Kausani is situated in the midst of thick, dense pine forest atop a narrow ridge and separated from the towering mountains of the Nanda Devi range by low, medium mountains. Here, the grandeur of the Himalayas truly comes alive. The view of the snow covered Trishul and Nanda Devi is so clear that one gets a feeling of the snow being within touching distance. Standing 1890m above the sea level, Kausani is nature’s own reserve. Even the father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi had contemplated on the beauty of the region.
Several snow capped peaks stand in a stately row, over 300 kilometers, shining against the azure sky making the horizon as seen from Kausani an enviable spectacle. The glory of the snow crowned Himalayan range reaches its pinnacle when the sun rays turn them into crimson and gold.
Mahatma Gandhi, who spent 12 days in 1929 at Kausani, penned his memorable commentary on the Gita-Anasakti Yoga inspired by the scenic grandeur of this richly gifted spot. The guest house where the Mahatma stayed is now known as the Anasakti Ashram.
The noteworthy Hindi poet, Shri Sumitra Nandan Pant was born in Kausani. Some of his early poems composed here have described nature in its myriad manifestations.
Kausani is ideal for those who seek to escape from the din and dust, hustle and bustle of big cities and wish to spend a quiet holiday in the lap of nature.
Altitude: 1890 meter
Temperature:: Summer – Max -26 °C & Min – 10 °C
Winter – Max – 15 °C & Min – 2 °C
Clothing: Cottons/ light woolens, Winter – Woollens
Languages: Hindi, Kumauni & English
How To Reach
By Air: The nearest airport to Kausani is at Pantnagar, the seat of a famous agricultural university, about 177 KMs from Kausani.
By Rail: The nearest railway station is at Kathgodam, situated around 140 KMs away. Kathgodam is connected by rail directly with Delhi, the capital of India, Lucknow, the capital of the state of Uttar Pradesh, Dehradun the capital of the state of Uttaranchal and Kolkata (WB).
By Road: From Kathgodam local transport, private taxies as well as buses run by private operators, and buses run by the state government corporation – UASRTC are available at all hours. By road Kausani is connected conveniently and is merely 430 km away from Delhi, 516 KMs from Lucknow and 465 km from Dehradun.
Near Anashakti Ashram, Kausani