Pangot is a popular hill station which is located 15kms away from Nainital, Uttarakhand, India. Major attraction of this place is bird watching. Nainital and Dehradun are most popular places in Uttarakhand. When compared with these places this place is quiet and it is developing. This is the ideal destination for honeymooners. Natural beauty of the hill station is so attractive. This place is surrounding by seasonal streams and several Perennial.
What to see in Pangot: This is one of the best places for natural lovers as well as to the bird watchers. More than 580 birds can be seen here. Several varieties of Himalayan Species along with other species such as Khalij Pheasant spotted & slaty backed forktail, blue winged minla, variety of thrushes etc. In the surrounding areas of Pangot people can see nearly 150 bird species. Plenty of animals are also can be seen here. Major animal attractions of this place are Sambhar, barking deer, ghorals, Himalayan Palm Civets, yellow throaned Himalayan Martens, leopards etc.
Pangot is surrounded by several lakes such as Naukuchia Tal, Saat Tal, Naini Tal etc. Short easy treks are possible here. Most popular trekking trails in Pangot from this place to Naina peak via Kilbury. Other popular trekking places to go from this hill station are Nanda Devi, Pindari, Namik.
What to see around Pangot:
Nainital: Nainital is a popular hill station of Uttarakhand. Nainital Attractions are Nainital Lake, Naina Devi Temple, Governors House, Eco Cave Gardens, Pt.GB Pant High Altitude Zoo, Naini Peak, Snow View. It is one of 12 jyothirlingas. It is located 13kms away from Pangot.
Bhimtal: This place is named after Bhima of Mahabharata. Bhimtal is known for Bhimtal Lake. At the banks of this lake, visitors can see Bhimeshwara Mahadev Temple. Bhimtal Attractions are Bhimeshwara Mahadev Temple, Folk Culture Museum, Victoria Dam, Aquarium, Paragliding, Rappelling, Trekking, Angling. It is located 23kms away from Pangot.
Jeolikote: It is located 30kms away from Pangot. This is the best place for the people who are interested in spotting butterflies and Floriculture. In this place Sri Aurobindo Ghosh and Swami Vivekananda meditated here.
Naukuchia Tal: It is a beautiful lake. Naukuchia means nine cornered lake. It is possible to see all the 9 corners at a time. For yachting, Peddling, rowing this is the best place. It is located 38kms away from Pangot.
Ramgarh: This place is well known for its orchards of apricots, peach, pear, apple etc. This place is also known as Fruit bowl of Kumaon. It is located 47kms away from Pangot.
Mukteshwar: This place is named after the temple Mukteshwar Dham temple. Mukteshwar Attractions are Shiva Temple, Sitla, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Chauthi ki Jaali, Raja Rani Temple, Brahmeshwara Temple, Trekking.
Getting to Pangot: Pangot is well connected with road. From the cities such as Ramnagar, Haldwani, Delhi, Dehradun, etc buses come to this place. Nearest railway station is located at Kathgodam which is 50kms away from Pangot. From cities such as Kanpur, Jammu, Delhi, Kolkata etc trains come to this place. Nearest airport is located at Pantnagar which is 78kms away from Pangot.
Getting around Pangot: As this is the small hill station one can enjoy this natural beauty by having walk. Buses and taxis are available to visit the surrounding places of Pangot.
Best time to visit Pangot: Best time to visit Pangot is between March to June and again between September to November.
Where to stay in Pangot: Limited accommodations are available to stay in Pangot. Along with budget and mid range hotels, lodges are also available to stay in Pangot.
Where to eat in Pangot: Limited eateries are available to have food in Pangot. Pahari Tea taste of this place is unforgettable.