Kasauni is a hill station located at an altitude of around 1890m (6200 ft). Called by Mahatma Gandhi the Switzerland of India, the resort offers 300 km (187 miles) wide panoramic view of Himalayan peaks like Panchchuli, Nanda Devi and Trisul. Kasauni is also the birth place of the famous Hindi poet Sumitranandan Pant. There are various trekking sites in and around Kasauni.
Major tourist sites in and around Kasauni: Gandhi Ashram, Girihas Uttaranchal Tea factory, Shawl Factory, Baijnath temples, etc.
When to visit: best time to visit is March to June and September to November.
HOW TO REACH
Nearest railway station: Kasauni is not directly connected by railway. Kathgodam station is about 141 km away. Kathgodam is well connected by train with major destinations of India like Lucknow, Delhi and Kolkata.
Nearest airport: Pantnagar Airport (IATA: PGH) is about 178 km away.
Buses: Uttarakhand Roadways buses as well as private operators connect Kasauni to several other hill stations by road.
By road: The distance from Almora to Kasauni is about 52 km via Almora-Gopeshwar Rd. It takes around 1-2 hours.
The distance from Rainkhet to Kasauni is about 59 km via Dwarahat - Almora - Kausani Rd. It takes around 2 hours.
The distance from Pithoragarh to Kasauni is about 164 km via Almora-Gopeshwar Rd. It takes around 5 hours.
The distance from Nainital to Kasauni is about 115 km via NH109 and Almora-Gopeshwar Rd. It takes around 3-4 hours.
The distance from Delhi to Kasauni is about 416 km via NH9. It takes around 10-11 hours.
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