Sattal in a glance :

Coordinates: 29.2100° N, 79.3200° E

State: Uttarakhand

Sattal is an interconnected group of seven freshwater lakes situated in the Lower Himalayan Range near Bhimtal, a town of the Nainital district in Uttarakhand. The lakes sit at an altitude of 1370 meters below lush orchards. Here are a few places to visit in Sattal.

How to reach Sattal:

By air: Since there is no airport in Sattal, tourists have to rely on the nearest airport. Pantnagar’s airport is the closest airport to Sattal. It is at a distance of 61 km from Sattal. You can take a taxi from the airport to reach the Sattal.

By road: Sattal has well-built roads, but it has no personal bus stand. If you want to travel by bus, then you can either take a bus to Nainital or any other major Kumaon city. From the bus stand, you can hire a cab to cover the distance up to Sattal. Otherwise, you can hire a taxi service right from your city and drive till Sattal.

By train: There is no railway station in Sattal, but if you want to travel by train, then Kathgodam railway station is the nearest one. From that railway station, you can take a taxi to Sattal.

Places to visit and things to do in Sattal

Butterfly Museum

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Butterfly Farm is a museum at John estate that will make you feel close to nature. Housing nearly 110 species of insect and over 2500 varied species of butterflies, the place is a paradise for nature buffs.

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Methodist Ashram

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Methodist Ashram is a place that displays the historic significance of the town as well as the colonial architectural wonder that it is. Created in the year 1930 by a friend of Mahatma Gandhi, Stanley Jones, this monument marks the entry point of banks of beautiful Sattal.

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Subhash Dhara

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Subhash Dhara is a freshwater natural spring that lies bundled in the dense forest of oaks. It offers its visitors a sight to behold with its pristine clear water-attracting tourists in large number.

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What to eat 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 cuisines including South Indian, Chinese and Continental.