Sattal Lake

The beautiful Lake of Sattal is a beautiful linkage of seven different freshwater lakes near the famous beautiful destination of Bhimtal. The lake convergence can be found in the lower Himalayas at an elevation of 1370 mts above the sea level within the lush orchards of quaint little valley of Mehragaon. Being settled among thick confiners of pine and oak trees, the little destination is among the very few unpolluted and unspoiled biomes of freshwater. All these lakes are paradise for migratory birds and these are home to a number of camps that mostly get operated in through the locals who cater to travellers looking for outdoor vacations. The beautiful little land of Sat Tal is among the most ecologically fragile pack of mesotrophic lakes that are heavily being impacted through the environmental degradation. The distinctiveness of this lake is also due to the ecological amplitude and biodiversity.

The town has 500 species of migratory and resident birds and more than 525 butterfly species and 11,000 species comprising of other insects. The flora in the site would span from different plant species like orchids, bryophytes, ferns, medicinal shrubs, lichens and shrubs. All individuals have their own distinctive Diatom index. The trophic Diatom index also requires composition of freshwater diatom assemblages for assessment of ecological status and quality of water.

Throughout the distinctive avian fauna of the lake you’d most likely come across bird species like kingfishers, red-billed blue magpie, plum headed parakeet, jungle owlet, pied woodpecker, yellow crowned woodpecker, Indian tree pies, cheer pheasants, leaf birds, crimson-fronted barbet, lineated barbet, brown headed and blue headed barbets, and a number of other bird species.

How To Reach

Clearly reaching the beautiful lake destination of Sat Tal would require you to take any of the modes of transportation.

By Air: Book your flight tickets from Delhi IGI Airport to the Pantnagar Airport and from here on you can easily book taxis till Bhimtal. (Most of the taxis will leave you at the Sat Tal).

By Rail: The Kathgodam railway station is the nearest railway head just located 22 kms away from the majestic site. The little railway station which is also gateway to the region of Kumaon is accessible to all major Indian towns and cities.

By Road: From Delhi Buses can be boarded from Anand Vihar ISBT towards the town of Bhimtal from here on you can easily reach Sattal through private taxis and sharing jeeps. Many taxis and buses are available from Haldwani and Kathgodam.

Places to See in Sattal Lake