Kausani

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Window to the snow-crested Trishul, Nanda Devi, Nandakot and Panchchuli peaks, there are very few places in the Himalayas whose beauty can be compared to that of Kausani – a picturesque hill station famous for its scenic splendor and its spectacular 300 km-wide panoramic view of the Himalayas.

With a total area of 5.2 sq. km, situated at a height of 1890 m above sea level, located 51 km north of Almora, Kausani is the birthplace of famous Hindi poet Sumitra Nandan Pant, who wrote some of his memorable poems in praise of this paradise on earth. In 1929, Mahatma Gandhi stayed here for 14 days at the Anasakti Ashram while scripting his book titled ‘Anasakti Yoga’ and was greatly impressed by its environs.The town is accessible all year round. For those who wish to avoid the cold, the best season is between April to June and again between September to November. Summer months will require light woollen clothing and winter- heavy woollen clothes.

City Facts

State: Uttarakhand
District: Bageshwar
Famous for/as: Hill Station
Languages: Hindi, Kumaoni
Best Season: Apr – Jun, Sep – Nov
Weather: Summer 15-30°C,
Winter 0-24°C
Altitude: 1890 m
Pincode: 263639
STD code: 059628

Distances

  • Delhi to Kausani 382 km
  • Nagpur to Kausani 1237 km
  • Bangalore to Kausani 2300 km
  • Almora to Kausani 48 km
  • Ranikhet to Kausani 70 km

Best Season / Best time to visit

Kausani experiences a moderate climate. Summers (March – May) are pleasant with a maximum temperature 25°C and a minimum of 11°C. During winters the maximum temperature is 15°C and the minimum comes down as low as 2°C. Winters are accompanied with heavy snowing. Monsoons (June – August) makes the hilly regions slippery and have medium rainfalls.

Best period to trek in Kausani is post monsoons, post winters and summer. During this period clear views of meadows, waterfalls and pine forests in the trekking route are assured.

Best time to visit Kausani is from September to May.