Are you looking for a great destination to chill off and get away from your workload then look no further and think about Kausani where fresh air awaits you. Untouched by modernity and sparsely populated town of Kausani is generally referred to as Switzerland of India. This is exactly what Mahatma Gandhi said when he visited Kausani – infact the Anasakti Ashram in Kausani is located at Kausani near the marketplace.
Kausani is located at an elevation of 1890 meters (6,075 ft) in the evergreen Bageshwar district. Surrounded by pine trees Kausani has a rustic charm of this town and for the panoramic view (300-kilometres-wide) of the Himalayas.
A quick get away to Kausani is really easy, hop on a flight to New Delhi and further to Kathgodam by Shatabdi and then you can hire a car or a taxi or best way is to go on an escorted group tour offered by EziiTours.
Kausani is renowned for Himalayan views in Winter and its tea gardens and pear orchards in Summer. Export Quality Girias Uttaranchal tea is produced here. Guests can visit the Tea factory and is popularly visited by summer holiday travelers.
Lakshmi Ashram is one kilometer away from the Kausani, and is a center run by Kumauni women and dedicated for social service and upliftment of women. Gandhiji’s disciple, Sarlaben (Kaitherine Heileman) spent her life here doing social service and established Anashakti Ashram.
There are plenty of Hotels in Kausani in mid segment, premium and standard and even resorts with a lot of fun activities. One can do a Kumaon package of 6-7 days as a short and quite refreshing holiday with the great view of Himalayas. The best season to visit Kausani is October to March. Infact its one of the close places in India where it actually snows from Mid October onwards.
Nearby places are Bageshwar, Almora, Ranikhet, Binsar, Nainital and Chaukori which are great locations to visit!