As you reach village Pangot, you are guided to Jungle Lore Birding Lodge by the local people.A 5-minute walk down to the lodge rewards you…
India is famous world over for its rich flora and fauna. Pangot is one such beautiful hamlet in the state of Uttarakhand which lies just 15 km from the city of lake, Nainital. Walking into Pangot is like stepping into a remote Himalayan village. This birdwatchers’ paradise has more than 250 species of birds in and around as recorded by Jungle Lore Birding Lodge.
Jungle Lore Birding Lodge is India’s first and foremost birding lodge and has been key to birding success in the region.
The entire drive is through the forested area of Cheena Peak Range via Snow View Point and Kilbury, the main habitats for excellent birding. The forests of Pangot and surrounding areas are dominated by thick Oak, Pine and Rhododendron. The streams passing by the area makes it even more attractive place. The district of Nainital covers the tropical, sub-tropical, temperate, sub-alpine and alpine zones. The terai & bhabar belt presents the climate of the plains while the deep valleys with elevation upto 1000 Mts. play host to varied types of animal , birds, trees typical of hills as well as plains.
One can see a variety of bird species along the way to Pangot such as Lammergeier, Himalayan Griffon, Blue-winged Minla, Spotted & Slaty-backed Forktail, Rufous-bellied Woodpecker, Rufous-bellied Niltava, Khalij pheasant are to name a few. One can also spot mammals such as Yellow-throated Himalayan Marten, Sambhar, Himalayan Goral, Barking Deer, Leopard, Civets, Yellow-bellied Himalayan Weasal, Leopard Cat, Serow, Wild Boar, Red Fox etc. The famous Corbett National Park is situated 80 kilometers from Pangot.
The hill station is visited in a huge number by tourists all round the year. The pleasant and spell bounding weather in summers and snow clad mountain peaks in winters attract visitors from all over the world. Pangot is a quiet and calm place which makes it an ideal destination for honeymooners too. It is an incredible place for bird watching, adventurous activities, mountain biking and trekking. The trekking trail starts from Pangot and leads to Naina Peak. Another one leads to Corbett National Park. Looking for away-from the run-of-the-mill Uttarakhand Tour Packages this summer? We offer a plethora of opportunities that you won’t find elsewhere since we believe in ‘being unique.’ And that too with homestays at Abbott Mount, Jageshwar, Ranikhet, Munsyari, Pangot, Mukteshwar, Doon Valley, Jabarkhet, Sonanadi. You name it and we have it.
The Jungle Lore birding Lodge Features
- A 24 X 7 front desk facility.
- Check-in at 12:00 and Check out at 11:00 am
- Daily housekeeping
- All Cottages have attached private bathroom