Hotel in Pangot Nainital, Uttarakhand

Pangot Uttarakhand

About Pangot

Pangot is a village in the Kosiyakutoli tehsil of Nainital district in Uttarakhand, India, and a tourist destination at a height of 6,300 feet.Located just 15 kilometers away from Nainital. Pangot, located in the Kosiyakutoli tehsil of the Nainital district of Uttarakhand is a small and picturesque hamlet. The village is at the height of 6,300 feet above the sea level and is well known across the nation for its rich and exotic bird life(Over 580 speices) and abundance. The place seems to have sprung up right out of a beautiful novel- with its greenery, flowers and birds. The area also becomes a hub for photography when hundreds of different species of birds flock here during the harsh winters in the upper Himalayas and settle down here temporarily. A step into the wilderness of Pangot, and you will find yourself in the midst of a remote Himalayan village. The drive to here passes through the forested area of Naini Peak Range via Snow View Point and Kilbury, which are birding spots.The main attraction of Pangot are its birds around 580 bird species have been recorded in this area.One can see a variety of Himalayan species along the way such as lammergeier, Himalayan griffon, blue-winged minla, spotted & slaty-backed forktail, rufous-bellied woodpecker, rufous-bellied niltava, khalij pheasant, variety of thrushes etc. Almost 150 bird species have been recorded at Pangot and the surrounding areas.The numerous perennial & seasonal creeks are home to a variety of flora and fauna including leopards, yellow-throated Himalayan martens, Himalayan palm civets, ghorals, barking deer and sambhar.Roughly in Summers (March–July) temperatures can range from 25 °C in Morning/Noon to 12 °C at Night. In Winters (December–January) temperatures range from 18 °C in Morning/Noon to 8 °C at Night. Carrying a light jacket & a sweater is recommended.

How to reach there

When you get to Nainital or Kaladungi, proceed to Barapathar. A turn at Barapathar leads you to Pangot via Snow View Point &Kilbury
After reaching Pangot, the approach to the lodge is a short downhill walk

By Road

Drive from Delhi via Kathgodam and Nainital: 8½ hours A marked road map is available on request.
Drive from Delhi via Ramnagar (Corbett National Park) and Kaladhungi: 7½ hours

By Train

Ranikhet Express - Overnight air-conditioned/nonAc train from Old Delhi railway station (departing at 2245 hr.) to Kathgodam (arriving at 0615 hr.) and then 2 hr. drive to Pangot via Nainital. Pick-up/ drop at Kathgodam RS can be arranged. Shatabdi Day air-conditioned train from NDLS railway station (departing at 06:15 hr.) to Kathgodam, (arriving at 011:45 hr.) and then 2½ hr. drive to Pangot via Nainital

Activities in Pangot

Bird Watching

Pangot is known for the myriads species of birds that inhabit the region. More than 500 species of birds have been recorded at Pangot including Himalayan griffon, blue-winged minla, khalij peasant and lammergeyer to name a few.
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Experience a live snowfall guaranteed to hit our slopes over Christmas and new year’s when temperatures fall to -8 Degree C. Our cottages at hotel Aranya virasat Pangot are designed to be well insulated so you can watch the slowfall right from your room.


Pangot does have few trekking/hiking trails for the adventurers that take some through lush green forests over the ridge and down the valley. There is a popular trekking trail that takes one from Pangot to Naina Peak. Another one leads to Corbett National Park.


Camping is another activity that is worth trying at Pangot. Camping under a starry night with your family and friends in front of a campfire is a really good way to unwind and relax in the lap of nature.

What to Carry?

While Pangot has no mosquitos we recommend applying an insect repellent like odomos.
Travelling light is a good idea, one duffel bag and a day pack per person
Camera & Film roll

What to wear?

Jungle Colors such as beige, brown, khaki and olive green which are least disturbing to the environment and therefore most appropriate comfortable safari clothes and shoes made for easy walking are recommended. Also carry full sleeve Light woolens are suggested for the summer months and it’s always good to carry rain gear Rain gear is essential for the monsoons

How is the weather?

Winter - October to March

The days are nice and crisp due to a pollution free sky, nights do get cold and people normally sleep by 8 pm. This is a great season for Birdwatching as well as pollution free living. Expect heavy snow between Christmas to February In Winters (December–January) temperatures range from 18 °C in the day to -8 °C on the coldest day of the year

Summer - April to June

Cool days with pleasant nights great for a week-long getaway from the north Indian heat and pollution. Great time of the year for bird watching and treks. Roughly in Summers (March–July) temperatures can range from 25 °C in Morning/Noon to 12 °C making our hotel and ideal spot to beat the heat.

Monsoon - July to September

Cold days and nights. You could experience heavy and continues rains starting late which normally last till early September.

Network coverage

Reliance and Idea networks seems to work at the resort. We get vodaphone and airtel receptions but they can be faint. The hotel does have a satellite Wifi and hotspot at the cafeteria.

Aranya Virasat Hotel

Hotel Aranya Virasat, Pangot, was created at the bottom of the Pangot hills facing west directly into the sunset. Aranya Virasat cottages offer a unique experience putting you right in the middle of the experience. Designed to create a perfect balance between luxury and nature living integrated deep with natural Corbet reserves - making it your perfect getaway for your next adventure.
Open Air Dinner


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