Kausani – Sleepy Hill Town

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For most travel lovers from Delhi, a trip to the hills is a favorite weekend getaway.

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This was my second trip to Kausani. During my last visit all the peaks were covered and nothing much could be shot. This time Kausani was a stop over for our further drive to Munsiyari, so it is only a day’s settlement and one has to manage everything in a limited time frame. Anyways, I was going to Kausani and it was truly an exhilarating feeling.

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Situated at an elevation of 1890 meters, Picturesque hill station of Kausani  is located 52 km from Almora and popularly known for breathtaking view of the snowcapped peaks of Panchchuli, Nandakot, Nanda Devi, Trishul,   Nanda Gunti and Chaukhamba. Wow. I was excited.

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Kausani is a sleepy hill town. No matter which time of the year it is, Kausani is always full of tourists due to its proximity from Nainital. One can also drive directly. It’s easily possible.

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We had bookings for our stay at KMVN and the views from here were simply awesome. We reached at the time of sunset and the place offered us with some of its best views.  Dinner was simple yet digestive. Soup, Yellow Dal and Jeera Aloo served in the dinner were the only delights of the evening.

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How to reach Kausani: You can either catch one of the trains from Delhi to Kathgodam or board one of the frequent running busses to Haldwani. From Haldwani or Kathgodam, you can get busses to Almora. From Almora, you can get shared jeep/busses to Kausani.

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You can also drive direct to Kausani using personal transport. The standard road to Kausani goes via Almora but one can also take the Ranikhet route. It takes approximately 8 hours and is 413 km from Delhi.

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