Places to Visit in Kausani in December

Anasakti Ashram (Gandhi Ashram), Rudradhari Falls and Caves, Kausani Tea Estate, Baijnath Temple,  Pinnath, Gwaldam, Sumitra Nandan Pant Gallery, Someshwar, Lakshmi Ashram, Kausani Planetarium & Observatory, Garden restaurant.

If you are looking for a beautiful destination to enjoy snowfall and charming glimpses of the snow-capped Himalayan Mountain Ranges, then head to
Kausani in December. Known as a winter paradise, it offers plenty of opportunities to nature or snow lovers. It attracts honeymooners and couples as well for being a beautiful romantic getaway destination away from the city's chaos and enjoying some private moments in the lap of nature.

Popularly known as the 'Switzerland of India; for being strikingly similar to that of Switzerland's landscapes, Kausani offers tranquility and serenity in December. It is the ideal time to visit Kausani to welcome the new year and enjoy the unmatched views of the snow-clad beauty of majestic Trishul, Nanda Devi, and Panchachuli peaks.

Either opt for recreational activities, like birdwatching, photography, nature walks, hiking, or go sightseeing. There are many exciting places to visit in Kausani in December like Anasakti Ashram, Sumitra Nandan Pant, which deserve a visit for their historical values, while places like Baijnath temple are for attaining spirituality.
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Kausani Weather in December

December is the coldest month in Kausani and is a period of clear blue skies, fabulous snow-covered peaks, and snowfall. The maximum temperature in this month hovers around 15°C, while the minimum drops to 2°C.

The hill station experiences a healthy volume of up to 25 mm of rainfall during this month making the period a dry one. Still, the early mornings are misty and foggy,  whereas nights also tend to get more chilly during December. It is best to get clad in extra woolens while going outside at night in Kausani.

December is the highly anticipated season in Kausani to enjoy beautiful snowfall and the snow-clad Himalayan ranges. And, if you are planning to explore
Kausani in December, then be prepared to brace chilly plus foggy/misty weather and do not forget to carry extra woolen clothes as you will need 2 to 3 layers to brave the chill.


Why Visit Kausani in December

Cradled under the cozy blanket of the crimson sun and the white landscapes, Kausani becomes a winter retreat in December for all nature lovers and peace seekers. This is the best time to visit the pristine hill station to experience exhilarating views of the surrounding Himalayas or indulge in a range of rejuvenating escapades and adventure activities.

Moreover, it is also the time when you can be part of winter festivals and celebrations like Losar, Christmas, and New Year and create wonderful memories.

Places to Visit in Kausani in December


Anasakti Ashram (Gandhi Ashram)

Known as Gandhi Ashram, this is one of the most popular attractions to be visited in Kausani in December for being the place where Mahatma Gandhi wrote Anasakti Yoga. Located around 300 meters from the town center, history buffs like to be here and get welcomed by a statue of Mahatma Gandhi at the entrance.

The place has been converted into a museum, study cum research center, and also houses a huge library. It also provides accommodation and kitchen facilities to the tourists and has a prayer room as well. The place is of great historical importance as it houses Mahatma Gandhi’s rare photographs and other literary works.

Location: Kausani, Uttarakhand 263639.

Timings: 5:00 AM to 7:00 PM.


Rudradhari Falls and Caves

Featuring a wonderful mix of natural beauty and adventure, Rudradhari Falls & Caves also possesses ancient values. The place is nestled in the picturesque setting of hilly terrain and surrounding hill farms and paddy fields.

It is one of the most visited attractions in
Kausani in December and is an ideal retreat for nature lovers. You can easily trek to the waterfalls which are not only marvelous but offer multiple spots for capturing memories. Besides the waterfalls, there lies an ancient Shiva & Vishnu Temple, which is a popular holy shrine of Hindus in the region.

Location: Kausani Almora Road, Kausani.

Timings: 8 AM – 6 PM.

Kausani Tea Estate

To enjoy spectacular and neverending vistas in Uttarakhand, do not forget to visit the Kausani Tea estate. This is a paradise for tea lovers, where they can not only taste or buy different flavors but learn the manufacturing process as well.

Situated 5 km away from the main town, it is spread across a huge area of 208 hectares. You can also go hiking in the tea estate or enjoy bird watching as you can spot some rare species here. The tea manufactured in Kausani is rich in taste and quality and is exported to countries like Australia, America, Germany, and Korea.

Location: Kausani Bageshwar Road, Kausani.

Timings: Early Morning to Evening.


Baijnath Temple

The 12th-century architectural spectacle, Baijnath Temple is located around 20 km from Kausani, on the banks of Gomati. It is an immaculate example of magnificent art and architecture of ancient times. You will be amazed to see this beautiful masterpiece in Kausani in December as the place is beautifully adorned with delicate carvings, exquisite sculptures, and architecture.

The place also holds significant religious importance and draws a multitude of tourists during its annual Uttarayani Fair or Mahashivratri festival. It is dedicated to Goddess Parvati and Lord Shiva as per Hindu Mythology; they were married here at the confluence of River Garur Ganga and River Gomti.

Location: Baijnath, near Kausani.

Timings: Early Morning to Before Sunset.



Pinnath is amongst the attractions to visit in Kausani in December for all adventure freaks, nature lovers, or worshippers. It is the best place to enjoy trekking through beautiful trails and explore your bold side amid the tranquil landscapes. A Bhairon Temple is also there, which adds more charm to the area and complements the natural hues of Himalayas.

This Pinnath temple is a prominent religious site in the region, where grand celebrations are held annually during Hindu festivals. The views of surrounding snow-covered Himalayan peaks in December from Pinnath village is a definite treat to nature addicts and must be on the top of your bucket list of places to visit in Kausani in December.

Location: Kausani Almora Road.

Timings: Early Morning to Before Sunset.



Impeccable with small lakes and dense forests, this small quaint village has much to explore. It is another beautiful destination that surely deserves a visit to Kausani in December as the area gets covered in a white sheath. It offers mesmerizing views of Nanda Devi and Trishul peak along with an unforgettable panorama of River Pindari.

Another highlight of this beautiful village is the trekking through apple orchards that is something not to be missed while in Gwaldam. The place is an unspoiled and picturesque destination for complete relaxation and rejuvenation and is an ultimate choice for solitude lovers.

Location: Chamoli, Garwal, Uttarakhand.

Timings: Early Morning to Before Sunset.


Sumitra Nandan Pant Gallery

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Another must-visit attraction in Kausani, Sumitranandan Pant Gallery is a place with an aesthetic taste and is certainly a treat for all the literature aficionados. It belongs to India's one of the famous Hindi poets Sumitranandan Pant, who was born in Kausani.

It is an entirely new experience to visit the gallery as it has in-display a wide range of his creative works, his awards, and letters. The library is set in the beautiful landscapes of hilly terrain and allows you to enjoy the book of your choice from a large collection of his writings in English and Hindi.

Location: Kausani, Uttarakhand 263639.

Entry Fee: INR 10 per person.

Timings: 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM.



Another attraction in the list of the best places to visit in Kausani in December is Someshwar. The place holds great importance for spiritual lovers and Hinduism followers as there lies a very famous ancient temple dedicated to Lord Shiva.

Apart from this, the views of the Someshar valley are beyond mesmerizing and leave you in awe of the beauty of the place. The beauty of the place stretches to infinity in December as the region sees good snowfall and nature's beauty at its bounty. A visit to Someshwar Valley's quaint hamlets in December leaves the traveler with the wonderful memories to cherish forever.

Location: Almora, Uttarakhand.

Timings: 5:00 AM - 8:00 PM.


Lakshmi Ashram

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An educational institute dedicated to the education of girls, Lakshmi Ashram, follows the principles of Gandhiji. Besides, Anasakti Ashram, this is another ashram that must be on the top of your list of the places to visit in Kausani in December.

The ashram was established in 1948 by Catherine Hillman who was the strict follower and disciple of Gandhiji. The main aim of the institute is to make Kumaoni women skillful and self-dependent. But the place has another charm as well and makes you fall in love with the surrounding beauty of the Himalayas which magnifies immensely in December.

Location: Kausani, Uttarakhand 263639.

Timings: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM.

Kausani Planetarium & Observatory

A perfect place for all those who love to look at stars and the moon and learn more about other heavenly creations. The Kausani Planetarium lets you appreciate some of the most impeccable moments watching the twinkling delights.

It organizes daily evening planet shows for astronomy enthusiasts, where they can watch different planets and moons from a telescope and learn valuable knowledge as well. You can also get the chance to view stunning sunrise views if you visit the place early in the morning. Moreover, the views of snow-clad Nanda Devi peaks from the observatory are also mesmerizing and leave you with unforgettable memories of the Kausani in December.

Location: Kausani, Uttarakhand 263639.

Entry Fee: INR 50 per person for planet show.

Timings: 4:30 AM - 11:00 PM.


Garden Restaurant

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Known for its beautiful Himalayan views and attractive design and interiors, the Garden Restaurant is one of the best places for enjoying food in Kausani. It is made up of bamboo and is a thatch-roofed restaurant famous for its Indian, Continental, Italian, and local Kumaon specialties.

It promises the best of services with freshest ingredients, specialty chefs, and a cozy ambiance. It also serves Italian Espresso coffee and a variety of teas sourced locally from Uttarakhand's resurgent tea estates. It is indeed the best place to enjoy the picturesque excellence of Himalayan ranges while sipping the special cup of hot tea or coffee.

Location: Opp. HOTEL UTTARAKHAND, Kausani, Uttarakhand 263639.

Timings: 7 AM-10 PM.

Price: Variable and depends on the menu chosen.

People Also Ask About Almora

  1. What are the best things to do in Kausani in December?

    1. Trekking to Pinnath: Known for its breathtaking vistas and Pinnath temple, the nature lovers or adventure buffs must not miss trekking to Pinnath. The trails offer the best natural hues of the Himalayas in December.

    2. Trekking to Glaciers: Kausani proves to be a perfect starting point for the famous trekking experiences to Pindari and Kafni glaciers. The experience of crossing Kumaon villages, valleys, besides the marvels of snow-clad Himalayan Mountains is unmatched.

    3. Nature Walk: Another activity to enjoy in Kausani in December is to explore the pristine beauty of the hill station on foot. Enjoy a nature walk through pine forests and tea plantations amidst stunning snow-capped Himalayan vistas.

    4. Adventure Sports and Snowfall: Opt for any of the winter sports available in Kausani in December or appreciate a lifetime experience of snowfall amid idyllic panoramas.

    5. Sightseeing: Explore the heritage, cultural and religious values of the hill station and visit prominent sightseeing attractions in Kausani in December when the appeal is at its best.
  2. What is the best time to visit Kausani?

    The best time to visit Kausani to enjoy snowfall and get soaked in the ethereal beauty of the snow-covered Himalayan ranges is the winter season. Moreover, December lets the tourist enjoy the beauty at its bloom and be part of various winter adventures or celebrations like Christmas and New Year.
  3. Does Kausani have snow?

    Absolutely, Kausani experiences snowfall close to December which remains till February. The whole terrain gets covered with white sheath and the temperature remains around 2-degree Celsius or even less.
  4. Why is Kausani famous?

    Kausani is famous for its picturesque beauty, magnificent snow-clad Himalayan hills, misty valleys, and lush pine forests. Famously known as the Switzerland of India the beauty of the hill station is unmatched and untouched. The hill station is also known for its ancient temples, stunning waterfalls, beautiful trails, and surrounding glaciers.
  5. Which is better, Nainital or Kausani?

    Nainital and Kausani both are beautiful attractions in Uttarakhand and have their own significance. Nainital being a place of lakes and serene beauty is good for water sports lovers. Whereas Kausani is for those who want to relax and rejuvenate amidst nature's surreal beauty and get insight into Kumaon culture and history.
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