Aranya Virasat Pangot Experience
Pangot (7000 ft) is a himalayan hamlet at 15 kms from Nainital and one that offers travellers an experience staying in a Himalayan village, with superb views and complete offbeat character. Aranya Virasat is one of the boutique hideaways here offering wooden cottages, stylish living and an amazing experience.
Rooms at Aranya Virasat comprises Superior, Luxury and Terrase rooms. Superior, Luxury are situated at ground level more suited to senior travellers and those looking to stay in close proximity to common areas, reception and dining area. Terrase rooms are ones that offer style. Built at a higher level Terrase rooms are ones you arrive to for an experience. Built of two levels like a Duplex, these rooms offer all contemporary luxuries alongwith an unmistakable charm and superb experience.
Aranya Virasat is set around villages, countryside and reserve forests areas that are prime bird watching sites. While it is easy to spot more than 20 species in and around the lodge during any time of the year, a little exploration can yield as many as 50-70 exotic species over the weekend. You look forward to sighting Rufous Sibia, Rufous bellied Niltavas, Tree creeper, Blackbird, Woodpeckers, Forktails, Flycatchers, Pheasants, Laughing Thrushes, Wood Owls and wide ranging Himalayan species. Kolkas Pheasant and Cheer Pheasant are the target species here.
A couple of days spent at Aranya Virasat may offer a complete contrast to a typical touristy holiday and is sure to offer a memorable exprerience that you will savour for rest of your lives.