One of the major attractions of the Kausani town is the museum gallery that is built as a dedication for the famous Hindi poet, Mahakavi Sumitranandan Pant. He is known as the modern guru of Hindi literature. Kausani is the birthplace of the famous Hindi poet. The Sumitrananda Pant gallery displays a holograph of the poems and text copies of the entire works of literature in the library. The library consists of a lot of interesting books written by several authors in Hindi and English. At the background of the Museum, there is a beautiful hill of green landscapes.
The Sumitrananda Pant gallery has been officially acquired and a state museum has been built in his name, which is maintained by a local person. The statue of the great poet is installed on the roof of the building adjacent to the entrance of this place. The statue, established in the year 1990, was unveiled by veteran litterateur and historian Pandit Nityananda Mishra on his birthday on 20 May. The ancestral village of Mahakavi Sumitranandan Pant is a short distance from here. The daily items used by the Mahakavi is present in the museum, such as shawls, lamps, book cupboards and some citation, books, and handwriting dedicated to the poet, are preserved.
The Museum also consists of copies of poems, awards, and articles displayed in the glass boxes of the Sumitrananda Pant gallery. The life story of Sumitranandan Pant is as interesting as his writings. He was born on the 20th of May in the year 1900 in the Himalayan town of Kausani, his mother died as she gave birth to him. His father was left dejected and he gave the newborn baby to a Gussain Baba and who was a devotee of Shiva. The Poet was given the name as Gussain Dutt by his custodian. Sumitra Nandan Pant began his education in the Vernacular School at Kausani. A few years later he learned various languages like Sanskrit, Persian, and English.
Right from his early age Sumutranandan was encouraged by the appealing and green covered Himalayas and the environment lead him to artistic culture. He later shifted to Varanasi for higher studies and then he studied in Allahabad for almost 10 years, and he wrote two poems named Pallav and Vina while studying in Allahabad, there he changed his name to Sumitranandan Pant.
To reach the Sumitrananda Pant gallery some roads are connected to all the major cities in Uttarakhand. The nearest railway station is Kathgodam.
Sumitranandan Pant Gallery, Kausani Timings: 10:30 A.M to 4:30 P.M
Sumitranandan Pant Gallery, Kausani Entry Fees: INR 10