Located in the enchanting Himalayan Ranges of the Kumaon region, Sattal (Seven Lakes) is an interlinked group of seven mesmerizing freshwater lakes situated in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand. It serves as a tranquil haven to the tourists who visit the place to enjoy the picturesque exquisiteness. The town is one of the few unblemished and uncontaminated freshwater biomes in India.Sattal, is a place known as western Himalayan bird photography heaven for true nature lovers.
Mukteshwar: - It is situated at a distance of 38kms from Sattal set at an elevation of 2,285mts above sea level. Mukteshwar got its name from a 350 years old temple Mukteshwar Dham whose presiding deity is great Lord Shiva. The top of the mountain on which Mukteshwar Dham is stood offers stupendous views of Himalayan Range. Mukteshwar was developed by the Britishers as research and education institute ( IVRI ) in 1893.
Naukuchia Tal: - The name literally suggests Nine-Cornered Lake. It is situated 22kms from Sattal. Naukuchia Tal is set at an altitude of 1,220mts above sea level. The lake is around 1 km in length, 0.6 km in width and approximately 40m in depth. It is the deepest of the lakes in the greater Naintal area. According to myth, if one takes a glimpse of all nine corners at once, one can disappear in a cloud of smoke. Naukuchia Tal is within an enchanting valley providing ample scope for rowing, paddling and yatching. Naukuchia Tal is also famous for angling and bird watching.
Ranikhet: - Ranikhet is a hill station in Almora District of Uttarakhand state. Ranikhet is also the home for Kumaon regiment and Naga regiment of Indian Army. Ranikhet offers invigorating views of the snow capped peaks of the prodigious Himalayan range. Ranikhet literally means Queens Meadow or Queen’s field. Ranikhet hosts a vast bio-diversity of flora and fauna. Ranikhetis situated 38kms from Sattal at an altitude of 1,869 mts. Above sea level.
Nainital: - It is situated at a distance of 26 kms from Sattal at an elevation of 1,938 mts above sea level. Nainitalis named after an eye shaped lake set amidst the mountains with thick alpine trees.
- Plumbeous Water Redstarts
- Rusty-cheeked Scimitar Babbler
- Black lored Tit
- Slaty-blue Flycatcher
- Rufous-bellied Niltava
- Spotted Forktails
- Blue-throated Barbets
- White-bellied Nuthatch
- Red-Billed Leothrix
- Grey-hooded Woodpeckers
- Green-backed Tits
- Rufous Chinned Laughing thrushes
- Brown Dipper
- Great Barbets
- Grey-hooded Warblers
- Blue throated Barbets