Pangot - The Bird Paradise in Nainital Hills (04 Days; # 666)
Pangot is a small Himalayan village, just 15 km from the hill station of Nainital in the state of Uttarakhand. This Kumaoni village, and the forested areas around it, offers a spectacular view, lovely nature trails, and great birding opportunities. The road from to Pangot passes through mixed forests of thick oak, pine and rhododendron. Perennial creeks and streams crisscross the area, adding to its beauty. Around 250 bird species have been recorded in this area, and one can see a variety of Himalayan species like Himalayan Vulture, Blue-winged Minla, Spotted & Slaty-backed Forktails, Blue Whistling Thrush, Rufous-bellied and Himalayan Woodpeckers, Rufous-bellied Niltava, Kalij Pheasant, and a variety of other species. Enjoy a visit to Pangot, including a day visit to nearby Sat Tal for more birding, this August!