Places near Pangot

If you are travelling to Pangot, we recommend you visiting the following nearby places which can be visited as a day trip from Pangot. Include these nearby places in your itinerary and make your visit to Pangot more memorable.

Nainital: It is situated at an elevation of 1,938mts at a distance of 15kms from Pangot. Nainital is named after the eye shaped Naini Lake set amidst the mountains with thick alpine trees. Nainital is a glistening pearl of the panoramic Himalayan Range blessed with spectacular natural splendours and varied flora and fauna. The lake is on its majestically height during the night time when the light of the houses, cottages and hotels situated on the mountains covering Nainital reflects upon it and makes the view invigorating. During night it feels like there's a city underneath the prestine water of Nainital.

SatTal: Sat Tal is a cluster of mysteriously interconnected seven freshwater lakes situated 24kms away from Pangot on the road to Bhim Tal. Sat tal is set at an altitude of 1370mts above sea level. The group of lakes is set amidst dense forests of oak and pine trees. These lakes are paradise for migratory birds as they stay for some time here during their migration. Sattal is one of the few unspoiled and unpolluted fresh water biomes in India. The names of the seven lakes of Sattal are Purna Tal, Ram Tal, Sita tal, Laxman Tal, Nal Damyanti Tal, Sukh Tal and Garud Tal. Sattal is often compared with Westmoreland of England by Britishers.

BhimTal: It is situated at a distance of 23kms from Pangot at an altitude of 1,375mts above sea level. The main attraction in Bhimtal is the Bhimtal Lake which has a small island at its centre. Bheemtal is an ancient place named after the legendary Bhima of Mahabharata when Bhima visited the place during the exile period of pandavas. Bhimtal is older than the town of Nainital and is considered as one of the best excursions of Nainital. Bhim Tal is well connected with Kathgodam and all Kumaon regions and Nepal. It is an unsolved mystery but this place might have been the part of the ancient silk route of China.

Mukteshwar: It is situated at a distance of 42kms from Pangot, set at an elevation of 2,285mts above sea level. Mukteshwar got its name from a 350year old temple Mukteshwer Dham whose presiding deity is great Lord Shiva. The top of the mountain on which Mukteshwar Dham is stood offers stupendous views of Himalayan range. Mukteshwar was developed by the Britishers as research and education institute (IVRI) in 1893.

 Haldwani: Haldwani is situated in the Nainital district of Kumaon region of Uttarakhand state at an average elevation of 425mts above sea level. Haldwani is situated in the foothills of Himalayas in the bhabhar region of the Indo-Gangetic plains and is popularly known as the 'gateway of kumaon' sharing its twin township with Kathgodam. Haldwani comes under Nainital district of Uttarakhand state with standing at an average elevation of 425mts above sea level. The hills of the Kumaon region commence from this picturesque spot and the temperature decreases as you climb. Since beginning Haldwani has been an important trading hub of Kumaon as it is well connected with Delhi, Haridwar, Lucknow and many other places of northern India.

Jim Corbett National Park: It is situated in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand state and is also India's oldest national park being established in 1936. The park was named after hunter turned conservationist Jim Corbett. Corbett National park is situated 77kms from Pangot. The park contains 488 different species of plants and wide variety of wild life including elephant, tiger, chital, Sambar Deer, nilgai, gharial, King Cobra, muntjac, wild boar, hedgehog, common musk shrew, flying fox, Indian Pangolin, and around 600 species of birds. Jim Corbett National Park covers an area of 521 square kilometers.

Almora: The district of Almora is a picturesque place located in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand. Almora is famous for its magnificent beauty, panoramic view of the Himalayas, rich cultural heritage, exquisite wildlife, unique handicrafts and delicious cuisine. It is located at a height of 5,400ft above sea level and is spread across a 5-km ridge atop Kashaya Hill. It is known as the 'Switzerland of India' and the place has also been made famous by Swami Vivekananda who meditated in the region. It is situated 64kms from Pangot.

Ranikhet: Ranikhet is also the home for Kumaon regiment and Naga regiment of Indian Army. Ranikhet offers invigorating views of the snow capped peaks of the prodigious Himalayan range. Ranikhet literally means Queens Meadow or Queens's field. Ranikhet hosts a vast bio-diversity of flora and fauna. Ranikhet is situated 59kms from Pangot set at an altitude of 1,869mts above sea level.

Kausani: It is one of the most popular hill stations of Kumaon perched at an elevation of 1890mts above sea level. Situated 105kms from Pangot this charming hill resort set amidst several snow- capped peaks is endowed with extraordinary natural beauteousness. Mahatma Gandhi and was absolutely fascinated by the scenic grandeur of Kausani while a visit in year 1929. Sumitra Nandan Pant, a renowned Hindi poet was born in Kausani.