Pangot: A Must-Go Detour Before Nainital

Tripoto
1st Nov 2019
Photo of Pangot: A Must-Go Detour Before Nainital by Kajol Aikat
Day 2

So, we were about to head to our latest trip upto Nainital. But, right before we could climb the prime turn, we took 15 kms downhill and found a rare and breathtaking outland called Pangot. 25o kms from Delhi, this is a must-go spot.

And, if you’re someone who looks for a secluded getaways on weekend with friends or just alone, this camp-resort we stayed (Hidden Valley Camps) was a cherry on the top- readily available, food-to-go-gaga-for, and an excellent hospitality.

Peace and tranquility are standard offerings here. The place is so virgin, that you can almost hear the air passing by beneath the valley.

Surrounded with lush green lower Himalayas, foregoing clouds, pretty amazing people and a few unbeaten underrated spots, Pangot is seriously a bliss in disguise.

Oh, and did I mention- it’s even better with a motorcycle!

Ghaziabad, Delhi NCR: 4:00 AM | Trip Start

Photo of Pangot, Uttarakhand, India by Kajol Aikat

Nainital-Lucknow Highway: My vega loved the Fog after Dilli-wala-Smog

Photo of Pangot, Uttarakhand, India by Kajol Aikat

2000 ft above Jim Corbett while these guys are kinda chilling their pistons off

Photo of Pangot, Uttarakhand, India by Kajol Aikat

The road betaken: Uphill Jim Corbett National Park

Photo of Pangot, Uttarakhand, India by Kajol Aikat

Cloud Diaries: Uphill before the prime turn | Lower Himalayan ranges (sic) 0 kms

Photo of Pangot, Uttarakhand, India by Kajol Aikat

Morning selfie at Pangot

Photo of Pangot, Uttarakhand, India by Kajol Aikat

Evening: We were actually trying to get lit around the about-to-be-bonfire

Photo of Pangot, Uttarakhand, India by Kajol Aikat

Evening breakfast at the Hidden Valley Camp Resort: Absolutely Delicious!

Photo of Pangot, Uttarakhand, India by Kajol Aikat

Amidst the Bonfire: But there are stories I won’t share, you know!

Photo of Pangot, Uttarakhand, India by Kajol Aikat

I wish my phone had night sight or something: This camp was sort of Tada-doo-ish!

Photo of Pangot, Uttarakhand, India by Kajol Aikat

The second morning between the Garhwali Ranges

Photo of Pangot, Uttarakhand, India by Kajol Aikat

And this was how I caught a rainbow smiling!

Photo of Pangot, Uttarakhand, India by Kajol Aikat

Returning to head Nainital- The road not taken? Or a road that must be taken? Underwoods stretching us back to Nainital.

Photo of Pangot, Uttarakhand, India by Kajol Aikat

The mountains echo- true that!

Photo of Pangot, Uttarakhand, India by Kajol Aikat
Day 3
Photo of Pangot: A Must-Go Detour Before Nainital by Kajol Aikat
Photo of Pangot: A Must-Go Detour Before Nainital by Kajol Aikat
Photo of Pangot: A Must-Go Detour Before Nainital by Kajol Aikat
Photo of Pangot: A Must-Go Detour Before Nainital by Kajol Aikat
Photo of Pangot: A Must-Go Detour Before Nainital by Kajol Aikat
Photo of Pangot: A Must-Go Detour Before Nainital by Kajol Aikat
Photo of Pangot: A Must-Go Detour Before Nainital by Kajol Aikat
Photo of Pangot: A Must-Go Detour Before Nainital by Kajol Aikat