Sat Tal is a cluster of mysteriously inter-connected seven freshwater lakes located in the Nainital district of Kumaon region. Sat Tal is perched at an altitude of 1,370mts above sea level offering splendors of nature. The group of lakes is set amidst dense forests of oak and pine trees.
Sattal is one of the few unspoiled and unpolluted fresh water biomes in India. The names of the seven lakes of Sattal are Purna Tal, Ram Tal, Sita tal, Laxman Tal, Nal Damyanti Tal, Sukh Tal and Garud Tal. Sattal is often compared with Westmore land of England by Britishers.
These lakes are paradise for migratory birds as they stay for some time here during their migration. These birds try to escape the harsh cold of the great Himalayan region by migrating to lower areas of the Himalayas. If you are an avid birder and photography fantasize you then this is an ideal place for your holiday.
Sattal Tourist Places
Bhim Tal: It is situated at a distance of 3kms from Sattal at an altitude of 1,375mts above sea level.The main attraction in Bhimtal is the Bhimtal Lake which has a small island at its centre. Bhimtal is an ancient place named after the legendary Bhima of Mahabharata when Bhima visited the place during the exile period of pandavas. Bhim tal is older than the town of Nainital and is considered as one of the best excursions of Nainital. Bhim Tal is well connected with Kathgodam and all Kumaon regions and Nepal. It is an unsolved mystery but this place might have been the part of the ancient silk route of China.
Butterfly Museum: It is a richin butterfly museum at Jones Estate. Butterfly Museum is a main tourist attraction of Sattal, with over 2,500 species of butterflies and 1100species of insects. The museum was established by Federic Smetacek,also known as 'the butterfly man'.
Methodist Ashram: It was established in 1930 by Stanley Jones,a great missionary and a friend of Mahatma Gandhi. It is situated at the entry point of majestic banks of the scenic Sattal. The historical importance and fine colonial architecture of this place makes it a popular destination. The famous St. John's Church is also situated in the premises of the Methodist Ashram. The serene and tranquil ambiance ofthe ashram provides relaxation and peace of mind.
SubhashDhara: It is a striking freshwater spring that comes from the dense forest of Sattal. This is a natural spring that captivates visitors with its crystal clear water and intriguing location.