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.