Activities

Ghuggu Kham (Pangoot ) is a delight at every view. As it is surrounded by snow-capped peaks, the Pangot’s charm is multiplied by the pleasant climate adding to the relaxed vibe of the town.

Another important feature of Ghuggu Kham is the Sunset. you will completely trust nature to rejuvenate your belief in life. After visiting Pangot, you will surely would agree to this

Birding

The renowned Pangot and Kilbury Bird Sanctuary are located in the serene village of Pangot and Sigri. The place is blessed by nature and is one of the most visited places in the entire Uttarakhand district. It is enclosed in a large forest and might take an entire day to get around visiting this place by early morning. It is one of the best places to visit in Pangot for bird watchers. Spend your entire day amidst the blissful lush greenery enjoying a picnic with your family and close friends. The weather is cool over here and is a great destination for photography lovers, trekkers, and food lovers. Enjoy the picturesque view of nature as it beholds its beauty.

Ghuggu Kham is unique for its biodiversity and ecological amplitude. It has 250 species of resident and migratory birds. The Himalayan Naina Devi Bird Reserve (Pangot) enhance more birds the diversity in this region due to its diverse landscape from lake to top

Trekking

Pangot has some easy walks through rich oak and rhododendron forests along with numerous perennial creeks and streams! One popular walk through the woods is from Pangot to Kilbury forest resthouse. A long trail (15 km to and fro) leading up to Naina peak at 8,563m offers a picture-perfect view of snow-clad peaks of Nanda Devi, Trishul and Nanda Ghunti, to name a few.

With a laid-back charm that attracts tourist all year round, Pangot also has its share of snowfall during peak winter months, attracting a lot of people from the cities.

Nature Photography

photography at Pangot & nearby surroundings. At Pangot there are many walking trails through the surrounding jungle. You can choose your own trail. You can go through the forest or along the main road, which rarely sees vehicles pass by. The oak, pine, bamboo, cedar, rhododendron and other conifers make the walk delightfully beautiful and refreshing. The undergrowth is as fascinating with varieties of fern and moss breaking through the rich soil. The forest gets thicker as you walk further. The trickle of fresh water streams enriches the habitat. You can often spy wildlife around the streams. A host of birdlife inhabits this world. An absolute dream for a nature lover, this walk is a must. 

Nainital Lake

Nainital Lake is regarded as the Jewel of Uttarakhand and is probably the biggest lake in the Kumaon region. The water reflects the beauty of the vast sky in it and is the most popular tourist destination. Nainital Lake has rightfully bagged the sobriquet of The Lake district of India. It is enclosed by hills on all sides offering a spellbound view of the place and a tour which will be etched in your memory. Night time increases its appeal as the sparkling water creates a magic when it plays with the lights on its edges. During the day you can spend your time in yachting, boating and paddling on the lake.

high altitude zoo

Nainital Zoo is one of the best attractions for wildlife lovers in Nainital. Officially named as Bharat Ratna Pt. Govind   Ballabh Pant High Altitude Zoo Nainital, this well-maintained zoo is the single zoo in the entire Uttarakhand state. Covering a small green area of 4.693 Hectares, Nainital Zoo is the home of numerous endangered species, many of which are adopted by people and animal organizations. This high altitude zoo is located at a height of 2100 meters which makes this zoo a favorable place for many animals and birds. Locally called ‘Sher ka Danda’, Nainital Zoo is located at a hill slope.

observatory

If you are interested in astrophysics and related domains, this place is something you must surely visit. With proper permission, you can have a look at the various celestial bodies through the telescope in the observatory.

This observatory known as the Aryabhatta Research Institute of Observational Sciences is a place for doing astronomical studies. It was built in the year 1955 to enhance the study in this field. This institute is funded by the Department of Science and Technology