Sumitranandan Pant Gallery is located at a distance of 0.5 kilometres from GNVM Guest House in Kausani. There is a paid entry at the place. the opening time is 10:30 am and the closing time is 4:30 pm.
Sumitranandan Pant Gallery is one of the major attractions in the town of Kausani. The museum gallery is purely dedicated to the famous literary figure of modern Hindi literature Sumitranandan Pant. This famous Hindi poet was born in the Kausani town. The museum showcases his manuscripts of the poems and draft copies of his literary works. There is a collection of the articles used day-to-day by him, the awards he received and also the letters written and received by him.
The gallery houses hundreds of English and Hindi books in glass cabinets. A poetry symposium is organised here every year to mark the poet’s birth anniversary. The museum is surrounded by mountains and valleys lavishly decked up by natural beauty. The area is a complete feast to nature lovers and taking a stroll around the museum will completely refresh one’s mind.
About the poet Sumitranandan Pant:
Sumitranandan pant was born on 20th May 1990 at Kausani but his mother could not survive and his father gave him to a Gassain Babaand who was a devotee of Lord Shiva. The poet was named as Gassain Dutt by his guardian. In 1905, Sumitranandan Pant received his fundamental education with vernacular school in Kausani. From early days he was inspired by the nature and serenity of the Himalayas which aroused his interest in culture. After few years he engrossed himself in different languages like Persian, Sanskrit and English.
Later he went to Varanasi for higher studies and from there to Allahabad where he stayed for almost 10 years and during his studies he published various poetries such as Pallav and Vina after his name. In 1931 he visited his brother Hari Dutt Pant at Lucknow where he became friwnd to the Prince of the State of Kalakankar and spent much of his time in his company editing a monthly periodical Rupabh.
Some of his good works include Swachand, Pallav, Nari, Manasi, Vaani, Yug Path, Tarapath, Yuganth, Kala aur Budha Chand and many more. He was also awarded may awards including Gyanpith Award, Nehru Peace Award and Padma Vibhushan.
One can walk the short distance from Kausani City Center to reach Sumitranandan Gallery or can also take a cab.