JUNGLE LORE BIRDING LODGE, NAINITAL
- Address:PANGOT, NAINITALPlace:NainitalCountry:IndiaZip Code:201301
Pangot is small village 15 kilometers from Nainital, the drive takes only 25 minutes to get there. The entire drive is through the forested area of Cheena Peak Range via Snow View Point and Kilbury, the main habitats for excellent birding.
One can see a variety of Himalayan species along the way such as lammergeier, Himalayan griffon, blue-winged minla, spotted & slaty-backed forktail, rufous-bellied woodpecker, rufous-bellied niltava, khalij pheasant, variety of thrushes etc. Almost 150 bird species have been recorded at Pangot and surrounding areas.The numerous perennial & seasonal creeks are home to an amazing variety of flora and fauna including the leopard, yellow-throated Himalayan martins, Himalayan palm civet, ghoral, barking deer, sambhar etc
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The lodge has 4 cottages with attached toilets with running hot & cold water. One of the four cottages is a living room that serves the purpose of a dining hall. The other three cottages are independent bedrooms with twin beds, two of them having an attic each that can accommodate two additional persons in each attic. The main cottage and one other cottage have fireplaces. Heaters are provided in each cottage in winter. You have the options of large tent for people who enjoy camping with independent toilet and bathroom. The small cottage has an attached toilet and a hot shower. The size of the small cottage is 12’x12’. The extra bed will be on the floor or a folding bed. The std. cottage has an attached toilet and a hot shower. The size of the cottage is 13’x13’. The extra beds will be in the attic that has access from the room itself. The large cottage has an attached toilet and a hot shower. The extra beds will be in the attic that has access from the room itself. This cottage also has a fireplace. The Swiss tent has an independent toilet and a hot shower. The tent can accommodate two persons on camp cots. The size of each tent is 16’x10’
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What to wear? Jungle Colours such as beige, brown, khaki and olive green which are least disturbing to the environment and therefore most appropriate comfortable safari clothes and shoes made for easy walking are recommended. Light woollens are suggested for the summer months. Rain gear is essential for the monsoons.
Birding: Almost 150 avian species have been registered in the area. The lodge itself provides with excellent birding opportunities. Besides, there are walks through the terrace fields into thickly wooded oak forest, which are home to some of the rarest species. Some good trails from the lodge, are to Baggar village, to Kilbury Forest Rest House and to Cheena Peak. The guide accompanies you on treks. Camping: Camping tents are available for birders who enjoy camping too. The tents are furnished with modern amenities like emergency lights, hot shower and more. Tourism-of-india.com offers all the information on Jungle Lore Birding Lodge in Nainital. For more information, please enter your query in the form below.
- Location Advantage:
Located in the northwestern forest range of Nainital is the village of Pangot. Surrounded by thick oak and rhododendron forest on three sides this lodge, it is a typical Kumaoni hill settlement with about 15 families. One can still observe the age old lifestyle of the hill folk in Pangot.
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overnight a/c train to kathgodam/ramnagar and then 2-2.5 hrs drive to Pangot via nainital