Sat Tal is one another major tourist attractions of Uttarakhand, located in Nainital. In Hindi, the term Sat Tal means “seven lakes”. The place is so called because it used to be an interconnected group of seven freshwater lakes, namely ‘Panna or Garud Tal’, ‘Nal-Damyanti Tal‘, ‘Purna Tal’, ‘Sita Tal’, ‘Ram Tal’, ‘Laxman Tal’, and ‘Sukha Tal or Khurdariya’.
Sat Tal is located in the lower range of the Himalayas, just 23 kilometres away from Nainital. At an altitude of approximately 4,000 feet, surrounded by dense oak and pine forests, it lays claim to pristine beauty. With most of its flora and fauna still intact, Sat Tal offers visitors a wonderful rendezvous with nature. Apart from presenting a tranquil environment, the jagged hills of Sat Tal also offer adventure-seekers a wide range of opportunities like trekking, biking, abseiling, mountain biking, rock climbing, night-trekking, nature trails, backpacking, angling, kayaking, rafting, river-crossing, jungle-safaris and night-camping. Boating and fishing can also be enjoyed at Sat Tal. The unique biodiversity of this lake includes 500 species of natural and migratory birds which makes it a birdwatcher’s delight. This is further enhanced by the more than 525 varieties of butterflies that are to be seen in the region.
HOW TO REACH
- Road : 23 Kms from Nainital.
- Altitude : 1,370 mts.
- Area : 1.5 Sq. Kms.
- Season : Round the Year.
- Accommodation :Tourist Rest House are available.