Monday, 15 June 2015

Kausani..............a traveller's delight !!!

*     Kausani is located about 50 km north of Almora in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand in India. There are very few places in the Himalayas that can compare with the beauty of Kausani. This picturesque hill station is famous for its scenic beauty and spectacular 300 km wide panoramic view of the Himalayan peaks like Trishul, Nanda Devi, Nanda Kot and Panchchuli. Kausani lies atop a ridge at an altitude of approx 1900 m in the midst of dense pine trees overlooking the Someshwar valley on one side and the Katyuri valley on the other. The place inspired Mahatma Gandhi so much that he called it the 'Switzerland of India'.



*   The birthplace of the famous Hindi poet, Sumitranandan Pant is a quaint place that draws thousands of people each year. Kausani is travellers’ delight. Ten years ago during the vacation this place inspired me to write a novel, a love story. I can't reveal more than this. In my earlier posts under ‘writing fiction’ I've posted a few excerpts from the book. The place simply sweeps you off your feet.  

*       Who knows? It could inspire you too. So, what are you waiting for. Pack your bags and soak your soul in the tranquillity of the place yourself.

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