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Best Time: Apr-Jun, Sep-Dec Read More

Ideal duration: 1-2 days

Nearest Airport: Dehradun Check Flights

Sattal Tourism

A group of seven fresh water lakes, a stash of nature's bounty and loads of migratory birds and panoramic vistas make this wonderful place called Sattal. A paradise for nature buffs and bird watchers, Sattal has mystery to it that makes it all the more charming and photographer's paradise.

Situated in Kumaon Region at an elevation of 1370 m above the sea level, the area boasts of its cluster of seven interconnected lakes namely: Panna, Naldaymanti Tal, Ram, Sita, Lakshman, Bharat and Sukha Tal flanked by lush green cover of oaks and pines. With pleasant weather throughout the year, a visit to this destination away from the noise of cities is an experience not to be missed.

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Biodiversity at Sattal

The calm surroundings of Sattal attract a number of tourists throughout the year. Unlike other hill stations, Sattal is still very much natural. Present in the Kumaon district of Uttarakhand, Sattal is gorgeously surrounded by mountains and hills. But one thing that makes Sattal truly worth visiting is its biodiversity. It is an abode to many migratory birds and gives shelter to different kinds of trees and plants.

Medical herbs, ferns, shrubs and orchards are found in abundance here. Sattal attracts a huge amount of unique birds like Barbets, Himalayan kingfishers, babblers, Himalayan Griffon, dollar bird, etc. When these colourful birds come to Sattal, it's a sight to behold. A lot of fishes like Mahseers and catla are found here. In fact, Sattal sees a huge amount of gorgeous butterflies like peacock, panzy and red lacewing. Sattal is truly a paradise for all those who want to see different species co-existing.

Restaurants and Local Food in Sattal

Sattal, situated in Kumaon Region of Uttarakhand is mainly known for its North Indian cuisine. Apart from that, the restaurants in the area also serve other cuisine including South Indian, Chinese and Continental.
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One Day Itinerary

Day 1: Reach Sattal and trek to the nearby places. Camp near the seven lakes and indulge in fun activities like fishing and boating there.
Day 2: Enjoy some local sightseeing. Go to Subhashdhara. Then explore the spirituality at Sattal through Methodist Ashram. Observe various varieties of butterflies at Sattal's unique Butterfly museum.


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What's Great?

Unexplored part of Uttarakhand. At a very close distance from the infamous Nainital. Perfect place for campers who want to enjoy quite evenings near a beautiful lake. Migratory birds make up for a perfect view.

What's Not So Great?

Not many accommodations are available here. Most of the restaurants only serve North Indian dishes.

For Whom?

Anyone who wants to explore Uttarakhand beyond its famous hill stations must visit Sattal. Due to its tranquil ambience and all-season availability, you can enjoy here with your family or loved one.

How To Reach Sattal

There is no immediate airport, railway station or bus stand available at Sattal, but it is well-connected with some of the major cities of Uttarakhand, so it makes it easy for tourists to travel to Sattal. The nearest airport from Sattal lies at Pantnagar. Whereas, the nearest railway station is at Kathgodam. There are cab services available to reach Sattal.

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Devyani Chandra 11 months ago
- Beware of monkeys, they can be quite troublesome during the trip.
- Winters are excruciatingly cold but beautiful at the same time, so carry heavy woolens if travelling during the season.
- Avoid travelling during monsoon season as the area faces excessive landslide and poor road conditions.
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