Switzerland of India is this beautiful tourist place of Uttarakhand, when and how to visit, see full information here.
Switzerland of India: As such, the entire mountainous region of Devbhoomi Uttarakhand is full of natural beauty in itself. Here, from the Ganges Yamuna to the small sound of small new rivers, the beauty of snow-clad mountain ranges, the valley of flowers, and velvety grass-roots can attract anyone. Not only this, but Auli is also the most popular tourist destination of tourists in Uttarakhand. From Lord Badri Vishal to Baba Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamnotri Dham are also here. Apart from this, world-famous tourist places like Mussoorie, Nainital, Tehri lake, Dehradun, Haridwar, Rishikesh are also in Uttarakhand. Apart from this, beautiful tourist destinations like Kausani, Munsiyari, Ranikhet, Bhimtal, Almora, Lansdowne, Pauri (Candolim), Khirsu, Auli, Chopta, Chakrata, New Tehri, Chamba are also in Uttarakhand. We will briefly tell you about all these tourist places of Uttarakhand. But today we will talk here only about Kausani. Which is also known as Switzerland of India.
Kausani is a beautiful site situated between the Kosi and Gomti rivers in the Bageshwar district of the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand. Kausani, the birthplace of the famous Hindi poet Sumitranandan Pant, is also called the Switzerland of India. This beautiful tourist destination of Uttarakhand, situated at an altitude of 6075 feet above sea level, enchants the visiting tourists with its natural beauty. Its scenic natural views, sports, and religious places attract tourists. Apart from the beautiful valleys of Someshwar, Garuda, and Baijnath Katyuri, important peaks like snow-clad Nanda Devi mountain, Trishul, and Panchachuli are visible from here.
Anasakti Ashram: It is also known as Gandhi Ashram. This ashram was built with the purpose of paying homage to Mahatma Gandhi. The beauty and peace of Kausani influenced Gandhiji very much. Gandhiji named this beautiful place Switzerland. It was here that he wrote an article called Anasakti Yoga. The ashram has a study room and library, prayer hall (here are pictures of Gandhiji’s life), and a small bookstore. People living here have to attend the prayer meetings held here.
Lakshmi Ashram: This ashram is also known as Sarala Ashram. Saarlaben established this ashram in 1948. Sarlaben’s real name was Catherine Hillman and later she became a follower of Gandhiji. About 70 orphans and poor girls live and study here. Along with studying, these girls also learn to grow vegetables, raise animals, cook, and other work. There is a workshop here where these girls make sweaters, gloves, bags, and small mats, etc.
Pant Museum: Famous Hindi poet Sumitranandan Pant was born in Kausani. Just a short distance from the bus stand is the Pant Museum dedicated to him. The house where he spent his childhood has been converted into a museum. Items related to his daily life, collection of poems, letters, prizes etc. are kept here.
Kausani Tea Plantation: A good variety of Giriyaz Uttaranchal tea is grown in tea gardens spread over 208 hectares. These tea gardens are located near Kausani. Here, one can get information about tea production by visiting the gardens and visiting the tea factory. Tourists who come here do not forget to buy tea from here. The tea here is exported to Germany, Australia, Korea, and the United States.
When to go Kausani
To see the beauty of the mountains, one can go at any time. But May-June and December-January are more suitable for visiting here. The reason for this is that where the temperature in the plains is at a peak in May-June or, say, it is a rotten summer, there is very pleasant weather in the mountains on those days. Apart from this, those who are fond of snow, if they visit the mountains in December-January, then they can enjoy the snow here.
How to reach Kausani
The nearest airport to reach Kausani is Pantnagar. While the nearest rail junction is Kathgodam. From where Kausani can be reached by bus or taxi. Kausani is about 425 km from Delhi and 120 km from Nainital while 53 km from Almora.