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Deoria Tal

 
January 2010

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Deoria Tal was a part of my trip to Garhwal: Khirsu-Ukimath-Auli-Haridwar. But without a separate trip report for Deoria Tal, it would be sheer injustice to the beauty of the place.

The Garwhal ranges of Himalayas posses so many treasures of nature, which are bestowed with unparalleled beauty. Deoria Tal is one among such vista’s that captivates any body with its charismatic appeal. At a height of 3200 meters, Deoria Tal’s crystalline water offers a spell bound images of its beautiful surroundings.

Deoriatal

Deoriatal

It is believed that it was the place from where the mighty Pandavas were asked queries by Yaksha. The lake is surrounded in a soothingly inclined field bounded by a deep wood cover. Set majestically in the lap of the magnificent mountain peaks, Deoria Tal is a popular destination to the nature lovers.

We left for Sari village from Ukimath at around 8 AM in the morning. Sari is 10Km from Ukimath and takes around 35 mins by car. Reaching Sari, the first task was to locate Lakhpat Singh, with whom I had conversed quite a few times over the phone. His house was just at the entrance of Sari, with a big sign board written in Bengali regarding availability of all arrangements for stay at Deoria Tal and Sari.

Contrary to the impression of a well-built and hefty person that I had pictured in my mind from the name, Lakhpat Singh turned out to be a thin, lanky person. I chatted with him for some time while breakfast was ordered in another shop. Sari is occupied primarily by Negis. Chairs were laid out in the sun where breakfast was served. By this time, two horses had been hired at Rs 400 each for the trip. Our female team members were to take the horses in the steep uphill journey.

On the way to Deoria Tal

On the way to Deoria Tal

Breakfast over, we moved on. The rock wall that we had to walk over looked imposing. It was a almost near vertical wall, may be inclined at around seventy degrees. However, the trails were not very difficult to traverse and the 2 Km uphill journey was completed in around 1 hour 30 minutes. Aheli walked for the first 1.5 Km, but later on mounted a horse as she was tired. As soon as we reached the top, the surroundings were suddenly transformed, if a magician by a sweep of a magic wand has transferred us to a magical place. A small lake, Deoria Tal, was in front of us. And lined up behind Deoria Tal stood the majestic peaks of Chaukhamba, Kedarnath and many other snow capped white peaks.

The next couple of hours was spent sitting on the banks of Deoria Tal. There were no other visitors to the lake that day. Occasionally village women passed by with loads of dry firewood bundled on their backs. After a while a person collected the entry fee to Deoria Tal of Rs 40 per person (as it falls in the Nanda Devi Reserve Forest area). There was a small shop at one side of the tal. Two boys cooked some rice, dal and vegetable for lunch. It was great!!

We left a couple of hours later at 3:00 PM. Ideally, all of us wanted to stay back and spend the night in the tents. But without proper arrangements, we decided to come back later once again some time later. Hopefully, soon we will be at Deoria Tal once again.

 

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12 Comments

  1. Trip report to Garhwal: Khirsu-Ukimath-Auli-Haridwar | Travel Story Book said:

    [...] Deoria Tal | Travel Story Book said: [...]

    Posted on April 14th, 2010 at 5:12 am

  2. SIDDHARTHA said:

    I want to know how much time it will take from Gourikund to Sarigram by car. Is it possible to cover deoria tal by starting early morning from gourikund and visit the tal and night stay at chopta.

    Posted on June 19th, 2010 at 12:49 pm

  3. admin said:

    Dear Siddhartha,
    Yes, it is possible to do so. Gaurikund to Sari should be around 1 – 1.5 hours (30Km approx). Start early so that you can spend a considerable amount of time at Deoriatal.

    Posted on June 19th, 2010 at 2:47 pm

  4. Rajeev Sareen said:

    Can u please give me the telephone no of Lakhpat or any other person in Sari. I am planning to go to deoria tal in May or Jun’11

    Thanks,

    Rajeev

    Posted on March 3rd, 2011 at 5:45 am

  5. admin said:

    Dear Rajeev,

    Please check the ‘Information’ section on the post. The phone numbers are given there.
    Have a nice journey.

    Posted on March 3rd, 2011 at 5:48 am

  6. Kausik Saha said:

    I am planning to go to Deoriatal in 2nd week of Oct’11 and stay at the tent. Can anyone suggest me how cold it may be at that time?

    Posted on June 14th, 2011 at 2:45 pm

  7. kuldeep said:

    how can we reach to deoria tal from saharanpur.

    Posted on September 5th, 2011 at 2:35 pm

  8. admin said:

    Kuldeep-ji,
    Its very easy. From Saharanpur you can take a train or bus to Haridwar. From Haridwar its a road journey to Ukimath and then to Sari village. You start for Deoriatal from Sari village.

    Posted on September 6th, 2011 at 4:37 am

  9. jhulan dasgupta said:

    i went there on 4th june 2012, there i meet one boy named Satish singh an excellent boy and do every thing for us and he booked us a resort named reflection resort, and cooked delicias foods for us. his mob no:09410096645. if any can go to deoria tal he/she may contact him informed your travel plan he can do everything for you from bookin , cooking, guiding,

    Posted on July 4th, 2012 at 10:20 am

  10. Ramchander Singh Rawat said:

    I Like this lake

    Posted on February 2nd, 2013 at 8:50 am

  11. jhulan dasgupta said:

    earlier i went there on 4th june 2012, again i went there on 22dec 2012, at that time the place is calm & quite .and i went with satish in the jungle its a simply spell bound journey. please when you go there pl. you went in the jungle by taking a local boy afcourse.

    Posted on August 6th, 2013 at 7:08 am

  12. Angshuman Manna said:

    Hi,
    Please inform the distance between Auli to Sari Gram and whether cars are available at both Auli and Sari. If possible please provide approx charges as well.

    Posted on October 14th, 2015 at 1:20 pm

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