Located 53 km to
the north of Almora, Kausani, is another picturesque hill station
famous for its scenic splendor and its spectacular 300 km-wide view of
the Himalayas. Situated at 6075 ft above sea level, atop a narrow
ridge, Kausani is often compared with Switzerland. It is thickly
forested, and separated from the soaring Nanda Devi ranges by low
mountains. In 1929, Mahatma Gandhi stayed here at the Anasakti Ashram,
and was greatly impressed by itís environs. Kausani is also the
birth place of poet Sumitra Nandan Pant.
A quiet and revered
place where the Father of the Nation spent some days. Set against the
breathtaking beauty of the Himalayas, this Ashram offers a good
resting place for travelers. It also has a library.