Things to see in Kausani
After kicking back, relaxing, taking in the views you might want to explore Kausani a little more. So try the markets for Himalayan Fresh organic products like pickles, herbs, jams and honey. Local Kumaoni products like nutritious madua flour and Gehat Dal are great to take back home with you.
There is a wealth of trekking opportunities. Just cross the road behind the temple and stroll amongst its endless pine forests, rivers and natural beauty. You can also trek down to the historic Bajnath temple.
Further a field the famed Pindari Glacier trek is only a few hours away drive away with its starting point in Song. Ask Vipin for details for making arrangements.
Kausani Tea Estate is located at a distance of 5 km from the main town. Most important industry nearby Kausani, it is spread over an area of 208 hectares in 21 divisions. Giria's Uttaranchal Tea is produced from this plantation. Located on the Bageshwar Road, at an elevation between 1,200 and 1,800 m above the sea level, the tea garden of Kausani is being developed as a tea-base for the entire state.
Only destination away from the traditional tea plantation areas in India that produces organic orthodox tea, Kausani exports its high-flavoured tea to many countries, including Australia, Germany, Korea and the United States. With the help of an experienced guide, tourists can go through all the tea manufacturing process.
Baijnath has remained the capital of Katyuri Kings, who ruled the area from 7th-11th century AD., then it was known as Kartikeyapura and lies in the centre of 'Katyur' valley; in 1901 it is was a small village with a population of 148.
One of the most important places to visit in Baijnath is the historically and religiously significant Baijnath Temple constructed in the twelfth century. The temple holds significance because, according to Hindu mythology, Lord Shiva and Parvati were married at the confluence of River Gomati and Garur Ganga. Dedicated to SivaVaidyanatha, the Lord of Physicians, the Baijnath temple is actually a temples’ complex built by the Katyuri kings with the idols of Shiva, Ganesh, Parvati, Chandika, Kuber, Surya and Brahma.
Anasakti Ashram is a peaceful place in Kausani famous for the stay of Mahatma Gandhi for two weeks in 1929. Also known as Gandhi Ashram, this place was described by Gandhi Ji himself as the Switzerland of India, after falling in love with its pristine beauty. In the same place he treatise and practised the Anasakti Yoga. There is a small prayer room in this ashram where prayers are held every morning and evening.
Anasakti Ashram is located at 1 km from Kausani Bus Stand. One can walk up to the ashram easily after reaching Kausani town. Nearest railway station is at Kathgodam (135 km) and airport is at Pantnagar (171 km) or Delhi (401 km).
Rudradhari Temple ,Falls and Caves is located on Almora Road with 12 km distance from Kausani. Rudradhari waterfall is a natural location with lush green paddy fields where water flows over a vertical drop in the course of a river. These waterfall can be easily watched while trekking to Adi Kailash region or Trishuli parvat. There are many ancient caves which have been explored near the water fall.
There is a small Someshwar temple is situated near the waterfall where Lord Shiv (Rudra) and Lord Vishnu (Hari) worshiped. Devotees believe that these caves have an association with Lord Shiva also called Rudra and Hari, another name for Lord Vishnu . The caves are natural and very impressive with green mountains and a natural environment around