Welcome to Pangot, the village of birders and nature enthusiasts, situated just 15 kilometres away from the beautiful town of Nainital. If you are a bird lover, then Pangot is your paradise. With more than 580 species of birds dwelling here, including the migratory ones, this place is a birdwatcher’s dream come true.
Pangot is not just for the birders, but for adventure seekers too. Get ready to trek through the lush green forests or camp under the stars while enjoying a bonfire. And if you’re lucky, you might spot some exotic mammals like the Yellow-throated Himalayan Marten or the Red Fox.
The drive to Pangot is just as exciting as the destination itself. As you pass through the Chenna Peak Range via Snow View Point and Kilbury, you’ll spot a myriad of bird species like Rufous-bellied Woodpecker, Spotted & Slaty-backed Forktail, Himalayan Griffon, and Khaleej Pheasant. And who knows, you might even spot a Leopard Cat or a Wild Boar on your way.
If you’re planning a trip to Pangot, make sure you carry light woollens, as the temperature drops during nighttime, even in the summer months. For birdwatchers, it’s best to wear jungle and natural colours, so you don’t disturb the birds while observing them. And don’t forget to pack rain gear if you’re planning to visit during the monsoons.
So, what are you waiting for? Head to Pangot, where the birds are plenty, and the adventure is just around the corner!