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Sattal – The Serene Salubrity

by akshaylike 6 year, 8 months ago

Sattal is a heaven filled with fresh water lakes and the adventure activities here can get you back into shape!

To the Gods above, it looks like seven puddles of water droplets surrounded by absolute green. To the mortals below it’s the same as the haven above. Yes! It’s Sattal. Sattal is at an altitude of 4000 ft in the state of Uttarkhand, near the foothills of the Himalayas and is a good place to holiday in Uttaranchal. Seven fresh water lakes (Panna Tal, Nal-Damyanti Tal, Purna Tal, Sita Tal, Ram Tal, Laxman Tal, Sukha Tal), pine forests, oak forests, peace, picturesque scenery, panoramic view and adrenaline inducer is what Sattal is made of! Rich birdlife, flora and fauna of this area are mainly due to its protected forests.

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Sattal is a small place and it can be explored in just two days. Breakfast at The Capri will charge you enough for trying out all the adventure sports in a day! The lush greenery, pristine waters, hilly terrain and not to forget the adrenaline inducer makes Sattal one of the best summer hang outs in Uttarkhand! There are plenty of things you can do here at Sattal. This place is famous for its adventure camping. During your camping here you can try rock climbing, mountain biking, nature trail, kayaking, boating, jungle safari, night camping, angling and also boating and fishing! Phew, that’s a big list! Holiday in Sattal is incomplete wothout a trip to Nainital, as Nainital is a popular destination very close to Sattal. 

Once you are done with the adventure sports, you can take a long walk into the forests of Sattal and explore the seven fresh water bodies of Sattal during the evening. If time permits, plunge into the lake for a nice refreshing bath. The next best thing on the list after camping and nature walk is relaxing! Oh yeah, relax on a hammock tied between two trees, best pick up a binocular and check out the different species of birds and butterflies. On the next day, you can also visit the Sattal Museum that exhibits about 1100 species of insects and 2500 species of butterflies! Don’t forget to visit The Sattal Christian Ashram. It is the ideal place to rediscover peace and tranquillity. 

Weather & Reaching There

During the months of February and March, Shivaratri is celebrated with great zeal and fervour. Dusera is another major festival of Sattal. Summer is the best time to be in Sattal, plunge in the not so cold, but warm waters! Ah! Extreme ecstasy! It’s not advisable to come here during the winters as the climate is brutally cold with snowfall. Winters is good time to book Sattal tours in North India, only for those who want to enjoy the snowfall in its true essence.  
Reaching sattal isn’t so difficult. Sattal is well connected by roads. Pantnagar is the closest airport to Sattal. On railways, Kathgodam is the nearest railway station. Plenty of cabs are available from all the terminals. A cab from Delhi would cost you 6500 INR while a bus would cost you only 1100 INR. A cab from the Kathgodam railway station would cost you 750 INR.

Staying There

The Machan, The embassy and The Capri are must try eat outs in sattal. Most of the resorts in sattal have flexible price range. You can find hotels to stay for Rs 1500. The most economical place of stay is the KMVN Tourist rest house. There aren’t many shops worth shopping here in Sattal.

There are many gardens and children parks in sattal that would make your stay in sattal unforgettable. All in all for a couple, a trip to Sattal would cost around Rs 5000. It would cost more if you take a holiday package from Delhi.
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