Sattal is an unique cluster of seven interconnected lakes in between the oak and pine forest at a distance of 23 km from Nainital. Located at an altitude of 1370 mtrs above sea level, seven freshwater lakes combinely called up as Sattal (Sat Lake). Often compared to Westmoreland of England at British time period, Sattal is known for unspoiled beauty. Protected forest surrounding Sattal is a perfect place for bird watching, butterfly watching and having a walk with nature.
Seven Lakes – Sattal
Seven interconnected lakes in Sattal are ‘Panna or Garud Tal’, ‘Nal-Damyanti Tal’, ‘Purna Tal’, ‘Sita Tal’, ‘Ram Tal’, ‘Laxman Tal’, and ‘Sukha Tal or Khurdariya’. On entering the area of Sattal lake, Nal Damyanti Lake is the first lake which comes on the path. One can also visit the ashram of Stanley Johns an American Missionary. Afterwards Panna or Garude lake can be seen surrounded by dense forest. Next to Panna tal, there is a cluster of three lakes namely Ram,Laxman and Sita lake.
Boating facility is available in Sattal which makes you feel like you are lost in the forest in a boat. Adventure activities like trekking, rappelling and biking can also be done in Sattal.
Best Time To Visit Sattal
Sattal can be visited on any month of the year. Monsoon season adds more beauty to Sattal due to green forests on the hills. Woolen and warm clothes are always advisable during winter months.
How To Reach Sattal
Sattal is well connected by road with Nainital and Kathgodam at a distance of 23 km and 12 km respectively. State run buses and private taxis are frequently available to Sattal.