Kafal House lies 15 kilometers away from Nainital in Pangot. Nainital, Kilbury and Pangot have the richest oak, pine and rhododendron forest in the area. This green belt supports an enormous variety of Himalayan flora and fauna.
The lodge has well-furnished rooms with twin beds and attached baths with hot and cold running water. The design provides good ventilation and the wooden-tin roof give good insulation in cold weather.
For those in search of relaxation there are quiet jungle sit-outs nearby. The surrounding jungle offers excellent walks.
There are many walking trails through the surrounding jungle. You can choose your own trail. One of the popular walks is from the Kilbury forest rest house to Pangot.
You can go through the forest or along the main road, which rarely sees vehicles pass by. The oak, pine, bamboo, cedar, rhododendron and other conifers make the walk delightfully beautiful and refreshing. The undergrowth is as fascinating with varieties of fern and moss breaking through the rich soil.
The forest gets thicker as you walk further. The trickle of fresh water streams enriches the habitat. You can often spy wildlife around the streams. A host of birdlife inhabits this world. An absolute dream for a birdwatcher, this walk is a must.
To get to Kafal House, one can take these options:
· Drive from Delhi via Kathgodam and Nainital: 8 hours ·
· Drive from Delhi via Ramnagar (Corbett National Park) and Kaladhungi: 7½ hours
· Overnight air-conditioned train from Old Delhi railway station (departing at 2245 hr.) to Kathgodam (arriving at 0615 hr.) and then 2 hr. drive to Pangot via Nainital.
· Overnight air-conditioned train from Old Delhi railway station (departing at 2245 hr.) to Ramnagar (arriving at 0500 hr.) and then 2½ hr. drive to Pangot via Kaladungi.