Kausani in Uttarakhand, earlier known as Valna, is the crown-valley of the state. Standing majestically in an altitude little above the surrounding Someshwar valley on one side and Garur and Baijanath on the other side, this bounteous valley has all of nature's essence in profusion. It is completely appareled with tall pine, oak and deodar trees and embraced by a 300 kilometers wide stretch of the mighty Himalaya. The Himalayan range appears golden at sunrise and red-orange at sunset, thereby making it more sensuous. Peaks like Trishul peak, Nanda Devi peak and Panchchuli peak can be seen from Kausani. Mahatma Gandhi, father of the nation, during one of his stays in Kausani attributed it with the title of “Switzerland of India” because of its close resemblance to Switzerland. People of Kausani are very simple and traditional. Get ready to witness the Indian notion of 'ATITHI DEVOBHAVAH'(the guest is equal to God) and the warm welcome from Kausani people with their traditional songs.
The major attraction of Kausani is the Anasakti Ashram, which is a highly respected place because Mahatma Gandhi stayed here sometime during the composition of his journal Anasakti Yoga. Don’t forget to add this to your Kausani travel itinerary. Apart from this, there is Pant Museum which is the birth place of the famous Hindi poet Sumitranandan Pant. He was one of the extraordinary poets of the “Chayavadi” school of Hindi Literature and many of his poems found inspiration from the beauty of Kausani.
From what to see, to where to stay to when to visit, read on to find all the Kausani travel information.
Essential travel information and Kausani tips for your visit
- Carry light woolen clothes in summers and heavy woolen clothes in winters.
- If you are planning to climb peaks, get a thorough checkup done from your doctor and carry the prescribed medicines and suggestions.
- Drink ample water to avoid dehydration during summer season.
- Do try some of the local dishes of Uttarakhand like Garwhalkafannah, Thechwani, Arsa (dessert).