Table of Contents

  1. Pangot- An unexplored hidden jewel of Uttarakhand
  2. Bird watcher’s paradise
  3. Best time to visit
  4. How to reach
  5. Activities/Things to do 
  6. Food- Pahadi Cuisine
  7. Tourist attractions in Pangot 
  8. Eco stays in Pangot 
  9. Tips + tricks – How to plan a trip to Pangot
  10. Conclusion

Welcome to the magical forests of Pangot! A quaint village where hundreds of colourful birds echo constantly while you can walk down the small trails that lead to the gorgeous scenic views. Situated just 15 km away from the mesmerizing beauty of Nainital lies Pangot; a serene place to visit that offers pleasant surroundings and exotic birdlife. 

Nestled in the dense forestry, with beautiful walking trails and gorgeous scenic views, Pangot is a perfect unexplored destination near Nainital. This peaceful hamlet is surrounded by Oak, Pine, Rhododendron and kafal berry trees. This lush green paradise will offer you a serene and rejuvenating experience that will relax you from the hustles of city life.

Bird Watcher’s Paradise

Bird watching is the most preferred activity in this small village surrounded by lush greens. Hundreds of photography enthusiasts visit Pangot to capture the exotic species of birds during winters. Pangot is known for its surreal and calm atmosphere and is truly a haven for bird watchers. Some of these exotic bird species include Lammergeier, Rufous-bellied Woodpecker, Blue-winged Minla, Himalayan Griffon, Rufous-bellied Niltava and many more.

Best Time to Visit

Bird watchers love to explore Pangot in winters as a lot of migratory birds fly to this peaceful place. The months of March-April would also offer a pleasurable experience for the tourists as the flowers of Rhododendron trees start to bloom and the entire valley looks so gorgeous and mesmerizing. October-February can get chilly and tourists can experience snowfall too.

How to Reach

Air: The nearest airport is Pant Nagar airport. (Distance from Pangot: 58 km)

Rail: Kathgodam Railway Station is the nearest Railway Station. (Distance from Pangot: 20 km)

Road: From Delhi Pangot is approx. 340 km (Delhi-Hapur-Bazpur-Moradabad-Rudrapur-Kathgodam-Nainital-Pangot)

Activities/Things to do

With scenic landscapes and pleasant climatic conditions, Pangot has it all! 


The mesmerizing place offers a few trekking spots surrounded by dense forests and beautiful landscapes. A few popular trekking trails would be Pangot to Naina Peak, Pangot to Kilbury, Pangot to Bramhasthali Temple, and Pangot to Corbett National Park.

Rock Climbing

You can indulge yourself in adventure completely while exploring the hidden beauty of Pangot. If you’re someone who loves to explore and enjoy a thrilling experience; Rock Climbing is a perfect activity for you.


Stargazing with your loved ones while sitting under the moonlight would be a peaceful experience in itself. There are several camping options in the lush greens of Pangot. You can enjoy camping with a bonfire and chat with your close ones.

Jungle Walk

Pangot is a blissful place that is admired by people who love to walk. Tourists can go on long nature walks and breathe fresh air while enjoying the blissful surroundings. Jungle walks are simply amazing and one can relish the gorgeous mountain views from the dense forests.

Food Choices in Pangot

If you’re a foodie who loves to explore when it comes to local street food; then Pahadi Cuisine will surely surprise you! You must try the mouth-watering dishes of the local cuisine of Uttarakhand when you visit Pangot. Try all-time famous pahadi dishes; Aloo ke gutke, Bhatt ki churkani, Kumaoni Raita, Bhatt ke dubke with Mandwe ki Roti and Bhaang ki Chutney would be a great combination.

Tourist Attractions in Pangot

  • Nainital Lake
  • Cheena Peak
  • Pangot and Kilbury Bird Sanctuary
  • Snow View Point
  • Mall Road, Nainital

Eco stays in Pangot

  • Rooftop Cottages
  • Moksham Glamp Stay
  • Chirpingi Birdz Resort
  • Muskotia
Pangot- A serene place to visit near Nainital that will leave you enthralled in the hills of Uttarakhand

Tips+ tricks – How to plan a trip as a Solo Traveler to Pangot

1. If you’re planning your trip in the summers to Pangot, we’d still advise you to carry light woollens with you as the weather will get a bit cold during the evenings.

2. For Solo Travelers, it is a must to carry a backpack with several partitions as it will help in organising your stuff in less space.

3. Carry your Rain gear, especially during the monsoon season.

4. Pangot is known for it’s wildlife and vibrant bird species. Walking down the beautiful trails will require comfortable hiking shoes to avoid any unwanted trouble.

5. For Bird watchers, it is preferable to go for jungle and nature-related colours like olive green, beige, khaki, etc. These colours will act as camouflage and do not capture much attention in the woods.


Pangot is a quaint yet fascinating place to visit near Nainital. It offers serenity and calmness amidst the dense forestry surrounded by splendid mountainous views. You can explore Pangot as a weekend getaway or even for a long-term duration and stay connected to nature.