Pangot And Kilbury Bird Sanctuary
India | Uttarakhand | Nainital
#8 of 32 Places to Visit in Nainital
Distance (From Nainital Bus Station): 15 Kms
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 2 Hours
Transportation Options: Cab
Travel Tips: None
At a distance of 15 km from Tallital Bus Stand and 3 km from Pangot, Pangot and Kilbury Bird Sanctuary is a bird watcher's paradise on Kilbury road in Nainital. This is one of the famous wildlife sanctuaries in Uttarakhand, and among the top Nainital tourist places.
Kilbury is one of the prime places to visit as part of Nainital tour. Located at an altitude of 2528 m, the sanctuary is famous for numerous bird species. It is surrounded by dense forests of oak, pine, and rhododendron which provides ample opportunities for bird watching.
One of India's scenic and famous birding routes, Kilbury is known for more than 580 species of birds. Both migratory and local birds can be spotted in the region. The most commonly found birds are the Brown wood Owls, White-throated laughing thrushes, Collared Grosbeaks, and Fork tails. The Sanctuary is situated in the reserve forest of Nainital. The place is calm and serene and the occasional sounds made by birds are just pleasant to the ears.
A lot of Mammals can be spotted here such as Leopard cat, Sambar, Himalayan Goral, Barking deer, Wild Boar, Red Fox. Kilbury has a tourist bungalow for visitors who want to spend a day in the company of birds.