Pangot, a small village of Uttrakhand provides shelter to more than 150 bird species

Pangot in Nainital

Located at 17 kms away from a well known beautiful place of Nainital in Uttarakhand, a small village namely Pangot contains in itself the amazing beauty of nature. Being a home for more than 150 species of birds, this village is said to be the paradise for bird lovers. These beautiful species of birds include Himalayan griffon, rufous-bellied woodpecker, blue-winged minla, spotted and slaty-backed forktail, rufous-bellied niltavas, khalij pheasant and many more. On the gorgeous way to Pangot, one would come across many scenic places namely Naina peak, Snow peak and Kilbury. Tourists can also enjoy trekking, camping, paragliding etc at Pangot.

If you love birds and mountains, then surely this is one of the best places for you. In comparison to Nainital, this village is very low-crowded and serene. There are many hotels and cottages located at Pangot. There are also many tourist destinations nearby Pangot, where one can enjoy the beauty of nature.

Pangot in Nainital

This beautiful site is situated about 8 kms away from Pangot. After covering 6 kms of distance by vehicle, one can enjoy rest 2 kms of journey on foot to reach Barahamasathali. The atmosphere here is very adorable. Gauna Hills Situated in Pangot hamlet, one can enjoy walking and trekking at this site. Surrounded by dense forests of oak, bamboo and deodar trees, the Gauna hills are full of Himalayan flora.

In the state of Uttarakhand, the most popular and beautiful hill station of Nainital is situated in the Kumaon region. Every year millions of tourists come here. This hill station is famous for lakes and one can enjoy boating, shopping, picnic spots and ropeways, trekking and hiking etc here.

How to reach
Pangot road is well-connected to major cities through Nainital. Pangot is just 17 kms away from Nainital. The buses from Almora, Ranikhet and Badrinath run for Nainital. Also, direct buses are available from Delhi to Nainital. The nearest railway station from Nainital is 35 kms away at Kathgodam. A taxi is available here to reach Nainital. The nearest airport to Nainital is located 71 kms away at Pantnagar. This airport is directly connected to the international airport of Delhi.

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