Kausani Uttarakhand || Switzerland of India

Kausani Uttarakhand

Kausani "The Switzerland of India "

  • Kausani ,the picturesque hill station famous for its scenic splendor and its spectacular view of the Himalayas  is in the Bageshwar District of state of Uttarakhand . From Kausani one can view snow-crested Trishul, Nanda Devi, Nandakot and Panchchuli peaks,from Kausani one gets spectacular 300 km-wide panoramic view of the Himalayas . The views from the town is so beautiful, that once Mahatama Gandhi called the place "Switzerland of India" during his brief stay at Kausani ,Uttarakhand .

  • Flanked by the rivers Kosi and Gomti, this small town sits atop the Pingnath Peak.  Kausani  area is full of deep and dense pine forest, tea gardens and affords a breath taking view of the Himalayan peaks of Trishul, Panchchuli and Nanda Devi .

  • Mahatma Gandhi found Kausani an inspirational place to write his Bhagavad Gita treatise Anasakti Yogai n 1929 . Baijnath village, 16 km from Kausani, has an intriguing complex of 12th-century temples . 

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  • How to reach Kausani .
  • Orientation .
  • Where to stay in Kausani .
  • Things to do in Kausani  .
  • Nearby places to visit in Kausani .
  • Paragliding in Kausani  .
  • Kausani Map.
  • Homestay in Kausani .
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How to Reach Kausani



  • By Air : Pantnagar is the nearest airport, Air India operates flights from Delhi 3 to 4 days a week.    

  • By Rail : The nearest railway station to Kausani is Kathgodam, Uttarakhand, from here it is situated at a distance around 140 Kms. Haldwani & Kathgodam are adjacent to each other, Haldwani is like the entrance door to Kumaun , Uttarakhand and is well connected by trains from Delhi (Shatabdi runs daily) , Lucknow, Dehradun , Jaipur, Kolkata.   

  • By Road : Haldwani is well connected by buses from  Delhi, Jaipur, Agra, Chandigarh, Lucknow, Dehradun . Bus timings(tentative) are provided .
    Taxi to Kausani are available from Delhi, Haldwani, Almora, Nainital , Naukuchiatal , Bhimtal , Ranikhet , Binsar ,  Kasardevi , Chaukori , Munsiyari , Lohaghat

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  • Kausani is located at an elevation of 6200 ft ,in Uttarakhand’s  Kumaun region,40 km/70 min from Bageshwar District.

    Kausani is around 
  • 16 km from Baijnath,
  • 55 km from Almora, 
  • 60 km from Ranikhet ,
  • 115 km/3 hr 30 min from Nainital 
  • 120 km/4hr from Naukuchiatal 
  • 115 km/3 hr 30 min from Bhimtal
  • 60 km/2 hr from Kasar devi
  • 51 km/2 hr from Binsar 
  • from Lohaghat
  • from Munsiyari
  • from Chaukori
  • and 413 km from Delhi/NCR

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Where to stay in Kausani



  • One can find all kind of accommodations, from economical hotels to high rated resorts and homestay in Kausani are also easily available .  

  • KMVN Kumaun Mandal Vikas Nigam Ltd rest house is also present there .      

  • One can also opt for hotels or homestay in Kausani or homestays which are a bit away from Kausani .
  • Most of the hotels offer majestic views of Himalayas.They have all the basic facilities and necessary amenities to make the stay in Kausani comfortable ,most of the good/ deluxe hotels are situated in the uptown near the Gandhi Ashram and the budget hotels are situated around the local market. 

  • Contact us for booking best homestay in Kausani .


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Things to do in Kausani


  1. Kumaun Shawl Emporium : Fabulous collection of high quality woollen shawls,designed by the local weavers.
  2. Anashakti Ashram : Also known as Gandhi Ashram, it’s a well know place for peace seekers, in the heart of town where Mahatma Gandhi stayed in 1929 for 2 weeks. Gandhiji had come here for a few days but fell in love with this place and stayed for full two weeks and he called this place as Switzerland of India. It was while staying at this Ashram that Gandhiji wrote his commentary on Bhagwad Gita called Anasakti Yoga.
    There is a museum in the Ashram where photographs and things of Mahatma Gandhi are preserved .
  3. Birding 

  4. Visiting Temples 

  5. Handicraft items 

  6. Photography

  7. Pant Museum : Named after the famous Hindi poet, Sumitra Nandan Pant, who was born in Kausani, the Museum has the articles of his daily use, drafts of his poems, letters, his awards etc.

Nearby places to visit in Kausani


  1. Baijnath Temple : These temples can be assigned to 9th to 12th century AD. and was build by Katyuri rulers.

  2. Rudradhari waterfall & cave : The terrain is mountainous , sights and sounds en-route to the waterfalls are one to behold .It's located approximately 10 Km from Kausani and to get to the waterfall you have to trek approx for 30 mins.You can enjoy nature in a serene fashion as it's not crowded &  not at all commercialized . The temple in the cave is supposedly 2000 years old. Local boys work as guide and are helpful in guiding the path. Remember to keep water bottle and snacks as you will not find anything en route.  

  3. Tea estate : Kausani is also famous for its several tea gardens and pear orchards. Girias Uttaranchal tea is grown here in hectares. The place also arranges for a short tour to show their manufacturing process.

  4. Almora :   kms/ mins from Kausani and is famous for its rich cultural heritage, unique handicrafts, sumptuous cuisine and magnificent wildlife, coupled with an easy accessibility. Almora has two major rivers- Koshi (Kaushaki) and Suyal (Salmali) flowing through it. Katarmal Sun Temple , Chitai Temple, Jageshwar Temple,Deer Park , Kasar Devi are major attractions.

  5. Ranikhet :

  6. Nainital :

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