Window to the snow-crested Trishul, Nanda Devi, Nandakot and Panchchuli peaks, there are very few places in the Himalayas whose beauty can be compared to that of Kausani.

Kausani is famous for its 300 km wide scenic views of some of the tallest peaks of Himalayas like Nanda Devi and Panchachuli. Here nature showcases the best of itself, with the chirpy creatures celebrating its precious serenity with the opening of the day until the sun sets.

History and Culture

Back in the olden days, Kausani was known as Valna. The town became famous in 1929 when Mahatma Gandhi made the village his temporary abode to finish his works on Anasakti Yoga. Mahatma Gandhi dubbed Kausani as “the Switzerland of India” owing to its natural beauty. Initially, the town was inhabited by the Kumaoni and Garhwali communities and was a part of the Almora district. In November 2000, Uttarakhand was created as a separate district and Kausani came to be a part of it.Perched high on a forest-covered ridge, this tiny, sleepy village has lovely panoramic views of distant snow-capped peaks, mountain-fresh air and a relaxed atmosphere.


The hill station of Kausani is best when visited from April - June and October - February. The climate thus remains pleasantly cool during the day, allowing tourists to explore the hill station. Winters from October to early February are also an ideal time as the temperatures hover around 9-degree Celsius making daytime sightseeing an enjoyable experience.

Best Time
  • October - February
  • April - June

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