Sattal Lake  or Sat Tal – A Group of Seven Sweetwater Lakes

Sattal Lake or Sat Tal is the most popular tourist spot for weekend travelers which lies in Nainital. In the Hindi spoken language,  Sattal  Lake or Sat Tal means   “Seven Lakes”. The Sattal lake is the channelization or interconnection of a group of seven Himalayan natural stream water lakes. This is what it gives a special name ” Sattal Lake or Sat Tal – A Group of Seven Sweetwater Lakes in Uttarakhand”. These lakes are  namely;

  1. Panna Tal or Garud Tal
  2. Nal-Damyanti Tal
  3. Purna Tal
  4. Sita Tal
  5. Ram Tal
  6. Laxman Tal
  7. Sukha Tal or Khurdariya Tal 

Sattal Nainital

The location –  It sits in the Shivalik or lower range of the Himalayas at an elevation of 4000 feet.  The Sattal Lake is easy to access by road from Nainital about  23 kilometers far from Nainital. The lake is densely populated by oak and pine trees and gives you a pristine and serene atmosphere.

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Sattal Lake Uttarakhand
Sattal Lake Uttarakhand

Flora & Fauna

The Flora Fauna is still untouched here that gives visitors a soul healing feeling with nature. Apart from the serene environment. One more thing that is very delightful and interesting for visitors that there are 525 species living in the lake regions.


The rugged hills of Sattal provide plenty of opportunities for adventure like-minded travelers. There are so many day activities such as trekking, biking, abseiling, mountain biking, rock climbing, night-trekking, nature trails, backpacking, angling, kayaking, rafting, river-crossing, jungle safaris, and night-camping.

Boating & Fishing

Boating and fishing are some of the most amazing family activities you can do here at Sat Tal. It is one of the most sought destinations for the family trip to nearby Delhi.

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Wedge-tailed pigeon Sattal Lake
Wedge-tailed pigeon Sattal Lake


The distinctive kind of biodiversity of the lake surroundings gives us a delightful spot for birding and Bird-lovers. There are 500 species of local and migratory birds which makes you feel great. 

How To Reach

  • By Road Travel  – Delhi – Nainital – Sattal.  By Road: 23 km from Nainital.
  • By Train Travel –New Delhi – Kathgodam and  then by road 55 km
  • By Air Travel– New Delhi Pantnagar and then by road 93 K

More Information

  • Altitude : 1,370 mts.
  • Area: 1.5 Sq. Km.
  • Season: Round the Year.
  • Accommodation: Tourist Rest House, Hotel, and Guest House are available.
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Namaste! I am Om. I am a licensed Tourist Guide ( Approved by Ministry of Tourism, Government of India), I’m originally from Varanasi. Now, I am living in Rishikesh. I set up this blog to share my tips and experiences for traveling to inspire and help you to travel more. Hari Om

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