Sukha Tal cocooned in Mallital was earlier a part of the pristine Nainital Lake. Sukha Tal or Suka Tal literally suggests dry lake which is located half a km from the picturesque lake of Nainital.
It is a fresh water lake having a length of 150 meters and 10 feet deep. The lake is surrounded by dense pine and oak forests. These verdant forests are the home to a number of migratory birds who visit this place from all over the globe.
This lake was earlier known as Khudariya Tal and was renamed as Sukha Tal Lake because the entire water from this lake was drained in the extreme region of the Nainital Lake.