Rooms &
Walks &


Local Art and Handicraft Shops: On Seetla- Mukteshwar road – there are three local shops run by different NGOs – Kilmora, Avani and Himadri Hans supporting and promoting local crafts, and organic foods.

Satkhol Ashram: The Satkhol Himalayan Ashram, also known as Satkhol Ashram, is a spiritual and wellness retreat located in the Himalayan region of India.

Local treks & trails

Short (30 - 60 minutes)
The Quiet Place
  1. Walk to Natural Spring and back (Easy)

    This hike starts at the retreat and you walk on a trail to the natural spring along a mostly level trail. Only the start and end are a descent / ascend.

  2. Walk to the Mahila Milan Kendra in Satkhol Village (Moderate)

    Walk from the retreat onto the road, and then up to the ridge where the local administration has built a few covered shelters. The distance is short but the ascent and descent are substantial

Medium (60 - 90 minutes)
  1. Walk to Chhatola village temple and back-

    Same as the walk to Natural Spring described above, but about 500 metres further to the Chatola village temple.

  2. Walk to the Satkhol Village temple

    to catch a great sunset. Along the road initially but then a gentle hike along a forest trail.

Long (90 minutes+)

Walk to Mukteshwar.

This is about 12 km round drip with the first 3 km on the road and then on a steep trail heading up through the forest reserve to Mukteshwar.


  • Just a short drive away from Satkhol, Mukteshwar is a picturesque hill station known for its panoramic views of the Himalayan ranges. The Mukteshwar Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, is a prominent attraction here. With deodar and pine forests, Mukteshwar is a popular getaway to see the Himalayan peaks. Mukteshwar is mostly known for the Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI).

  • Adjacent to Mukteshwar temple are the natural rock formations that jut out of the hill face like spikes. The name “Chauli Ki Jali” translates to “rock screen” or “chink in the rock.” This is aptly descriptive of the geological formation itself. The site is characterized by a series of rugged cliffs and crevices that create an intricate pattern resembling a delicate mesh. Perched at an elevation of around 2,500 meters (8,200 feet), Chauli Ki Jali provides stunning vistas of the surrounding Himalayan peaks and valleys.

  • For adventure seekers, Chauli Ki Jali offers an array of heart-pounding activities. Rappelling and rock climbing are particularly popular here due to the natural rock formations that provide a thrilling setting for these activities.

Bhaalu Gaad Waterfalls
About 20 km from Satkhol, Bhaalu Gaad waterfalls, cascading down a series of rocky steps, are a great destination for a half-day trip.

Nainital District

Nainital, often referred to as the “Lake District of India,” is a captivating hill, about 50 km from Satkhol.

Key Attractions:

  1. Naini Lake
    The heart and soul of Nainital, this crescent-shaped lake offers boating opportunities and is bordered by bustling Mall Road, making it a central gathering point.
  2. Bhimtal
    A larger lake with an island at its centre, Bhimtal is surrounded by lush greenery and offers boating and a tranquil escape.
  3. Sattal
    Sattal – seven lakes including Nal, Damyanti, Garuda, Bharat, Ram, Sita, Lakshman, Hanuman, Panna.
  4. Naukuchiatal
    A serene and lesser-known gem among the Himalayan lakes. Its name, meaning “lake of nine corners,” aptly describes its unique shape. Encircled by lush forests and embraced by the hills, Naukuchiatal offers boating, birdwatching, and a peaceful escape for those seeking serenity amidst nature’s beauty.
  5. Snow View Point
    Accessible via cable car or a short hike, Snow View Point treats visitors to breathtaking vistas of the Himalayan snow peaks.
  6. Naina Devi Temple
    Situated on the northern shore of Naini Lake, this ancient temple is dedicated to Goddess Naina Devi and holds immense religious significance.
  7. Tiffin Top (Dorothy’s Seat)
    Named after an English artist, this viewpoint offers panoramic views of the town and the surrounding hills. It’s an ideal spot for a picnic.
  8. The Mall Road
    A bustling promenade lined with shops, eateries, and colonial-era buildings. It’s perfect for leisurely strolls and shopping for local handicrafts.
  9. Governor’s House (Raj Bhavan)
    A majestic colonial-era building with stunning architecture and beautifully landscaped gardens, now the residence of the Governor of Uttarakhand.
  10. Gurney House
    The former residence of author Jim Corbett, now a museum, offers insights into his life and work in the region. A must-visit for wildlife enthusiasts.
  11. Eco Cave Gardens
    A network of interconnected caves and hanging gardens that offer an adventurous experience, especially for kids.
  12. Hanuman Garhi
    A temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman, located at an elevated spot offering panoramic views of the sunrise and sunset.
  13. Pangot and Kilbury Bird Sanctuary
    A haven for birdwatchers, these areas are home to a variety of avian species, including some rare and migratory birds.
  14. St. John’s Church
    An old church known for its Gothic architecture and serene surroundings.
  15. Naina Peak
    The highest peak in the region, offering a challenging trek and unparalleled views of the Himalayas and the town below.
  16. Jeolikot
    60km, Honey production centre of the region.
  17. Ramgarh
    Hill station at an altitude of 1789m, with views of the Himalayan peaks, including Nanda Devi, Trishul, and Panchchuli range. Ramgarh is especially known as a fruit bowl for its fruit orchards. Several famous personalities such as Rabindranath Tagore, Narain Swami and Mahadevi Verma had established their ashrams here.
  18. Shyamkhet Tea Estate
    Lying in the vicinity of Golu Devta temple in Bhowali, the Shyamkhet Tea Garden produces a wide range of tea leaves including organic tea which are also exported to the world.
  19. Kainchi Dham
    Kainchu Dham is a renowned spiritual destination that beckons pilgrims and seekers from across the world. The name “Kainchi Dham” translates to “two sharp bends,” aptly describing its location between two mountain ridges. Kainchi Dham is dedicated to Neem Karoli Baba, a revered spiritual guru who is believed to have performed numerous miracles and spread teachings of love, compassion, and selfless service.

    Visitors to Kainchi Dham have the opportunity to engage in meditation, Satsang (spiritual discourses), and kirtans (devotional singing) led by resident sadhus and spiritual seekers.

Almora District

Situated approximately 30 km from Satkhol, Almora district is a captivating tapestry of natural beauty, cultural heritage, and spiritual significance, making it a compelling destination for travellers.

Some of the highlights of Almora are:

  • Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary

    A haven for wildlife enthusiasts, with diverse flora and fauna in the midst of lush forests. Leopards, barking deer, foxes, and various Himalayan species also call this sanctuary home, although many remain hidden in the thick vegetation. The area is also a paradise for birdwatchers, boasting over 200 bird species.

  • Kasaar Devi Temple

    This ancient temple, located near Almora, is known for its spiritual aura and panoramic vistas. The Kasar Devi Temple has a history of attracting renowned personalities, including Swami Vivekananda and Bob Dylan. The temple’s tranquillity and the breathtaking views it offers make it a must-visit destination.

  • Bright End Corner

    A viewpoint offering stunning sunrise and sunset vistas over the majestic mountains.

  • Chitai Golu Devta Temple

    A unique temple known for its tradition of tying bells as offerings, offering insights into local beliefs.

  • Katarmal Sun Temple

    An impressive stone temple dedicated to the sun god, showcasing intricate architectural details.

  • Jageshwar Dham

    A complex of over 100 ancient temples with intricate carvings, set amidst serene surroundings. Dedicated to Lord Shiva it is considered one of the most sacred ‘tirthas’ in the Kumaon region. The linga is considered to represent one of the 12 Jyothirlingams in India. The temple holds much significance for the devout and it is a must-see destination in Binsar. The temple complex comprises 124 temples.

  • Zero Point

    A high-altitude viewpoint in Binsar offering breathtaking panoramic views of the Himalayan peaks.

  • Kumaon Regimental Centre Museum

    Showcasing the history and achievements of the Kumaon Regiment, a significant part of Indian military history.

  • Deer Park

    A peaceful sanctuary where visitors can observe deer and enjoy the tranquillity of the surroundings.

  • Simtola Eco-Park

    A serene park with well-maintained gardens, offering a peaceful escape in nature.

  • Lal Bazaar

    : A bustling local market where you can experience the vibrant culture and shop for traditional items.

  • Govind Vallabh Pant Public Museum

    A museum preserving the cultural heritage of the region through its collection of artefacts.

Village Satkhol, Dist. Nainital
Uttarakhand, India
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