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Mountain Quail Lodge - Pangot
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“I had a really wonderful time here”
Reviewed 9 April 2014

Mountain Quail Lodge is a beautiful property - the forests of Pangot that surround the place are the thickest jungle I've seen in these parts. The rooms were cosy and comfortable, and one of our rooms even had a loft bed! The bathrooms were spotless, and the food above par. Really, I couldn't rave about the place enough!

Our hosts, Sid and Bhavna, too, were warm and welcoming. They took us on a few hikes around the area and regaled us with local anecdotes. I found them to be fun and knowledgeable, and I hope to go back there many times.

Room Tip: Ask for the room with the loft. It's terribly charming.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 3 April 2014

So the people are lovely, the food is amaaazing, the views are breathtaking and the atmosphere is phenomenal. This place has everything you could be looking for- serenity if you're looking for some peace & quiet, and ample adventure if you're feeling, well, adventurous. I'd been facing some identity crisis for a while, not sure whether I was a "mountains person" or not, and this trip has managed to affirm my mountainous leanings. One thing's for sure, I'm dyyying to go back.

Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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New Delhi, India
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Reviewed 21 February 2014

Staying at Mountain Quail Lodge brings back childhood memories of unsullied natural beauty, of rosy sunsets and chilly evenings, of cozy rooms and thick blankets, of hot water bottles and delicious home-cooked meals. There is a very personal touch in everything that is done there and the staff are friendly and helpful. They have great suggestions for hiking trails and long walks in the forest, which you must act upon, and they're superbly located for birdwatching with your morning tea, with breakfast and lunch. I've stayed 3 times in all, with friends and family, and also with a 18-month old who clearly relished his walks and meals. I recommend it for quality of service and location, for holidays with kids, and for breaks with friends to chill out, go for long walks, read books in the sun, learn to use your new camera and to rediscover the meaning of the word Quiet.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 October 2013

I stayed at Mountain Quail Lodge in April with my boyfriend and we had such a lovely, relaxing stay. We were in the cottage which has a few lovely rooms with great bathrooms and during the day we relaxed in the sunshine on the little patio just outside the cottage.

Everyone was very friendly and attentive, bringing us tea and biscuits and cooking up delicious meals during our stay.

The highlight for me was the walks that you can do in the area which are beautiful, particularly the quiet walk from Pangot to Naini Tal going over Cheena Peak. This gives great views down to the lake in Naini Tal as you come down from the peak. It was a real escape from the hustle and bustle and really pretty, changing scenery as you walk. We rewarded ourselves with a beer at the Naini Tal boat club when we made it there!

Pangot itself is a tiny village which is very sweet but we only briefly popped along to visit the local shop, which is just a few minutes walk away from the lodge.

The sunsets from Pangot were stunning as you are up on a hill with an amazing view, and we were also lucky enough to get a great view of the snow line as we were leaving in the morning.

Thoroughly recommended!

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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New Delhi, India
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Reviewed 16 October 2013

Pangot is a beautiful place. It is so close to Nainital yet there's no noise or crowd at all. Mount Quail has beautiful rooms, a green vicinity, no commercialisation, a small stream (where we sat with our feet in water) only 1 km walk away, a cute little market (2 shops, selling maggi, tea, snacks and curios). The buffet is modest but delicious and eating it in their wooden dining hall is another pleasant experience. The open area in resort is plenty. Table Tennis area, reading-cum-bonfire area, sky-watching are some attractions. It's so calm, green and beautiful you can sit anywhere and enjoy the sun/silence. Though the area is famous for Bird watching, we weren't really keen for it. The couple that run Mount Quail are quite friendly too.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
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New Delhi, Delhi, India
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Reviewed 28 May 2013

Serene, very good location, no hustle bustle, staff, hospitality and food is great..stayed there one night with family.. lots of birds around... if you are looking for a nice short break amidst nature then this is a great option..

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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Reviewed 22 May 2013

Pangot is sort of isolated from civilization thanks to its location - about 15km above the much crowded Nainital. As a result, the weather is significantly cooler and the surroundings extremely quiet.

Mountain Quail Lodge is one of the handful of properties that dot Pangot - we visited this place in March 2013 and found it to be comfortable and clean with welcoming & cheerful staff. The rooms are large and spacious. Birds abound at the property grounds and make for a very pleasant audio-visual(!) experience.

Meals are all buffet layouts in the dining area though any specific requests can be accomodated if communicated in advance. The food is freshly prepared, healthy and delicious. There is no room service (not that it is needed) except for tea & cookies.

There is very limited cellular network coverage (as of March 2013) which was a welcome break for us. There is adequate activity that one can indulge in - Table Tennis, Carrom Board and a smattering of books and magazines. The best pastime is, of course, walking and birdwatching. The staff will happily guide you to a couple of nearby trails.

Lastly, it might be colder than you think, particularly once the sun goes down - so go well prepared!!

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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Mountain Quail Lodge - Pangot
Address: Kilbery Forest Road | 1 Km short of Pangot village, Pangot 263001, India
Region: India > Uttarakhand > Nainital District > Pangot
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 12 Speciality Lodging in Pangot
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled in the heart of the Naina Devi Himalayan Bird Conservation Reserve, amidst Oak, Rhododendron and Deodar forests Mountain Quail Lodge is situated close to the hamlet of Pangot. Located at 6500 feet amsl and overlooking the snow-clad Himalaya, this area is home to leopards, bears, deer and over 350 species of birds! Our lodge is an ideal getaway for those who wish to explore pristine mountain wilderness. ... more   less 

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