Sattal Christian AshramSattal Christian Ashram in Nainital, tucked away in isolation, is a peaceful holiday retreat amidst Sattal's dense forests. This ashram was founded in 1930 by the trio of Rev. Dr. E Stanley Jones, Ms. Ethel Turner, and Rev. Yonus Sinha. Their aim was to preach holy teachings of the Bible. This Vanaprastha ashram has been a centre of Christian studies and disciplined learning through group living ever since its inception.
Celebrations are held at the ashram every year in May-June, September-October that is attended by followers from all over the globe. The best thing about Sattal Christian Ashram is that it welcomes with open hands people of all castes, sects and religions.
At the same time, the ashram surrounded as it is with lush greenery of the dense forests, forms an ideal spot for holidaying, relaxation and meditation as well as for nature lovers and those seeking tranquility.
All said and done, the Ashram is definitely worth paying a visit in Nainital.
Note: Encompassed by verdant greenery and lofty hills, the Ashram opens an aura and a wide array of opportunities for photographers.
History of Sattal Christian Ashram
One of the major founders of the Sattal Christian Ashram was E. Stanley Jones, the missionary and the evangelist. This Christian Ashram is located on a former tea estate, on the shores of Sattal lake. St. John's Church is part and parcel of the ashram and features a mixed colonial art and architecture. Situated close by is also a Sattal Christian Ashram chapel. It was founded in 1930 and introduced Christianity and spread it into the Kumaun hills of Uttarakhand. E. Stanley Jones, a friend of Martin Luther King and Mahatma Gandhi, Earl Denman, the person who climbed atop Mount Everest all alone, and with Tenzing N. secretly in the year 1947, was in the Ashram and stayed here for many a year.
Sattal Christian Ashram Accomodation
With separate arrangements for women and men, there are options of taking up shared rooms, dormitories or separate cottages. Upon arrival in the ashram, you are briefed about the code of conduct and schedule for your stay. You can have the luxury of home-cooked meals, interactive prayer games, individual counseling, and campfire all of which making your stay an unforgettable and memorable experience.
To book Sattal Christian Ashram cottages you can contact on the below-given address:
Vijay Patni, Manager
PO: Sattal, Via: Mehragaon, Dt. Nainital , UK 263132
Ph: 05942-247029/247153, +91-9927622044