A few miles from the forever crowded city of Nainital lies this quaint and secluded village that offers the majestic views of the Himalayas, an offbeat experience of untouched wilderness, exposure to species of birds you never knew existed and basically, an ideal getaway.
Pangot, a village in the Kumaon hills of Uttarakhand is best described as a Paradise lost in time due to its raw beauty and intact glory. As you drive through the crowded streets of Nainital, wondering where is the peace that all the mountain lovers talked about, you’ll find a turn that directs you to Pangot and with that turn, the scenery will change drastically. The roads will get narrower, the forests will get thicker and the crowd slowly disappears. You enter a different, simpler time, with colder winds and green all around. You won’t hear car horns, rather you’ll hear the melody of over 300 species of birds that Pangot acts as a home to. If you’re lucky, you might even come across a few varieties of deer on your way.