Saturday, May 16, 2009
Kausani – a scintillating hill resort.
Not very famous like the other hill stations of North India, Kausani is an excellent hill station in Uttarakhand. The rise of the mountains is so dramatic here, as if to reach the heaven. The view of the endless stretch of snow peak Himalayas is beyond any description. It should mention here that the entire Kumaon Hills are well known for their halcyon beauty.
Kausani is very calm and quiet place, nothing much to visit there. It offers beauty of the pine trees in the lap of Himalaya and the end less snow capped mountains. The beauty of the place never fails to lure tourists. Once Mahatma Gandhi and Jawahar Lal Nehru went to the place for 1 day but because of the beauty of the place they could not but help staying there for 1 week. That place is now known as Gandhi ashram or Anashakti Ashram- a favorite place for the tourists.
It is a superb destinations for the photographers and nature lovers. The mind boggling panoramic view of this hill station is really mesmerizing. It is often called as the Switzerland of India. The place has different adventure activities to offer like trekking, base camp etc. There are snowfalls in winter in Kausani so those who want to enjoy snow it is a best place to visit during winter. Other wise it is always an excellent place to escape from the heat.
The near by excursion of Kausani are – Binsar, Ranikhet, Almora, Nainital, Mukteshwer and many more.
Getting there is never a problem, the nearest rail station is Katgodam at a distance of 142 km. Various bus services are also available form Nainital, Ranikhet, Almora and Katgodam. You can even hire a car to enjoy the valleys and hills in your way.
Surprisingly this small hill stations has plenty of staying accomodation from deluxe hotels, standard hotels and budget hotels and quite a few resorts.
So explore the beauty of Himalaya in this summer in the hill resorts of Kausani.