Deoria Tal

Deoria Tal

Deoria Tal or Devariya Tal is a pristine lake located near Chopta. A 2.5 kms uphill trek from Sari village (which is connected through a motorable road) takes you to this heavenly place offering tranquility and a panoramic view of the Himalayan peaks including Chaukhamba, Nilkantha, Bandarpunch, Kedar Range and Kalanag.

Devariyatal is a Calm and serene lake, famous for its mesmerizing reflections of Chaukhamba Range in the crystal clear water.  Hidden inside the valley the lake is gripped with forest all around.

Deoriatal
Deoriatal near Sari Village, Chopta
Reflection of Himalayan peaks in Deoriatal

Devariya Tal is situated an an astounding altitude of 2300 mts above sea leave and surrounded with thick forest on one side and towering Himalayas on the other. You can camp overnight at Deorital and also walk through the jungle treks. There are a couple of shops which sell tea and snacks, but they close at sundown.

As per mythology, it is same lake where Pandavas were stopped by a Yaksha who wanted them to answer his question before drinking water from the lake.

Deoriatal in the month of May
Sari Village near Chopta. The trek to Devariya Tal begins here

Staying in Deoria Tal or nearby

There are few budget accommodation away from the Deoria Tal Lake. You can also do overnight camping in Deoriatal. Know more about Deoriatal Camping.

If budget is the constraint then you can stay at Sari Village, which offers few budget accommodation/hotels ranging from Rs 700 to 2000 per night.

You can also stay at Chopta and come to Deoriatal for day visit. Check out hotels in Chopta.

Food/water: Carry your own water during the trek. There are some seasonal shacks in the trek where you can enjoy the hot tea, maggie, lunch and biscuits. Some Dhabas are also situated near Deoriatal. Only basic food is available here, eg: Rice, Dal, Chapati, seasonal vegetable or Maggie.

Pony/Porters/Guide: Porters/Pony  and Guides are available in Sari Village for Deoriatal Camping and Trekking.   

How to Reach Deoria Tal

Trek to Deoriatal/Devariyatal:

The trek to Deoriatal starts from Sari village situated on the Ukhimath – Chopta road, there is a sign-board indicating the trek route to Deoriatal in Sari. Trek to Deoriatal is about 2.5 kms and is a paved path till the top.  It takes almost 1.5 – 3 hours to reach Deoriatal depending upon individual fitness level but is rewarding when you reach the top. Green verdant meadows, serene crystal clear waters and image of majestic Chaukhamba peak give you a divine feeling.

Reaching Sari Village

There is no direct bus/taxi service to reach Sari. You have to break you journey either in Rudraprayag or Ukhimath. The road is motor able up to Sari, 10 kms from Ukhimath and from there one has to trek to reach Deoria Tal.

By Bus: There is regular bus service from Delhi to Haridwar/Rishikesh, from Delhi ISBT Kashmere Gate. Early morning buses are available in Haridwar to Reach Ukhimath. From Ukhimath one can hire a taxi to reach Sari village.

By Air: The nearest airport is Jolly Grant in Dehradun. One can hire a private cab/taxi to reach Rudraprayag / Ukhimath / Sari village from Dehradun airport

By Train:  The nearest railway station is Haridwar. Taxi and buses to Rudraprayag are easily available from Haridwar and Rishikesh.

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