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 from Delhi
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.
Attractions in Pangot
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.
Snow View Point
Located at an altitude of 2270 meters above the sea level, Snow View Point in Uttarakhand is one of the most flocked tourist spot of the state. From here, enjoy the mesmerizing scenery of the snow-clad Himalayan peaks. A small beautiful temple is also placed nearby.
Placed at an altitude of 1938 meters above the sea level, Nanital is just 15 km from Pangot. This popular hill station is blessed with scenic beauty, pleasant climate and Naini Lake, its prime tourist attraction.
A group of 7 interconnected freshwater lakes, Sat Tal is located at a distance of 24 km from Pangot. Set at an altitude of 1370 meters above the sea level, Sat Tal is a cluster of lakes that is nestled in the forests of pine and oak trees. The names of the 7 lakes are Ram Tal, Purna Tal, Sita Tal, Garud Tal, Laxman Tal, Nal Damyanti Tal and Sukh Tal.
Just 24 km from Pangot, Bhim Tal is placed at an altitude of just 1375 km. A lake named Bhim Tal is its major attraction that has a small island right in its middle. This lake is known for its mythological connection that links it to the great Hindu epic of Mahabharata.