ExplorationZeal destination of the month : Sattal, wild beauty.
A cluster of pristine lakes set against the captivating surroundings of dense oak and pine woods, Sattal in the state of Uttarakhand unfurls the rustic beauty of the Lower Himalayas. At an altitude of 4000 feet Sattal, also pronounced as Sattal proffers an unruffled environment with abundance of natural flora and fauna. Calm and quite ambiance of Sattal makes this sleepy locale in the outskirts of Nainital as a most memorable and impressive tourism spots.
A picturesque resort that has got the literal meaning “Seven Lakes” beholds an idyllic atmosphere for imbibing oneself in the luxury of the wilderness. Tranquility and serenity intertwined with the melodious gush of greenish water and the sweet chirp of the lovely birds unfolds a virtual paradise before the picnicker.
Adventurous never find a suitable place like Sattal to cherish their dreams since it offers a wide range of escapades before them. An unsurprisingly favorable destination to venture pleasure trips with most excellent jaunting places, Sattal dominates among other places in the travel itinerary of daring people. Sattal is just 22 km from nainital.
Best season to visit
In Sattal, April, May and June are summer months offering very pleasant and warm climate within a temperature range of 10°C to 27°C. During winters in December to February, the climate is very severe and the temperature reaches to 2°C and winters are accompanied by heavy snowfalls. The months July and August are the season for rainfalls. Sattal experiences average rainfalls during the monsoons.
The Shivaratri celebrations during February-March, Dussera during October and 5 day long celebrations, the Bageshwar Mela pilgrimage, during January are the major attractive festivals in Sattal.
Best period to visit Sattal is between March to June and September to November
Other Attraction in vicinity
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 of the ashram provides relaxation and peace of mind.
It is situated at a distance of 3 kms from Sattal at an altitude of 1,375 mts 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 legendaryBhima 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.
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.
It is a rich in butterfly museum at Jones Estate. Butterfly Museum is a main tourist attraction of Sattal, with over 2,500 species of butterflies and 1100 species of insects. The museum was established by Federic Smetacek,also known as ‘the butterfly man’.
From the unexplored natural vistas to the joy of seeing an array of exotic bird flock, from leisurely promenades to butterfly watching, one can opt an extensive range of pleasantly activities in Sattal. If the traveler in you is in search of a composed place where you can unravel your true senses, then Sattal is your ultimate destination. Embark a trip to Sattal and discern and extricate yourself from the tiring routine life and enjoy yourself at this astonishing cache of heavenly grandeur.