Pangot is a quaint village in the Kumaon hills, situated 15 kms from Nainital. The village consists of a village temple, a post office, and small provision store to meet your daily needs. This sleepy town is highly recommended for individuals looking for a peaceful getaway near Nainital.
The forests of Pangot attract a variety of birds, over 150 species have been sighted in the region, some of which are Koklas, Cheer and Khalij Pheasants, Lammergeier, Himalayan griffon, Blue-winged Minla, Spotted & Slaty-backed Forktail, Rufous-bellied Woodpecker, Rufous-bellied Niltava and a variety of thrushes. Many bird species are found on the premises of the Kafal house, making it a haven for nature lovers, birders, and butterfly watchers.
Kafal house in Pangot is a peaceful and unique yet affordable hotel. Located near Aranya Virasat, Kafal House is one of the best budget hotels in Pangot. Kafal provides all the basic amenities you’d expect from a budget cottage. Cozy rooms, clean bedsheets, geysers and delicious food are all a part of the package. However, what sets it apart from its contemporaries are the breathtaking views it offers of the valley down below. There is an open-air observatory point upstairs known as ‘Machaan’ where you can enjoy a 180-degree view of the mountains and forest. There are a plenty of fruiting trees surrounding the hotel and therefore you can enjoy bird watching while sitting comfortably in the porch area. If you really wish to soak up the local aura, Kafal is your best bet.