Located in the northwestern forest range of Nainital is the village of Pangot. Surrounded by thick oak and rhododendron forest on three sides of 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.
How to Reach
To get to Pangot, one can take any of the following options: Google Maps https://goo.gl/maps/oJDz4zyjEB92 | 29.423152, 79.426421
Drive from Delhi via Kathgodam and Nainital: 8 hours
Drive from Delhi via Ramnagar (Corbett National Park) and Kaladungi: 7½ hours
Overnight air-conditioned train from Old Delhi railway station (departing at 2235 hr.) to Kathgodam (arriving at 0615 hr.) and then 2 hr. drive to Pangot via Nainital.
Overnight air-conditioned train from Old Delhi railway station (departing at 2235 hr.) to Ramnagar (arriving at 0500 hr.) and then 2½ hr. drive to Pangot via Kaladungi. There are now day trains to Kathgodam and Ramnagar as well.