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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Kausani, Uttarakhand

A week after Fatehpur Sikri, Uttarakhand happened. We explored 3 main places in Uttarakhand in our 4 day trip- Kausani, Almora and Nainital.

We got up in the wee hours of memory and got ready by 5 a.m in order to catch early morning Shatabdi from Anand Vihar (Delhi) to Kathgodam.

After reaching Kathgodam (at 11.30) we hired a cab and reached Almora (at 5.30 PM).
On our way to Almora we took in glimpses of Bheemtal lake and offered our devotions at Kainchidham.

Bheemtaal- Taal means Lake
We stayed at Almora for the night and next morning started for Kausani -a three hours road drive. It was a scenic journey- the serpentine road wrapped around lush green hills and with Kosi river flowing down in the valley. Weather was misty and cloudy  and green mountains looked golden due to sun beaming on them.
Misty Morning in Almora

Almora Morning @ 6 am

Enroute Kausani
Weather was wonderfully pleasant. On our way we saw huge cucumbers in local markets as compared to the ones we get in Delhi, apples on the other hand were cherries in comparison to what we get in Delhi. Talking further about sizes, mosquitoes were elephants!
Kausani is rich in flora and fauna. While our plan was to stay there for only a day but after seeing the place we planned to stay there for another day.

Temples in Uttarakhand are mainly of Lord Shiva. On first day in Kausani we visited Someshwar Temple and Baijnath Temple.
A statue in Someshwar Temple

Butterfly: Poweshiek Skipperling, Someshwar.

Baijnath Temple
 Baijnath Temple complex (Lord Shiva) is situated on the banks of the Gomti river in Bageshwar District.
Baijnath Temples
 It is a group of temples that have idols of Shiva, Ganesh, Parvati, Chandika, Kuber, Surya and Brahma.
 Mahaseer Fishes.
These fishes were in abundance in the river flowing adjacent to Baijnath temples. They are known as Mahasher, where Maha means big and Sher means Tiger- "Big Tigers" of water. Fishing is not allowed here though one can feed the fishes. (Source:
On our way back, we visited a tea factory and then to our halt. 

Second day in Kausani- -Rudradhari, Kausani
For other posts on Uttarakhand click here

-Golu Devta Temple, Almora

-Almora, Uttarakhand- Jageshwar Temples, Nanital

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