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    Eye catching view of Kausani

    Located in the Bageshwar district of Uttarakhand, Kausani is a perfect getaway away from the hustle and bustle of the city. However, with a lack of info and a proper knowhow people can often find themselves strolling around aimlessly in Kausani, Uttarakhand.

    Kausani is famous for its 300 km wide scenic views of some of the tallest peaks of Himalayas like Nanda Devi and Panchachuli. Reliable information for travelers about a new and exciting destination like Kausani is like a gold mine. Now let’s help you sort out your concerns regarding the ‘when’, ‘where’, ‘what’ and ‘how’ of 3 days in Kausani.

    Useful snippets about Kausani

    • Altitude: 1890 m above sea level.
    • Ideal for: Families and nature lovers make up the bulk of travelers who visit Kausani, Uttarakhand. Although, Kausani sightseeing manages to appeal all tourists in general.
    • Best time to visit: The summer months of April to June is the ideal time to visit Kausani, Uttarakhand. Kausani weather is mild and hovers around 9 to 26 degrees.
    • Snowfall: Yes
    Evenings in charming Kausani

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    Weather in Kausani:

    • Summer: The summer months in Kausani start from March and go on till May end. The temperature during these months remains considerably moderate ranging from 11 degrees to 25 degrees celsius.
    • Monsoon: The monsoon season in Kausani starts from June and goes on till August end. Kausani is known to receive moderate to heavy rainfall (300-450 mm) during monsoon.
    • Winters: The winters begin in Kausani around September and last till February. In the core winter months of December and January, Kausani also receives snowfall. The temperatures in Kausani are known to dip as low as minus 5 degrees.
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    How to reach

    • By car: most commonly visited by car due to it’s proximity to major north Indian cities. You can hire a cab from New Delhi or your drive your own car to cover the 401 km distance which will take up to 10 hours. Alternatively, a car journey from Chandigarh (536 km) would take 12 hours.
    • By train: One can take a train from anywhere in India to Kathgodam near Nainital, and further take a short bus ride of 4 hours (136km) to reach Kausani.
    • By air: The nearest airport to Kausani is Pantnagar (177 km). There are 9 flights per week that fly from New Delhi to Pantnagar giving travelers plenty of options to fly in.

     

    Step farming in Kausani

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    Best Time To Visit:

    The summer months of April to June are mostly considered as the ideal window in which you would see the best of Kausani, Uttarakhand. The temperatures are mild and warm at best hovering around 9 to 26 degrees. The Kausani weather certainly provides it’s visitors a welcome relief from all the unrelenting heat endured in the summer.

    Places to visit


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    1. Anasakti Ashram (Gandhi Ashram)

    Anasakti-Ashram-Kausani

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    Exploration Time: 1 hour 30 mins
    Entry: Free

    The iconic ashram is famous to be as the place where Mahatma Gandhi stayed in 1929. Mahatma Gandhi fell in love with the beauty of Kausani so much so that, he described the hill station as the Switzerland of India.

    2. Rudradhari Falls and Caves

    Caves in Kausani

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    Exploration Time: 1 Hour
    Entry : Free

    Situated at a distance of 12 km on Almora Road from Kausani, and 2 km inside the village Kantani. Rudradhari Falls and Caves is an interesting mix of natural beauty and adventure. Ignite the explorer inside yourself by visiting all the ancient that link stories to Hindu mythology.

    3. Baijnath Temple, Bageshwar

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    Exploration Time: 1 Hour
    Distance from Kausani: 36 km

    Located at the banks of the Gomti river, Baijnath is famous for it’s ancient dating back thousands of years. Many tourists flock to this temple during Mahashivratri as the temple is dedicated to an avatar of Lord Shiva.

    4. Sumitranandan Pant Gallery

    Exploration Time : 3 Hours
    Entry: INR 10 per person

    The only renowned person to belong from Kausani, Sumitranandan Pant was a famous poet whose excellent literary works are present in this gallery in both Hindi and English.

    5. Visit the apricot and pear farms in Kausani

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    Roam around Kausani long enough and you’ll surely be able to locate some patches of land where apricots and pears are grown in Kausani either by farmers or by hotel owners.

    Exploration Time: 1 hour
    Entry: Free

    6. Tea Estate in Kausani

    Lush green tea estates

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    Exploration Time: 2 hours
    Entry : Free

    Located 5km from the main city on the Bageshwar Road, the Kausani Tea Estate is spread out over 200 hectares and is biggest industry in the small and quaint Hill station of Kausani, Uttarakhand. Keep a keen eye as the Estate is also a prime location for bird lovers to spot a few rare species.


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    Things to Do

    1. Shop at Kausani Shawl Factory

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    Time Needed: 1-2 hours

    This shawl factory is an initiative taken by the local people to help create employment and growth opportunities for the people of Kausani, Uttarakhand.

    2. See the sunrise over Nanda Devi

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    Time Needed: 1-2 Hours

    Wake up early morning and witness one of the best places to visit a distant and panoramic Sunrise in the Himalayas.

    Sunrise in summer months: 6:05- 6:15 am
    Sunrise in winter months: 7:00- 7:10am

    3. Birdwatching in Kausani

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    Time Needed: 2-3 Hours

    One of the much revered Kausani sightseeing activities is bird watching in Kausani. Home to more than 50 different species of birds, Kausani is a bird lover’s delight. Birds like woodpecker, barbet, parakeet, robin and forktail are found in abundance here.

    4. Trek to Pinnath

    Trek to Pinnath

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    Exploration Time : 5 hours (to and fro trek)
    Entry : Free

    After a 5 km (2 hours) trek from Kausani, you reach the foot of Gopalkot peak to reach the village end the trek. There is also a temple located in the village dedicated to Bhairon that works as a marker for explorers venturing out for the trek.

    Where to eat in Kausani

    1. Yogi Restaurant, Kausani- Indian food.
    Tripadvisor Rating – 4/5 (17 reviews)

    2. Garden Restaurant, Kausani- Indian, Chinese, and Continental Food
    Tripadvisor Rating- 4/5 (34 reviews)

    3. Valley Restaurant, Kausani – Indian, Chinese, and Continental food
    Tripadvisor Rating- 4/5 (3 reviews)

    Recommended Places To Stay:

    1. Kausani Best Inn

     

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    Kausani Best Inn enjoys a prime location as it’s situated right next to the popular Kausani view point, enroute to the State Guest House Bungalow. Its comfortable rooms lead to a balcony that provide a panoramic view to peaks like Trisul, Nanda Devi, and Panchachuli.

    Average Room Price: INR 3,500

    Website | Reviews

    Tripadvisor Rating – 4.5/5

    2. Himalaya Darshan Resort

     

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    A resort that’ll make you feel closest to nature located in the heart of Kausani secluded from the noise, crowd, and commotion of the day to day crowd. Experience the wide range of flora as you’ll be surrounded by lime and pear trees inside the resort.

    Average Room Price: INR 4,300

    Tripadvisor Rating: 4.5/5

    Website | Reviews

    3. The Buransh Hotel

     

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    Located near the Baijnath Temple, The Buransh Hotel is one of the most popular and reliable properties in Kausani. They are known to specialize in organizing bird watching sessions and jungle treks in and around Kausani.

    Average Price: INR 4,200

    Tripadvisor Rating: 4.5/5
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    | Reviews

    Average Budget for Kausani:

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    Budget for a 3 days/2 nights stay at a nicely equipped, comfortable 3-4 star property (like Kausani Best Inn and Himalaya Darshan Resort), and travel to Kausani by car is –

    Self drive car (Basic Sedan) – INR 9000 (for 4 people)
    Stay in a 3/4 star hotel – (INR 2,000 per person per night) INR 4000 per person
    3 Meals a day for 2.5 days – (INR 500 per person per day) INR 1,250 per person
    Misc Expenses for shopping (Tea, apples, apricots) INR 600 per person

    Itinerary

    Here’s a recommended itinerary for 3 days in Kausani

    Day 1: Sightseeing in Kausani

    Arrive early morning in Kausani with a whiff of fresh air welcoming you to the writer’s paradise. Check-into one of our top recommended hotels and B&B’s. After checking in a warm, comfy, and welcoming place, it’s time to head out for some Kausani sightseeing. Start your Kausani tour package with a visit to the iconic Gandhi Ashram (Anasakti Ashram), Rudradhari Falls, Sumitranandan Pant Gallery, and wander in the apricot farms in Kausani.

    Day 2: Full day Trek to Pinnath

    Begin the day with a hearty breakfast, for you would need to be loaded with carbs on a day you would trek for 5 km to the beautifully isolated village of Pinnath. Not many people except the locals know about this less talked about Kausani sightseeing place. Come back in the evening and enjoy the evening in front of a bonfire giving your legs a much needed rest.

    Day 3: Day Trip To Baijnath

    Head out 37 km west of Kausani to the city of Baijnath to explore the ancient Lord Shiva Temple. Afterwards, come back post lunch and experience the world renowned tea estates of Kausani.

    3 days in Kausani can often feel like a date with mother nature. An unwinding of life, or the rewinding of the clock that everyone needs every now and then.

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