Sattal is located in Lower Himalayan Range near Bhimtal town of Nainital district in Uttarakhand, India. This place consists of 7 lakes. All the lakes are interconnected. Names of these 7 lakes are Purna Tal, Garud Tal, Sukh Tal, Nal Damyanti Tal, Laxman Tal, Sita Tal and Rama Tal. Most beautiful migratory birds can be seen near these lakes. These birds come to this place to protect themselves from cold in the Himalayan Region. In this region, 20 species of mammals, 11000 species of moths and beetles and 525 species of butterflies can be seen. During the British rule tea plantation is most famous in this place. Most famous festivals of this region are Vasantotsav, Nandadevi fair. Other attractions of this place are Rock climbing, mountain biking, rappelling, Trekking and many more activities.
What to see in Sattal:
Seven Lakes: Major attraction of this place is 7 lakes. All are interconnected to each other. Due to these lakes area is named as Town of Seven Lakes. All the lakes replenished by underground springs.
Methodist Ashram: To introduce Christianity in Kumaon region this ashram was established by E Stanley Jones. Within the ashram visitors can see St.Johns Church. This church is the best example for colonial architecture style.
Butterfly Museum: This was established by Federic Smetacek. It is located inside the premises of Sattal Methodist Ashram. This museum consists of 1100 species of insects and 2500 species of butterflies.
Subhash Dhara: Its scenic location along with crystal clear water attracts large number of tourists. These are natural springs.
What to see around Sattal:
Naukuchital: In the Nainital district this is the picturesque hill station. This place is famous for 9 concerned lakes. It is located 13kms away from Sattal.
Bhimtal: Bhimtal is a part of Lake District of India. This place is famous for its lakes. Other attractions of this place are Dam on Bhimtal Lake and Bhimeshwar temple which was constructed in17th century. It is located 8kms away from Sattal.
Nainital: It is located 22kms away from Sattal. This place is well known for numerous lakes and green hills. It has earned the epithet of Lake District of India. Nainital is surrounded by mountains. Hundreds of ancient temples and mountain peaks can be seen here.
Haldwani: It is located 17kms away from Sattal. Pleasant climate and Scenic beauty attracts the tourists to come to this place again and again.
Getting to Sattal: Sattal is well connected through roadways. State run and private buses come to this place from Uttarakhand and from several other surrounding states. Nearest railway head is located at Kathgodam which is located 36kms away from Sattal. From the cities such as Howrah, Jammu, Dehradun, Delhi trains come to Kathgodam. Taxis are available from the railway station to reach Sattal. Nearest domestic airport is Pantnagar airport. Nearest international airport is located at Delhi.
Getting around Sattal: Best way to explore the place is on foot. Buses and Taxis are available to visit the surrounding places of Sattal.
Best time to visit Sattal: Before reaching to any place knowing best time to visit that place is essential. Knowing weather conditions beforehand is also necessary. Best time to visit this place is during the months of March to June and between September to November.
Where to stay in Sattal: All ranges of hotels such as budget, midrange and luxury hotels are available to stay in Sattal. Few resorts along with KMVN rest houses are also available to stay in Sattal. Best hotels in Sattal are County Inn Sattal, V Resorts, and Langdale Manor.
Where to eat in Sattal: Plenty of restaurants are available to eat in Sattal. Almost all the restaurants serve North Indian cuisines. Very few restaurants serve Chinese and South Indian Cuisines.