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Kausani

Kausani (1890 mt.): Nestling amongst thick forests of pine atop a narrow ridge, Kausani is known for its wide angle view of several lofty Himalayan Peaks as well as a pleasant view of the Kosi river and the Katyur Valley. From here, one can see the settlements of the Katyur valley, the river Gomti and the snow clad peaks of the Himalayas.

The remains of the tea estate developed during the British rule can still be seen here. Kausani also has the famous Anashakti Ashram named after the book Anashakti Yoga written by Mahatma Gandhi when he lived here in 1929.

Place to Visit

Lakshmi Ashram
It is also known as Sarla Ashram. Catherine Hillman, a disciple of Gandhi who came to be known as Sarlaben founded this ashram in 1964 which overlooks the beautiful Kosi Valley. Several skills like growing vegetables, cooking, caring for the animals and cleaning are taught to over 70 orphaned poor girls and woman who
live in the ashram. Lakshmi ashram is located in a quiet place up the hills which lends a serene atmosphere to the ashram.

Anasakti Ashram
It is also known as Gandhi Ashram. Anasakti Ashram was built to pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi who visited this place in 1929 and described it as the ‘Switzerland of India’ after falling in love with its pristine beauty. It is here that he wrote his treatise Anasakti (‘detachment’) Yoga. The ashram is well stocked with books and photographs of Gandhi’s life. There is a small prayer room in this ashram where prayers are held every morning and evening.

Sumitranandan Pant Gallery
The renowned hindi poet Sumitranandan Pant was born in Kausani. Sumitranandan Pant Gallery was built to commemorate Sumitranandan Pant. The gallery houses hundred of English and Hindi books in glass cabinets. A poetry symposium is organized here every year to mark the poet’s birth anniversary.

Kausani Tea Estate
Kausani is also famous for its several tea gardens and pear orchards. Girias Uttaranchal tea is produced in 208 hectares of tea planta­tions near Kausani. You can have somebody guide you through the factory showing you how tea is manufactured in the estate. This high-flavored tea is exported to Australia, Germany, Korea and the US.

How to Reach us

By Air
The nearest airport for Kausani is Pantnagar. Pantnagar Airport is situated 162kms from Kausani. Taxis are available to Kausani, Haldwani, Nainital and Almora from Pant Nagar Airport. Buses are available from Haldwani, Kathgodam and Nainital to Kausani.

By Rail
Kathgodam is the nearest railway station to Kausani situated at a distance of 132kms. Kathgodam is well connected by Railway networks with major destinations of India like Lucknow, Delhi and Kolkata. Trains are frequent to Kathgodam as it is the gateway of Kumaon region. Buses and Taxis are easily available to Kausani from Kathgodam.

By Road
Kausani is well connected by motorable roads with major cities of northern India. Buses to Kathgodam and Almora can be taken from ISBT Anand Vihar, Delhi. Kausani is well connected with major towns of Kumaon region as well as Garhwal regions. Taxis to Kausani are easily available from major destinations of Uttarakhand state. The distance from Delhi to Kausani is 410kms if you travel via Babugarh and Moradabad. This distance can be easily covered in 11 hours of time.

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Distance - Kausani

 
Delhi – 410kms
Pithoragarh - 162kms
Almora – 47kms
Ranikhet – 76kms
Bageshwar – 38kms
Nainital – 119kms
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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