Activities in Deoriya Tal
Devariyatal is a trekking destination amidst the Himalayas rather than a tourist’s paradise. There is not much sightseeing available at Devariyatal apart from the mighty Himalayan peaks that are visible from the vantage of Devariyatal such as Chaukhamba, Meru, Sumeru, and Kedar Dome to name a few.
Trekking: The trekking route to Devariyatal involves easy to medium grade trekking. The 2km trek offers some of the amazing bird-eye views of Saari village and its lush green paddy fields.
Camping: Devariyatal is ideal location to camp with family and friends. Camping just beside the lake is a rewarding experience. The reflection of Chaukhamba peak can be seen clearly on the Devariyatal.
Village Tourism: Saari is the last village one encounters before the trek to Devariyatal starts. One can walk around the village and learn about their way of life, customs and culture. The people are warm and welcoming.
Staying in Deoriya Tal
Devariyatal is a beautiful pond (Tal) at an elevation of 2,400 meters in Uttarakhand. Due to its pristine nature, camping is allowed at Devariyatal under the vigilance of forest officials. Apart from that, there is a Forest Rest House available for staying at Devariyatal. One has to trek 2 kms down hill to Saari village to find any accommodation. Few budget guesthouses with limited amenities are available.
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Deoriya Tal Food Guide
There are small shacks located some 100 meters away from the pond where food is prepared and served. The shacks have limited food items and the menu so you’d have to make do with whatever available. One can also eat at Saari village where local food joints and restaurants are available. Packaged food can also be carried to Devariyatal.
Mythology of Deoriya Tal
According to the Hindu mythology, the Hindu gods or ‘devas’ used to bath in the mystic waters of this emerald lake. Devariyatal is also believed to be the “Indra Sarovar” which has been cited in the Puranas or the ancient Hindu texts.
Deoria Tal has mythological connection with the epic Mahabharata, as it is the place where Yaksha asked the Pandavas to answer his questions before drinking the water of the lake. Due to its mythical background, this region possesses some magical beauty until now.