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1Sunderdhunga Trek
Sunderdhunga Trek

Situated to the west of Pindar valley Sunderdhunga literally means the "Valley of beautiful stones". Spine-tingling view of lush green array of rhododendrons, oaks and pines trees make this one of the most sought after treks in India.

Abhishek Bajaj talks about his stay amongst nature at Himalaya Darshan resort. He shares: Surrounded by forest from all sides. Very beautiful place. Offers good view of Himalayas. Staff was good and courteous. One can enjoy not only natural beauty but also biking, bonfire and a few games. Local food is also available. Cottages are very good and neat and clean.

Tip: Follow the Pindar river till Warbham and then Sunderdhunga stream to get to Jatoli which is 15kms away. The trek to Dodi Thong is challenging but is only 8 km from Jatoli.

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2For the scenic splendour
For the scenic splendour

HolidayIQ Reviewer Samriddha Roy says, “Wrapped in mist and greenery The tea-estate is situated in Kausani (miles away from the main spot) which we visited on our way to Bageshwar. There are simple tea gardens - a stretch of rich green along the slope and valley & there in the estate are the office and the factory.

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3How about a stay amidst tea gardens in
How about a stay amidst tea gardens in

Stay at: The Heritage Resort

HolidayIQ reviewer Tapas Kumar Ghosh says, "The breathtaking view of Himalaya from the cottage room itself was amazing. One would not require looking for any other options in Kausani. We found absolutely everything during our stay in this resort, desired delicious foods, neat and clean cottage and above all hospitality of their staff won our heart. I would definitely recommend this resort for a stay in Kausani."

Highlight: Himalaya facing rooms, brilliant service, great food and scenic infrastructure. 

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4Watch The Snow Glow Like Gold
Watch The Snow Glow Like Gold

HolidayIQ Travller Becky Benians shares, “In about 10 hours from Delhi, you reach a place called Kausani, where the mind can't help but dare to soar free. Kausani about 560 km from Delhi, is an absolute paradise with views of the Nanda Devi Ranges (7000 mt), which is India's highest peak. Well, if that's not enticing enough, when the morning sun rises from behind the mountains, the snow glows like gold, and in the evening it looks like a pink cherry when the sun is setting. You can walk about to viewpoint and take a little day tour to Dunagiri, Ranikhet, Almora, Mukteshwar or even Baijnath, which has lovely 12th century temples. All these other places won't offer you such majestic views of the entire range of the Nanda Devi starting from Trishul Peak, to Nanda Kot, Nanda Ghunti, Nanda Devi East and do wait for the evening to arrive, and all you shutterbugs keep your cameras ready with enough battery and memory space, because you will run out of either.The local chicken curries and makki rotis are just way too delicious to be described in words. Not to forget the lovely shop run by the Kumaon Mandal Vikas Nigam Ltd, which sells brilliant shawls of angora rabbits, body butter and essential oils.”

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5Hook-Up with someone completely different from you
Hook-Up with someone completely different from you

Meeting someone new while travelling is a high like no other. It’s the perfect opportunity for trial-and-error; a chance to do things that are far less appealing than meeting someone new in your city. Considering the experiences, the language, the stories and the cultural understanding that come with it, it's worth a try!

Samriddha Roy : 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, just beautiful.

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Reviews (80)

Abhinav Sudan

Abhinav Sudan5.0/5

65 reviews

Awesome hill station

1. Why to visit?
It is a hill station in Bageshwar district in UK known for its spectacular view of the Himalayas including Nanda Devi and Trishul. It is popularly known as 'Switzerland of India'.
2. Must Visit Places.
Bajinath group of temples and lake. Pindari and Kafni trekking routes are recommended. Ashram and one museum is also there.
3. Local food and shopping.
The local food is awesome with local cuisine. The sweets are also good. For shopping local markets have limited options.
4. Activities.
Taking a bike ride on the roads gives you immense pleasure. Trekking on the hills and capturing the Himalayan peaks is suggested. Going for the Pindari, Kafni and Milam glacier trekking is suggested.
5. Advice.
Drive/ Ride carefully on these roads. Take camera along, don't miss out to capture nature which is at its best out here. Rest all is absolutely fine.
Happy Holidaying !!
Warm Regards

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Sandip  Ghosh

Sandip Ghosh4.3/5

2 reviews

Very nice Place to relax on the lap of nature

Kausani is a heavenly place in the northern India. We had visited Kausani on the last week of September. We stayed here in the Hotel Sun and Snow Inn. It was a nice hotel considering the view of the Himalayan mountain from the room itself. Also, in the early morning, we could able to enjoy the beauty of sun rise from the room window. Further, from the corridor, the Himalayan peaks, viz. Trisul, Nanda Ghunti, etc. Were clearly visible. Then, we visited the Baijnath Temple, Bageshwar Temple, the tea plantation, the Shawl Factories and the Anashakti Ashram, which was very near to the hotel. The weather at that time was very soothing. Overall, it was a very good stay at Kausani.

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Recommended Duration in Kausani

Number of days to spend in Kausani as recommended by our travellers.

2 days

15%

3 days

75%

4 days

5%

5+ days

5%

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.

Photos of Kausani

Kausani, Uttarakhand

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Heaven on Earth
Baijnath Temple, Kausani

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Samriddha Roy

A distant view from the higher spot
Baijnath Temple, Kausani

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Samriddha Roy

The temple by the meandering river
Baijnath Temple, Kausani

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Samriddha Roy

The North Entrance

There is so much to see in Kausani.

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