Sattal or Sat Tal is a group of seven inter-connected natural freshwater lakes located in Nainital district of Kumaon region of Uttarakhand. Nainital is a world famous tourist destination famous for its many natural lakes and Sattal is one of them. It is at a distance of 13 km from Bhimtal and 23 km from Nainital.
Sattal has 7 lakes which are all inter-connected. The names of the seven lakes are:
Sattal is a quiet place which is far different than a typically crowded hill station. Its calmness and rich fauna makes it a great destination for the honeymoon couples, corporate groups, nature lovers, and families. It you are seeking solitude and want to spend some time in a quiet place away from the crowd, then Sattal is the place for you. The British used to compare the eye-catching beauty of Sattal with the Westmorland of England because of their similarities.
Subhash Dhara is a natural freshwater spring that originates from the dense oak and pine forest here. This spring attracts many visitors for its crystal clear fresh water.
The butterfly museum of Sattal is a center of attraction for many tourists. Nainital district has over 525 species of butterflies and over 11,000 species of moths, beetles, bugs and other insects.
Note: Please do not know wrappers and plastic bottles in or near the lake. Only use dustbins to throw trash. Help Uttarakhand tourism to keep all hill stations clean.
Sattal is 23 km away from Nainital and 29 km from Kathgodam. While you are in Nainital, you can visit Sattal by sharing or booking a cab. It takes about an hour to reach here from Nainital.
Pantnagar airport is the nearest airport from Sattal and Nainital. After that, one can hire a cab or take a bus to Haldwani or Kathgodam and then a bus or a taxi further to Nainital or Sattal. There are many buses in Haldwani and Kathgodam bus stops going to Nainital.
Nainital is 36 km away from Kathgodam railway station and Sattal is 29 km from Kathgodam. One has to book a taxi to visit Sattal directly from Kathgodam of Haldwani. It is the last railway station and from here one has to take a bus or a taxi to go further. There are plenty of buses and cabs available in Kathgodam going to Nainital. Just outside the railway station, there is a bus station from where one can find a bus to Nainital and Sattal.
Many private and government buses are available from ISBT Dehradun and ISBT Anand Vihar Delhi to Nainital, Haldwani and Kathgodam. It takes more than 7 hours to reach Haldwani from Delhi and further one hour to reach Nainital. From Nainital, further one hour drive will take you to Sattal.