12 Places to Visit in Kausani, Tourist Places & Top Attractions

Kausani Tourist Places

Rudradhari Falls, Anasakti Ashram, Kausani Tea Estate, Kausani Planetarium, Someshwar, Stargate Observatory, SumitraNandan Pant Gallery, Lakshmi Ashram, Baijnath Temple, Dandeshwar Temple, Rudrahari Mahadev Temple, Pinnath and many more.

The places to visit in Kausani are a blend of natural topography, historical sites and cultural values, all backed up by sprawling views of the mesmerizing Himalayas. Kausani is a dainty hilly-town that has much to offer to everyone who visits. From fragrant and lush tea gardens, gushing waterfalls to an Observatory settled in the mountains, your time in Kausani would be packed with a punch of all the places to see in Kausani.

One day you would be trekking through the rugged terrain with affluent natural environs and the other day you would be stargazing under the clearest of night skies. You can visit Kausani with friends, family, your significant other for a wholesome event. An experience like no other, your tour of all the Kausani tourist places would be an exciting part of the overall holiday in Uttarakhand.

Here are the best places to visit in Kausani:

01

Anasakti Ashram

Anasakti Ashram

This peaceful abode is one of the best places to visit in Kausani and is a tribute to the father of the nation, Mahatma Gandhi, who wrote his memorable commentary on Anashkti Yog here. Gandhi spent a few days of his life here and was touched by the blissful splendor of this richly gifted spot. Also known as Gandhi Ashram, this tranquil retreat has now been converted into a study cum research center and a residential facility with 24 rooms is available for your pleasant stay. 

The simple whitewashed chalet also features many of Gandhi’s books and pictures.Spend a few minutes of quiet time to meditate and bring out your spiritual self, introspect over your journey, revel in the serenity with yourself or simply soak in the relaxing aura. 

Location: Almora district, Kausani, Uttrakhand

Entry fee/charge: N/A

Timings: 4 PM to 7 PM 
02

Rudradhari Falls

Rudradhari Falls

The enchanting Rudradhari falls are a natural hidden attraction of Kausani and feature many ancient caves. The base of the waterfall is surrounded by small cascades merging into one single large pool, and a lush green valley surrounding it which makes the place awe-inspiring. Nature lovers can enjoy a small trek from the neighboring Kantali village to the main point of this magnificent waterfall.

Surrounded by thick pine trees, lush green hill farms, and terraced paddy fields, the waterfalls are one of the popular places to visit in Kausani and can be viewed while trekking to Adi Kailash. It is one of those places that you can count on if you are looking to de-stress yourself from the hustles and bustles of daily monotonous life.

Location: Kantali village on Kausani-Almora road, Uttarakhand

Entry fee/charge: N/A

Timings: 8 AM to 6 PM

03

Kausani Tea Estate

Kausani Tea Estate

One of the top tourist places in Kausani for Himalayan tourists, this famous tea garden sits at an altitude of 1,890 m, spread across 208 acres of area and is a perfect heaven for tea lovers. The organic tea produced here is savored by locals and tourists alike and is even exported to many countries, including Australia, Germany, and the US.

You can choose from an array of high-flavored tea including the iconic Girias Uttaranchal tea or Darjeeling-style long grain and other kinds, available from popular stores, right outside the tea factory.June to September is the best time to visit this place when it is covered with lush greenery and the cool air with a pleasant, musky aroma of freshly plucked tea leaves rejuvenates you.

TIP: Wear comfortable shoes so that you can walk uphill and downhill as you meander in the tea estate. Interact with locals to get to know how the tea leaves are processed and packed.

Location: Kausani, Uttarakhand

Entry fee/charge: N/A

Timings: 8 AM to 6:30 PM

04

Kausani Planetarium

Kausani Planetarium

Watch the glittering delights of the sky and star gaze at the heavenly creations through the telescope at this planetarium-cum-internet cafe. Early morning and late night are the perfect time to marvel and spot the stars as they dazzle brightly in the sky and if you are lucky you can spot some of the most impeccable moments on a clear night.

This is a great place to visit for families with kids and to learn about the interesting fundamentals of astronomy and celestial objects like Moon, star clusters, planets, and galaxies. The guided tour on the celestial positioning of many planets and star constellations and the view of mountainous peaks of Nanda Devi by the owner makes it an enthralling experience.

Location: Kausani, Uttarakhand

Entry fee/charge: Rs 100

Timings: 6 AM to 10:30 PM

05

Someshwar

Someshwar

Designed by the founder of the Chand dynasty, this small hamlet is one of the famous tourist places to visit in Kausani due to the religious significance attached to it. The town has an ancient temple with a long-standing stone carved Lord Shiva as its chief deity built by Raja Som Chand. The temple features fine architecture and is built on a hill, offering a divine view of the surrounding areas.

The rustic ambiance of the temple, the tinkling bells, the strong aroma of 'dhup' and the prayers and rituals practiced inside the holy premises make you feel blessed and one with the higher Self. The temple is visited throughout the year by spiritual seekers looking for peace and serenity of mind.

TIP: There is an age-old ritual associated with the magical wishing-well and spring next to the temple and upon ceremoniously practicing it, one's wish is said to be fulfilled.

Location: Kausani-Almora route, Uttarakhand

Entry fee/charge: N/A

Timings: 6:30 AM to 8 PM

06

Stargate Observatory

Stargate Observatory

Dwelled high up in the Himalayas, the Stargate observatory is one of the eminent places to visit in Kausani dedicated to astrophotography and observation of mystical celestial objects. The magical place boasts of modern equipment and experienced astronomers and is the perfect place if you want to witness the wonders of outer space while enjoying the breathtaking views of the mountains.There is a science museum and space shop for astronomy and nature lovers. 

You can also enroll in one of the astro tours or workshops to learn the nuances of astrophotography and relax and have a quick snack at their space-inspired restaurant within the premises.In the daytime, you can book an informative solar session and observe the golden yellow hues of the sun through the terrestrial telescope.

Location: Kausani, Uttarakhand

Entry fee/charge: Rs 100

Timings: 5:30 AM to 11 PM

07

Sumitranandan Pant Gallery

Sumitranandan Pant Gallery

This museum gallery is the native place of legendary Hindi poet Sumitra Nandan Pant, and showcases a vivid collection of literary works and manuscripts of the celebrated poet as well as few of his belongings and letters to his acquaintances, all showcased in glass shelves. The museum is a riveting place for art connoisseurs, where they can enjoy the beauty of literature amidst the graceful backdrop of green landscapes.

Every year, the museum hosts a poetry conference, to mark the birth anniversary of Pant, and is visited by many prominent poets from across the country. One good thing about this place is that like most other tourist attractions in Kausani, it is not that crowded, so you can peacefully revel in the solitude of nature.

Location: Kausani, Uttarakhand

Entry fee/charge: Rs 10

Timings: 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM

08

Lakshmi Ashram

Lakshmi Ashram

Built in 1964, by Catherine Hillman, a student of Mahatma Gandhi who later became known as Sarla, this ashram is one of the famous places to visit in Kausani dedicated to the cause of local women. At the ashram, women are trained in several community skills, like cooking, sewing, growing vegetables and looking after the animals.

The ashram works for the upliftment of many orphaned Kumaoni girls and woman who take refuge here and equips them with practical teachings to lead a self-dependent life. The idyllic place is inspired by the British colonial times and is a must visit if you are seeking spiritual and mental bliss.

Location: Kausani, Uttarakhand

Entry fee/charge: N/A

Timings: 9:30 AM to 6:30 PM 
09

Baijnath Temple

Baijnath Temple

Located on the banks of Gomti River, in the ancient town of Baijnath, this is a series of small and big temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. The sacred shrine depicts the early medieval north Indian temple architecture with beautiful sculptures and carvings typical of the golden era  and is thronged by devotees around the year.

Baijnath was the ancient capital of the Katyuri rulers who reigned over Uttaranchal during the 12th century. The town holds religious significance too, as according to Hindu mythology, Lord Shiva and Parvati were married at the Sangam of river Gomati and Garur Ganga.

TIP: The water of this temple is believed to be of medicinal value and has the power to cure several illnesses and diseases. Feeding the fishes in the pond just beside the temple is considered sacrosanct after offering your pooja.

Location: Baijnath, Kausani, Uttrakhand  

Entry fee/charge: N/A

Timings: 6:30 AM to 9 PM

10

Dandeshwar Temple

Dandeshwar Temple

Part of the 124 temple group and the largest altar in Jageshwar, the Dandeshwar temple houses Hindu God Shiva and is situated slightly upstream from the main temple complex. The temple is a visual delight with a picturesque landscape and offers a calming retreat. One can spot a number of cascading waterfalls which makes it a perfect place for nature lovers too.

The revered temple holds great significance to the local tribes of the region and has historical ruins belonging to Shivaji’s era. The scenic surroundings and the divine panoramic views of the plains make up for the ruins that are remaining of the temple. Remember to carry your cameras as the place is a great spot for capturing hues of colors of nature and provides a great view of the woods, village, and the nearby areas.

Location: Jageshwar Dham, Uttarakhand

Entry fee/charge: N/A

Timings: 6:30 AM to 7:30 PM

11

Rudrahari Mahadev Temple

Rudrahari Mahadev Temple

Located in a small cave just beside the Rudrahari waterfalls, this temple is about 12 km to the base of the hill from where one has to trek along the marshy landscape. The caves feature a large repository of beautiful scriptures and inscriptions dating back to few centuries.It is a treat for trekkers and nature lovers and one can get a glimpse of the pristine grandeur this place has to offer. 

You can also relax in the vicinity of the waterfall and enjoy the tranquility there. For adventure seekers, the huge mountain and the deep dense forests present an excellent opportunity to explore and trek on its meandering ways. It is advised to carry your own umbrellas, windcheater, a bottle of water and some snacks to eat along the way.

Location: 10 km from Kausani, Uttarakhand

Entry fee/charge: N/A

Timings: 6:30 AM to 8 PM

12

Pinnath

Pinnath

This small village located at the foot of the Gopalkot peak is just 5 km away from Kasauni and makes for an ideal destination for trekkers owing to its accessibility, ease of trek and breathtaking views. It is known for a temple by the same name, dedicated to Bhairon and every year in October, celebrations are conducted in the village.The temple has a slated conical shape and is nestled atop a hillock at an altitude of 2,750 m above sea level and is one of the prominent tourist places in Kausani for a one-day trip.  

The walls of the temple give prominence to Lord Mahadev and Devi and are adorned with wooden carvings and figures of the five Pandavas. Make sure you plan a visit in such a way that you can enjoy the serene and calming view of sunrise or sunset from atop.

Location: Pinnath, Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand

Entry fee/charge: N/A

Timings: 7:30 AM to 6 PM 
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  1. Which are the best places to visit near Kausani?

    These are all the best places to visit near Kausani.

    1. Gwaldam: It is a small laid-back town situated near Kausani, between the Kumaon and Garhwal regions. The place is nuzzled amid thick woods and apple orchards, and offers panoramic views of the Nanda Devi mountain peak of the Himalayas. The quiet environment and beautiful surroundings make this place worth a visit.

    2. Pinnath: A quaint village situated in the footing of Gopalkot mountain peak, it is among the best places to see in Kausani. An age old temple of Bhairon is settled on a hilltop, at an elevation of 2750 meters which makes for a prominent attraction here. People also visit the hamlet for its picturesque trekking trails.

    3. Someshwar: This is one of the most religiously significant places to see in Kausani. Someahwar was designed by the ruler of the Chand dynasty who also contributed to the long standing Shiva temple. People visit in large numbers who are seeking spirituality as well as blessings. The views of the rest of the hamlet are also reasons for a visit.

    4. Bageshwar: This town in Uttarakhand is perched at a height of 1004 meters and holds a historic and religious importance. The place has several temples of Hindu gods and goddesses, the confluence of Saryu and Gomti takes place here and many exceptional mountains make the backdrop including lofty peaks of Bhileshwar and Nileshwar.

    5. Ranikhet: It is a popular hill-station near Kausani, in the state of Uttarakhand. The place garnered popularity as Mahatma Gandhi had stayed here during the times of India's freedom struggle. The place also has many historical temples, fruit orchards, terraced fields and the views of the Himalayas to its list of attractions.
  2. Which are the best places to visit in Kausani for couples?

    Check out this list of all the best places to visit in Kausani for couples.

    1. Stargate Observatory: Experience the best views of Kausani as well as the space. This Observatory is perched high in the Himalayas from where the sight is enchanting. You can learn about the celestial bodies with your partner or enroll in the tours and workshops to learn about the workings of the equipment and astrophotography.

    2. Someahwar: This historic hamlet is popular for its long standing stone temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. This significant structure was built by Chand dynasty's ruler Raja Som Chand. Many visit this temple to seek blessing, the views of the surrounding valley as well as a peaceful ambience.

    3. Kausani Planetarium: Go on a stargazing date at Kausani Planetarium. Spend your amorous moments observing the twinkling sky as is or take a better look with the telescope. You can also come in early to attend a space show that gives you information about the solar system, the galaxy and the celestial bodies. This is also among the top places to visit in Kausani.

    4. Kausani Tea Estate: Visit the aromatic tea gardens and factory in Kausani with your partner for a recreational trip. You can take a tour of the lush gardens that are spread over 200 acres of land, at an elevation of 1890 meters. During your tour you can also taste a variety of tea blends as well as learn about the processing methods.

    5. Rudradhari Falls: Surrounded by lush green hills, terraced paddy fields and pine forests are these falls that cascade milky-white water into a natural pool, making this one of the best places to visit in Kausani with your loved one. Here, you can enjoy some time in solitude, take a swim and explore the caves situated nearby.
  3. Which are the best places to visit in Kausani in one day?

    This list has some of the best places to visit in Kausani in one day.

    1. Anashakti Ashram: Also known as Gandhi ashram, this is the place where the 'father of the nation' stayed and spent a few moments of his life. The place since then has become a research and learning center. The property also houses a residential facility with 24 rooms that the visitors can stay in. It also has a reading room with a collection of Gandhi's books and photos.

    2. Rudradhari Falls: These falls are one of Kausani's natural splendours that you can explore. The place is surrounded by pine tree forests, hills and terrace fields. You can spend your time here by going on a trek, swimming in the natural pool, visit the nearby caves or just laze around to appreciate the scenic beauty.

    3. Sumitranandan Pant Gallery: This gallery museum is a dedication to the literary genius Sumitra Nandan Pant who is a celebrated hindi poet. The museum is at the native place of the maestro and showcases several of her works in glass shelves. People interested in literature would find this place especially amusing.

    4. Baijnath Temple: Among the best Kausani tourist places, this is an ancient site that is situated on the banks of river Gomti. The premise houses several Shiva temples which are designed in early medieval architectural style and have several carvings. You should visit here to spend some tranquil moments.

    5. Pinnath: It is a small village just a few kilometers from Kausani which is mainly known for its trekking trails. Situated in the foothills of Gopalkot, the views of the alpine region and the mountains is a delight. One of the best Kausani tourist places here is a temple perched at a height of 2750 meters, dedicated to Bhairon - a Hindu god.
  4. How many days are enough for Kausani?

    A trip worth 2-3 days would suffice for a comfortable vacation in Kausani. During this time you would be able to visit all the popular places and landmarks as well as get to experience the local culture.
  5. Is Kausani worth visiting?

    Yes. Kausani is a quaint hill-station in Bageshwar district of Uttarakhand. The place offers panoramic views of the Himalayan mountain peaks of Trishul, Nanda Devi and Panchchulli. Moreover, Kausani is ideal for people wanting to spend some time surrounded by nature as it has expansive landscapes covered in greens.
  6. Which is better Ranikhet or Kausani?

    Both Ranikhet and Kausani are exceptionally breathtaking hill-stations in the state of Uttarakhand. While Ranikhet is known for its historical temples, Kausani is admired for its unparalleled views of 300 km wide Himalayan mountain peaks. Apart from that either of these hamlets have great weather, lush environs and beautiful sights that would win you over.

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