The joy of missing out - Kausani in pictures

Tripoto
25th Mar 2016

My love affair with the mountains continues with Kausani, a tiny hamlet perched high on a forest-covered ridge.

The mist lifts to reveal panoramic views of multiple snow-capped peaks and teaches me about the joy of missing out.

Photo of The joy of missing out - Kausani in pictures 1/7 by Debarati Dasgupta

Deep in the verdant landscape of Kumaon, I discover the art of being content with idling around. Away from technology and 'civilization', I have no to-do list to tick, nowhere to rush to. I let my mind wander in the backdrop of the overcast sky and mighty Himalayas and get a chance to reconnect with nature.

Photo of The joy of missing out - Kausani in pictures 2/7 by Debarati Dasgupta

Photo of The joy of missing out - Kausani in pictures 3/7 by Debarati Dasgupta

I walk through the narrow mountain trails flanked with blooming trees, sit down for a cup of tea at a local shop and learn about the lives of people, gaze at the clear skies, curl up in a blanket and let the silence put me to sleep.

Photo of The joy of missing out - Kausani in pictures 4/7 by Debarati Dasgupta

Photo of The joy of missing out - Kausani in pictures 5/7 by Debarati Dasgupta

This is the place of the dreamy Himalayan bliss that we dream about in our concrete jungles. But for the people living here, it is just a way of life.

Photo of The joy of missing out - Kausani in pictures 6/7 by Debarati Dasgupta

Photo of The joy of missing out - Kausani in pictures 7/7 by Debarati Dasgupta

I drop my mental baggage and tune out.

Practical information:

The nearest railway station and bus stand is at Haldwani, a 6-hour drive from Delhi. You have the option of traveling via shared taxi to Kausani. The 4-hour journey will cost you Rs 250. Kausani has a couple of lodges and resorts, with tariffs ranging anywhere from Rs 800 to Rs 5000 for a night.

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been there 2 months back and agree with ur views.. though was not able to get clear view of the himalayan range due to rainy season..
Tue 09 27 16, 15:13 · Reply · Report
Looks stunning through your eyes when I visit the place in 2004 nothing looks so special. Surely gives a chance to look once again.
Fri 05 27 16, 21:17 · Reply (1) · Report
Thank you so much! :)
Fri 06 03 16, 03:22 · Report
Your information will be helpful. Thanks !
Fri 05 27 16, 19:03 · Reply (1) · Report
You are welcome :)
Fri 06 03 16, 03:22 · Report
Beautiful looks good! Was it a solo trip?
Fri 05 27 16, 12:58 · Reply (1) · Report
Thank you! :) No, this trip was done with a friend.
Fri 06 03 16, 03:22 · Report
While I was reading i felt I'm in heaven , for sure its a beautifull place on earth and the way you described is more beautifull , it will be more appreciated if you can cover some other good places which can be visited this trip
Fri 05 27 16, 00:13 · Reply (1) · Report
Thanks Bivash! Will surely do that :)
Fri 06 03 16, 03:21 · Report
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