Kausani- Popularly Known as Mini Switzerland of India
One of the well-known winter destinations in India to get away from the hustle and bustle of cities. One can enjoy the leisure time by watching the panoramic view of Himalayan mountain peaks like Nanda Devi, Trishul mountains along with the Panchachuli. Kausani a Switzerland of India is the best place to welcome the new year in the amid of Himalayas. It is also the best honeymoon spot for couples. This beautiful hill station village located in the Bageshwar district of Uttarakhand. At an altitude of 1890 m from the sea level.
The spectral view of the majestic mountain 300 km panoramic view of the Himalayas which is covered with oak, pine trees, and deodar trees will make awestruck with the bewitching beauty of the place. Especially the sunrise and sunset the reflection of the on the mountain turn mountain colour into orange. Therefore the amazing scenic views captives tourists and makes you feel paradise on earth.
Kausani popularly know as Switzerland of India, This small village will never stop to amaze you with its sightseeing place. What makes this hamlet more special is the birds chirping and the gentle breeze. Which comes from the Himalayas and the alpine trees and colourful flowers.
How To Reach
The nearest railway station is Kathgodam which is 142 km from Kausani. From there either take a bus or a taxi. The best time to visit is from April as the temperature will be favourable to explore the places till June month. If you want to enjoy snowfall then plan a trip from October to February where you can enjoy the snow and view of the mountain covered with ice caps.
Activities to do at Kausani
Walk into Nature
The walk into the woods full of greenery with family and friends while birds chirp in the oak and pine tree forest along with the panoramic view of Himalayan mountain peaks. You can relax by enjoying the serenity of the place.
Kausani a Switzerland of India is famous for trekking it provides numerous trekking destinations like from Kausani to Pinakeshwar and Kausani to Baijnath Dham via Gurda and so on..
They have a small market with the best quality woollen cloths and handmade handlooms, handcrafts done by the villagers. Fresh tea leaves from the tea plantation along with pickles and jams.
Places to visit near Kausani
Lakshmi Ashram Temple
This Ashram is for woman’s welfare which was originally started by the disciple of Gandhiji Sarla ben. She lived here her whole life now this Ashram provides education and development activities for women.
It is located 20 km from the Kausani at an elevation of 9,500 feet. This place is famous for the Shiva temple and from the temple you have the whole valley full of colourful flowers.
The Baijnath Temple is located at a distance of 17 km from the Kausani. The temple as ruins in which one can see the ancient architecture and carvings inside the temple complex worth visiting.
Mahatma Gandhi Ashram
The Anasakti Ashram of Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi is located in Kausani, Dehradun, Kumaon, is now going to be renovated. The Ashram will be renovated by Bridakul. In 1929, Mahatma Gandhi stayed for two weeks in Kausani. Gandhi has also described it in his literature.
Bageshwar Dham Temple
Bagnath Temple is located at the confluence of the Saryu and Gomti rivers. This Vyagreshwar or “Tiger Lord”, is the holy place of Lord Shiva. This temple was built by Kumaon King Lakshmi Chand around 1450 BC. but there is a Sanskrit inscription that indicates an earlier date than 1450 BC. There is a huge crowd of devotees comes on the annual celebration of Maha Shivaratri. The place has a group of temples. The main temples are Bhairava Temple, Dattatreya Maharaj, Ganga Mai Temple, Hanuman Temple, Durga Temple, Kalika Temple, Thingal Bhirava Temple, Panchanam Junakhara and Vaneshwar Temple.
A beautiful temple dedicated to Goddess Chandika is located about half a kilometre from Bageshwar. Every year, during the Navratras, a big crowd of devotees throngs here and Mother is worshipped during Navratris Festival.
Sriharu Temple is located about 5 kilometres from Bageshwar. Devotees believe that the prayer is executed for wish fulfilment. Every year after Navratri, a big fair is organized on Vijaya Dashami festival.
Gauri Udiar Cave Temple
It is 8 km from Bageshwar. There is a large cave of 20 x 95 square meters which have idols of Lord Shiva.
Other Famous Temples in Bageshwar
Amit ji’s Ashram
Kukuda Mai Temple
Plan trip to Kausani a gorgeous hamlet which gives an extraordinary view of Himalayas mountain peak and the beauty of this place makes you feel like paradise on earth.