This is a place where one will feel very close to nature and a paradise for tea lovers. Kausani Tea Estate, situated 5 kms away from the main town is spread across the area of 208 hectares. The place also arranges for a short tour to show their manufacturing process guided by their own staff. One can taste and buy different flavored tea from there. Apart from it is an amazing location where you can stroll but take care not to visit here from November to March, when it remains closed.
An ancient town of Baijnath, located around 20 kms from Kausani is a place adorned with several small and big temples each holding a historic and religious importance. Once served as the capital of Katyuri Dynasty, the Baijnath Temple was constructed during the 12th century and as per the legend Lord Shiva and Parvati were married here at the confluence of River Garur Ganga and River Gomti. Other temples present here are Brahma, Shiva, Parvati, Ganesh, Kuber and Surya Temple etc. Another temple located 3 kms from town namely Kote-ke-mai Temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu has a large statue of him.
At a distance of 12 kms from Kausani, bounded by the paddy fields and green pine forests is the spellbinding Rudradhari Falls. Located on the trekking way to Adi Kailash region, one can also explore the mysteries of the ancient caves lying near the falls. According to the legend, this place holds connection with Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu. The Shiva Temple of Someshwar lies in the proximity to the waterfalls.
Sumitranandan Pant Museum is a place with an artistic taste and is a whole new world in itself. Dedicated to famous Hindi poet who was born in Kausani, it offers a wide range of his creative work on display from manuscripts of poems and draft work of her literary work to his awards and letters written by and to him. A large collection of his books in English and Hindi are showcased in a glass shelves. To celebrate his birth anniversary, every year a poetry discussion is organized in the museum.
In front of Hotel Uttarkhand and enjoying fine Himalayan views, this bamboo and thatch-roofed restaurant is Kausani’s coolest. The food comprises first-class dishes from Swiss rösti to chicken tikka and imported pasta, as well as some Kumaon specialities, using fresh ingredients.The restaurant is in Market area & offers good variety like chinese, Punjabi & normal North Indian food. Taste: The food is tasty, we tried chinese & Indian main course.
There aren’t many places to shop in Kausani except the Mall Road but with the range of stuff available here, one will be easily spoilt for choice! The Mall Road has a series of little shops that sell hand knitted caps and shawls. Kumaoni woollen jackets are quite popular here. Other than the woollen garments, Kausani has also claimed its fame from the range of Kumaoni jams, pickles and chutneys. Made of locally grown exotic fruits, berries and spices, these products are a must-buy from Kausani.
Planets Show provides tourists with a view of the stars apart from the clouds and mist. A planetarium-cum-internet cafe, it is run by an astronomy enthusiast in Kausani. When clear night sky is available, stargazing is an option for the tourists. For stargazing, the planetarium is outfitted with varieties of telescope. Every evening, the enthusiast enlightens the tourists about the planets.
A perfect way to rekindle your spirits, Pinnath is approachable from Kausani only via a trek of 5 kms. Known for its temple, this place offers a sense of pleasure when surrounded by the wilderness of nature. Overlooking the Kosi River, the temple by the same name is devoted to Bhairon and has a very intriguing structure. The temple walls and doors are adorned with images of kings and Pandavas, October is the best time to visit the temple when a fair is held every year.