The picturesque village of Pangot is located at the height of 6000ft above sea level, and 15 km from Nainital. Driving to Pangot one crosses the Cheena Peak Range via Snow View Point and Kilbury.
This bird paradise is surrounded by forests with beautiful oak, pine and rhododendron trees. Dense vegetation characterizes a large part of the landscape. Numerous perennial streams cross the forest, attracting wildlife and birds. Recently Pangot has become a part of the Naina Devi Himalayan Bird Conservation Reserve, by the Uttarakhand government.