Sattal Tourism

I am heading to Sattal

Planning Sattal trip?

Know cost before you go!

Reviews (13)

Rohan Khandelwal

Rohan Khandelwal5.0/5

39 reviews

Birding studio

If you are in love with nature and love watching birds, this is the place to be . . The fact that it is not as commercial as Bhimtal and Nainital, keeps the natural beauty of this place intact. There is actually point known as the ‘bird studio’ where you can see more than 50 species of birds come and play around in the water, giving you ample time to satisfy your photographic needs. Best advise would be reach the place early so that you get a good angle to click pictures. Carry warm clothes, as it tends to get a bit chilly in the morning and after sunset

Read More


Jitendra Tanwar

Jitendra Tanwar3.6/5

30 reviews

Water adventures at Sattal

Hello, friends!

This is Jeet Rajput, back amongst you with the reviews of Saat Tal, a famous destination in Nainital.

As you all know that Nainital is famous for lakes. There are many lakes around it and some of the famous lakes are Saat Tal, Bheem Taal, Naukuchia Tal, Jamal Taal, etc. Since all these lakes have similar water activities and adventures, I'm going to review only Saat Tail.

It is about 20Km away from Nainital and it takes 1. 5 hours to reach there. You'll find many paragliding stations on the way. If you have a car/cab, you'll have to pay a parking charge of Rs. 20. The very first thing we see thereafter entering is the beautiful lake with greenery all around and water activities going on there. And yes, don't forget to carry extra clothes with you if you are planning to do water activities. You can enjoy activities like river crossing, water jumping jack, kayaking, zorb ball, etc and all the water activities are safe. And you can do bargaining with the crew members regarding these. You can also sit at the sides of the lake and feel the beauty of nature. At the entrance of the lake, you'll find many restaurants where you can have maggie, boiled eggs, omelet, etc.

If you want to visit some more peaceful places like this, you can go to Jamal Tail or Naukuchia Tail.

Read More

  • Water adventures at Sattal
  • Water adventures at Sattal
  • Water adventures at Sattal
  • Water adventures at Sattal
    +6

Recommended Duration in Sattal

Number of days to spend in Sattal as recommended by our travellers.

1 day

50%

3 days

50%

Sattal Overview

Sattal, situated at an altitude of 1370 metres above sea level, gets its name from seven interconnected freshwater lakes. These are Garud Tal, Purna Tal, Sita Tal, Ram Tal, Laxman Tal, Nal-Damyanti Tal and Sukha Tal. It is situated in the lower Himalayan Range, near Bhimtal in the state of Uttarakhand.

Sattal is located in the Mehragaon Valley which is surrounded by lush green forests and oak trees. During the British rule in India, this place was a famous tea plantation in the Kumaon region.

Sattal is one of the few unpolluted biomes where many migratory birds come. Around 500 species of birds, 525 types of butterflies and over 11,000 species of insects and moths can be seen in the area. A large variety of mammals are also found in this area, but some animals are endangered due to illegal poaching. The plants found in this region are quite rare and are of different types like creepers, ferns, orchids and medicinal herbs.

Some of the tourist attractions of Sattal include Butterfly Museum, Sattal Mission, Methodist Ashram and Subhash Dhara. The Butterfly Museum is an effort to preserve some rare species of butterflies which were found in India. This museum was built by Frederic Smetacek and currently holds up to 2,500 species of butterflies and 1,100 types of moths and insects found in surrounding areas.

In 1930 the Sattal Mission Estate and Methodist Ashram was built by E. Stanley Jones. This Christian Ashram lies in the laps of Sattal and displays a mixed colonial construction. The main purpose for building this Ashram was to introduce Christianity in the Kumaon Region.

Subhash Dhara is a natural fresh water spring originating and arising from the dense forests of Sattal. Since this is at a high altitude, it provides picturesque views of the surrounding valleys of Mehragaon. There are few other places of tourist interest, which can be covered along with Sattal. Golu Devata Temple, Naukuchaital and Ghorakhal are some of them.

The best time to visit Sattal is March – June and September – December. Sattal is well connected to nearby cities like Nainital by bus. The nearest railway station is 33 km away at Kathgodam. The nearest airport is at Pantnagar, about 60 odd km away.


Photos of Sattal

Sattal, Uttarakhand

Photo by

Jitendra Tanwar

Sattal, Uttarakhand
Sattal, Uttarakhand

Photo by

Jitendra Tanwar

Sattal, Uttarakhand
Sattal, Uttarakhand

Photo by

Jitendra Tanwar

Sattal, Uttarakhand

There is so much to see in Sattal.

Plan your holiday now with our travel experts!

Are you a travel agent?

Become a part of our growing Travel Partner Platform. You can get high quality Sattal travel leads and help our travellers book Sattal holiday packages. Join now!