Sattal is a town consisting of seven freshwater lakes in the Nainital district in Uttarakhand, a state in India. Since there are seven water bodies present in the Sattal, therefore the name Sattal ('Seven Lakes' in Hindi) was given to the town. The Nainital district is also known as the 'City of Lakes' as the city is surrounded by multiple lakes and water bodies.
Sattal is known for its dense forest as the town is located in the lower Himalayan Range where a lot of vegetation can be found. The lakes present in the Sattal are known for being surrounded by migratory birds during the migratory season. Many tourists and nature photographers visit the Sattal especially during the migratory season, as many photographers have witnessed rare birds during the migration.
Since the Sattal is not known to many tourists and is only popular amongst the locals, the Sattal Hill Station is less crowded when compared with Nainital and the level of pollution is less to none in the town. There are few tea plantation areas present in the town, it was built during British India when the British Soldiers invaded the Kumaon region and occupied certain regions of the Nainital district.
Various adventure sports camps are organized every now and then, which includes camping in the forest, trekking and more. The camps organized are best for people who love seeking thrill and loves camping in the forest, the level for the trek is known for not being for the beginners as it is lightly difficult from the simple trekking camps.
Nainital Sattal Lake open at 09:00 AM to 06:00 PM - Everyday
200 - 300 INR (Negotiable) per person for Shikara or Paddle boats