Vasuki Tal is a high altitude glacial lake situated about 8 km from Kedarnath in Uttarakhand. This lake sits at an astounding altitude of 4,135 metres above sea level. The lake is encircled by glorious Himalayan mountain ranges. The Chaukhamba Peaks which are located in the vicinity are a sight to behold. The best time to visit this place is from May to September.
The pristine Vasuki Tal amidst picturesque vistas of the Himalayan peaks is bestowed with luscious Brahma Kamal and other varied Himalayan flowers. The Vasuki Tal trek is a famous trek among the adventure lovers as it offers ravishing views of the Mandakini River and Chaukhamba Peak.
Lord Vishnu bathed in Vasuki Tal during Rakshabandhan:
According to Hindu mythology, it is believed that Lord Vishnu bathed in this lake at the auspicious Raksha Bandhan festival. Hence, it was named as Vasuki Tal.
How to Reach:
Vasuki Tal perched at an altitude of 14,200 feet in the majestic Kedarnath Valley can be easily accessible from all parts of the country. The nearest railhead is at Rishikesh about 212 km away from Gaurikund. Jolly Grant Airport at Dehradun about 299 km from Gaurikund is the nearest airport.