Pangot and Kilbury Bird Sanctuary


About 13 km away from the Nainital city is the Pangot village located at a height of 6,510 ft above sea level. Pangot village is a famous tourist destination as it houses almost 580 different species of birds. The huge variety of birds is not the only attraction, the landscape amidst which Pangot is located, is the Cherry on the cake.

The drive to this village offers an exceptional experience as it passes through the forested zone around Naina Peak Range. The route is through Echo Zone and Himalaya Darshan area, famous for a splendid view of the Great Himalayas, especially Mt. Nanda Devi.

How to Reach Pangot and Kilbury Bird Sanctuary

Roadways– The sanctuary is located at a distance of 13km from the Nainital City which can be reached by self-driving or hiring a taxi cab. The Sanctuary is located at a distance of 355 km from Delhi and 365 km from Agra. For first-timers, it is best advised to book a private cab from top rental companies in Nainital for a hassle free ride around Nainital.

Railways– If you are traveling by train, Kathgodam Railway station is the nearest railway station which is about 20 km from the Pangot and Kilbury Sanctuary. There is an abundance of bus and taxi service from the railway station to the sanctuary.

Airways– If you are doing air travel, Pantnagar Airport is the nearest airport which is around 95 km from the Pangot and Kilbury Bird Sanctuary. You can hire a private or shared taxi from the airport which will take around 2 to 3 hours to reach the sanctuary.

Note: If you do not get a direct ride to the Pangot and Kilbury Bird Sanctuary, you can ask for Mall Road Nainital. Once there, take another local ride to the sanctuary as it is quite close.

Visit to: Pangot and Kulbury Bird Sanctuary


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