Kafal House is located in Pangoot, amidst richest oak, pine and rhododendron forest, home to an enormous variety of flora and fauna. The lodge has 6 well-done rooms with attached bathroom. Two rooms are on the ground floor that are valley facing. Four rooms are on the first floor out of which two are facing the valley and the other two are garden facing. The verandah runs around all four rooms for guests to sit together and interact. The room sizes vary as this is a re-modeled old Kumaoni house.
Kafal House is tucked away in the picture-postcard hamlet of Pangot located in the northwestern forest range of Nainital. It is 15 kilometers from Nainital and is an important migration route for birds. One can still observe the age old lifestyle of the hill folk in Pangot. It is located facing the valley veiled with verdant oak and rhododendron forest. It has got that nestled-into-nature look and at the same time, features all the top class facilities which make your stay comfortable to the ultimate level.
One of the cottages serve as a living cum dining room serving delicious food; the vegetable used in the food is grown organically in the lodge's very own garden. When we have a full house we serve buffet meals. A’ la carte snacks are served on prior order as per the menu on adequate notice. The meals are wholesome and hygienic. The menu consists of Indian and Kumaoni dishes. We usually serve traditional home-cooked Indian food.
One can catch a glimpse of the common stonechat, dark-throated thrush, slaty-headed parakeet, streaked-laughing thrush, red-billed blue magpie, yellow-breasted green finch; russet sparrow and more such rare species as you approach the lodge. Renowned for Birding and nature walks, one can choose to soak in the terrific uninterrupted natural beauty or read a book and relax as you spot birds and wildlife right from comfort of your room’s sit out area.
The rooms at the Kafal House is well furnished with modern day amenities. It has six rooms which are well equipped with attached baths with hot and cold running water. The rooms are well ventilated with twin beds, fresh linen and towels, complimentary toiletries, house keeping, wake up calls, reading lamps, desk, complimentary newspaper and warm blankets to make the guests at ease. There is a verandah for nature lovers to dwell in the scenic beauty of the place. The house has a rustic charm to it as it has a tin roof which provides insulation during winters keeping it warm and cozy.
Kafal house is situated in Pangot, a small Himalayan village situated 15 kilometers from Nainital, a very quaint settlement of the local Kumaoni hill folk. It is a 25-minute drive from Nainital. The entire drive is through the forested area of Cheena Peak Range via Snow View Point and Kilbury. These habitats are excellent for bird watching and treks. This green belt supports an enormous variety of flora and fauna. More than 250 species of birds have been recorded in this area. We can also arrange a trek to Naina Peak which at 2611 meters is one of the highest peaks in Nainital. For those wanting more touristy options, one can also easily spend a couple of hours visiting the scenic spots of Nainital such as Dorothy Seat, Land's End and Tiffin Top. You can enjoy boating, sailing yachts, horse-riding or shopping in the local Tibetan market for handicrafts, candles, wooden products, shawls etc. You can also choose to explore the six natural caves in the cave garden discovered a few years ago.
My place is unique because this picturesque place is ideal for nature lovers, Bird watchers and for people who just want to relax, unwind and have a laid back holiday. Your stay here will be a memory that will always linger in your heart.
I have other room listings on this platform which are located in the same premises and also have the same amenities. If the calendar doesn’t show availability for this particular listing, I would request you to check for the other listings as well.
Accès des voyageurs
Guest can Access:
•Dining cum Living Area- Guldar
•Bird Watching Area
• The rate is inclusive of complimentary Breakfast.
• Child below 5 years is Complimentary.
• On prior intimation we could also arrange a private dinner in the verandah of your cottage or provide you room service.
• We stock a limited selection of beverages at the lodge. All beverages are chargeable. Alcohol is not served at the lodge; the clients may get their own.
• We discourage the use of pre-packaged food items and bottled water as it adds to pollution and is additional cost for us to carry it all the way back to Haldwani for proper disposal. The guests may get their own food items as per their preference and are requested to take away as much non-biodegradable material with them. We serve filtered water that is safe to drink.
• It can sometimes be quite chilly outdoors at night, even in summer, so do dress warmly. We expect snow in winter.
• The power supply is 220V. The plug size is Standard English. The power supply in Pangot can be very erratic. The government has a load-shedding system and shuts down supply sometimes. Unfortunately, the timings of load-shedding are not fixed, power supply may disappear in the mornings on some days, and in the afternoon on others.
• As our focus is on developing a nature-centric experience at the lodge, we do not have electricity generators which cause sound and atmospheric pollution. We usually use emergency lights when there is no electricity and all pathways are lit by them at night. A staff member can escort you to your cottage. • We would urge our guests to refrain from smoking in and around the lodge, inside the cottages and in the dining areas.
• The smaller mammals, wild animals & birds occasionally do enter and pass through the lodge. Guests are requested not to walk alone at night, Members of our staff will be happy to accompany guest back to their cottages. Please do not walk barefoot anywhere, not even inside your cottages. If there are unwanted guests in your cottages (spiders, insects, geckos, etc.) please alert our staff who will remove them. Macaques and Langurs visit the lodge too. Please ensure that you keep eatables away from them.
• We do not have an in-house laundry. We send it out to a nearby facility in the village hence we are unable take responsibility for them. If you would like your clothes laundered, please place the items in the bag and they will be laundered within 24 hours. Please note that laundry charges are extra.
• We advise you to be careful with your valuables. If there is something you would like to keep safe, our manager will be happy to assist you.
• Nainital is the closet town that has a hospital. If you have any medical conditions that we need to be aware of, please inform our manager. We do not have doctors on call.
• If you’d like to leave a tip for our staff at the end of your stay, please do not tip any of our staff individually. There are many unseen hands who work hard to make your stay comfortable, and we strive to divide tips between the entire staff. Please leave tips in the Tip Box.
• Check - out time is 11 am.
• We do not have the facility to charge credit cards at the lodge. We recommend that you carry enough spare cash to pay for hotel taxes and any extra expenses that you may incur.
- Save Water and Electricity.
- Maintain Privacy of other guests staying in the property.
- Maintain cleanliness of the house and its surrounding.
Si vous annulez jusqu'à 7 jours avant le voyage, vous recevez un remboursement à hauteur de 50 %. En cas d'annulation au cours des 7 jours précédant le voyage, la réservation est non remboursable.
Hello I am Mohit Aggarwal, Director of Asian Adventures & Indian Adventures Eco Tours .
I have been passionate about wildlife and the outdoors since my childhood days. My early interest was kindled by hours spent around a pond, catching frogs and snakes and also by a teacher at school (who also happened to be a hunter), who would take us kids to see crocodiles at Harike Bird Sanctuary (in Punjab). The hours spent outdoors have left a deep impression on him well into adulthood.
In addition to regular visits to wildlife parks, Mohit has worked with the World Wildlife Fund and Traffic India, in efforts towards the conservation of the musk deer and the Himalayan black deer . He is also known as a Wildlife Safari Guru.