|Coordinates: 29°25′25″N 79°25′37″E / 29.42361°N 79.42694°ECoordinates: 29°25′25″N 79°25′37″E / 29.42361°N 79.42694°E|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|ISO 3166 code||IN-UT|
Pangot is located about 13 kilometers from Nainital, which is a popular hill station. 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. 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.
For luxury stay one can prefer Ashoka Naini Chalet.
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- Siddhartha Sen (October 22, 2014). "Pangot, where nature merges with the divine in Uttarakhand". Daily News & Analysis. Retrieved 2015-12-16.
- 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.