Sattal or Sat Tal, in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand, derives its name from seven interconnected freshwater lakes. At an altitude of around 1,370m, Sattal lies in the Lower Himalayan Range, nestled amidst forests of pine and oak. It is famous for its rich biodiversity. The region is home to 500 species of resident and migratory birds, over 500 species of butterflies and a variety of moths, beetles, bugs and other insects.
Pangot, also a major tourist attraction, is located about 15km from Nainital. It is an incredible place for birdwatching and adventurous activities such as mountain biking and trekking. The road from Sattal to Pangot passes through Cheena peaks, characterised by mixed forests dominated by thick oak, pine and rhododendron. Perennial creeks and streams crisscross the area, adding to its beauty. Read more about Sattal Pangot Bird Sanctuary
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Tiger was sitting on a log, Leopard with a cub sitting on a tree, Elephants, gaur, sambar, malabar giant squirrel. White bellied woodpecker, crested serpent eagle, green imerial pigeons, streak throated woodpecker and crested hawk eagle. Crocodiles and Rattlesnake.
How to reach?
Airport: The nearest airport is in Pantnagar (61km; 2 hours away). Another option is Dehradun (260km; 5.5 hours away).
Rail:The nearest railhead is Kathgodam (27km; 45 minutes away). Ramnagar is also an option (40km; 45 minutes away).
Raod: Sattal is a seven-hour journey (306km) from New Delhi by road, via Haldwani and Bhimtal. It is 27km from Nainital.
Pangot is approximately a two-hour drive (55km) from Sattal, via Nainital. Enroute, you should stop at Snow View Point and Kilbury.