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Travelogged #5 In Between The Hills There Lies A Hidden Wonder-Pangot

By Anubha Das

Updated - Oct. 25, 2019 4 min read

Hidden Gem Near Nainital-Pangot


Pangot or Pangoot is a beautiful hamlet situated around 15 KMs from Nainital, Uttarakhand. Walking into it offers you the feeling of one remote Himalayan village. The pleasing climate, scenic landscape and the peaceful charm of pangot gives you the experience of much tranquility unlike the chaos in the popular hill stations.  It is a “birdwatchers” paradise, having more than 250 species of birds in and around. ‘Snow Viewpoint’ and ‘Killbury’ are the most popular places for birding in pangot.  Other than the quietness, it offers adventurous activities as well. The famous trekking trails starts from Pangot and leads to Naina Peak. Treks to Namik Pindari and Nanda Devi are also very popular. The streams passing by the area makes it even more attractive place. What are you waiting for? 



Things To Do In Pangot


1. Go For A Trekking Adventure To Naina Peak

Naina Peak is most noteworthy slope and one of the well known places of interest in Nainital. This pinnacle is additionally called as China Peak and Cheena Peak by local people in Naintal. Because of high height and lavish green timberland way, Cheena Peak is most loved place in Nainital for trekking among voyagers and tourists. You can go for a trekking adventure to Naina Peak to enjoy the amzing view of the most surreal hill station. 



2. Watch Birds 

Pangot is an amazing place to be if you enjoy bird watching.  According to the data,  250 species of birds have been recorded to be found in Pangot area which is just 15 kms away from Nainital. So, walk through the numerous terrance flields and in between the densed oak forest to reach Pokhra Dhar which is known to be the most reliable birding spots in Pangot. You can easily spot birds like brown –fronted and grey – hooded woodpeckers, as well as the luminous maroon oriole and jewel-like blue Verditer Flycatcher at this place. Trusly said Pangot is a heaven for people who love Birding.  


3. Rock Climbing

Pangot is endowed with every adventurous activity like Rock Climbing where you can indulge yourself exploring the hidden dimensions of the mother nature and take a break from boring city life. If you are one of those who loves exploring places with a mountainous backdrop, then try out rock climbing at this place. 


4. Zip Lining

Along the other adventure sports in Pangot the most popular one is Zip-Lining. Sliding on a wire which is 400m long and takes you flying 200ft above the ground, you are sure to come back from this experience feeling happier and relaxed. And, not only this Zip Lining at Pangot surounds you by lovely sights and sounds of nature. It’s super easy, fun, and an activity managed by a team of experts who are trained to ensure you have the most amount of fun!


5. Burma-Bridge

This is a fun action for those needing to take a stab at something new. The Burma Bridge comprises of a long rope connect that has been suspended at a height. The Burma rope bridge is a unique fun activity for all the thrill seekers willing to try something new.  One can take the adventurous walk across the bridge once they are wearing the safety harness when you visit in Pangot. 


How To Reach Pangot?

By Road: You can reach pangot through road from the major cities. You can get a bus from ISBT in Delhi which takes 7 hours and 25 minutes approximately to reach pangot which is 15 km away from the beautiful Nainital. 


By Train: Kathgodam is the nearest railway station to Pangot which is situated 20 kms away from the main city. From Kathgodam you can get a private taxi booked or take a bus to Pangot.


By Flight: The nearest airport to Pagaot is Pantnagar which is 58 kms away. The distance between the Airport at Pantnagar and Pangot can be covered in approximately 1 hour.


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Q. What are the best places to visit in Uttarakhand in December?

A. Auli, Dhanaulti, Dehradun, Mussoorie, Mukteshwar, Nainital, Bhimtal, Ranikhet, and Chopta are some of the best places one can visit in Uttarakhand in the month of December.


Q. What is the best time to visit Uttarakhand for a honeymoon trip?

A. Nainital, Mussoorie, Kausani, Ramgarh, and Bhimtal are some of the most romantic destinations in Uttarakhand to go on a honeymoon.

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