With over 300 species of birds recorded in the area, Pangot is truly a birdwatcher’s paradise. Pangot forests and its surrounding areas are dominated by the thick oak, pine and rhododendron. The snow capped mountains in winters and captivating and pleasant atmosphere in summers attracts lots of tourists from all over the world. Pangot’s calmness and fairytale village look, making it popular among honeymooners also.
Explore the magical forests of Pangot, echoing the song of hundreds of birds, spellbind the bird watchers. One can choose from different walking trails through the surrounding jungles to view the different species of birds such as lammergeier, Himalayan griffon, blue-winged minla, spotted & slaty-backed forktail, rufous-bellied woodpecker, rufous-bellied niltava, khaleej pheasant, variety of thrushes etc. The enduring & seasonal streamles are home to a variety of flora and fauna including leopards, yellow-throated Himalayan martens, Himalayan palm civets, ghorals, barking deer and sambar.
Pangot is settled at an elevation of almost 6,300 feet from sea level in the lap of Kumaon Himalayas. Winter months October to Feb are best to see upper Himalayan birds and lots of migratory birds. In the months of March-April when the flowers on Rhododendron trees start to bloom, the whole valley looks gorgeously pink with lush green surroundings. You might get to experience snowfall in Pangot if you visit in January. Temperatures in winter range from 0-24°C; in summer, from 10-30°C.
Pangot is well connected and accessible by road from all major cities. Nearest popular cities are
Nainital: 15 kms
Moradabad: 125 kms
Haldwani: 70 kms
Delhi: 320 kms
Nearest railway station is Kathgodam which is around 50 kms. From here we can arrange transport for Pangot and other local sightseeing places.
Delhi airport is around 320 kms from Pangot with frequent flights from all over the world.
Pant Nagar airport is 85 kms, but flights at this airport are limited.
Dehradun airport is around 295 kms