Visit Anasakti Ashram
A peaceful ashram right in the lap of nature, this is a place where Mahatma Gandhi stayed for a couple of weeks in 1929. Also known as Gandhi ashram, it was described as Switzerland of India by Gandhi himself.
The Ashram is absolutely serene and picturesque. Anasakti Yoga and prayers are practiced here to provide calm and peace to the mind. It is one of the most suggested things to do in Kausani upon visiting the place.
Location: In Kausani at a distance of about a quarter of a kilometer from the KMVN tourist rest house.
Timing: 4 PM to 7 PM.
Watch the Majestic Rudradhari Falls
If you are visiting Kausani then a visit to Rudradhari falls and caves should be high on your list of things to do in Kausani. The waterfalls are surrounded by lush green paddy fields and the water drops down towards the gushing river.
Rudradhari got its name by being located in the close vicinity of the temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu - rudra meaning Shiva and Hari meaning Vishnu. The caves in close vicinity are believed to have an association with Shiva and Vishnu by the devotees.
Location: The place is located at a distance of 12 kilometers from Kausani on the Kausani-Almora road near a place called Kantali.
Timings: The place can be visited all day however the best time is between sunrise and sunset.
Visit the Sleepy Village - Gwaldam
If you are wondering what to do in Kausani, then do visit this sleepy village of Gwaldam where there is an absolute abundance of natural beauty and the beautiful places like the Angora Farm, Badhan Garhi temple, the Buddhist Khamba temple, Macchi tal, and Gwaalnag Valley.
Location: The place is located near Kausani at an approximate distance of around 39 kilometers from the place.
Pray at Baijnath Temple
When history meets mythology what you have is a beautiful feat of architecture as in the case of the temple complex of Baijnath. These ancient temples are a favorite place to visit among tourists who think about what to do in Kausani?
The famous temple was built in the 12 century by the Kumaoni Katyuri kings. As the place is situated near the Gomti River and Hindu mythology states that Shiva and Parvati were married near Gomti River thus the temple holds a special place in Hindu mythology. Praying in the Baijnath temple is much looked forward to by Hindu visitors to Kausani.
Location: Located in the Bageshwar district of Uttarakhand this place lies at a distance of around 17 kilometers from Kausani on the Almora-Kausani road.
Timing: The temple complex is open to visitors from 6 AM to 9 PM.
Explore Kausani Tea Estate
Are you having an idle day in Kausani on your visit and wondering what to do in Kausani? Well, you have an absolutely wonderful place to visit and explore; the Kausani tea estate. The place lies on an elevation of 1800 meters above sea level and is surrounded by mighty mountains.
Covering a huge area of over 208 hectares it is massive and is an important industry of Kausani. The famous and exotic Giriha’s tea is a product of this tea estate. The tea estate is an idyllic location where visitors can spend an hour or more enjoying the beauty of nature.
Location: The tea estate is located right next to the main town of Kausani at a distance of about 2 kilometers from the main bus stand.
Timing: The place is open to tourists from 9 AM to 6 PM.
Shop at Kausani Shawl Factory
Kausani shawl factory is a beautiful venture where local women weave beautiful and special woolen shawls made from the natural wool gathered from Angora rabbit, jackets, caps, socks, and more. Shopping here is one of the most common and enjoyable things to do in Kausani.
The factory can be visited to see these local artisans at work and then the visitors can shop for their preferred items. By buying products from this factory the visitors can also feel proud of the fact that they are helping the women and families of the local community to make a living. People who buy products from this factory claim that the products are of excellent quality and keep them very warm.
Location: The place is located on the outskirts of Kausani very close to the main town center.
Timings: 8 AM to 6 PM every day.
See the Sunrise over Nanda Devi
Watching the sunrise over Nanda Devi is perhaps the most sought after thing to do in Kausani. You can stay at any of the hotels or resorts located just beside the Himalayas, that provide a great view of the several Himalayan-ranges such as Nanda Devi, Nanda Ghunti, Trishul and so on.
Behold the great golden ball making its way to the sky gradually from behind the majestic Himalayas, cherish the moment when it lightens the horizon with its rich light, it is truly a moment that will remain etched in your mind’s eye. The ambiance feels fresh and alive as the rays of the sun kiss the cheeks of Kausani.
Timings: 5 AM.
Rock Climbing in Kausani
If you are wondering what to do in Kausani and how to spice up your Kausani trip? Then try out rock climbing in Kausani. Rock climbing is extensively done here by adventure enthusiasts from all across the globe.
Do not be too worried about safety because all the safety measures are duly taken and you will be given the proper equipment to make your rock climbing session a memorable one. The expert rock climbers will train you to climb the rocks and will teach you the basic techniques. The thrilling experience of climbing a 60 ft rock will rejuvenate your spirit and add unlimited fun to your trip.
Price: Starting from 1,100/adult.
Trekking to Pinnath
This is a memorable trekking expedition that takes you to the unimaginable beauty of the grand vistas that adorn the mighty Himalayas. Welcome to the quaint little hamlet called Pinnath. The way to this place is a 5 KM trek which should be a must among the things to do in Kausani.
The Pinnath temple to the deity Bhairon who is revered by the locals is situated in this place which is at an altitude of 2750 meters. People who love to trek must opt for this swift trek and enjoy the wonderful views that this place has to offer. The best time for this trek includes the months of March to May, September, and October.
Location: The trek is of around 5 Kilometers from Kausani and Pinnath hamlet is situated at the end of this trek.
Dine at the Garden Restaurant
If you want to enjoy a calm and quiet meal amidst the charms of nature then The Garden Restaurant is the best place for you. This incredibly elegant restaurant serves International, Indian, and Asian cuisines along with amazing fast food.
This is one of the things to do in Kausani which is also an everlasting experience. The view of the Himalayas and the panoramic serenity from this restaurant will captivate your senses. The food is delicious with commendable service and the ambiance is just mind-blowing, you can’t get enough of this place!
Location: Near Kausani View Point and Hotel Uttarakhand.
Timings: 8 AM to 10 PM.
Price: Entry charge is free but the cost of food for two starts from approximately INR 300.