Deoria Tal, a beautiful lake bounded by snow-clad peaks in the district of Rudraprayag in the Garhwal Region, is one of the most renowned camping and hiking destinations in the Uttarakhand mountains.
The lake, located 3 kilometres upward from Mastura and Sari villages on the Ukhimath-Chopta route, tempts travellers with its breathtaking reflection of the Chaukhamba mountains in its crystal blue water.
According to mythology, the natural viewing spot in Uttarakhand, situated at an elevation of 2438 m, is where Gods used to bathe. As a result, Hindu worshippers have a particular place in their hearts for this out-of-the-way lake spot.
It is also considered the legendary ‘Indra Sarovar,’ mentioned in Hindu mythology. It is said that it was during this travel that Yaksha questioned the Pandavas. According to mythology, Bheem constructed this lake, the fiercest of the Pandavas, to satisfy his thirst.
The lake is only accessible by a 3 km walking track from Sari village. The attractiveness of this prominent Uttarakhand destination’s natural splendour draws a vast number of trekkers and nature lovers every year.
Weather in Deoria Tal
Summer here lasts from April through June. One may enjoy the lake’s wonderful ambience and have a great time throughout this time. The temperature ranges about 15°C and 25°C during the summer, and the weather stays relatively cold due to the high mountain.
The journey to Deoria Tal is not recommended during the monsoon season. Heavy rainfall occurs from July to September, making trekking and other activities challenging. In addition, during the monsoon season in Uttarakhand, the likelihood of landslides and blockages increases.
The month of October marks the start of the cold weather in Deoria Tal, which lasts until the end of March. Furthermore, the temperature stays between 0°C and ten °C during these months. Winters at Deoria Tal are bitterly cold, with the possibility of heavy snowfall. Therefore, it is best to wear strong woollen clothing.
Where should you stay in Deoriatal?
Deoria Tal, being a gorgeous lake, provides some unspoiled environment to enjoy. It also allows travellers to camp under the care of forest officials. A Forest Resting Guesthouse is also offered for booking to stay in Deoria Tal. To locate any other lodging alternatives, one has to walk down to Sari Village to find some low-cost accommodation that provides enough amenities.
How to get to Deoria Tal?
It is not difficult to go to Deoria Tal. The closest airport is Jolly Grant in Dehradun, while the nearest railway is Haridwar Junction. Sari Village, the starting site of the Chopta trip, is also well-connected by road. One must first take a bus or taxi to the village and then hike 3 kilometres.
- By Air
The closest airport to Deoria Tal is Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun, approximately 209 kilometres away. After reaching the airport, you must continue your journey by vehicle, and you may take a taxi or cab from the airport to Sari Village, then a 3-kilometre hike to Deoria Tal.
- By Rail
The closest railway station to Deoria Tal is Haridwar Railway Station, roughly 218 kilometres away. You may take a cab to Sari village when you get to Haridwar. To reach your destination, you must hike 3 kilometres from Sari village.
- By Road
The area is well-connected to other northern Indian states via motorable highways. One can take a cab or drive themselves to Sari Village to get here. After arriving in Sari Village, there is a 3-kilometre journey to Deoria Tal. Buses frequently run from ISBT Anand Vihar in Delhi to Rudraprayag. Use local transportation or hire a cab from Rudraprayag to Sari village and then hike to Deoriatal.