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Kilbury Bird Sanctuary Nainital

About 13 km away from the Nainital city is the Pangot village located at a height of 6,510 ft above sea level. Pangot village is a famous tourist destination as it houses almost 580 different species of birds. The huge variety of birds is not the only attraction, the landscape amidst which Pangot is located, is the Cherry on the cake.

The drive to this village offers an exceptional experience as it passes through the forested zone around Naina Peak Range. The route is through Echo Zone and Himalaya Darshan area, famous for a splendid view of the Great Himalayas, especially Mt. Nanda Devi.

Flora at Pangot and Kilbury Bird Sanctuary Nainital

The Sanctuary is a forest area which is covered with Oak trees, pine trees and Rhododendron apart from other species of the Nainital reserve forest.

Fauna at Pangot and Kilbury Bird Sanctuary Nainital


This Bird Sanctuary is home to a variety of birds and mammals. The most sighted birds among the wide variety of 580 others are Lammergeier, Himalayan Griffon, Blue-winged minla, Spotted and Slaty-backed forktail, White-throated laughing thrushes, Rufous-bellied Woodpecker, Rufous-bellied niltava, Khalij pheasant, Brown wood owls, Collared grosbeaks, Little pied flycatcher, Himalayan bulbul, Striated Prinia, Altai accentor, Chestnut-bellied Nuthatch, Green-backed tit, Dollarbird etc.


The Pangot and Kilbury Bird Sanctuary is also home to various mammals whose natural habitat are the Kumaon Hills. Some of these include Leopards, Himalayan Palm civets, Yellow-throated Himalayan martens, Ghorals, Barking Deer, Sambhar.

Pangot and Kilbury Bird Sanctuary Nainital Entry Fee

No Entry Fee

Pangot and Kilbury Bird Sanctuary Nainital Timings

Day Timing

Monday 6:00 am – 5:00 pm

Tuesday 6:00 am – 5:00 pm

Wedesday 6:00 am – 5:00 pm

Thursday 6:00 am – 5:00 pm

Friday 6:00 am – 5:00 pm

Saturday 6:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sunday 6:00 am – 5:00 pm

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