Pangot is a peaceful charming hill town, which is around 13 km from the very popular hill station of Nainital in Uttarakhand. Placed in the hilly Kumaon region, a trip to Nainital is one of the best weekend getaway destinations from Delhi. If you have an interest in trekking, trek route from Pangot to the Naina Peak is one of the most amazing ones. Pangot is a paradise for bird watching activity and nature photographers. Kilbury and Snow View Point are two perfect locations for both the activities. You can spot as many as 580 avifauna species including Lammergeyer, slaty-black Forktail, Khaleej pheasant, and Himalayan griffon. Between November and February, this place is covered with a white sheet of snow. Pleasant climate, picturesque landscape and relaxing charm of Pangot town, every year attracts a good number of tourists who wish to spend a relaxing vacation while being close to nature.
If you have an interest in nature walks, Guano Hills in Pangot offer some of the best paths, covered with forests of bamboo, thick oak and deodar trees. During these leisure walks, you can partake in bird watching, spotting some rare bird species.
From the Nainital town the Snow View top is a 3 kilometer trek. Part of it can also be covered comfortably by cars and small vehicles. At the top, one can have a close up view of Nanda Devi (7816m), the second highest Himalayan peak of the country.There’s a small temple dedicated to Dev Mundi, housing images of Goddess Durga, Lord Shiva, Goddess Sita, Lord Rama, Sri Lakshmana and Sri Hanuman. From Snow View one can walk west to another point and then continue on to the main road to Kilbury. One can also continue up to Cheena Peak or head down the road to Sukhatal, passing great views of the lake en route. On the walk up to Snow View one can take a peek in the tiny Gadhan Kunkyop Ling Gompa of the Gelukpa order (of which the Dalai Lama is the spiritual head).
Naina Devi Temple
At the upper end of the attractive Nainital lake, a temple of Naina Devi is located. Dedicated to the patronizing goddess of the town, Naina Devi, this temple and its complex becomes the location of the famous Nanda Devi Mela, held every year on Nandashtami during September.
One of the area’s most reliable birding spots, this is a fairly level 2 km walk from Pangot via both an old British bridle path and the main road. It has a shallow pool (Pokhar) where you can easily glimpse birds such as brown –fronted and grey – hooded woodpeckers, as well as the luminous maroon oriole and jewel-like blue Verditer Flycatcher.
This stream runs nearly all year round. As you walk from Pangot to Kilbury, you will cross a bridge after 1 km. Turn right on the path going up from the bridge along the stream. This is excellent picnic territory; take a dip I the pools, even chill your beer in them. Look out for spotted forktails, long-billed thrushes, and brown wood owls.
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Rates are subject to change if there is any Fair and Festival, Major conference, events in travel destination.
Early check in / late checks out is subject to availability of rooms. In Chardham sector maximum hotels are preferring 12:00 Noon Check in and Check out timing.
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Vehicle confirmed will be as per Itinerary and not at disposal.
All sightseeing mentioned are subject to weather conditions, political conditions and traffic conditions in the destination.
Any cancellation or delay in hotel check in due to third party services (like helicopter / pony / palaki ) , the retention will be charged. The next allocation for the hotels on same destination is subject to the availabilities.
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10% of full tour cost – 45 days prior to arrival.
25% of full tour cost – 30 days prior to arrival.
50% of full tour cost – between 15 and 29 days prior to tour.
75% of full tour cost – between 14 and 7 days prior to tour.
100% – within 7 days prior to tour.