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Samriddha Roy

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13 reviewsPosted 3 years ago

An abode of serenity where only beauty speaks

A place of meditative calmness and complete tranquillity, where the Himalayas unravels all its beauty. In the lap of nature enriched with diverse flora and fauna, the palette of Kausani is vibrant with a tint of every hue - the stretched green, the far away blue ranges, the red-soiled grounds with green lawns and grey streets, & the crowning silvery picks that dazzles like a silver string and beyond all of this is the vast sky which itself is a blend of many colours.

It is almost in the summit region, which is less populated and will allow you your time to spend amidst nature. And in contemplation too, you will get awestruck with the view - specially of the mountain picks - the Panchachulli - the glorious silvery string hung in clouds that reflects the tinged sky, against which it rises. The sky is also playful with colours depending on the mood - like in twilight hours it gets purplish, while in dawn it turns orange, while sunny it is flirty with light & shade and when cloudy it is dark with mist.

Everyone knows the whims of weather in hilly regions and this is no exception. But what makes Kausani unique is its ambiance (mystic calm, away from the bustles unlike most tourist spots) and the beauty of the nature here. Only relaxing in the hotel or resort and just a nature walk or birdwatching can keep you engaged here. One may also take some trekking routes and hiking from here to the picks or have some alone time walking in the woods nearby. (but caution one should not indulge in this at night alone cause of some wild cats and jaguar, which the locals believe to come). I have not seen any such, but in the dark have heard the far howling of jackals and the constant buzz of crickets that breaks the silence and yet makes the wood appear more mysterious.

To be noted -the wood is just a hilly-wood and not dense anyway - a milieu of tall devdaru, pines and oaks and some exotic trees (which I don't know the name) rising from the red soil and making the ambiance more mystic and tranquil in so high an altitude.

Speaking of the food, we did not experiment much and we didn't have to. What more would one want if he/she gets fresh juice and sumptuous plate of bread-omelet and soup in breakfast while enjoying the panorama outside through the window, and at evening the pakoras and coffee delivered hot at the roof top while enjoying the exquisite sunset time.

There are sightseeing one can visit from here like Baijanath temple, Anasakti asram (in the main spot only a few feet down), falls and caves, the tea estate, the hand-loom and cottage industry and some temples like Someshwar (a bit away from the spot) which I enjoyed much in my monsoon trip. But my 4 days stay at Kausani is incomparable - a feeling that heaven has come down to earth.

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Abhay Aswal

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4 reviewsPosted 2 years ago

Serene, beautiful and picturesque place

I have heard about Kausani since years but never able to visit the place. Being a Garhwali, I never really visited Kumaon's interior region. So I did this time. Kausani offers a spellbinding view of the snow-capped Himalayan peaks of Trishul, Panchchuli and Nanda Devi. From that vantage, you could see beautiful valleys and hills, with Himalayan peaks in the background.

The nature walk I took amidst the hills and villages in the vicinity was priceless. Few Kilometers from Kausani, there is a spectacular place called 'Garur' (Garud) downhill. It is lush green valley with scores of rice paddy fields along the bank of river Gomti. The religious ones can offer prayers at Baijnath temple, few kilometers from Garur and Bageshwar. I skipped it.

Last but not the least, the Sumitranandan Pant museum. It is located near the bus stand. It is a humble abode of late Pantji, which has been turned into a museum. An eminent Chaayavad poet, Pantji belonged to Kausani. One can see the poet's life in monochrome pictures displayed at the museum.

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Kausani Overview

Kausani originally known as Valna is a Himalayan hill town located in the state of Uttaranchal of India. It is located in the district of Almora, which is situated at an altitude of about 6075 ft (1890 m) above sea level.
Located atop the ridge between dense pine trees, Kausani overlooks the Someshwar valley on one side and Garur and Baijnath Katyuri valley on the other side.

History of Kausani

During ancient times, Kausani was a part of Almora District, which was under the administrative control of the Katyuri king, Baichaldeo. Later, he donated a large part of this land to a Gujarati Brahmin, Sri Chand Tiwari. Further, the town of Almora was founded, when the Chand Kingdom was founded in Baramandal in 1568 by Kalyan Chand.
In 1960, Bageshwar District and Champawat District were formed from the Almora District. Vishuvati, Vat Savitri Amavasya, Harela and Harishayani Ekadashi are some of the main events that are celebrated in the region. Delicacies like bal mithai, singauri, madua ki roti and sisunak saag are the specialities of this region.
Things to do in Kausani
Kausani is a scenic hill station famous for its panoramic views of the Himalayas of almost 300 km wide. Many mountains like Trishul, Nandakot and Nanda Devi can be seen easily from this place. Mahatma Gandhi was impressed by the beauty of Kausani and called this place as ‘Switzerland of India', since it is very similar to the landscape of Switzerland. Today Kausani attracts many tourists from all over the world.
Apart from the hills and spectacular views, the place is famous for ashrams. Anashakti Ashram is the most famous place in Kausani. It is popular as Mahatma Gandhi spent some days at the ashram. Previously it was a tea estate but the ashram is now converted into a research centre and a library.
There is a memorial of Katherine Heileman also known as Sarlaben, who spent her life here doing social service. It has been established to conduct evening prayers every day. It is said that Mahatma Gandhi wrote his commentary of Anashakti Yog while he was staying here.
Besides, Kausani is also known as the birthplace of the famous poet Sumitra Nandan Pant. The Pant Museum is named after him. It is now preserved in its original ancestral form and serves as a reference library. Lakshmi Ashram is another place of importance at Kausani. It is dedicated to social service and welfare of women.
Kausani offers a lot of activities for adventure lovers like trekking, rock climbing, etc. Pindari Glacier Trek, Sunder Dhunga Trek and Milam Glacier Trek are some of the popular trekking areas. 'Makar Sankranti' at Kausani, usually called ‘Uttarayani’, is a huge fair that takes place at Bageshwar which is in the vicinity of the destination.The best time to visit Kausani is from April to June and again from September to May.
Travelling to Kausani
In order to reach Kausani, travellers can take flights up to Pantnagar Airport, which is well connected with flights to Mumbai and Delhi. Kathgodam Railway Station is the nearest railway, which is connected by trains from places like Delhi, Howrah and Lucknow, among others. Kausani Bus Station is the main bus station serving the region.
Accommodation Options in KausaniThere are ample accommodation options available in Kausani. These include hotels ranging from budget to luxury catering to the needs of the travellers.