Pangot A Small Paradise for Bird Watching, Nanital
|Pangot, A small paradise, Nanital|
Pangot is a village in the Kosiyakutoli tehsil of Nainital district in Uttarakhand, India, and a tourist destination at a height of 6,300 feet. Pangot is located about 13 kilometers from Nainital, which is a popular hill station. The drive to here passes through the forested area of Cheena Peak Range via Snow View Point and Kilbury, which are birding spots.
The main attraction of Pangot are its birds; around 580 bird species have been recorded in this area. One can see a variety of Himalayan species along the way such as lammergeier, Himalayan griffon, blue-winged minla, spotted & slaty-backed forktail, rufous-bellied woodpecker, rufous-bellied niltava, khalij pheasant, variety of thrushes etc. Almost 150 bird species have been recorded at Pangot and the surrounding areas. The numerous perennial & seasonal creeks are home to a variety of flora and fauna including leopards, yellow-throated Himalayan martens, Himalayan palm civets, ghorals, barking deer and sambhar.
If you are a bird enthusiast or love the serenity and peace of hills, then you would love this place.
You would love to listen, different bird's call, the more one concentrates the more one hears a beautiful symphony going on. Then you will have interesting forest trails waiting to wow you. While you hiking in the surrounding areas you will meet shepherds grazing their herds. This place would give you an opportunity to capture magical sunsets and sunrises. Holiday together with friends, family and pets. Be with Butterflies, birds, Fireflies, tadpoles, crickets, ladybirds upon your arrival at Pangot, see nature unfold its ways of life to you.