Deoria Tal (Also spelled as Devaria or Deoriya) is a lake located about 3 km on an uphill trek from the villages of Mastura and Sari, on the Ukhimath-Chopta road in Uttarakhand. At an altitude of about 2387 meters, it has heavily wooded, lush green surroundings with snow covered mountains (Chaukhamba is one of them) in the backdrop. There are options of overnight camping, jungle trek etc. There are a couple of shops which sell tea and snacks, but these close at sundown. Trekkers usually combine this trek with the nearby trek to Tungnath (highest Hindu shrine devoted to Lord Shiva) and Chandrashila which are approached from Chopta.
Deoria Tal is an emerald lake perched at an elevation of 2,438 mts above sea level. During early morning on a clear day, Devariya Tal blesses the tourists with reflections of Chaukhamba peaks on its crystal clear water. At Deoria Tal one can experience the best of two worlds, the first one being the real world and the other one being the reflection of the beautiful surroundings on the lake. Devariya Tal is also written as Deoria Tal.
The lake is situated amidst lush green inclined field surrounded by dense trees. Deoria Tal serves as a popular trekking destination in the region because of its ease of access and soothing scenic beauty. Deoria Tal lies in the Kedarnath Musk Deer Sanctuary. If lucky, then you can spot animalís drinking water of the lake early in the morning. Therefore, overnight at Deoria Tal is a must.
The legend is that the Devas bathed in this lake hence the name, the lake is also sometimes believed to be the "Indra Sarovar" referred to in the Puranas by wandering, Hindu mendicants Sadhus. It is also believed that it was the place from where the mighty Pandavas were asked queries by Yaksha.
The lake is mostly famous for its wide 300o panorama. Mountains like Chaukhamba, Nilkantha, Bandarpunch, Yellow Tooth, Kedar Range, Kalanag, etc. can be seen from here. There exists another route from Deoria Tal to Tungnath, which is mainly chosen as Night Camping, Jungle Trekking, etc.
Deoria Tal offers a unique opportunity of photography of sunrise. The reflective Deoria Tal gives very scenic images of sunlight and Himalayan range shining golden because of snow..
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Subhogen (4065) 2014-01-25 21:43
What a lovely photo of this pristine lake. I love the vibrant green colours all over the frame. I also like the peak peeking through the clouds in the BG. Beautiful scenery and equally nice photo,simply fantastic!
I have some fine pictures in and around this lake, I will share them if I find the energy and time to scan them.
- Copyright: Mrityunjoy Chatterjee (mrichat) (1653)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-10-06
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: CANON EOS 550D, EF S18-55 IS
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/125 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-01-25 21:19