Friday, December 26, 2008

Trip to Bhimtal Saattal

Third week of December 08 I was off to Bhimtal along with a my corporate group of about 90 people. We travelled overnite by Deluxe buses in the night. Stopped at Gajraula in the night for some tea, it was unusually warm that night, unlike the late December in North India. Early morning around Rampur there was a dense fog that made driving difficult. Still we could make it on time for breakfast at Country Inn, Bhimtal a nice resort with deluxe rooms,cottages, nice lawns, spa and a swimming pool. The rooms, cottages and the facilities at Country Inn are excellent and we had a nice breakfast after freshening up with a warm bath. Here it was not so cold,rather pleasant. Our team had arranged for training for the employees and some fun activities for the families and children.
In the evening we had some nice old songs accompanied by guitar by the Fun rangers sitting around a bon fire.
Next Day early morning we did some yoga under expert guidance and it was a refreshing and wonderful start to the day. After bfast, we headed for Saattal(seven lakes) which is about 8 km from Bhimtal. Saattal is a more quieter and cleaner lake not visited regularly. After circling the lake we did some adventure activities like rock climbing,rappelling and valley crossing in the nearby jungle area. After that we had our lunch at Country Inn, Saat tal a small hotel with lake facing rooms and situated in a quiet corner. If you are looking for some thing quiet,lonely and serene this is the place.
The whole area is strewn with lakes, some of them being Bhimtal, Sattal,Khurpatal,Naukuchiatal and the biggest and most well known-Nainital. So from here we went to Nainital for some sight seeing, boating, shopping and all. It was real chilly in Nainital with gusty winds and all. For the first time in our visit we felt that we have come to a hill station.

Next day morning about 15 of us trekked to a very special but unknown place in the vicinity, the Nal Damayanti pond. The trek was a soft one and for about 2 km. It took us to a small pond which had lots and lots of fishes. We took some bread along to feed them and it was real fun seeing them jump for the bread crumbs all over the pond. The pond we were told has some religious significance too and any kind of fishing was not allowed here. On the way back to Delhi we stopped at Bhimtal lake.

Overall it was a nice trip enjoyed by all the participants and was a lot of fun.
For more info on Bhimtal,Sat tal, Naukuchiatal and Nainital and hotel bookings log onto Nainital Resorts
For arranging your trip tp Bhimtal, Naukuchiatal or Nainital call us at Around Delhi at 09891458220/09811193634
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