Kausani is a small Hill town in the Almora District of the northern Indian state of Uttarkhand. The views from the Town is so beautiful, that once Mahatama Gandhi called the place "Switzerland of India" during his brief stay at the Town. The town is very peaceful and one can enjoy the beautiful view of the Himalayas from almost any part of the Town. The lower part of the town has the local market and the upper part of the Town, where the Gandhi Ashram is situated is the place where most of the better Hotels are situated. The temperature is pleasant in the summer months and extremely cold in the winter seasons. One can do trekking in the various surroundings around Kausani. The panoramic view of the Nanda Devi Biosphere from a distance of 300 km away is simply breathtaking. Life is very slow in this small Hill Town and as a tourist it is advisable to stay within your Hotels after dark, because there is not much of night life. The weather is very unpredictable and carrying an umbrella is a must. The main activities of the villagers is Cultivation and Tourism holds a special place in the entire town's economy. The locals are very polite and helpful. An Indian Military Base is also situated in the uptown Kausani and the area is restricted to outsiders.