Husband almost promised it was going to be a birding trip and well indeed birding and much more.
Why Pangot For people looking for a bit of recluse, some enchanting bird watching and simply be close to the Himalayas.
The Stay Husband chose Nest Cottages as it gave the best deal. Veg food was a great turn off for me but the hospitality of the staff with their simplicity and some good cooking had me hooked. Hills, Himalayas and lots of birds around and the tranquility....
Red Billed Blue Magpie
Little Scaly Bellied Green Woodpecker
Blue Whistling Thrush
Rusty Cheeked Scimitar Babbler ( Discovering her/his name was an uphill task... thanks to The Book of Indian Birds)
Grey Jungle Fowl .... It was a guest appearance and we missed more pics
A clearer view just wiped those exhaustion away.... and there we were taken aback by those mystic peaks....
Long walk when we reached Cheena Peak and stared at the peaks... contented, mystified....
After a long tedious ten km trek we reached Nainital... i was almost in tears with blisters in heel and walking our way through Mall Road as there was no vehicle from the point we joined highway.
Green Backed Tit
White Throated Laughing Thrush
Streaked Laughing Thrush
Black Headed Jay
Me lost in Whats app with intermittent network appearing in between
|White capped water redstart|
Great that we stopped by at Lees kitchen following recommendation from Highway on my Plate and gorged on some excellent noodles, momos and chopsueys... you name it... excellent food and the lovely ambiance by the river where a variety of birds flocked.... Infact best bird pics were clicked here.
A great trip.... food , birds, trek... Himalayas... just a bit of Nainital to add that quintessential shopping bit and finally returned with lots of love for the hills...
P.S. One has to be a bit careful about the roads... as we had a very bad stretch of road near Ramgarh lost way most likely ( from Delhi)... and the return via Kathgodam was much better with the stop at Lees Kitchen.