The first lodge to be built in Pangot, Mountain Quail Lodge was established in 1995 - a time when this area was completely unheard of. Named after the mysterious bird that is now known as the ‘Himalayan Quail’ and was last spotted in the area in 1876.
Our lodge is well hidden amongst Oak, Rhododendron and other Himalayan trees, over time we have let nature take its course and left the foliage completely untouched. Our accommodation has been built to blend in perfectly with the forest. This invites many birds and smaller mammals to our property; you are very likely be woken up by the White Throated Laughingthrush noisily looking for insects outside your window!
We have a total of seven rooms and two safari tents at Mountain Quail Lodge. Four of our rooms are in the Cottage that also has a common living area – perfect for a group of friends or family! The rest of our rooms are in cosy log cabins. The Cottage is perched at the highest point of our property and commands panoramic views of the hills around us. In the months of spring the adjoining woodlands turn to a mass of red as the Rhododendron trees start to flower.
Our Gazebo is the common area, it is surrounded by Oak trees and looks straight into the northern mountains; on a clear day one has fantastic views of Trishul as well as magical starry nights. It is the perfect setting for guests to interact and share stories of all their travels or simply lay back and read a book.
All of us at Mountain Quail Lodge are huge foodies and pay great attention to our menus. We customize our selection of dishes depending on the guests’ preferences. We usually serve a combination of Indian and Continental, paying special emphasis on the Kumaoni cuisine using local seasonal produce. Our food is fresh and homely and we are constantly experimenting at the kitchen adding new options to the menu. All meals are served in our dining hall, buffet style.