Uttarakhand, the 27th state of India, is a land blessed with celestial beauty and the grace of Gods. Often referred as the "Land of Gods", Uttarakhand is replete with numerous tourist and pilgrimage destinations. The state abounds in tourism opportunities, and the Tourist Attractions in Uttarakhand encompass everything from snow-clad mountains and gigantic peaks, through scenic locales and untamed wildlife, to sacred pilgrim destinations. Nestled at the foothills of the mighty Himalayas in the northern part of India.

Uttarakhand is the perfect holiday destination for tourists seeking a place to relax and rejuvenate both body and mind, in the lap of nature. The major tourist attractions in Uttarakhand include pilgrim destinations like Haridwar, Kedarnath, Badrinath, Yamunotri, Gangotri and Rishikesh; idyllic uttarakhand hill stations like Dehradun, Mussoorie, Almora, Nainital, Ranikhet, and Pithoragarh; and wildlife sanctuaries like the Jim Corbett National Park.

While on tour to Uttarakhand, every step you take will acquaint you with the state's rich and diverse flora and fauna. Tourist attractions in Uttarakhand also comprise several glaciers, passes, meadows, and trekking routes, with a number of important rivers like the Ganga and Yamuna, originating from the region. A major part of the state is abundant in rainforests and alpine forests which are home to some rare and endangered wildlife species. Wildlife enthusiasts can visit the Jim Corbett National Park, Rajaji National Park, Nanda Devi National Park, and Govind National Park among various other tourist attractions in Uttarakhand.

A visit to Uttarakhand will essentially feature numerous pilgrim centers like Gangotri, Yamunotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath - constituting the 'Char Dhams' or the four most sacred and revered sites of the Hindus.

Climatic Conditions

Trisul, Nanda Devi and Himalayan range from Kausani
Kausani is one of the most marvelous hill towns in India and is known for its temperate climate with mild summers and really cold winters. The summer arrives in Kausani in the month of March and stays till June. The temperature during these months ranges between 25 degrees and 11 degrees with cool breeze throughout the day that doesn’t let you feel fatigued by heat. This is also the time when a lot of tourists visit Kausani. The month of July sees a change in the climate as the pre monsoon showers make the place a picturesque spot. The monsoons end till August as the region witnesses’ medium rainfall. The rains also make it slippery to walk on the streets so visitors should be really careful. The winters in Kausani start from late October and end till mid February. The temperatures rarely climb over 15 degrees Celsius and can go as low as 2 degrees Celsius.

Best Time to Visit

Kausani is accessible throughout the year except sometimes during the monsoon the roads become slippery due to the algae so visitors need to be careful. The people mostly travel to hill stations during summers as the heat on the low lying plains is too much to handle. However, if you really want to experience the true picturesque beauty of Kausani, you might want to visit the place in the winters when the climate is the most exciting. Unlike other hill towns in Uttarakhand, there is hardly any snow fall experienced in Kausani but the temperatures can go as low as 2 degrees. The sun is never too hot in Kausani and that provides it one of the most pleasant climates.

Attractions/Things to Do

The first and foremost thing you might want to see in Kausani is the panoramic views of the surrounding Himalayas. Located at a ridge almost 2000 meters above sea level, Kausani works as a perfect viewing spot for Himalayan peaks like Nanda Devi, Trishul and Panchchuli from almost everywhere in Kausani. If you are a fan of Mahatma Gandhi you might want to visit the Anashakti Ashram which was setup by Gandhiji’s apprentice Sarla Behn which works for the welfare of the Kumauni women. You can also find a gallery of various pictures of Gandhiji during the different phases in his life. You can also visit the Pant House which is the residence of the great Indian neo-romanticism poet Sumitranandan Pant. You also might not want to miss the refreshing fragrance of the Kausani Tea estate and the factory. The Rudradhari Caves and Waterfalls are also a must visit spot which is located in the Kailash region. The way to the caves and waterfalls also transverses through green paddy fields and the temple itself is situated in a picturesque location between the alcoves of the Himalayan hillocks.

How to Reach

Reaching Kausani can be done in a number of ways. If you decide to travel by air you might want to get down at the Pithoragarh airport which is around 112 kilometers away from Kausani. If you want to travel by road then buses and taxis are available directly from Delhi to Kausani. However, travelling via roads should be generally avoided during the monsoon season due to the slippery ways and a high probability of road accidents. While travelling to Kausani via road you can also take rest stops at other famous hill towns in Uttarakhand such as Almora, Ranikhet and Nainital. Almora is the best place for a rest stop when travelling to Kausani. The nearest Railway station to Kausani is Kathgodam which is well connected with trains from the major cities in India.

Accessibility and Accommodation

Most of the town is accessible via walking as it is a small hill town. Kausani also has a wide range of accommodation facilities that suit all types of tourist budgets. You can find cheap tourist lodges and luxury hotels that offer some really great hospitality and food.