Overview - Sattal
At the elevation of 1370 m above the sea level, Sattal (Sat; seven and Tal; Lakes) is named after the seven fresh water lakes which surrounds this picturesque settlement of the Himalayas. It is located in Nanital district of Uttarakhand. The rich flora and fauna of this place has carved out its niche in the field of bird watching.
Sattal is one of the few unspoiled and unpolluted freshwater biomes in India, cover with dense forest of Oak and Pine. These lakes are the paradise of the migratory birds in winter. The region is home to more than 500 species of resident and migratory birds.
With the lakes and Himalayas around the view of sattal is breath taking. Boating on the lake is one of the highlighted activity to do in Sattal.
Best Time to Visit Sattal
The best time to visit Sattal is from October to March. Different species are sighted in different seasons – winter is the best time to see Upper Himalayan birds, which migrate to Sattal during the cooler months and also the huge number migratory birds from the cold part Europe.
Highlight Species - Sattal
Types of Safaris - Sattal
Walking Safaris : Here we have walking safari. Walking around the lakes will give the opportunity to see most of the water birds, like waders and the ducks. Although you can see birds in any places around the lake. But there are some hotspots where a Car is needed to drive to the there.
How to reach Sattal
By Air : The nearest airport is in Patnanagar, which is 60 km away from the lake. Another option is Deradhun, 260 km away from the Sattal.
By Train : The nearest railway station is Kathgodam, which is 27 km away and thither option is Ramnagar, 40 km from the Sattal.
By Road : Sattal is seven-hour journey from New Delhi by road (306 km). From Nanital it is 27 km and from Pangot it is 55 km via Nanital to Sattal.