Overlooking Kosi and Gomti Rivers in the Kumaon, Kasauni is located at an altitude of 6200 ft’, at a distance of around 50 km from Almora.
Mahatma Gandhi christened Kasuani as the ‘Switzerland of India’. Kasuani offers an unobstructed view of 350 km stretch of Himalayan peaks, the beautiful Katyuri Valley and river Gomti. In summers, rhododendrons flowers carpet Kathgodam – Kasuani route, making the drive more beautiful.Kausani is one of the most scenic places which is every tourist's dream destination. Far away from the fast paced life of the scorched plains, Kausani is the idyllic retreat for all you nature lovers, who wish to spend a few days in the lap of nature.Uttarakhand is a complete package for sightseers, nature lovers, pilgrims, devotees and tourists. Originally. Kausani is popular by the name of Valna, a Himalayan hilly town sited in Uttarakhand state. Kausani, situated in Almora district, is located at an altitude of 6075 ft above the sea level. It is a much loved tourist destination for its natural beauty and scenic views of mighty Himalayas.
Viewers can receive visuals of many other mountains including Trishul, Nandakot, Nanda Devi etc. Mahatma Gandhi, the national father of India, loved this place and called it the Switzerland of India. This increased the popularity of the spot manifolds. Those who visit Uttarakhand can't afford to miss a trip to Kausani.
Every year this Switzerland of Indian attracts tourists, pilgrims and others in large number. This area is in between the pine trees at the top of the ridge. It oversees the Someshwar on one side, Garur and Baijnath Katyuri valley on the other side. In old days was attached with almora District during that period it was under the administration of the Katyuri king, Baichaldeo. After some time passed Baichaldeo gave a large area of this place to a Brahmin Sri, Chand Tiwari as a donation.
The renowned poet Sumitra Nandan Pant was born in Kausani which is also makes it so popular. There is a Museum which was given the name of the poet when Sumitra had left this world and the museum called "Pant Museum". The other memorable location in Kausani talks about the Lakshmi Ashram devoted for social services and for women's welfare.
The maximum temperature in summer rises at 26 degree and minimum is 10 degree celsius. Where in winters the temperature starts from 15 degree and minimum is 2 degree celsius. Weather remains pleasant but the best time to visit Kausani is March to June. Round the year people come here but specially they should be careful in winters and summers.