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Kausani

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Kausani

Kausani is a dream destination; the vantage point for a breathtaking view of the Nanda Devi mountain range, amidst dense pine forests. You can feel the proximity of the snowy Himalayan peaks Trishul, Panchchuli, Nanda Ghunti and Chaukhamba from here and immerse yourself into the scenic grandeur.

Mahatama Gandhi spent sometime here, while he was writing the book 'Anashakti Yoga', a commentary on Bhagwat Gita. The 'Anashakti Ashram' was founded here by his disciple Sarla Ben (Katherine Heilemen) .

From an impressive height of 1,890mtrs, the Himalayas can be seen in their towering glory. Look below and you'll see the Gomti river rushing into the Katyuni valley.

Kausani is also the birthplace of famous Hindi poet Sumitra Nandan Pant.

How to reach

The nearest airport is Pantnagar (177 kms.). You can hire taxi from Pantnagar to reach Kausani. The nearest railhead is Kathgodam (103 kms.) . A good network of roads connect Kausani. The roads remain open round the year.

Almora is 50 kms away. Ranikhet is 70 kms. Nainital is 120 kms. and Bageshwar is at a distance of 39 kms.

What to see

Kausani is a calm and idyllic resort, far from the madding crowd. Just walk down the hills amidst dense forests. Trek around to reach the heighest points of hills, Pinnath 95kms.), Burapinnath (5.5 kms.) and Bhatkot (12 kms.). Enjoy the relaxing day, get wounderstruck by the starry nights.

Anashakti Ashram

Gandhi stayed here. His spinning wheels(Charkha) and other items are kept here. There is a small library with a study room, where you can find books on Gadhian philosophy. A rest house offers spartan accommodation.