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Kousani

Anasakti Gandhi Ashram Kousani
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Kausani (1890 m) is a celebrated spot for its scenic beauty enroute to Baijnath and Bageshwar. Nature has bestowed its beauty to make it a spot par-excellence. Mahatma Gandhi, wondered if the scenery was to be surpassed by any of the beauty spots of the world. The close and captivating view which Kausani offers of the silvery majesty of the great Himalayas kindles hope even in the greatest pessimist and enlivens the worst of the depressed feelings. Several snow-capped peaks stand astride in a stately row over 300 kms in length shining against the pure blue of the sky making the Kausani horizon an enviable spectacle. Mahatma Gandhi, during his stay at Kausani, penned his memorable commentary on the 'Gita-Anashakti Yoga' inspired by the scenic grandeur of this richly gifted spot. Mahatma Gandhi was impressed so much that he started calling it “Switzerland of India”. The guesthouse where Mahatma Gandhi stayed is now known as the Anashakti Ashram. A serene and peaceful atmosphere prevails at the Ashram

Sunrise at Kousani
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Kausani : General Information
Altitude: 1890 m. Temperature: Summer-Minimum 10 C to 26 C. Winter - 15 C to 20 C. Rainfall: Minimum 1777 mm Maximum 3048 mm. Best season to visit: September to April.                      Clothing: Summer -light woollen or cotton. Winter - Heavy woollens. Language spoken: Hindi, English and Kumaoni.
Air: Nearest airport is Pantnagar (150 kms) connected by Air service with Delhi.Rail: Nearest railway station is Kathgodam (145 kms) via Almora. Road: Some of the roads connected to Kausani are: Almora (53 kms), Kathgodam via Almora (145 kms), Kathgodam via Ranikhet (163 kms), Ranikhet (79 kms), Nainital via Almora (120 kms), Nainital via Ranikhet (138 kms) and Bageshwar (39 kms).

Mrs and Mrs Vashta in Anasakti gandhi Ashram
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Mountain View from Kousani
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Kousani view  from Hotel Gallary

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