Kausani


Kausani also known as Switzerland of India, is a hill station and village Bageshwar district in the state of Uttarakhand. It is famous for its scenic splendour and its spectacular 300 km-wide panoramic view of Himalayan peaks like Trisul, Nanda Devi and Panchchuli. It has an average elevation of 1,890 m (6,200 ft) above mean Sea Level. Kausani lies atop a ridge amidst dense pine trees overlooking Someshwar valley on one side and Garur and Katyuri valley. While in Kausani you may move to the various vintage-points in order to capture the spectacular sights of the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas that are spread majestically across the 300 km range. The sunrise and the sunset are the special moments for the nature lovers and the photographers alike.

Destinations in Kausani

1. Anashakti Ashram(Gandhi Ashram) is a quiet and revered place where Mahatma Gandhi spent some days and wrote his commentary of Anashkti Yog.

2. Tea gardens which is 5 km on Bageshwar Road from Kausani.

3. A fabulous collection of high quality woollen shawls, exquisitely designed by the local weavers, can be purchased from Kumaon Shawl Emporium.

4. Baijnath group of temples (16.5 km on Bageshwar Road).

5. Rudradhari Water fall and Pinakeshwar(Pinak) temple on 4-5km trek.

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