Places to visit in Kausani, the Switzerland of India
Kausani is one of the top hill stations in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. It is also among the best North India tourist places which serve as an inspiration to both travelers and writers. The amazing beauty of this place hypnotizes its visitors from time to time. One can have the Panoramic view of the splendid Himalayan peaks like Trishul, Nanda Devi, Panchachuli peaks etc from Kausani. The most beautiful time to see these peaks is during morning and evening when the snow-capped mountain ranges transform to gold due to Sun rays. It is amazing to be here during these hours. According to Mahatma Gandhi, the eminent leader of India, Kasauni is Switzerland of India, because the scenic beauty of the landscape is similar to that of Switzerland. Kausani is paradise for nature’s lover, here the day starts with nature’s sound like the chirping of birds and ends with the melodious song of the gentle breeze. Kausani is a place, which can inspire poet inside anyone. In this post, you will find the list of top places to visit in Kausani.
Sumitranandan Pant Gallery
This museum dedicated to famous Hindi Literature figure Sumitranandan Pant, who was born here. The Gallery showcases manuscript of poems, awards, and literary works. It is situated in the main city of Kausani, the entry fee is 10 INR and it takes approx 1-2 hours the explore this place. Anyone who is interested in Literature would find this place interesting.
Anasakti Ashram also known as Gandhi Ashram is a place where Gandhiji himself stayed during 1929. This Ashram provides immense peace of mind. Accommodation and food are available here for tourists. This Ashram houses some rare photos of Gandhiji and a library. The place is now also used for research and study purpose. Anasakti Ashram is located at just 1 kilometer from Kausani bus stand and it can be easily reached by foot. It is set amidst beautiful hills & valleys.
Rudradhari Falls and Caves
Rudradhari falls is located on Kausani-Almora road. The landmark is about 12 kilometers from Kausani city. It is a natural waterfall and you should visit it in your trip to Kausani. A small temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu is situated near the waterfall. The dark green colored mountain along with the caves and waterfall cast some sort of spell and it feels amazing to be here.
Kausani Tea Estate
Kausani tea estate is located about 5 kilometers from the main city and it takes approximately 15 minutes to reach there. The tea estate is spread across an area of 208 hectares and the exotic tea is exported to major European countries. You should take a stroll here and take some fresh air, you may also check out the manufacturing process of tea.
Sarla Ashram is dedicated to uplift the rural woman and orphans. It offers training to the deprived class. It is named after its founder, Catherine Hillman, the disciple of Mahatma Gandhi, who was locally known as Sarla. The Ashram is very near to main Kausani, the distance of about 0.5 kilometers and set amidst a beautiful environment.
Kausani is not much commercialized like other famous hill stations in India, so still it retains its natural beauty. When you are in Kausani, don’t forget to buy local handicraft items as a gift to your friends and family back home. Kausani Shawl is one of the popular item sold here, you may choose to buy it as a souvenir. Are you planning to visit Kausani? or did you already visit! Share you experience with any of these landmarks in this list of places to visit in Kausani.