Birding in North India Destination Pangot


Bird watching is very famous around the world. Bird watchers are always on the move all year round in search and chase of various species of birds. However, this thrilling experience should not be left for cameras of the bird watchers. Anyone who loves nature will find bird watching amazing and interesting. There are many places to go bird watching, but India beats them all. With its rich flora and fauna, it is a birdwatcher’s paradise. Pangot just 15 km from Nainital in Uttarakhand state is one of India’s beautiful hamlets. The feeling around here is like being in a remote Himalayan village and going by the records of Jungle Lore Birding Lodging India’s leading birding lodge; the area boasts of having over 250 bird species.

Pangot is mainly forested with thick oak, pine, and Rhododendron dominating. Cheena Peak, Snow View, and Kilbury which form excellent birding habitats due to being densely forested are along the way to Pangot. With five climatic zones, that is, Tropical, Sub-tropical, Temperate, Sub-Alpine and alpine and several streams passing by, the district of Nainital is an attractive and conducive environment for birds to thrive. Also, the climate of the plains is experienced while at Terai and Bhabar belts. Various kinds of animals and birds are found in deep valleys with high elevation. Trees resembling hills or plains are yet another attraction in this area.

Due to the many attractions, Pangot receives millions of tourists each year. The weather is pleasantly warm in summer and during winter, the mountain peaks are covered which is attractive to watch. That is to say; tourists come to Pangot all year round. Some of the fun activities to enjoy while here include mountain biking, not forget bird watching, mountain biking and a host of other adventurous activities. There are well-defined trails starting from Pangot to Naina Peak and another one leading to Corbett National Park. There are also good trails from the lodge that go to Timla Pani, then to Ghughu Khan, Kilbury Forest House all the way to Cheena Peak. For safety and ensuring no one gets lost while trekking, there enough guides to help tourists around.

Pangot is a heaven for the lovers of bird watching. Bird species such as the Lammergeier, Griffon, Blue-winged Minla, Woodpecker, Khalij Pheasant, Rufous-bellied Niltava are all found here. As a tourist, there is more than the eyes can finish seeing. Honeymooners too are not left out. The calmness and quietness of Pangot together with all the beautiful surroundings make the honeymoon a memorable one.

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