Before going ahead with the topic, have you ever heard of Sattal hill station? If not then let me tell you that Sattal or Sat tal (meaning seven lakes) is a group of seven lakes situated near Bhimtal, a town of the Nainital district in Uttarakhand. Surrounded by snow clad mountains and set amongst dense forests of oak and pine trees, Sattal is one of the few unspoiled and unpolluted freshwater biomes in India.
Perched at an altitude of 1,370mts above sea level, this hill station offers splendors of nature to its tourists. The names of seven lakes are Purna Tal, Ram Tal, Sita Tal, Laxman Tal, Sukh Tal, Nal Dayanti Tal and Garud Tal. Often compared with Westmore land of England by Britshers, this place is home to many migratory birds. If you are an avid watched then this place is ideal for your next vacation.
Places to see in Sattal hill station:
1. Seven Lakes: The sources of water for these lakes are underground springs and are named after the Hindu mythological figures. The names of these lakes are Ram Tal, Lakshman Tal, Sita Tal, Nal Damyanti Tal, Panna Tal, Purna Tal, and Sukha Tal.
2. Bhimtal: An ideal place to relax amid nature in its best form. Bhimtal is believed to be named after Bhima of Mahabharata. The area is spotted with temples lying amid the verdant mountains and a pristine blue lake. Bhimtal Lake with a small island in the middle adds charm to its picturesque surroundings.
3. Butterfly museum: Imagine beautiful colourful butterflies all around you. What a scene it can be as these beautiful creatures have almost disappeared in cities. Butterfly Farm is a museum at John estate that will make you feel close to nature. Home to nearly 110 species of insect and over 2500 varied species of butterflies, the place is a paradise for nature buffs.
4. Bird Watching: Sattal is a bit of a paradise for bird watchers, given the lakes and the flora that nurture a rich diversity of fauna. Hundreds of species of birds are drawn to this picturesque freshwater habitat. That makes Sattal a popular destination for nature lovers, especially birdwatchers.
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