Our tour begins at the picturesque hamlet of Pangot. Located in the Indian state of Uttarakhand, Pangot is a birder’s paradise. There are over 240 species of resident and migratory birds that can be spotted here. There are also plenty of amazing nature trails around the hamlet that are worthy of being explored.
Mukteshwar is spectacular hill station situated at an altitude of 2286 meters in Uttrakhand. It is at a distance of 51 kms from Nainital. This place is associated with a legend of Lord Shiva gifted immortality or “mukti” to a demon that he slew.
In the lap of nature in the Kumaon Himalayas, overlooking the world’s longest, highest, widest mountain range lies Abbott Mount. On top of Abbott Mount is a big playground and on its slopes are European Bungalows with well-maintained gardens and orchards, the best among them is Abbott Mount Cottage.
Ranikhet is a place related with the legends of Himalayas. Historical accounts tell us the Queen Padmini of Kumaon was enchanted by this tiny hill paradise. King Sudhardev obliged her, by building a palace here for the queen and named the place Ranikhet. Lost into oblivion for long, the picturesque hill station was rediscovered by the British and has been a popular holiday retreat ever since.
Our final destination is the Corbett National Park. Established in 1936 by hunter turned conservationist Jim Corbett, Corbett National Park has been a safe haven for Tigers ever since. Besides Tigers the park also plays host to over 600 species of birds and is therefore, one of the highlights of our trip.