Weekend Trip to Pangot, Uttarakhand
- Hill Stations
- Bird Watching
Summer 8 to 25°C
Winter 8 °C
Distance / Traveling Time
From Delhi: 308 kilometers / 5 h ,39 m
Best Time To Visit
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.
How to Reach Pangot
The nearest railway station to Pangot is located in Kathgodam, which is 50 km away from here. You can easily book train tickets from Delhi to Kathgodam, Nainital. Once at the railway station, you can opt for share taxis that may cost somewhere around INR 100 per person.
The closest airport to Pangot is at Pantnagar, which is placed around 2.5 hours drive away. This airport receives 6 scheduled flights every week and is also connected to Delhi. Once can easily book a taxi that is available at the airport, which may cost around INR 1300.
Pangot is well-connected by road to Delhi. Since AC or non AC buses are available only till Nainital, you can easily hire a taxi to go to Pangot from Delhi.