Excursions From Sattal Christian Ashram

Sat Tal is at a distance of about 23 Kilometers from Nainital at an altitude of 1370 mts. Sattal is a unique, unforgettable spot having cluster of lakes placed amidst the oak forest. It is comparable with Westmoreland of England.  From Bhowali, one can visit most of the Hill Stations in the districts of Naini Tal and Almora.

If you are attending any sessions of Sat Tal Christian Ashram, after the event is over, you could plan a visit to Kausani and Binsar.

Naini Tal

Naini Tal is one of the most charismatic hill stations that India harbors. Naini Tal's unending expense of scenic beauty is nothing short of a romance with awe-inspiring and pristine Mother nature. Known for its salubrious climate and scenic beauty, the town is a popular health resort and attracts tourists around the year. There are also opportunities for yachting, boating and paddling that makes it equally enticing during the day. In case you want to have a panoramic view of Naini Tal with a Rope-way ride, you need to book the ticket one day in advance.

  Naini Tal Lake
High Court of Uttarakhand St John's Church of the Wilderness (1844)

Ranikhet :

A hill station, idyllic in its charm, Ranikhet with its majestic pine trees. According to popular belief this spot had won the heart of Rani Padmini, queen of Raja Sudhardev . She chose this scenic place to her abode & since then, it has come to be known as Ranikhet, literally "Queen’s Field" . At an altitude of 1829 meters above sea level, this hill station is undoubtedly a tourist’s paradise. The scented mountain breeze, fresh & pure, the singing of birds, the panoramic view of the Himalayas, the sights, sounds and smells leave the onlooker spellbound. Weaving an instant spell on the visitor Ranikhet draws visitors all the year round. Ranikhet is the headquarter of Kumaoun Regimental Center. KRC museum and memorial are the jewels of Ranikhet town .

Sun-rise at the Himalayas Orchards Golf-course Sun-set


Almora is a wonderful place to conveniently enjoy the spectacular snow-scape of the central Himalayas.Away from the bright lights of cities, in a peaceful atmosphere lies Almora which brings alive all that is beautiful in nature. Almora is situated at the top a peak that is half circular(shape of a horse shoe) and is on a 5 kilometers long mountain range.

It has its own historical, cultural and political importance. Once upon a time, it was the capital of Kumau. It was set up by King Balo Kalyan Chand in 1563. The descendents from the Kyutar dynasty and the Chand dynasty ruled here in the old times. The forts, other historical monuments, courts and governmental offices are still present today. The two rivers, Kaushik (Koshi) and Shalmali (Suyal) flow near the town. The snow capped peaks of the Himalayas look like a long train of ice and snow from here.

Each and every inch of Almora is filled with scenic beauty and the town has maintained its ancient tradition even today. This is clearly evident in the construction of the houses and in the roads made out of slate stone.

  Snow-capped Himalayan ranges Sun-set

Kausani :

Nestled among thick dense pine forests, atop a narrow ridge and separated from the towering mountains of the Nanda Devi range by low, medium mountains ; at Kausani the grandeur of the Himalayan scenery comes alive. The view of the snow covered Trishul & Nanda Devi is so clear that one gets a feeling of the snow being within touching distance. Its ethereal sunrise and a 300 kilometers wide view of the Himalayan range have attracted thousands of visitors to this place time and again.

Eulogized by poets & philosophers, this scenic & beautiful spot offers so much all the year round, sightseeing, history, pilgrimage and complete relaxation .Mahatma Gandhi, who spent 12 days in 1929 at Kausani, penned his memorable commentry on the Geeta-Anashakti-Yoga inspired by the scenic grandeur of this richly gifted spot. The guest house where the Mahatma stayed is now known as the Anashakti Ashram. Hindi poet laureate Sumitra Nandan Pant was born at Kausani. Some of his early poem composed here have described nature in its myriad manifestations.

Kausani is ideal for those who seek to escape from the din & dust, hustle & bustle of big cities and wish to spend a quiet holiday in the lap of nature.    
Himalayan ranges Trisul & Nanda Devi Peaks

Binsar :

Binsar is one of the most scenic spots in the Kumaon Himalayas and acclaimed hill resorts. At an elevation of 2412 meters, this place offers an excellent view of Kumaon hills and the greater Himalayas , surrounded by Alpine flora, ferns, hanging moss & species of wild flowers. The main attraction of Binsar is the majestic view of the Himalayas. A three hundred kilometers stretch of famous peaks which includes Kedranath, Chaukhamba, Trishul, Nandadevi, Nandakot & Pachachuli. The forests of Himalayan Oak and Rhobodendron are excellent for trekking and communing with nature.

Mukteshwar :

This beautiful place is 2286 meters in altitude. Surrounded by fruit orchards and thick coniferous forest it was developed by the Britishers as research and education institute (IVRI) in 1893. It is the celebrated scenic spot overlooking long ranges of Himalaya.An old temple of Lord Shiva exist on the top of a rock.