"A rainy day is the perfect time for a walk in the woods." - Rachel Carson
So here comes our first travel story from the picturesque Uttarakhand. It was monsoon and planning a trip to the hills is a bit tricky and at the same time rejuvenating. So I and my partner, Tridib decided to go to this lesser known hillstation called Pangot in the first week of September, 2016.
Without wasting much time, we packed our bags and hopped on to the bus towards Nainital. After an overnight journey by bus and half an hour drive from Nainital, we reached Pangot.
Pangot is a small hamlet situated around 15 kms from the mall road, Nainital. It is half an hour drive from mall road. Taxis and buses are available from Nainital. Pangot is known for its rich flora and fauna. It is known as the bird watcher's paradise. It houses over 250 species of birds. While passing through the forested area, one can enjoy the beautifully lined rhododendron, pine and oak trees and also hear the rhythmic chirping of birds. Pangot is one of the unexplored hill stations, not known by many, and is yet to be commercialized. One would not see many people there, only a countable number of houses and shops are there. There is only one grocery shop, a small restaurant, one small souvenir shop and a post office. And mind you, there will be no network, only BSNL works.
No Whatsapp messages & emails, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram all go silent...hinting a perfect escape from our regular mechanical life...