most visited tourist attractions that you would like to see while in town.
Kausani Tourist Places
Anasakti Ashram: It is also known as Gandhi Ashram. Anasakti Ashram was built to pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi who visited this place in 1929 and described it as the 'Switzerland of India' after falling in love with its pristine beauty. It is here that he wrote his treatise Anasakti Yoga. The ashram is well stocked with books and photographs of Gandhi's life. There is a small prayer room in this ashram where prayers are held every morning and evening.
Rudradhari Waterfall: The Rudradhari falls is a natural attraction here and many ancient caves are explored nearby areas. The puranic stories relate this place with Lord Shiv (Rudra) and Lord Vishnu (Hari). The Shiv Temple at Someshwar is situated close to the waterfalls. These magnificent waterfalls can be viewed while trekking to Adi Kailash region in the hill station of Kasauni.
Lakshmi Ashram/Sarla Ashram: It is also known as Sarla Ashram. Catherine Hillman, a disciple of Gandhi who came to be known as Sarlaben founded this ashram in 1964 which overlooks the beautiful Kosi Valley. Several skills like growing vegetables, cooking, caring for the animals and cleaning are taught to over 70 orphaned poor girls and woman who live in the ashram. Lakshmi ashram is located in a quiet place up the hills which lends a serene atmosphere to the ashram.
Sumitranandan Pant Gallery: The renowned hindi poet Sumitranandan Pant was born in Kausani. Sumitranandan Pant Gallery was built to commemorate Sumitranandan Pant. The gallery houses hundred of English and Hindi books in glass cabinets. A poetry symposium is organized here every year to mark the poet's birth anniversary.
Kausani Tea Estate (Tea Garden): Kausani is also famous for its several tea gardens and pear orchards. Girias Uttaranchal tea is produced in 208 hectares of tea plantations near Kausani. You can have somebody guide you through the factory showing you the tea garden, how tea is manufactured in the estate. This high-flavored tea is exported to Australia, Germany, Korea and the US.
Other offbeat tourist attractions near Kausani are: Jain Ki Dhai, Aku Binsar, Aredeo, Pandukholi & Kukucheena, Maha Avatar Baba Cave - Yoganand Society, Bhitinashwar, Gannath, Koshi Mool - Origin of Kosi River, Birchuya or Mini Bugyal - Green Grassland, Gopal Kot Pinnath, Bura Pinnath & Bhatkot are some of the trekking points in Kausani.
Trekking options near Kausani Pindari Glacier: It the world famous glacier is a trekkers, as it is easier to visit than most other glaciers. This glacier is situated between the snow capped Nanda Devi and Nanda Kot mountains. The river Pindar originates from this glacier and located at an altitude of 3353 mts. The entire trekking route is filled to the brim with natural beauty.
Kafni Glacier: It is situated at an altitude of 3853 mts. Many breathtaking views of the mighty Himalayan ranges are visible during the trek.
Sundar Dhunga Glacier: Located at an altitude 3880 mts, the place is full of natural beauty, with picturesque view of many Himalayan ranges. The entire trek route is a treat for the eyes with beautiful locales strewn all over.
Things to do in Kausani: Nature Walk, Jungle trek, Bird watching, star gazing