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Satkhol- A Promised Land

Updated on April 16, 2020

About Satkhol

India is melange in itself. One can have many fascinating things in many aspects. The country has a unique taste at a place and have totally different taste just by travelling few kilometers. In same month, one can experience hot weather at some places and extreme cold environment at another. Desert in one side so as beautiful mountains at another side.

Having mountains all around, Satkhol, is really a promised land on the Earth. This land is a boon of nature. It has beautiful, charming and stunning atmosphere. The Golden valley and whispering willows make the place even more appealing.

Geography of Satkhol

Uttarakhand state has two regions. Garhwal region and Kumaon region. Satkhol is located in the Kumaon foothills of outer Himalayas. From Dehradun, the distance is 333.6 kilometers and from New Delhi, 356.4 kilometers. It comes under the Nainital district and have a co-ordinates 29.49°N 73.62°E and elevation of 1900 meter.

Climate

The weather during the months of winters say October to March, is cold enough and sometimes it has temperature variations -2°C to 8°C, which makes the place very cold. In the month of April to September weather is quite unpredictable. Days may be warm but the nights still have cold. If you want to enjoy the snowfall there, then you must go in the winter season.

Spiritual Contact

The place also has its spiritual importance for the seekers who have been practicing heart based meditation, a new, unique and refine approach of meditation. Here is an ashram, named "Satkhol Himalayan Ashram – Heaven on Earth" maintained by "Shri Ram Chandra Mission, Shahjahanpur." At Satkhol, nature shows itself here as its best. The ashram too have a stunning ambience. The place is full of beautiful flowers of different species, can attract anyone easily.. You may ask to have a meditation session in the ashram, which will surely lead you to the lightness and calmness. Honestly it will give you a inner joy.

Places to be Visited

The main attraction of Satkhol is Himalayan Ashram, its beauty and of course its lofty infrastructure. They have multiple varieties of beautiful flowers. You can learn the approach from them. The sightseeing of sublime Himalayan range will surely take you to the another world. At some places you can go deep down and can see the farming fields. But for that, be careful, have shoes and never go down at night. Satkhol is in between of Nainital and Almora. You can have fun in Almora and can go Nainital as well. In Nainital there are so many lakes and temples.

A Travel Checklist

Whenever we are travelling for enjoyment and spending some time away from a busy schedule, there are always certain things to take care about so that our trip will remain longstanding in our memories and we will feel happiness and inner joy by recalling it.

1-Clothing

Some sort of clothes are always necessary while travelling to Satkhol. As you can experience a cold weather at night even in summer days, so you need to have some warm clothes with you like shawls and sweaters in which you feel comfortable and warm. You must have woolen clothes including warm hats, mufflers, inner and socks for winter months. Good and supportive shoes are of course necessary.

2-Food & Accommodation

You may have variety of foods here. They gave samosa in a very unique way with some sort of liquid vegetable. We have samosa with peas and onion at some places. You may not have your favorite food sometimes as you are too far from the ground, the restaurants have lack of raw material for the finished dish. There are only certain shops which have snacks of branded companies, so you have to carry your loving one. But, no doubt, the local one is better enough in taste and quality.

For stay, there are several hotels in different range of prices. You can book a hotel either online or at the location. But if you are travelling in the summer season, make sure about the availability of rooms in the hotels first as there will be heavy rush.

3-Emergency Situation

You are going to travel to the mountains. Very first thing which is necessary is to carry all your regular medicines. Suppose you are travelling for a week, then carry medicines for 20 days. This is due the lack of availability of the kind of medicine you needed and sometimes due to snowfall and some other reasons, the roads get blocked, in such conditions you can’t go anywhere. The another important thing is to carry the first-aid pills for vomiting, as majority of people face the same issue while travelling to the mountains because the roads have extreme curves almost at every 100 meter and then nausea will arise. Some other important medical things like pain removal spray must be carried.

How to Reach The Destination

If you are travelling by an airplane

Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi (DEL) and Pantnagar Airport (PGH) are the nearest airports to the place. After that, you have a option to use private taxi or train or bus from New Delhi Airport and from Pantnagar Airport, only taxi service is available.

If you are travelling by train

Kathgodam (KGM) is the nearest train station. You can book a taxi or use a local bus to reach to your destination.

If you travelling by road

If you are planning to travel with your own car then simply use google maps for the same and start your journey.

Some Other Important Points

♥ Carry sufficient cash. ATM’s are there, but you must have a sufficient cash for the local shopkeepers as some of them still do not use the online payment.

♥ Don’t forget to see the 'Sroat'.

Sroat is a natural source of water for drinking as well as for other purposes. It is a major source of water for the people, who lives here. The other source is rain water.

♥ Have a good number of clothes while travelling to avoid washing of clothes.

♥ Have a look of the tree of Pear. Don’t forget. It gives immense happiness if you are seeing the tree for the very first time and the fruits on ir.. If possible, have a taste of totally fresh fruit.

Conclusion

Satkhol is a very charming and awesome place to visit in Uttrakhand of India. Its beauty can never be defined in words. In the morning, as soon as you leave your bed and go to the window or balcony, you have beautiful Himalayas in front of your eyes, covered with the white layer or shining in orange, leads you to the heaven. This is a place which can never be forgotten.

© 2020 AndazeAkash

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    • AndazeAkash profile imageAUTHOR

      AndazeAkash 

      11 months ago

      Thank you very much Mr. Satyam. Whenever you will find the same have a visit to Satkhol.

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      Satyam Singh 

      11 months ago

      Good work brother

    • AndazeAkash profile imageAUTHOR

      AndazeAkash 

      12 months ago

      Thank you very much Nikhil for such a lovely words. Anyone can easily fall in love with Satkhol. Everything of the place is quite charge and can attract anyone easily.

      As soon as, the things become normal, do have a trip.

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      Nikhil Sharma 

      12 months ago from India

      Hi Aakash, you've beautifully described the overview and surroundings of this special village Satkhol. I can literally imagine and portray how will the village looks in real. Thank you for sharing such insightful information about the place.

      It has really inspired me to visit this place as and when things get normal. I didn't have enough opportunity to visit such places. Although, I have visited towns like Palampur, Dehradun, and Yol Cantt.

    • AndazeAkash profile imageAUTHOR

      AndazeAkash 

      12 months ago

      Thank you Ayushi ma'am for your valuable comment.......I will keep doing my work........yes of course....you will go that place one day.....

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      Ayushi agarwal 

      12 months ago

      Very nyc... U r too good in your work... Keep doing and inspiring the people to think of ..one day i will go this awesme place...

    • AndazeAkash profile imageAUTHOR

      AndazeAkash 

      12 months ago

      Thank Ajay sir for your comment. As soon as the lock down will over, have a visit.

      pranams.

    • AndazeAkash profile imageAUTHOR

      AndazeAkash 

      12 months ago

      Thank you Prantika ma'am. I am glad to know that you found my article informative for you. Yes, as soon as the things will become normal, do have a visit and feel the beauty of the place.

    • AndazeAkash profile imageAUTHOR

      AndazeAkash 

      12 months ago

      Thank you @suchismita ma'm for your comment. Again when you will have a visit to Nainital, don't forget to go there.

    • AndazeAkash profile imageAUTHOR

      AndazeAkash 

      12 months ago

      Thanks for your valuable comment Mr. Yadav.

    • AndazeAkash profile imageAUTHOR

      AndazeAkash 

      12 months ago

      Thank you @sudha ma'am for your comment.

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      Ajayakumar 

      12 months ago

      Very Good. We were planning to experience the beauty of this place but due to lockdown unable to reach there. Thank you for valuable guidance

      Pranam

    • Prantika Samanta profile image

      Prantika Samanta 

      12 months ago from Kolkata, India

      Satkhol is in my bucket list for a long time now. Probably, once we all resume normal lives, I would visit the place.

      Your article is informative and would help me prepare an itinerary and things to carry there.

    • Suchismita pradhan profile image

      Suchismita Pradhan 

      12 months ago from India

      I have been to Nainital a few years back but missed this place.This place seems interesting and you have crafted the article very well.

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      Shradhalu Yadav 

      12 months ago

      Good work

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      Sudha gupta 

      12 months ago

      Good

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