Kausani is a beautiful hill station and village situated in Bageshwar district of Uttarakhand. Crib under the sheath of the crimson sun and the dark green hills, Kausani is known for offering aspectacular 300 km-wide panoramic view of the massive Himalayan peaks such as Trishul, Nanda Devi, and the mighty Panchachuli Peaks.
There are very few places in the Himalayas which can compare with the beauty of Kausani. As the entire Kumaon Hills have been known for their idyllic beauty with the huge mountains silhouetted against the sky. Kausani was originally called Valna. Kausani offers the magic of the deep pine forests and the majestic mountains.
Kausani is the birthplace of the famed Hindi poet Sumitra Nandan Pant. From time to time, it has been visited by many eminent personalities, one of the few was Mahatma Gandhi, whose memory is kept alive in the form of Anashakti Asharam. In 1929, he spent 12 days here and brought his thoughts out in his book Anasakti Yoga. He was so much impressed with the beauty that he called Kausani “the Switzerland of India”.
Kausani is ideal to visit with the family. Because of its beauty, tourists come here all through the year. From morning to evening, from valleys to peaks, thousands of different colours can be seen here. The famous hand weave Kausani shawls, blankets, woollen apparels made by the locals are must buy for the tourists to feel the warmth of the mountains.