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Sattal: Seven Lakes

Sattal Lake Sattal of Seven Lakes located close to each other is at a distance of 20 KM from Nainital and it will take one hour via Bowali. On the main road connecting Haldwani to Almore at MehrGaon you have to take a right turn and Sattal is 7 KM from here.

There is a view point before descending to Sattal lake level and from here you can see two lakes side by side Hanuman-tal and Bharat-tal . These two lakes receive less water and almost remain dry like in summer months. The main Lake consist of three lakes Ram-tal, Lakshman-tal and Sita-tal joined together by narrow passages clearly visible in dry seasons when less water is available. These lakes are heaven for migratory birds. All the busy market and tourist activites of Sattal is located around these three lakes only. Here is the list of seven lakes known as Sattal

Hanuman Tal and Bharat Tal ( less water , located side by side )
Ramtal, Lakshman-tal, Sita-tal ( Main three lakes )
Garud Tal
NalDamayanti Tal ( almost dry in summer months)

There is a busy tourist market and playground near the lakes. This is mostly treated as lunch point for tourist visiting from Nainital and other places. Good number of restaurants are available here. Here the famous food is Kadi Chawal. In place Dal you will get Kadi a juicy recipe with diluted curd in it to mix with rice.

Adventure sports like river crossing, jungle trekking etc are available here. Camps are also available for night stay near the lake.

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