Pangot and Kilbury Bird Sanctuary

Pangot and Kilbury Bird Sanctuary, Nainital: Address, Pangot and Kilbury Bird Sanctuary Reviews: 4.5/5

Pangot and Kilbury Bird Sanctuary

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Prachi P
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India139 contributions
No Bird in December and January
Dec 2020 • Family
Bird Watching is my hobby. Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, Sultanpur Bird Sanctuary, Sheikha Jheel etc I have visited and I have seen birds there even in afternoon. Migratory birds are seen in the month of December and January in Northern Plains of India but this place may be December and January are not the right months of the year...so better luck next time for me. Mountain view is amazing from this place.
Written 29 December 2020
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Pankaj Toppo
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India56 contributions
Must visit
Mar 2019 • Friends
Had visited this Bird.sanctuary in March 2018. It's a must visit for any bird lover. Infact Pangot is such a small place, even in the present day that it's does not even have a barber shop in the village. Having said that it has atleast 20 hotels where you can choose to stay. It's a pretty offbeat location. Cellphone connectivity is an issue there, there are no fuel stations. The village has only two grocery shops, if I remember correctly. In short if you are going to Pangot for a birding trip, pack properly. If you forget anything you will not be able to buy a second one at Pangot. The most important thing however, which you should not forget at any cost, is to get your fuel tank filled either at Nainital or at Kaladunghi. And if you are going to Pangot for birding (why else will you go to Pangot? It's famous only for birds) ensure that you book your guide, in advance. Without a proper guide you will be lost in the jungles around Pangot. Lastly while birding is at the heart of Pangot, don't forget you can amazing views of the entire Himalayan range from a point before Cheer Point, from where you can get good landscape shots. And when going for birding carry a super telephoto lens (minimum 400mm) else you will be left wanting for extra reach. Remember birds in this part of the world are small. So they move very fast. Hence click at a high shutterspeed and be very alert. What all this remoteness of the place means that you can still see birds in the pristine forests around Pangot. Also no matter which season you are going, carry warm clothes. Pangot can get really cold. It receives snow in winters. So happy birding.
Written 30 January 2020
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malini m
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India28 contributions
The drive to Pangot
Dec 2019 • Family
Pangot is a quaint village tucked in a valley. There are some lovely places to stay like Jungle Lore Birding Lodge where the cottage, great food and welcoming warmth of the staff will ensure a comfortable stay. However a few things to be kept in mind while visiting Pangot in the winter months. Even though the distance from Nainital is not much but crowds of visitors choke the roads to see the view of the snow clad peaks and the snow that collects in some parts of the road. As a result traffic gets completely choked in dangerous icy conditions as there is hardly place for cars to go up or come down. This causes not only delay but stress. The black ice in some parts of the road is so dangerous that we had a narrow escape while driving down when the car spun out if control. The post is thus to warn visitors wishing to make the journey in these months.
Written 2 January 2020
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Rishikesh
Rishikesh, India24 contributions
Paradise for Adventure Lovers
Jan 2019
Pangot and Kilbury Bird Sanctuary is the paradise for adventure & bird lovers near Nainital. This place is so cool & calm offers a panoramic view of wide Range of Himalaya.
Written 5 September 2019
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Indrani M
New Delhi, India62 contributions
Rustic nature ... mesmerises senses
Aug 2019 • Couples
Little did we know there lies such a peaceful haven so close to a bustling holiday destination. Needs preservation efforts.
Written 27 August 2019
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dSJ
Bangkok, Thailand4 contributions
a wide variety of birds
Jun 2019 • Family
the drive is beautiful and the wildlife is in abundance , best months to visit are march , april and october
Written 6 July 2019
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Veer2468
Hyderabad, India905 contributions
It was lovely!
Mar 2019 • Couples
This is the best place to rejuvenate yourself. It has awsome view and the breeze was so cool here. Very refreshing.
Written 1 July 2019
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Aditya G
New Delhi, India20 contributions
lovely discovery
Jun 2019 • Friends
discover your friendship with nature here ! small trek, thick jungle, many many birds , awesome views and nice cool breeze. top that with a jungle lodge canteen maggie and hot tea!! perfect place to spend 3 hours.
Written 13 June 2019
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Uttarakhand-Travel-Guide
Haldwani, India379 contributions
Great Place to rejuvenate yourself
Sep 2018 • Friends
Pangot and Kilbury Bird Sanctuary is the habitat of more the 500+ Birds and heaven for Bird watchers & photographers.
Written 2 May 2019
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Anindya D
7 contributions
Mesmerising ride
Apr 2019 • Family
If you plan not to get to a destination but enjoy a ride then this is what you should not miss. Best is to hire a two wheeler and just slow ride along the swerving road. Enjoy the forest, catch a glimpse of Himalayan birds or rest for a while. A real refreshing time worth a visit.
Written 16 April 2019
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