The Most Beautiful places to visit in near by Pangot, Nainital, Uttarakhand, India.

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Maa Naina Devi Temple :

Naina Devi Temple is located in Nainital, on the banks of Naini Lake. Here Shakti form of Maa Sati is embellished. The temple has two eyes that portray Naina Devi. A landslide of 1880 destroyed this temple. This temple was later rebuilt.

It is also believed about the temple that when Lord Shiva was going to Mount Kailash with the dead body of Goddess Sati, Shaktipeeths were established wherever the body parts of Goddess Sati fell. Thousands of devotees come here every year from all over India to seek the blessings of Mother Naina Devi.

This temple has been considered one of the 64 Shakti Peethas since ancient times.

Naini Lake :

The main attraction of Nainital is the “Naini Lake” here. In the Veda Puranas, Naini Lake is also called “Trishusi Sarovar”.

It is also said that when the sages Pulah, Atri and Pulastya could not find water anywhere in Nainital, they dug a pit and filled it with water from the river Mansarovar.  Naini Lake looks like a “kidney” shape.

It is also said about this lake that if a person takes a dip in this lake, he gets as much virtue as a dip in the Mansarovar river.

It is also said that the name “Nainital” is named after the lake Naini.

Naina Peak / China Peak:

If you are looking for a place full of greenery and peace, then Naina Peak may be the most suitable place for you.  Naina Peak is located 10 km from Nainital Bus Stand.

Naina Peak is considered the highest and most beautiful hill / peak of Nainital. Naina Peak is located in the southern part of the state of Uttarakhand, India. The way to the peak goes through the Naina Devi Himalayan Bird Conservation Reserve.

The vast expanse of Naina Peak city is considered the best point for an excellent view of the Himalayas.  After the 1962 war, Naina Peak was also known as China Peak.  Naina Peak is located at an altitude of 2,615 meters above sea level.

From Naina Peak we can easily see the borders of Tibet. If you are fond of tracking then you can choose Naina Peak.

If you are going to travel to Nainital then definitely go to see Naina Peak / China Peak.

Guano Hills:

Nainital  is very famous and popular for lakes, wildlife sanctuaries and temples.

Pangot is a small village situated 13 km from Nainital, which comes under Uttarakhand district.  Also known as Guano Hills. The main attraction of Pangot is the birds found here. More than 580 species of birds are found in this area.

Guano Hills is located at an elevation of about 2,050 meters ( 6,726 feet  ) from the sea level.

Guano Hills is generally preferred by those who are either lovers of nature or prefer to remain in the arms of nature for a long time.

Nature lovers, while searching in depth, can easily find many more flora and fauna and can easily see some rare species of birds.

Guano Hills is no doubt a paradise for bird watchers. This place is full of amazing hills and dense forests. This helps to a great extent in keeping you away from all kinds of problems of the city and at the same time tries to provide you with a calm and natural environment.

The amazing view of the vast hills and countryside stretching across the far-flung Guano Hills makes for a great experience for every trekker.

Kilbury Bird Sanctuary:

The world famous “Kilbury Bird Sanctuary” is located in the beautiful village “Pangot”.  Pangot is located at a distance of 13 km from Nainital, which comes under Uttarakhand district.

As  this village is blessed with nature, this is the reason that Uttarakhand is one of the most visited tourist places in the entire district. It is situated in a large forest. Pangot comes under the Naina Devi Himalayan Bird Conservation Reserve.

The main attraction of Pangot is the birds found here. More than 580 species of birds are found in this area, hence Pangot is considered as a paradise for bird lovers.

Many perennial and seasonal vines are found in the Kilbury Bird Sanctuary and at the same time the Kilbury Bird Sanctuary is also home to a wide variety of flora and fauna.

Mammals found in Kilbury Bird Sanctuary –  Muntjacs are also known as Himalayan barking deer, Himalayan gorals, Himalayan palm civets, Himalayan yellow throated marten, Himalayan sambhar and Himalayan palm leaves.

Birds found in the Kilbury Bird Sanctuary include species such as khalij pheasant, rufous-bellied niltava, blue-winged minla, slaty-backed forktail, variety of thrushes etc.

Species such as green-tailed sunbirds and some endangered birds such as the Himalayan Griffon and the Bearded Vulture are also occasionally seen here.

You can visit the Kilbury Bird Sanctuary anytime throughout the year. The maximum temperature here in the summer goes up to 22 ° C and at the same time there is a lot of snowfall in winter.

The weather at Kilbury Bird Sanctuary is much cooler than Nainital and sometimes rain is also encountered.

Apart from this, tourists can also enjoy jungle safari. In simple words, “Kilbury Bird Sanctuary” is a paradise for nature lovers.

Kainchi Dham:

The Kainchi Dham is basically an ashram which is situated in the lap of nature. It is believed that this ashram was established in 1962 by the famous Shri Neem Karoli Baba.

This Dham is located 20 km from Nainital, to the left of Bhuvaligad, which comes under Uttarakhand district. Kainchi Dham is located at an altitude of about 1400 meters from the sea level.

The famous Sri Neem Karoli  Baba is counted among the best saints of the twentieth century.

He was born in a Brahmin family of Akbarpur village in Firozabad district of Uttar Pradesh.

It is believed that from the age of 17, he had complete knowledge about God and his Guru was Lord Hanuman Maharaj himself.

It is believed that this dham has gained recognition due to the ashram of the famous Shri Neem Karoli  Baba.

In this dham, Sri Neem Karoli  Baba also built a grand temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman. Many hundreds of devotees visit Baba’s ashram every day, every season to visit this recognized temple.

Vishal Bhandara is held every year on 15 June at the Kainchi Dham. On that day there is a huge crowd of Baba’s devotees, who come from all over India. Baba is one of the Indian divine men of this era.

There is a cave near the temple where Baba is believed to have gone to spend his time and is considered a sacred area.

It is believed that Lord Hanuman still keeps coming to the Kainchi Dham to bless his devotees.

Shri Neem Karoli  Baba died in 1973.

Every devotee visiting here has seen positivity in their life and hence every year a large number of devotees visit the Kainchi Dham.

The Kainchi Dhamhas special significance in the life of every devotee who comes here. All the devotees should come to visit this temple at least once.

Baba’s ashrams are in Lucknow, Rishikesh, Vrindavan, Bhumiadhar, Shimla, Hanuman Gadi, Delhi in India and in Taos is a town in northern Mexico’s, USA.

The ashram came into the limelight after Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

When Prime Minister Narendra Modi went to America for the Town Hall Meet recently, when he met the famous Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, he mentioned the ashram of famous Neem Karoli  Baba of India. He said that he had visited this temple in India on the recommendation of Apple founder Steve Jobs.

Mark Zuckerberg visited Neem Karoli  Baba’s ashram at a time when Facebook was going through a difficult situation and he also told that Apple founder Steve Jobs had gone to meet his Neem Karoli  Baba ashram with his college friend Daniel Kottke.

Hanuman Garhi:

“Hanumangarhi Temple” is one of the most ancient and divine temples of Nainital which is dedicated to Lord Hanuman. The beauty of Nainital is unique. It is located about 04 km away from Nainital. This famous temple is situated at an elevation of 1951 meters above the surface of the sea.

Hanuman ji is considered the 11th avatar of Lord Shiva in Kalyug. Hanuman ji is the only God who is worshiped most in India and that is why many ancient and divine miraculous temples of Hanuman are found all over India. Hanumangarhi temple is also one of them which is located in Nainital.

This temple was built in 1950 by “Famous Shri Neem Karoli  Baba”. To reach this temple complex one has to cross 70 stairs.

Hanumangarhi Temple is the most popular temple in Nainital as it was built by the local saint Shri Karoli  Baba. This temple is also considered as a center of special attraction for tourists and religious travelers.

This temple is situated in the midst of the beauticians of Nainital. Many peaks and golden views of the plains are visible from this temple.

The idol of Lord Rama and Sita, the idol of Lord Shri Krishna, as well as the idol of Saint Shri Neem Karoli  Baba, are made in this temple.

There is a very huge observatory near Hanumangarhi temple. The constellations are studied in this observatory. It is one of the most useful organization in India.

The natural beauty and cool winds of this religious place are enough to win the hearts of tourists.

From this religious site, we can see the view of the setting sun among the hills. This view touches the minds of tourists.

High Altitude Nainital Zoo:

Pt. G. B. Pant High Altitude Zoo is one of the highest zoos in North India located in Uttarakhand district, Nainital.

The zoo is located at a height of 6,900 feet above sea level on a hill called Sherka-Danda and is spread over 4.6 hectares. It has become a tourist attraction for many years.

This zoo was established in 1984 but was opened on 1 June 1995 for the public to use it.

The zoo was considered the only Siberian tiger house in India until 2001.

In 1976, a tiger named Kunal was brought from Darjeeling’s zoo to Nainital’s zoo. A tiger named Mahesh died in 2001.

Many different types of endangered species of Himalayas are also found in the Zoo of Nainital. Many types of animals are found such as  Himalayan bear, Himalayan Cat, Tibetan wolf, Himalayan Sambar, leopard cat and  Royal Bengal Tiger.

A large group of high- altitude  birds are also found in this forest. Such as the kalij pheasant, Red Junglefowl, Ring-Necked Parakeet, Chinese pheasant also known as the Golden Pheasant and Lady Amherst’s pheasant .

A special type of night shelter is made for almost all birds and animals in the Nainital Zoo.  In this zoo, during the winter months, a special type of curtains are placed on the enclosures of all birds. So that they can survive the winter and survive safely.

Forests of mangrove oak, cuprous and two other species of oak are found in it.

Nainital Zoo is located at a distance of about 2 km from Tallital Bus Station. The road to reach this zoo has been constructed so that it can be easily motorized.

Nainital Zoo is open from Tuesday to Sunday, 9:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. Thousands of tourists come daily to see this forest.


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