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Pangot is a small Himalayan village and bird watchers paradise, located 15Kms away from Nainital, the famous lake city of Uttarakhand. Nainital to Pangot is easy and scenic drive way, completely surrounded by thick Oak, Pine, Deodar and Rhododendron forest. A variety of wild animals and birds you can look out during arrive this village.

Pangot always attract the nature lovers, wildlife photographers and bird watchers. More than 200 species of birds are already recorded in this destination including the migrants. Every winter birds from the upper Himalayan range fly down to the lower Himalayan range, found this destination as paradise to stay. Pangot is situated at an elevation of 2,135mts. So it’s also heaven for the birds of plan area during summer.

List of famous bird species found at Pangot are Lammergeier, Himalayan Griffon, Serpent Eagle, Mountain Hawk Eagle, Blue Winged Minla, Spotted Fork tail, Slaty-Backed Fork tail, Rufous Bellied Woodpecker, Rufous Bellied Niltava, Khaleej Pheasant, Cheer Pheasant, Monal Pheasant, White Crested Laughing Thrush and many others. Famous mammals sight at Pangot are Sambhar Deer, Barking Deer, Himalayan Goral, Yellow Throated Marten, Leopard, Wild Cat, Himalayan Weasel, Red Fox, Wild Boar, Porcupine, Monkey, Langur and many others.

Visiting Destination near Pangot:

Famous destinations around Pangot, that one can merge them during to Pangot visit.


This famous hill station is only 15kms far from Pangot. Main spots to visit at Nainital are the Mall road, cave garden, lovers point, Naina Peak, Naina Devi Temple, Zoon, Hanuman Gari Temple, Rajbhawan and many others.

Bhimtal :

Bhimtal is located only 24kms far from Pangot. The main attraction of this picturesque destination is a small Island in its centre.

Sattal :

Sattal is just 25kms far from Pangot on the same rout of Bhimtal. This is also a famous birding spot. Fresh and unspoiled water of this lake makes is perfect boating and kayaking spot.

Jim Corbett National Park:

Corbett National Park is world famous wild life destination. It is situated 80kms away from Pangot. The park is spread over 521 square kilometres area containing variety of flora and fauna. More than 600 species of birds has discovered in its surrounding. Jim Corbett National Park completely opens for tourists from 15 Nov to 15 Jun every year. Dhikala, Bijrani, Jhirna, Durgadevi and Dhela are the main safari zones of Jim Corbett Park. One can get safari online permits and hire any authorise gypsy or canter to visit those zones.

Activities at Pangot:

Pangot is idle destination for birding safari and other adventure sports like Trekking, Rock Climbing, Rappelling, Valley Crossing, Tree Jumaring, Burma Bridge, Tyrolean Traverse and many others.

Visiting Seasons of Pangot:


Pangot is very pleasant during summers. It’s a lower Himalayan destination so the weather of this place always attracts the tourists.


Everywhere greenery you will found during monsoon season. It’s pleasant weather, picturesque landscapes, waterfalls and foggy climate welcomes the tourists during monsoon season.


Winter season is idle time for birding. Higher Himalayan migrants flew down during this time. Sometimes snow fall you can also see there.

How to Reach Pangot:

By Train:

Kathgodam(KGM) and Ramnagar(RMR) are the nearest railway station of Pangot. Kathgodam is situated 50Kms and Ramnagar is 70kms far from Pangot. Both destinations distance are easily covered in one hour. Kathgodam and Ramnagar are well connected by railway network from the major cities of India.

By Road:

Pangot is well connected by road with major cities of India. Road conditions are excellent to reach this destination. Regular bus services from ISBT Delhi and ISBT Dehradun are organizing by Uttarakhand Pariwahan Nigam Ltd. up to Nainital. Pangot is only 15kms far from Nainital. Easy taxi facility available from Nainital bus station.