About Pangot

Pangot - Offbeat Destination

Pangot is a small village nearly 17km from Nainital, and is surrounded by thick forest, vegetation, quite and serene walking trails. Pangot is declared as bird sanctuary and is house for more than 300 bird species that inhabit these woods. Every year Pangot attracts travellers, bird watchers and enthusiasts from around the globe. With only nature as the main attraction, Pangot has to offer peaceful holiday, camp fire, serene beauty and perfect picture view of the natural surroundings.

Bird Sanctuary

Over 300 Species of Birds

Pangot is famous the world over for sighting rare Himalayan birds like ladder back woodpecker, Quail, Kingfisher, Himalayan Eagle and lot more. Its rich flora and fauna are house of more than 300 bird species and is a delight to watch. Pangot is a beautiful abode to these birds in the state of Uttarakhand. Walking into Pangot is like stepping into a remote Himalayan village.

Snow Trekking

Snow Trekking

Winter are from October to March and Day time is pleasant, but nights are cold. Summer – April to June -Cool days with pleasant nights. Monsoon – July to September - Cold days and nights. Snow trekking is great fun and is organised after snow fall. Snow fall in Pangot is nearly 1.5 to 2 ft. Snow trekking in Pangot is great Fun


Natural Trails to Explore

A downhill forest trail starts from the main Pangot road and one can walk down an easy 2 km to a small Shiva shrine, near which runs a fresh water refreshing stream. Another trek leads through the forest reserve of Kilbury and is an early morning bonanza for bird lovers. A very calm and serene trek is a true walking trail amidst the lush green forest.

Frequently asked questions

How to reach Pangot?
You can reach Pangot by road, Train or by Air. A road trip would be around 8 hrs drive from New Delhi via Kathgodam and Nainital. Nearest Airport is at Pantnagar and it usually takes about 4 hrs drive whereas nearest Railway station is at Kathgodam and it will take a 3 hrs drive to reach Pangot.
Does it snow in Pangot?
Yes, Usually snowfall happens anywhere after Christmas till Feb end. Maximum snowfall would be around 2-2.5 feet during withers
What should I carry along while visiting Pangot?
We wold suggest to carry winter cloths even in summers, A good camera, Traveller light would be a good option and duffle bag would be handy. Rain gears while travelling in monsoon is a must, and cloths matching jungle theme would be a great idea if your would want to do bird watching.
What is height of Pangot?
Pangot is about 1600 m Above the sea level.