Wildlife around Belle Vue Chalets

As a resident of Belle Vue Chalets, one won’t find themselves just amidst the nature, with only lush green mountains around them. You’ll also have the bounties of nature to seek, and experience. 

The Kumaon region, where the Belle Vue Chalets is situated, is also known for its varied wildlife. And therefore, if you’re a wildlife enthusiast, living at BVC will open many opportunities for you to head out and explore the jungles, for the most beautiful of birds, and fascinating animals. 

There are two places near BVC where you can visit with your binoculars and high zoom cameras to capture the wildlife in its natural habitats: 

Pangot & Kilbury Bird Sanctuary

Pangot & Kilbury Bird Sanctuary:

Situated just an hour away from BVC, Pangot is a gorgeous hamlet located midst the lush green mountains. Known for its forest and birds, it’s a paradise for wildlife enthusiasts, with around 250 species of birds to be found here. 

Pangot’s forest is full of pine Oak and Rhododendron trees, and is full of mountains streams gushing through them.  The various variety of birds to be spotted here include Lammergeier, Himalayan Griffon, Blue-Winged Minla, Spotted & Slaty-backed Forktail, Rufous-Bellied Woodpecker, Rufous-Bellied Niltava and many more. However, while Pangot is famous for its birds, there are also quite a few animals to be spotted as well including leopards, Barking Deer, Civets, Himalayan Goral, Sambhar. 

While winters are all snow covered in these parts of Kumaon, one can find pleasant climate all through the summer and thus making Pangot one of the finest spots around Belle Vue Chalets. Moreover, one can also explore the mountain biking and trekking opportunities here.

 

Corbett National Park:

Situated just 3 hours away is India’s one of the premier tiger reserves. Corbett National park lies in the foothills of Kumaon, and is one of the most famous national parks in the country, and is known for its high population of Royal Bengal Tigers.

Established in 1936, it takes its name from the legendary hunter Jim Corbett. The first national park of India, Corbett consists of different varieties of flora and fauna, all situated midst stunning landscapes. There are 110 tree species, 50 mammals’ species, 580 bird species, and 25 reptile species in the lower and higher region of the park. Due to its location, there are many rivers, seasonal streams, ridges crisscrossing the park terrain, thus making the Wildlife Safari here an experience one must have.

The park is famous for Royal Bengal Tiger, Asiatic Elephants, Wild Boar, Leopard, Jackal, Mongoose, and Crocodile, with November to March being the best time to spot them. 

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