Kausani snow peak view

Location & description

Kausani is a picturesque hill station in Uttarakhand famous for its scenic splendour and its spectacular 300 km-wide panoramic view of the Himalayas, especially the three major snow peaks of Nanda Devi, Trishul, and Panchchuli.

The snow view on the backdrop of dense green pine forests and tea gardens surrounding the hamlet of Kausani remains unforgettable.  

With a total area of 5.2 sq. km, situated at a height of 1890 m above sea level, located 51 km north of Almora, Kausani is the birthplace of famous Hindi poet Sumitra Nandan Pant, who wrote some of his memorable poems in praise of this paradise on earth. In 1929, Mahatma Gandhi stayed here for 14 days at the Anasakti Ashram while scripting his book titled ‘Anasakti Yoga’ and was greatly impressed by its environs.

There are few places in India with more spectacular view of the Himalayan snow range.

Kausani is the first day halt in the legendary Kailash Manas Sarovar trip from India. 


1. Uttarakhand Govt. Tourism on Kausani: Website rich with information on tourism in Uttarakhand.

2. Tripadvisor on Kausani: With rich information on hotels, attractions and places to see.


29° 50' 34.08" N, 79° 36' 17.64" E