Trekking

Deoria Tal Trek
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Deoria tal, also spelled as Devoria tal, Devaria tal or Deoriya tal, is one of the most preferred trekking destination in Uttarakhand. Situated 2,438 meters above sea level in Rudraprayag district.Deoria tal, is believed to be the lake where devatas (gods) bathed in ancient times.

Deoria Tal Trek

The trekking route to Deoria tal offer enchanting view of snow capped Himalayan peaks, the glittering jewels on earth along with dense forest. Chances to encounter chital and deer is high. Spectacular view of Himalayas like Chaukhamba, Neelkantha, Banderpunch, Yellow tooth, Kedar range, Kalanag please the trekkers making them forget all the pain and stress.

Overnight stay lets the trekkers make most out of the trek by offering enchanting view of deer. Night camping and jungle trekking is more adventurous.

Legend of Deoria Tal

Deoria tal is believed to be the lake from where Yakshya asked Pandavas the questions on life.According to Mahabharata, once when Pandavas were in the Banbasa fleeing ,Thirsty and tired Yudhisthara asked Bhima to look for a place where they could bring water from. Bhima got up on a tree and saw a lake at a distance. Sahadeva, the youngest of the Pandavas was ordered to go and bring some water.

Sahadev went and tried to drink the water. At the very time Yakshya stopped Sahadeva and asked him to answer his questions which Sahadeva denied and thus died the very moment he tried to gulp water. Same thing happened to Nakula, Arjuna and Bhima respectively. Finally when Yudhisthira came, he answered all questions of Yakshya before drinking the water. Happy with Yudhisthira, Yakshya asked Yudhisthira to choose one of his brothers to be alive and Yudhisthira choose Nakula. To Yakshyas bewilderment, Yudhisthira replied that though Bhima is the most strong and Arjuna the top in arrow shoot, he would choose Nakula to do just towards their second (step) mother Madri. Happy with the answer, Yakshya gives life to all four Pandavas who were lying on the bank of the lake dead. Yakshya is the father of Yudhisthira.Deoria lake maintains its purity and amazing beauty till date.

Deoria Tal Trek | Best Time to visit

Trekkers usually go to Deoria Tal from March till mid-June. Nights are cold all round the year. Monsoon season must be escaped to avoid untimely landslide on the route and blockage of road. More, the cold region becomes colder due to rain which is beyond tolerance to many.

Deoria Tal is on the route to Kedarnath, inaccessible during winter season due to extreme cold and snowfall in the region.

Weather in Deoria Tal

  • Summer : The summer sun in Deoria tal is warm and pleasing. Months March to mid-June are considered the best time to visit Deoria Tal. Pack warm clothes for nights.
  • Monsoon : Landslide and road blockage can disrupt the tourists to Deoria Tal during monsoon season. It is recommended to escape the monsoon months.
  • Spring : Spring months mid-September to late October are considered the best time to visit Deoria Tal besides summer season. The pleasing weather and warm sun favor the trekkers.
  • Winter : It is recommended that you bypass winter months November to February for Deoria Tal trek because the extreme cold and snowfall block your way.

Deoria Tal Trek |How to Reach?

Trek to Deoria Tal begins from Chopta passing through Mastura, reaching Saari village and finally making around 2Km trek to the lake. Ukhimath to Mastura is 8.5Km and Mastura to Saari is around 3.5Km trek. Trekking enthusiasts find the route to Deoria tal easy to moderate.

  • By Air: The nearest airport is Jolly grant Dehradun. Haridwar is 34.1Km from Jollygrant airport. Tourists need to use other means of transportation from Dehradun to Haridwar.
  • By Rail: Haridwar railway station is connected to most of the parts of India with regular service.
  • By Road: Haridwar is accessible through roadways from all parts of the country and regular bus service.

Route to Deoria Tal

  • Dehradun – Rishikesh – Narendranagar – Chamba – Tehri – Ghansali – Chibitiga – Mayali – Tilwada – Agastyamuni – Ukhimath – Mastura – Saari Village – Deoria Tal

Deoria Tal Trek | Places Nearby

Ukhimath | Guptakashi  | Chopta  |  TungnathChandrashila