About Kausani

Embellished with all the right ingredients including lush green valley, verdant pine tree forests, meandering creeks, tranquility and majestic Himalayan peaks, Kausani is one of the most spellbinding hill stations in Uttarakhand. Nanda Devi, Trishul and Panchachuli are the three peaks which make for a distinct view from Kausani. Previously known as Valna, this place is blessed with many attractions and a sight of sunset so captivating, that it is sure to leave you completely enchanted. A perfect getaway for honeymooners, nature lovers and vacation makers, this beautiful place offers a picture perfect view of snow clad Himalayas stretched across 350 kms.

Place to must visit in Kausani

Places to Visit in Kausani

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Distance: 4 kms

Rudradhari Falls and Caves

At a distance of 12 km from Kausani, bounded by the paddy fields and green pine forests is the spellbinding Rudradhari Falls. Located on the trekking way to Adi Kailash region, one can also explore the mysteries of the ancient caves lying near the falls. According to the legend, this place holds connection with Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu. The Shiva Temple of Someshwar lies in the proximity to the waterfalls.

Experience Time: 1 day

Distance: 18 kms


A beautiful, quaint and sleepy village sandwiched between Garhwal and Kumaon, Gwaldam is a place straight out of a fairytale. The place is full of forests and small lakes providing a setting for a peaceful retreat. Nestled amongst the pine forests and apple orchards at an altitude of 1700 meters, the village is tucked in the middle of Kumaon and Garhwal and offers some wide and enchanting views of peaks such as Nanda Devi, Trishul and Nanda Ghuti. Trekking in the apple orchids which stretch to infinity is a must and one of the most refreshing experiences of Gwaldam. The place is the ultimate destination for relaxation and rejuvenation. Nestled in the woods, Gwaldam is a tiny heaven, unspoilt and picture perfect. There are dazzling hills covered by tall pine trees, terraced farms on the enchanting hill slopes and little wooden houses scattered in the middle of it as far as the eyes can see. The entire area is full of orchids rendering the whole scenery charming. Gwaldam is an ideal place to watch the snow-dusted peaks of the mighty Himalayas. These peaks often find themselves wrapped in the clouds and witnessing the changing colours of the dusky sky leaves a beautiful feeling of calmness within you. For the adventurous souls, Gwaldam is a place which lets them experience trekking amidst bewitchingly beautiful flowers, endless springs and countless birds. The most famous trekking expedition here is the Roopkund Lake trek. One of the lesser explored hill stations, quite untouched by the ravages of the modern life, Gwaldam is a perfect place for the wandering souls

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Distance: 16 kms

Trek to Pinnath

A perfect way to rekindle your spirits, Pinnath is approachable from Kausani only via a trek of 5 km. Known for its temple, this place offers a sense of pleasure when surrounded by the wilderness of nature. Overlooking the Kosi River, the temple by the same name is devoted to Bhairon and has a very intriguing structure. The temple walls and doors are adorned with images of kings and Pandavas, October is the best time to visit the temple when a fair is held every year.

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Distance: 7 kms


A beautiful ancient town tucked in the eastern half of the Garhwal Himalayas, Baijnath is popular for the Baijnath Temple and other ancient temples, a lot of which are now in ruins. Situated in the easternmost corner of Uttarakhand on the banks of River Gomti Baijnath is a wonderful little town with rich history and heritage. The famous capital of the Katyuri Kingdom in the medieval era of Indian history, Baijnath today is full of ruins belonging to that by gone era with the crowning jewel being the Baijnath Temple. The temple which is the heartbeat of the town and its most glorious possession. It is dedicated to Lord Shiva and was built around the 12th century. The temple has stood the test of time remarkably well and is well preserved till date. It makes for an excellent excursion trip for people staying at Kausani and Almora.

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Kausani Tea Estate

This is a place where one will feel very close to nature and a paradise for tea lovers. Kausani Tea Estate, situated 5 km away from the main town is spread across the area of 208 hectares. The place also arranges for a short tour to show their manufacturing process guided by their own staff. One can taste and buy different flavored tea from there. Apart from it is an amazing location where you can stroll but take care not to visit here from November to March, when it remains closed.

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Distance: 17 kms

Shopping in Kausani

Being a small hill station, Kausani don't have shopping markets like cities, however, the local market in the area offers the special hand-made Kausani shawls. There is also an option to take back home the tea from Kausani Tea Estate.

Experience Time: 1-2 hrs

Distance: 7 kms


The beautiful valley of Someshwar is most famous for its temple. The presiding deity here is Lord Shiva and is a highly revered temple among locals and believers alike. In addition to its religious significance, this destination also has some picturesque sceneries to offer. Lying only about 10-11 kilometers from the famous hill station Kausani, you can easily reach this destination. The rock-cut shrine of Someshwar will transport you straight to the age of ancient temples. Rustic and humble in its construction, the temple is a charming experience. The imagery created by the tinkling bells and fragrant incense is one that will stir your soul to a deeper understanding of yourself. That, coupled with the surrounding hills, is a unique experience. The temple's wishing well nearby is another endearing establishment of the location and is believed to grant all the wishes of devotees. The emerald green waters of the same are mesmerizing, to say the least.

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Anashakti Ashram

One of the most popular destinations, this place is also fondly known as Gandhi Ashram. It was during has stay here that Gandhiji's annotations about Anashakti Yog known as 'Geeta Anashakti Yog'. Today, it attracts large crowd of tourists and has been converted into a study, research center, and museum along with accommodation facility with 24 rooms. A place with great historical importance, the ashram also has a provision of kitchen and a library.

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Sumitranandan Pant Museum

Sumitranandan Pant Museum is a place with an artistic taste and is a whole new world in itself. Dedicated to famous Hindi poet who was born in Kausani, it offers a wide range of his creative work on display from manuscripts of poems and draft work of her literary work to his awards and letters written by and to him. A large collection of his books in English and Hindi are showcased in a glass shelves. To celebrate his birth anniversary, every year a poetry discussion is organized in the museum.

Experience Time: 1 - 2 hours

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Stargate Observatory

High up in the majestic Himalayas of Kausani, Uttarakhand lies the magical Stargate observatory, a gateway to the mystical galaxy. It is a dedicated place for observation of celestial objects like moons, planets, star clusters, constellations, nebulas, distant galaxies, and other deep sky objects. At an altitude of about 1800 meters above sea level, one can get spectacular views of the Himalayas from here as well, enjoying the Himalayan Peak Watch activity organised at the observatory. With state-of-the-art equipment and experienced astronomers, this observatory is the perfect place for one to witness the wonders of outer space while enjoying the natural glory of the mountains. Apart from celestial observations, one can also engage in stargazing here, and learn the nuances of astrophotography, with regular workshops for the same being held at the observatory. Those interested in our mysterious universe can visit the Science and Astronomy-themed Museum present here. This fascinating site is the perfect location for astrophiles, with regular astronomy workshops and Astro tours, and the relaxing Stargate Cafe, a space-themed restaurant within the premises. There is also a space-themed shop to pic up souvenirs of the ideal galactic experience received here.

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Lakshmi Ashram

Located just 1km from Anashakti Ashram, Lakshmi Ashram is an educational institute for girls run on the principles of Gandhiji. Established in the year 1948 by Catherine Hillman, who later became Sarlaben, the strict follower and disciple of Gandhiji, Lakshmi Ashram is a place to be admired. It is situated in the lap of Himalayas with tranquility spread all across with an impressive aim to make Kumaoni women skilled, self-dependent and self-sufficient.

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