ABOUT SATTAL :
At a distance of about 23 Kms. from Nainital at an altitude of 1370 mts. Sattal is a unique, unforgettable spot having cluster of lakes placed amidst the oak forest. It is comparable with Westmoreland of England. As one approach toward Sattal first lake is old Nal Damyanti Lake.
On moving ahead there is the ashram of Stanley Johns an American Missionary. Next lake is Panna or Garude lake.As we move down there is a cluster of three lakes , these lakes are Ram,Laxman and Sita lake.
Sattal is a collection of seven interconnected freshwater lakes, located in the Kumaon Lake region. Set at an altitude of nearly 4,000 ft, these lakes are surrounded by pine and oak forests, with the foothills of the Himalayas rising in the near distance.
Sattal actually means seven lakes in Hindi, and is known for its unspoilt natural beauty. Since a large portion of the forests here are protected, the area is rich in birdlife, and is also a great place for nature walks and butterfly watching. The rugged mountainous region offers several trekking, rappelling and biking opportunities for the adventure lovers.
BEST TIME TO VISIT:
March - June and September - December.
How to Reach:
Best transport is by rail upto Kathgodam then Sattal by road via bhimtal. Other transports are charted bus and Car. Air Link - Pantnagar is the nearest air port .