Pangot And Kilbury Bird Sanctuary


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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 District. This is famous for numerous bird species and is located at an altitude of 2528 m. This is one of the best tourist places to visit in Nainital and also among prime place to visit on a Nainital tour.

Kilbury, among the famous wildlife sanctuaries in India, is surrounded by lush dense forest of oak, pine and rhododendron which provides ample opportunities for bird watching. One of the 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.

The place is located midst mountains and a driving to this place is exciting. A lot of Mammals can be spotted 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.