Deoriatal Travel Guide

A dreamlike lake that is surrounded by the snow-clad mountains in the district of Rudraprayag in Garhwal Region, Deoriatal is amongst the most popular camping & trekking places in Uttarakhand Himalayas. Situated some 3 km on an uphill trek from Mastura and Sari villages on the Ukhimath-Chopta road, the lake allures visitors with the stunning reflection of Chaukhamba Peaks on its crystal clear water. According to beliefs, the nature sightseeing place in Uttarakhand, which sits at an elevation of 2438 m is considered as the place where Gods used to take bath. Thus, this offbeat lake destination holds a special significance to Hindu devotees. It is also reckoned to be the famed 'Indra Sarovar' which has its reference in the Puranas. It is believed that it was this travel place where the Pandavas were asked questions by Yaksha. The legend has it that this lake was created by Bheem who was the strongest among the Pandavas in order to appease his thirst.The lake can only be reached through a 3 km trekking trail from Sari village. The charm and the beauty of the nature of this popular place in Uttarakhand allures a large number of trekkers and nature aficionados throughout the year.

Snow-capped mountains of Himalayas like Chaukhamba, Nilkantha, Bandarpunch, Kedar Range, and Kalanag make the backdrop quite surreal at Deoriatal and one can savour a 300 panoramic view. The astounding green forest is the major attraction on the trekking route of Deoriatal. Bird watching along with the exhilarating trek are the two major draws which make it an ideal place to visit. Camping and village tourism are also the must-do things in here. Apart from savouring an experience of a lifetime in Deoriatal, one has a number of places to visit situated at a short distance from the surreal lake like the popular tourist destinations of Chopta and Tungnath (the highest Shiva Temple in the world). Those seeking more adventure in Rudraprayag, can also attempt a 4 km trek to Chandrashila from Chopta via the Tungnath Temple.

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Best Time to Visit Deoriatal

Despite the fact that Deoriatal is accessible throughout the year, however, summer and winter are the ideal seasons to visit the place. During these seasons, the lake is at its best to enjoy the serene beauty and enjoy night camping as well.

  • Summer

    From April to June are the months of summer here. During this time, one can enjoy the rich ambiance of the lake and can have really good time here. The temperature during this time varies between 15 and 25C during summer and the weather remains quite cold because of high elevation.

  • Monsoon

    The season of monsoon is not meant for the excursion to Deoria Tal. From July to September the place witnesses heavy rainfall and this makes the trekking and other activities difficult here. Chances of landslides and roadblocks also increase during the monsoon season in the state of Uttarakhand.

  • Winter

    The month of October is the commencement of winter season in Deoriatal and it lasts till March. Moreover, the temperature during these months remains in between 0C and 10C. Winters in Deoriatal are extremely cold with fair chance of frequent snowfall. It is advisable to take heavy woollen clothes.

Where to Stay in Deoriatal?

Being a beautiful lake, DeoriaTal offers some unblemished nature to savour. It also gives tourists an opportunity of camping under the supervision of forest officials. Along with that, a Forest Rest House is also available for booking as a staying place in Deoriatal. In order to find any other accommodation options, one has to trek down to Sari Village to find some budget places to stay that offer decent services.

How to Reach Deoriatal?

Reaching Deoria Tal is not difficult. Jolly Grant in Dehradun is the nearest airport and Haridwar Junction is the nearest railway station from the place. Sari Village which is the beginning point of the trek of Chopta is well-connected through road as well. One has to first reach the village by bus/cab and then from there need to trek 3 km uphill.

  • By Air

    Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun is the nearest airport from Deoriatal which is around 209 km away from the place. After reaching the airport, you need to carry on your rest of the journey by road. At the airport, you can board a taxi or cab to Sari Village and thereafter a 3 km trek to reach Deoriatal.

  • By Rail

    The nearest railway station from Deoriatal is Haridwar Railway Station which is located at a distance of approximately 218 km from the place. Once you land at Haridwar, you can hire a taxi from there to Sari village. From Sari village, you need to cover the distance of 3 km trek to reach your destination.

  • By Road

    The place is very well-connected with other northern states of India through motorable roads. One can hire a taxi or can drive itself to Sari Village in order to reach here. Once you reach Sari Village, there is a 3 km trek to reach Deoria Tal. Buses from ISBT Anand Vihar, Delhi to Rudraprayag are also easily available. In order to reach the place, one can cover the distance from Rudraprayag to Sari village by local transport or by hiring a cab and thereafter trek to Deoriatal.

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