Sattal also known as "Seven Lakes" is situated in the Kumaon hills of Nainital district, Uttarakhand surrounded by dense oak and pine forests at an elevation of 1,370mts above sea level just 45 kilometres away from Nainital.Freshwater of Seven lakes Ram Tal, Sukh Tal, Nal Damyanti Tal, Purna Tal, Sita tal, Garud Tal and Laxman Tal get connected to form Sattal lake.
A known weekend gateways near Delhi in north India, Sattal is a pleasant destination in the great Himalayan region covered by natural flora and fauna and rustic beauty of the lower Himalayas.
Sattal is an ideal destination for adventerous activities like mountain biking, trekking, night-trekking, rock climbing, biking, abseiling, rafting, angling, kayaking, river-crossing, night-camping, jungle-safaris and much more.
The Seven Lakes are paradise for migratory birds as these birds migrate from Himalayan region to lower areas of Himalayas to escape cold of the great Himalayan region.Perfect destination for bird watchers as there are more than 500 birds like the kingfishers, red-billed blue magpie, brown-headed barbets and blue-throated birds can be easily spotted.
October and Novermber is the best time to visit Sattal.During summer, March to June is the best time to visit Sattal as the weather is pleasant and temperature varied between 10Degree to 27Degree.July to September is a monsoon season and one can expect rainfall during this period.
In winters,one can expect a heavy snowfall during December-January where temperature dips more than to 0 degree.