10 Things to do in Pangot

1.Guao Hills

At 2611m, this highest point in Nainital is also called as China peak. One can either take a challenging yet desirable trek uphill or a more convenient pony ride to reach the top of the peak. This spot also offers a beautiful panoramic view of the Naini Lake which looks like a giant emerald tear drop, and the brilliant white hued Himalayas framing the lavish valleys and forests in an interesting angle. A night view of the illuminated lake shore is a stupendous sight.

2.Naina Peak

This place is known to challenge the best trekkers from all around the world. Naina Peak is famous for the alluring view it provides of the surroundings, hiking, photography etc. It makes way to a mysterious forest enclosed in rhododendrons, soaring deodars and cypresses. Enjoy the bird’s eye view of this region, surrounding Himalayas and the Tehri region of Kumaon.

3.Nainital Lake

Nainital Lake is regarded as the Jewel of Uttarakhand and is probably the biggest lake in the Kumaon region. The water reflects the beauty of the vast sky in it and is the most popular tourist destination. Nainital Lake has rightfully bagged the sobriquet of The Lake district of India. It is enclosed by hills on all sides offering a spellbound view of the place and a tour which will be etched in your memory. Night time increases its appeal as the sparkling water creates a magic when it plays with the lights on its edges. During the day you can spend your time in yachting, boating and paddling on the lake.

4.Pangot and Kilbury Bird Sanctuary

The renowned Pangot and Kilbury Bird Sanctuary are located in the serene village of Pangot and Sigri. The place is blessed by nature and is one of the most visited places in the entire Uttarakhand district. It is enclosed in a large forest and might take an entire day to get around visiting this place by early morning. It is one of the best places to visit in Pangot for bird watchers. Spend your entire day amidst the blissful lush greenery enjoying a picnic with your family and close friends. The weather is cool over here and is a great destination for photography lovers, trekkers, and food lovers. Enjoy the picturesque view of nature as it beholds its beauty.

5.Snow View Point

Snow View Point is the best place from where you can catch the best glimpse of the majestic Himalayas from Nainital. This place attracts a huge number of tourists because of the breathtaking views it provides. The beauty of the snow-capped mountains like the Nanda Devi, Nanda Knot and the Trishul provides majestic views which can bewitch your mind and soul. It is well connected with roads and is easily accessible and you can also find large binoculars, tea stalls, and snack shops around here. Located just 3kms away from Nainital, the Snow View Point can be easily reached via trek, road, pony, and ropeway hence adding some adventure to your journey. It is one of the best places to visit in Pangot for nature and adventure lovers.

6.Eco Caves

Eco Caves is a local park maintained by the local administration has garnered attention from all around the place. The place is in its youth and is home to a number of interconnected caves and hanging gardens. It is a dream come true and is enclosed in mystery and offers a splendid glimpse of the Himalayan wildlife. You can enjoy a lot of activities and fun for your family and kids. If you are planning for a vacation then visit this Eco Caves with your kids as you introduce them to this eco-friendly place. Enjoy the panoramic views of beautiful cliffs surrounding the place and watch the amount of relief it will offer to your soul.

7.Tiffin Top (DOROTHY’S SEAT)

Located at an altitude of about 2290 meter above the sea level, the Tiffin Top is a hill-top that provides an elegant 360-degree view of Nainital. It is one of the most famous attractions of Nainital and is commonly known as Dorothy’s Seat. The Dorothy’s seat is a stone bench which was built by the British army officer Colonel JP Kellet in the memory of his deceased wife who had died in a plane crash. Tiffin Top is just 4km away and thus can be easily reached by trekking, and pony. It is a picture perfect attraction where you can capture breathtaking shots.

8.Goddess Naina Devi Temple

Naina Devi temple is a holy place dedicated to goddess Naina Devi located at the northern end of the Nainital Lake. People from all around the world come here to seek blessings from the goddess. It is regarded as one of the 51 Shakti Peeths and the goddess sits on the Shivalik Mountains. The Peepal tree inside the temple is said to be a witness from the past many centuries. On entering the temple you will first see the Ganesha idol on the main entrance. This shrine is alone self-born Pindi and it is said that this was the very place where Sati’s eyes fell.

9.Kainchi Dham

Kainchi Dham is a spiritually blessed place located on the Almora roads in Nainital. Spend your vacation in the realms of nature and heal your soul by visiting this ancient temple. It is believed that Lord Hanuman still visits this place to bless his devotees. Everyone who comes here has witnessed positivity in life and hence is visited by huge numbers of devotees every year. Kainchi Dham is basically an Ashram which sits in the lap of nature. This ashram is propounded by Neem Karoli Baba who was a compassionate follower of Lord Hanuman. Kainchi Dham was visited by some very famous people like the Apple CEO Steve Jobs and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.