Pangot also known as Pangoot or Pangooth, is a peaceful and mesmeising hamlet located 17 km away from Nainital. A 25 minutes drive from Nainital to Pangot offers sight of different types of birds. Pangot has some best forest in the surrounding area including oak, pine and rhododendron forest. Vast variety of Himalayan flora and fauna can be found in this green area of Pangot.
- Pangot is famous for its large number species of birds and a bird watcher paradise. One can see birds such as lammergeier, Himalayan griffon, blue-winged minla, spotted & slaty-backed forktail, rufous-bellied woodpecker, rufous-bellied niltava, khalij pheasant, variety of thrushes etc. More than 580 species of birds are in records till now.
- Pangot has diverse flora and fauna in its forests which includes leopard, yellow-throated Himalayan martins, Himalayan palm civet, ghoral, barking deer, sambhar etc.
- Pangot is best destination for short and easy trek.
How To Reach Pangot
Pangot is located at 17 km from Nainital and one can be reach Pangot by taxi or bus from Nainital. One can also trek to Pangot from Nainital.