Deoriatal lake is one of the beautiful lakes of Uttarakhand. It is a pristine lake in the Ukhimath area of Rudraprayag district. It is a popular place to visit in Rudraprayag. Deoriatal is a beautiful lake situated at a height of, 2438 meters above sea level. During early morning time on a clear day, Deoriatal blesses the tourists with miraculous reflections of Chaukhamba Peaks on its crystal clear water.
Why is Deoriatal Famous?
The beauty of this translucent lake attracts visitors from all around the world. DeoriaTal falls under the Kedarnath Musk Deer Sanctuary, in the early morning you can see few animals near the lake. This beautiful and majestic lake offers a panoramic view of Chaukhamba, Neelkantha, Bandarpunch, Kalanag Peaks and Kedar Ranges.
At DeoriaTal there are two things to experience, the first one being the real world and the other one being the reflection of the beautiful surroundings on the lake.
The lake is situated up into a lush green inclined field surrounded by dense green forest. DeoriaTal is a popular trekking destination in the region because of its ease of access and natural scenic beauty. DeoriaTal lies in the Kedarnath Musk Deer Sanctuary region. Therefore, an overnight stay at DeoriaTal is recommended.
Activities to do in DeoriaTal
Other than trekking in Deoriatal lake is a perfect picnic, destinationDevariyatal is an easy trekking destination in the Himalayas rather than a tourist paradise. There is not much more sightseeing available at Deoria Tal apart from the majestic Himalayan peaks that are visible from Deoriatal like Chaukhamba, Sumeru, Meru and Kedar Dome and some more.
Camping: Deoriatal is an ideal location for camping with friends and family. Camping just beside the lake is an amazing and peaceful experience. The reflection of Chaukhamba peak can be seen clearly on the Deoriatal.
Village Tourism: Sari is the last village before the Deoria Tal trek starts. You can walk around the village and learn about their way of lifestyle and culture. The people are warm and welcoming.
Bird Watching: The meadows, lake water, jungle and secluded location makes it a habitat for various species of birds. You will see many birds in the proximity of the lake, it itself. Many wildlife photographers and bird watchers came here every year.
Deoria Tal Travel Tips
Deoria Tal trek is an easy, medium grade travel route, it is just 2 Km trek from the last Saari village. The location is perfect for trekkers, groups, kids and families also.
Littering in and around the lake is a punishable offense and visitors, trekkers all must take extra care of nature not to pollute the lake and location.
Staying in Deoria Tal
Deoriatal lake is a very beautiful Tal(pond) at a height of 2,400 meters in Uttarakhand. Due to its pristine nature, camping is allowed at Deoria Tal under the vigilance of forest officials there. A forest rest house is available for staying at Deoria Tal. One has to trek 2 Km downhill from Devriyatal to Sari village to find accommodation. Few budget guesthouses are available there.
Food Guide Deoria Tal Trek
There are small shops located some 100 meters away from the lake where food items are prepared and served. The shacks have limited food items and the menu, so you would have to manage. Food facilities are also available at Sari village where local food joints and restaurants are available. Packaged food can also be carried to Devriyatal but make sure not to leave the wastage there.
Overview Deoria Tal
- Location: Rudraprayag, Garhwal
- Deoriatal Trek Distance: 3 km
- Trek starts from: Saari Village
- Altitude range: 2438 meters
- Trek Grade: Easy
- Nearest Railway station: Rishikesh, 194 Kms
- Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun(208 Kms)
- Recommended Stay: 2 Days
- Best time to visit Deoria Tal Trek: Jan, Feb, March, April, May, June, September, October, Nov and December (Throughout the year)
Highlights Deoria Tal
- Beautiful sunset view and reflection of Himalayan peaks on the lake.
- Majestic views of the Himalayas.
- Paradise for bird watching.
- Covered with snow during winters.
- Mythological importance connected with Mahabharata.
- Popular for Trekking and Camping
Nearby Tourist places from Deoria Tal
While travelling to Deoriatal, you can plan a further visit to Chopta. Chopta is also a popular destination of Uttarakhand as well as trek and known as Mini- Switzerland of Uttarakhand. The route of 4 Kms trek to the sacred Tungnath Temple and Chandrashilla, commences from Chopta. You can also visit Kartik Swami or trek to Rudranath from Sagar village.
You can also check hotels at nearby locations: Chopta Hotels, Rudraprayag Hotels, Guptkashi Hotels, Ukhimath Hotels