Guano hills is a paradise for people who are trekking and hiking enthusiasts. Located away from the crowd and chaos of the city, guano hills are an excellent destination for explorers and nature lovers. The lesser-known Guano hills offer a series of opportunities to people who trek it. The beautiful landscape, chirping birds and the fresh mountain-air complements the whole package.
Bamboo, deodar and oak trees stand tall along the trek and the excitement grows as and when trekkers come across a narrow stretch. Located in the Pangot village where the Kilbury and Pangot bird sanctuary is present, the Guano hills are also home to a large variety of birds, both resident and seasonal.
The Guano hills are located at a height of 1985 meters above sea level, vegetated by a varied flora and some rare bird species. Guano hills are also a go-to destination for bird-watchers and ornithologists for the obvious reason. Grey Woodpecker and Black-Chinned Babbler are amongst the most common birds sighted here. Located 15 km away from the Nainital city, this place is a must-visit tourist attractions of Nainital when you plan your trip to the beautiful hill station.
Entry Fee and Timings at Guano hills
There is no entry fee to visit the Guano hills. You can trek the hills on all days of the week between 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, including national holidays.
How to Reach Guano hills
Guano hills are located just 15 km away from Nainital city. You can hire a bus, taxi cab or auto-rickshaw to reach the Pangot village area where they are located. Once there, you can trek the hills.
To reach Nainital, you can either travel by train, bus or airplane or drive yourself. There are plenty of buses commuting to Nainital from major cities like Delhi, Lucknow, Agra etc.
If you prefer traveling by air, Pantnagar Airport is the nearest airport which is about 65 km away from Nainital city. There are a lot of travelling options available from the airport to Nainital city. Both shared and private taxis commute between the airport and the city. If you are traveling from Delhi airport, then you can opt for luxury bus service as well to Nainital.
You can also opt for a private cab from top car rental companies in Nainital for a hassle free commutation within the hill station.
If you prefer traveling by train, Kathgodam is the nearest railway station which is 35 km away. You can hire a private taxi or shared taxi and even a number of luxury and normal buses commute between Kathgodam railway station and Nainital city.
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Traveler Tips while visiting Guano hills
When you plan your trip to Guano hills, the first thing that must be checked is trekking shoes. Carry extremely comfortable shoes and a water bottle to keep yourself hydrated.
Do not forget your camera as this place offers mesmerizing views of the valley.
Things to do at and around Guano hills
1. Indulge in the beautiful landscape and valley-view that this place offers
2. You can relax and do bird-watching as this place is a home to a lot of rare bird species.
3. Visit the Pangot and Kilbury Bird Sanctuary which is located nearby.
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