Pangot is a beautiful hamlet in the state of Uttarakhand which lies just 15 km from the city of lake, Nainital. Walking into Pangot is like stepping into a remote Himalayan village. It is a birdwatchers’ paradise and has more than 250 species of birds. The forests of Pangot and surrounding areas are dominated by thick Oak, Pine and Rhododendron. The streams passing by the area makes it even more attractive place.
One can see a variety of bird species along the way to Pangot such as Lammergeier, Himalayan Griffon, Blue-winged Minla, Spotted & Slaty-backed Forktail, Rufous-bellied Woodpecker, Rufous-bellied Niltava, Khalij pheasant are to name a few. One can also spot mammals such as Yellow-throated Himalayan Marten, Sambhar, Himalayan Goral, Barking Deer, Leopard, Civets, Yellow-bellied Himalayan Weasal, Leopard Cat, Serow, Wild Boar, Red Fox etc. Pangot is a quiet and calm place which makes it an ideal destination for honeymooners too. It is an incredible place for bird watching, adventurous activities, mountain biking and trekking. The two famous trekking trail starts from Pangot and one leads to Naina Peak whereas another leads to Corbett National Park.
The pleasant and spell bounding weather in summers and snow clad mountain peaks in winters attract visitors from all over the world. Best time to visit this place is from March to July, snowfall can be encountered in the area in the months of December & January.
Temperature in summers (March–July) ranges from 12°C to 25°C. In winters (December–January) temperature ranges from 8°C to 18°C. Carrying a light woolen is recommended during this period.
How to Reach
Nearest Airport – Pantnagar (79 km), Dehradun (283 km), New Delhi (310 km)
Nearest Railway Station – Haldwani (48 km), Kathgodam (50 km), Ramnagar (70 km)
Pangot is small village 15 kilometer from Nainital renowned for Bird watching and walks. Pangot is surrounded by forested area of Cheena Peak Range via Snow View Point and Kilbury. 250 bird species have been recorded at Pangot and surrounding areas.
Pangot area is home to an amazing variety of flora and fauna including the leopard, yellow-throated Himalayan martins, Himalayan palm civet, ghoral, barking deer, sambhar etc. The area is excellent for wood walks, treks and an overall nature centric experience.
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