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iXiGOers Dec 09 2012

Which are the popular ashrams in Kausani?

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Mountains, trees, fresh clean air - don’t you think these make a perfect backdrop for meditation and a spiritual retreat? If you’re thinking yes, then you’re on the path to salvation! Kausani plays host to popular Ashrams, which offer you a chance to escape the mundaneness of regular life and elevate to a higher, spiritual zone. These are the popular Ashrams in Kausani:

  • Anashakti Ashram

    This ashram is considered sacred by Gandhian scholars as this place was home to Mahatma Gandhi for 12 days in 1929. In fact, Gandhi wrote his commentary Anashakti Yog based on his stay here, and has famously dubbed Kausani as the Switzerland of India in it. The ashram adheres to an austere, simple lifestyle following the Gandhian school of thought, which guests staying at the ashram are expected to comply with. Attending the beautiful evening prayers is a must according to the rules here, particularly if you’re staying at one of the 24 rooms in the ashram. Retreat into a simpler world and come out recharged and rejuvenated.

    Address: Anashakti Ashram Road
    Kausani
    Uttarakhand
    India
    Telephone: +91-5962-258028

  • Lakshmi Ashram

    Established by a Gandhian, British admirer Katherine Mary Heilemann, this ashram too carries forth Kausani’s tryst with Mahatma Gandhi. Heilemann later changed her name to Sarla Behn, which is why the ashram is sometimes also called Sarla Ashram. It originated as a project to educate girls in the region in 1948, and continues to be a boarding school for girl students. It also acts as a centre for the upliftment of Kumaoni women, run by Kumaoni women themselves. Experience a unique calm, only enhanced by the surrounding greenery and fresh air, and come out with a transformed mind and soul. Unlike the Gandhi Ashram, tourists are not allowed to stay within the ashram premises.

    Address: Kausani
    District Almora
    Uttarakhand
    India


Charge the batteries of your soul at these ashrams in Kausani and take home a mind free of stress. You’ll feel like you’re going back as a totally different person after this unforgettable Kausani holiday!

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