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Welcome to Kafal House

About Pangot
Pangot, a quaint village in the Kumaon hills, situated 15 kms from Nainital. The village consist 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 get away near Nainital.
The forests of Pangot attract a variety of birds, over 150 species have been sighted in the region some of which are Pheasants Koklas, cheer, khalij, and lammergeier, Himalayan griffon, blue-winged minla, spotted & slaty-backed forktail, rufous-bellied woodpecker, rufous-bellied niltava, khalij pheasant, 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.
For a peaceful, unique yet affordable hotel in Nainital.

Your Take Away

  • A sense of excitement raises when flocks of gorgeous Himalayan birds creates a musical orchestra
  • The dawn comes with hues of clouds
  • An interesting place to initiate wildlife research
  • One can see astounding views of Pangot Valley
  • zero waste drive in Pangot is one of the ways to contribute to nature’s conversation

About Kafal

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.

How to reach there

To get to Kafal House, one can take these options:

  • Drive from Delhi via Kathgodam and Nainital: 8 hours ·
  • Drive from Delhi via Ramnagar (Corbett National Park) and Kaladhungi: 7½ hours
  • Overnight air-conditioned train from Old Delhi railway station (departing at 2245 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 2245 hr.) to Ramnagar (arriving at 0500 hr.) and then 2½ hr. drive to Pangot via Kaladungi.

Activities

Your pastimes can be combined with expeditions around the sanctuary, adventure and out door activities that only the mountains can provide or trips to the town of Pangot. There are many walking trails through the surrounding jungle. You can choose your own trail. One of the popular walks is from the Kilbury forest rest house to Pangot.You can go through the forest or along the main road, which rarely sees vehicles pass by. The oak, pine, bamboo, cedar, rhododendron and other conifers make the walk delightfully beautiful and refreshing. The undergrowth is as fascinating with varieties of fern and moss breaking through the rich soil.

The forest gets thicker as you walk further. The trickle of fresh water streams enriches the habitat. You can often spy wildlife around the streams. A host of birdlife inhabits this world. An absolute dream for a birdwatcher, this walk is a must.

For those in search of relaxation there are quiet jungle sit-outs nearby.

  • Birding
  • Treks & Hikes
  • Bonfires
  • Picnics
  • Photography
  • Boating (Nainital Lake)
  • Shopping (Bhotia Market Nainital)
  • Rappelling and zipping

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