Pangot is a beautiful village in Nainital district in Uttarakhand, India, at an elevation of about 6300 ft. It is located about 15 kilometers from Nainital. It is established around the forested area of Cheena Peak Range where the travelers can also discover Snow View Point and Kilbury, the main habitats for excellent birding.
Pangot is famous for bird watching as around 580 bird species reside here and it has been popular with nature lovers, photographers and birders. The commonly seen birds are griffons, blue-winged minlas, rufous-bellied woodpeckers, spotted and slaty-backed forktails, lammergeyers, rufous-bellied niltavas, and khaleej pheasants. Snow View Point and Kilbury are the most popular places for birding in Pangot.
Pangot also known for short easy treks. One of the most famous trekking trails in Pangot starts from the hill station and leads to Naina Peak via Kilbury. Treks to Namik, Pindari and Nanda Devi are also extremely popular.
Best time to visit Pangot
March to June and September to November are the best time to visit Pangot.