TGV Escape, Guggu Kham, Pangot, Nainital


TGV Escape, Pangot is located in the Ghuggu Kham village in the Naina Devi Himalayan Bird Conservation Reserve (Pangot) which is a home to more than 500 species of birds. The journey to TGV Escape, Pangot, takes you through the thick forested area of Cheena Peak Range and Kilbury Bird Sanctuary, surrounded by cascading streams. The forests are dominated by thick oak and pine tree that lend a certain charm to this cluster of villages.

Between November and February, this place is covered with a white cover of snow. While from March to April, the place is a special treat as the state flower Rhododendron is in full bloom.



The space

Other than 3 private cottages & 2 mud houses, there is a common dining hall and an outdoor dining area. You can also discuss the possibilities of pitching your own tent.


Surroundings:

Facing North, this Escape receives perfect amount of sunshine during day time & treats you with a perfect blend of colours during the sunset.

If you are a bird lover, you may find yourself in heaven.

Naina Devi Himalayan Bird Conservation Reserve has several birding trails and forest patches consisting of temperate broad-leaf forests to alpine grasslands to rhododendron shrubberies.

The wide altitudinal variation supports a very large segment of avian fauna to inhibit in this forest range. You can find species like the hill partridge, chukar partridge, koklass pheasant, kalij pheasant, goldcrest, rufous sibia, red-billed leiothrix, black-chinned babbler, chestnut-bellied nuthatch, black- throated tit, rock bunting, green-tailed sunbird and yellow-breasted greenfinch along with some endangered birds like the bearded vulture and Himalayan griffon.


Tariffs:



Tariff from 1st September’2019 to 31st March’2020
Category No. Single Double Triple Child
Cottages 3 3000 3500 5000 1000
Mud Hut 2 3000 3500 5000 1000
Canvas Tents 4 3000 3500 5000 1000
Meas B/Fast: 150 per person, Lunch: 250 per person, Dinner: 300 per person.


Exclusion:
GST: 18% on final billing amount
Non-veg meals: INR 750 Per KG of Chicken (we’d need a little prior notification on this)
Guide, Pony, Porter: As per actuals directly payable to local community
Travel assistance for pick & drop: As per actual cost
Any out-house service/ experience: As per actual cost

**Pay what you Like for your meals made largely of indigenous millet, pulses and locally grown vegetables: An initiative to promote “Regional” and “Seasonal” elements in our food platters.


Our culture had embraced “Atithi Devo Bhavah” in real terms when friends, families and sometimes perfect strangers used to visit our homes, enjoy non pretentious hospitality and give something heartfelt in some form or the other, as per one’s capacity - as a token of goodwill gesture. The culture is on the brink of extinction so are we as compassionate humans. With ‘Pay What You Like’, we are making a small but honest attempt to revive this practice in our village tourism destinations. You don’t ask us what you need to pay - you be our guest – Evaluate the degree of contentment you have achieved with the regional meals and then Pay What You Like; in the drop box with your name and feedback, in an envelope provided to you at the time of departure.


READ: Pay what you like at The Goat Villages in Uttarakhand - by Condé Nast


How to Reach?

TGV Escape is located in Ghuggu Kham in the Naina Devi Himalayan Bird Conservation Reserve (Pangot, Nainital). You need to hike around 100 meters to reach the place.

By Air:Nearest Airport is Pantnagar (located approx. 90 km from the property). Flights for Pantnagar flies from Delhi & Dehradun as of now. You can hire a private cab/taxi outside the airport to reach TGV Escape, Pangot or contact us to connect you with a local driver.

By Railway::Nearest Rail Station is Kathgodam (located approx. 60 km from the property). To reach Ghuggu Kham village, you can either hire a private taxi or take a shared taxi from Kathgodam to Nainital and then from Nainital to Ghuggu Kham village. Local transports are only available till 2 PM.

By Bus:You can take a bus to Nainital from your city. To reach Ghuggu Kham, you can either hire a private taxi or take a shared taxi from Kathgodam to Nainital and then from Nainital to Ghuggu Kham. Local transports are only available till 2 PM.

Self-Drive:You can self-drive by following the Google Map location (Nainital – Pangot – Ghuggu Kham). The roads are in good condition. During heavy snowfall, the roads get blocked and we suggest you to check with us before planning your trip during a snowfall (Jan-Feb).


PACKING TIPS:

1) Clothing: April to Dec: Cottons with light woollens; Dec to March: Heavy woollens. If you want to enjoy the snowfall, we suggest you to pack a windcheater and snow boots.

2) Please carry a handy flashlight/torch with extra batteries.

3) Carry your own towels, soaps and other toiletries.
4) You’ll be amidst wilderness while hiking or exploring around. Do carry insect-repellent ointments, oils or creams to stay protected from seasonal bugs.

5) Trekking shoes, water bottles.

We look forward to having you with us in the lost lands of the Himalayas. Please write to thegoatvillages@gmail.com for any reservation related queries or call +91 8476033336.



DISCLAIMER:
We don't serve gourmet meals. We live and promote the philosophy of 'smart minimalism' and we are an 'absolute no', if you are seeking conventional hospitality.

We coexist with nature and these areas are prone to wild mammals, insects, and snakes so one needs to be careful and one is responsible for one’s own safety.


Contact Us


  • The Goat Village Nagtibba,
    Pantwadi Village, Nag Tibba, Garhwal 249186, India
  • Contact Number: +91-8476033336
  • For Reservations: thegoatvillages@gmail.com

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