Sattal - A beautiful Hill Station near Nainital
An interconnected group of seven fresh water lakes
Sattal is a beautiful hill station situated in the lower Himalayan ranges in the Nainital District of Uttarakhand, India. It is situated at an altitude of 1370 m above the sea level.
Sattal is an interconnected group of seven fresh water lakes namely Purna Tal, Ram Tal, Sita Tal, Laxman Tal, Nal DamyantiTal, Sukh Tal and Garud Tal. These lakes are paradise for migratory birds as they stay here during their migration.
Sattal is one of the few unpolluted fresh water biomes in India. Around 500 species of birds, 525 types of butterflies and over 11,000 species of insects and moths can be seen in the area around Sattal. Birding Camps, flanked by pine and oak forest, are also organized in a small village of Bhakgtura, which is 4 kms from Sattal. Tourists can enjoy fishing and boating in the lake. Other places of tourist attraction in Sattal include Butterfly Museum, Methodist Ashram, and Subhash Dhara.
Best Time to visit Sattal
The best season to visit Sattal is from April to June and from September to November.
How to reach Sattal
The nearest airport is at Pantnagar, which is 61 kms away from Sattal. The nearest railway station is at Kathgodam, which is 36 kms away from Sattal. From Nainital, it is only 23 kms away.
To see the other famous hill stations, visit Famous Hill Stations of India.