Kausani is the perfect destination for those tourists who want to enjoy the beauty and serenity of nature. A picturesque hill station, it located at an altitude of approximately 1890 meters from the sea level, in the Bageshwar district of Uttarakhand. This place is renowned for its scenic splendor and the spectacular, 300-km panoramic view of the majestic Himalayas, it provides. A luxurious hill-top amidst thick Pine forest, with a commanding view of Someshwar valley on one side and Garur and Baijnath Katyuri valley on the other; Kausani is surely an awe-inspiring location for nature-lovers. Due to its similarity with the landscape of Switzerland, Mahatma Gandhi named it “The Switzerland of India”. Let us know more about the tourist attractions of Kausani.
Places To See In Kausani
Anashakti Ashram is a quiet and silent place in Kausani, where Mahatama Gandhi spent a few days of his life and wrote his commentary on Anashkti Yog, called ‘Geeta-Anashakti-Yog’. Though this ashram has now been converted into a study cum research center, an accommodation facility with 24 rooms is still available. An attached library and kitchen are added advantage of staying in the ashram. This place is worth a visit due to its historical connections with Mahatma Gandhi and a study of Anashkti Yog. Other than this, the intellectual aura of this place indeed sets it apart from the other tourist spots in Kausani.
Pant Museum, the birth place of famous Hindi-Poet Sumitra Nandan Pant, is another place worth visiting in Kausani. It has a gallery, especially built in the memory of Pant, with a collection of over hundreds of English and Hindi books, displayed in glass shelves. The museum is, indeed, an interesting place for literature lovers, where they can enjoy the beauty of literature amidst beautiful surroundings. A poetry conference is organized in this museum every year, to mark the birth anniversary of Pant, with many famous poets participating in it.
Lakshmi Ashram was established in 1964, by Catherine Hillman, a disciple of Mahatma Gandhi who later became famous as Sarlaben. The ashram works for the progress of Kumaoni women, helping them become self-dependent. In the ashram, the women are taught several skills, like growing vegetables, cooking, caring for the animals and cleaning. The basic purpose of Lakshmi Ashram is to provide Kumaoni women a safe shelter and equip them with basic skills to lead an independent life. Many orphaned girls and woman live in the ashram. It is situated in a serene atmosphere atop the hills. This place would be worth a visit, if you are interested in social service and charity.
One place that any tourist must visit on a trip to Kausani is its famous tea garden, called Giria Uttaranchal Tea Estate. It is located 5 km from the town, on the Bageshwar Road, perched 1200 to 1800 m above sea level. The tea garden of Kausani is being developed as a tea-base for the entire state. The tea produced here is rich in flavor and of export quality. Kausani is the only place away from the traditional tea plantation areas in India that produce organic orthodox tea. This high-flavored tea is exported to many countries, including Australia, Germany, Korea and the US.
If you are a trekking enthusiast, then Kausani is surely the place to be, in Uttarakhand. It offers a number of interesting treks, like the Adi Kailash Trek, Bageshwar Sundardhunga Trek and the Base Kausani Trek. Go ahead and feel your adrenalin pumping.