Sariyatal is an almost Heart Shaped Lake in the Nainital District of Uttarakhand. The lake is fed by a stream and is surrounded by a lush green landscape. There is a Children Park near the lake which provides a good time for children to enjoy and play. The Himalayan Botanical Garden at the lakeside which is spread in an area of over 30 hectares and is run by the Forest Department of Uttarakhand. The main attractions of the garden include several endangered and rare native plants, butterfly park, library, Fern House, Auditorium, waterfalls etc.
The botanical Garden is a premier center for Botanists and Scientists. The place is a very good Eco Tourism destination and is a unique project which is providing awareness about the endangered species on the Himalayan Environment. The landscape is also a delight to the Shutterbugs and Nature Admirers.
One can hire a Taxi and the visit to Khurpatal Lake can be merged with the visit to Sariyatal as Khurpatal is at a distance of about 2 kilometres from Sariyatal.