Coordinates: 29°25′25″N 79°25′37″E / 29.42361°N 79.42694°E / 29.42361; 79.42694Coordinates: 29°25′25″N 79°25′37″E / 29.42361°N 79.42694°E / 29.42361; 79.42694
Country India
State Uttarakhand
District Nainital
Tehsil Kosiyakutoli
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
ISO 3166 code IN-UT

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.[1][2]


Pangot is located about 13 kilometers from Nainital, which is a popular hill station.[1] 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.[2][3] 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.

Best Time To Visit

Best time to visit this place is from March to July, snowfall can be encountered in the area in the months of December & January.

Roughly in Summers (March–July) temperatures can range from 25 °C in Morning/Noon to 12 °C at Night. In Winters (December–January) temperatures range from 18 °C in Morning/Noon to 8 °C at Night. Carrying a light jacket & a sweater is recommended.

A view from Pangot


For Cottages stay you can prefer The Jungle Lore, it's the oldest birding lodge of India.

Green Valley Birding Lodge Pangot.

Janardan Resort Pangot, Nainital provides budgeted stay cottages & tents with all modern amenities, it's a favorite among birdwatchers given its location. Booking can be done online or in person.

For luxury stay one can prefer Ashoka Naini Chalet.


  1. 1 2 "Short break: Pangot, Uttarakhand". India Today. Retrieved 2015-12-16.
  2. 1 2 Siddhartha Sen (October 22, 2014). "Pangot, where nature merges with the divine in Uttarakhand". Daily News & Analysis. Retrieved 2015-12-16.
  3. Robert Bradnock; Roma Bradnock (1 March 2001). Indian Himalaya handbook: the travel guide. Footprint Travel Guides. pp. 133–. ISBN 978-1-900949-79-8. Retrieved 28 February 2012.

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