Deoria Tal- Exquisitely serene lake in the lap of Himalayas!

Tripoto
13th Apr 2017

Magically green Deoria Tal in the lap of nature.

Photo of Deoria Tal, Rudraprayag, Uttarakhand, India by Priyanka Bansal

Deoria Tal was never on my wishlist.. To be honest, I had never heard a place called by this name in Uttrakhand until I overheard the conversation of my sister’s friends who visited our place early this month. Uninvited, I joined to hear their very exciting stories and somewhere in my mind had already started planning my next long weekend destination pick.

Being a morning person, I started my journey by 5.00 a.m from New Delhi on 13th April 2017, with a halt of half an hour at Haridwar for a quick dip in the holy Ganges. I reached Ukhimath by late evening. Though no prior bookings were made, I managed to get a night stay in a local guest house there.

Next morning, after seeking blessings at the Omkareshwar temple at Ukhimath, which is the primary winter abode of Kedarnath, Madhyamaheshwar and Tungnath; I headed to Sari Village- the base point of the trek to Deoria Tal. Reaching Sari Village, I had my sumptuous brunch of Parantha and Chai at a dhaba and tightened my shoe laces for the 3 Km trek to Deoria Tal.

Engulfing the view on the trek to Deoria Tal.

Photo of Deoria Tal- Exquisitely serene lake in the lap of Himalayas! by Priyanka Bansal

The trail was beautiful and inclined and so was the passion in my heart. Trekking amidst the beautiful red Rhododendron flower trees was intoxicating. It felt that the nature has its own way of welcoming its lovers. It was a pure delight when I was offered juice of these same flowers at a trek side shop. Believe me, I had never tasted any drink better than this in my life.

Beautiful red Rhododendron flower trees

Photo of Deoria Tal- Exquisitely serene lake in the lap of Himalayas! by Priyanka Bansal

Deoria trail richly blooming with red Rhododendron trees

Photo of Deoria Tal- Exquisitely serene lake in the lap of Himalayas! by Priyanka Bansal

Nature Elixir: Rhododendron flower juice.

Photo of Deoria Tal- Exquisitely serene lake in the lap of Himalayas! by Priyanka Bansal

I was completely awestruck by the sight of this magnificent lake called Deoria in front of me after a trek of couple of hours. The view of this silent green lake surrounded by beautiful red Rhododendron trees with the snow clad peaks in the backdrop was breath taking. I sat there in the meadow engulfing the view of this beauty a lot in my soul and a little in my camera. The sheep flock jumping beside me, the shepherds running behind them, the blue tents being set for the night camping, the ripples which kept moving in the lake distorting the reflection of Chaukhamba peak now and then all seemed like a part of childhood fairy tale which I wish never ended.

Beside the heavenly Deoria Tal.

Photo of Deoria Tal- Exquisitely serene lake in the lap of Himalayas! by Priyanka Bansal

Reflections of forests and Himalayan Peaks in the clear Deoria Tal.

Photo of Deoria Tal- Exquisitely serene lake in the lap of Himalayas! by Priyanka Bansal

The beautiful meadows and sheep flock at Deoria Tal.

Photo of Deoria Tal- Exquisitely serene lake in the lap of Himalayas! by Priyanka Bansal

Deoria Tal: One of the best place to camp at the lake side

Photo of Deoria Tal- Exquisitely serene lake in the lap of Himalayas! by Priyanka Bansal

The best part of Deoria is that it’s a no mobile network zone and thus makes one connect with the self, the flowers, the lake, the stars, the meadows, the mountains. Surely the universe has planned beautiful destinations for all of us, all we need to do is have faith and believe in its callings.

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it's on my wish list Sept here I come
Mon 05 08 17, 22:44 · Reply (1) · Report
Great!.. :)
Tue 05 09 17, 20:30 · Report
great blog gal
Mon 05 08 17, 22:43 · Reply (1) · Report
Thanks a lot Chetali :) Its my first blog!
Tue 05 09 17, 20:30 · Report
Had u done prior booking for the tent/food at the campsite or onspot?
Tue 05 02 17, 11:47 · Reply (1) · Report
Tent was rented on the spot and food was purchased from the nearest tea stall.
Tue 05 02 17, 20:30 · Report