Deoriatal, Photo: Keshav Dabral


Deoria Tal - The Reflection Lake

Devariyatal is an emerald lake perched at a height of 2438 mts above sea level. During the early morning on a clear day, Devariya Tal blesses the tourists with miraculous reflections of Chaukhamba peaks on its crystal clear water.

Deoriatal is an easy and weekend trek for beginners. One can also extend their trek to Bisuri Tal, Chopta via Rohini Bugyal and even to Tungnath and Chandrasila

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Deoria Tal 1 Night Camping Package
2 Days / 1 Night
₹. 1,800.00    ₹ 1,500.00
Chopta 2 Nights Budget Package with Devariyatal
3 Days / 2 Nights
₹. 4,500.00    ₹ 3,500.00
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Why Deoria Tal Trek is Famous?

The beauty of this translucent lake attracts many visitors to come and knit nostalgic memories here. Since Deoria Tal falls under the Kedarnath Musk Deer Sanctuary, early morning you can spot a few animals quenching their thirst from this lake. This gorgeous lake offers a splendid panorama of the majestic Chaukhamba, Neelkantha, Banderpunch, Kedar range and the Kalanag peaks.

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.

The lake is situated amidst a 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 animals drinking water from the lake early in the morning. Therefore, an overnight stay at Deoria Tal is recommended.

Deoriatal Travel News

20 Feb 2024
Uttarakhand Snowfall Update 20 Feb 2024

Snowfall was reported on Monday in regions such as Kedarnath Dham, including Madmaheshwar, Tungnath, Chandrashila, etc. Additionally, light snowfall was observed in tourist spots like Chopta, Dugalbitta and in Deoriatal. 

The phenomenon extended to Gangotri and Yamunotri Dham, Harshil Valley, and other high-altitude areas of Uttarkashi. Despite the snowfall, road movements remained unaffected at present.

Activities in Deoriatal

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 Deoria Tal involves easy to medium grade trekking. The 2 km trek offers some of the amazing bird-eye views of Sari village and its lush green paddy fields.
  • Bird Watching: The jungle, lake water, meadows, and secluded location makes it a habitat for various species of birds. You will see many birds in the close proximity of the lake itself. Many bird watchers came here every year.
  • Camping: Deoriatal is an ideal location to camp with family and friends. Camping in Deoria Tal just beside the lake is a rewarding experience. The reflection of the Chaukhamba peak can be seen clearly on the Devariyatal. 
  • Village Tourism: Sari Village 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.

Deoriatal Travel Tips

  • The trek to Devariyatal is easy and short, perfect for amateur trekkers and kids.
  • Devariyatal comes under the purview of Kedarnath Wildlife Sanctuary. Hence, follow proper guidelines outlined by forest authorities to protect the region
  • Littering in and around the lake is a punishable offense and trekkers must take extra care not pollute the lake. 
  • Make sure you are traveling in a group of two or more. Venturing out alone at night is a strict no-no. Make sure you have informed someone about your trek back home.
  • Hiring a guide is strictly recommended during winters
  • It is advisable to carry required cash with you during Visit. One can find the last working ATM in Ukhimath.
  • At Deoriatal you may get weak signals of BSNL and Airtel. So make your all-important calls in Sari. 

Staying in Deoriatal

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 the hill to Saari village to find any accommodation. Few budget guesthouses with limited amenities are available.

Deoriatal 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 about Deoriatal

According to 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 a 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.

Forest Fees and Forest Camping Charges in Deoria Tal

Forest Fees/Entry Fees: This region is a reserve forest area. So there is an entry pass to be made at the start where a forest guard sits. If you take once, you can use it for the entire destination in Kedar Valley Bio Reserve Destinations.

Fees DetailsFor IndiansFor Foreigners
Entry Fees 
Rs 150
Rs 500
Camping Fees Per Day 

Small Tent
Rs 50
Rs 100
Medium Tent
Rs 100
Rs 200
Kitchen Tent
Rs 100
Rs 200
Rs 50
Rs 100
*Note: The above camping charges and entry fees for Deoria Tal trek are updated as per our knowledge. However, the charges are subject to change without prior notice. You can get updated pricing from Forest Officials of Chopta Range or at Ukhimath. The above price is for indication only and publisher if not liable if price or charges does not match. 

Nearby Tourist Places from Devariyatal

While traveling to Deoria Tal, you can plan a further visit to Chopta. Chopta is popular as Mini-Switzerland of Uttarakhand. The route of 4 kms trek to the sacred Tungnath Temple and Chandrashila, commences from Chopta. You can also visit Kartikswami or do an extensive trek to Rudranath from Sagar Village.

There is a Forest Rest House available at Deoria Tal for accommodation. Tent accommodation is also available at Deoria Tal offering amazing views of the lake. You can also stay at a couple of small budget hotels at Saari village-like Devariya Guest House.

You can also check at the hotels of nearby locations: Chopta hotels, Ukhimath hotels, Rudraprayag hotels, Guptkashi Hotels

Deoria Tal is also written as Deoriatal, Devariya, Deoriya Tal or Devariyatal, Devriyatal Lake. 

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