There is really no exact answer to when you should visit a place because it depends on a lot many factors; like what your preference is, mode of travel, any budget constraints etc. With that being said, there is always a certain period of time when every tourist destination gets majority of its share of tourists. Weather usually is the dominant factor that drives this but there could be a few other reasons too. Same rule applies when we talk about the best time to visit Deoria Tal as well.
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For a brief introduction, Deoria Tal; (also pronounced as Devaria or Deoriya) is a lake about 3 km from the villages of Mastura and Sari; on the Ukhimath-Chopta road in Uttarakhand. At an altitude of 2,438 meters (7,999 ft); it has heavily wooded, lush green surroundings with snow-covered mountains (Chaukhamba is one of them) in the backdrop. (Wiki) This lake in recent years has come up as a favorite among people looking to make a quick trekking; or camping trip without going far too remote. Due to its accessibility by road and 3 kilometers long easy climb; it attracts tourists throughout the year, including the months of winter as well.
Best Season to Visit Deoria Tal
Deoria Tal presents a different color in each season; and the best time to be here will depend on what you were looking for. If a semi-frozen lake surrounded with snow all around was on your mind then the month of February will be best. You can get snow in January as well but the amount of snow on ground will be more in February after all the snowfall in the season so far. But at the same time, the temperature at this time will be really low, close to zero degrees; so if you are someone who is not too fond of cold weather then you should definitely avoid a winter trip here.
From April till June is considered considered a good time to visit here; May being the best. There won’t be any snow around but you will have fun trekking and camping. Weather at this time is pleasant with days being moderately warm. Nights will get a bit cold but not too much.
The months of monsoon, July and August that will be, is not a good time to come here. This entire area is prone to landslides and rains really wreak havoc here. Chances of landslides and roadblocks remain high during the monsoon season in Uttarakhand. Trekking and camping too at this time will be very difficult.
September is among the best of the times to visit. Monsoon will be gone but the vistas and valleys would still be full of colors. Come October and things would get cold and dull again. If you want to see the Orange of the Autumn then October can be a good time. The months of November and December will really be a bad time with cold weather, no snow and really dull and dry scenery.
Trekking to Deoria Tal
A trip to Deoria Tal means that you will definitely have to trek. The road ends at about 3 kilometers before the lake at Sari village; and rest of the distance must be covered on foot. The trek, though not too challenging, involves climbing uphill all the way and it can get a bit steep at some places. Your stay here too will be in a camp site so if you are not into trekking or camping then you should avoid a trip here entirely.
Best Time to Visit Deoria Tal
Let me in the end provide a month by month breakdown of how the lake and the surrounding region changes throughout the year. You can read through the information below and plan & prepare according to the month of your visit.
Deoria Tal in January
Deoria Tal remains covered in snow in January with high chances of heavy snowfall. Temperature ranges between -10 Degrees Celsius at night to 10 Degrees Celsius During Day. If planning a trip at this time, you should carry heavy woolen clothes and a pair of boots that can be used in snow as well. Driving to Sari village too at this time can get tricky with snow covered and slippery roads.
Deoria Tal in February
Conditions and temperature in February remain the same as the previous month. The only difference is that the snow on the ground will be more after all the snowfall throughout the month of January.
Deoria Tal in March
Temperature at this time will be extremely cold but a bit better than January and February. Minimum temperature will fluctuate between 0 to -5 Degrees Celsius at night. Maximum temperature during day will rise up to 15 Degrees Celsius.
Deoria Tal in April
April is considered among the good months to visit Deoria Tal. Weather will still be very cold with temperatures ranging between 2 Degrees to 15 Degrees Celsius. Days at this time are very pleasant and clear. The view of snow covered mountains all around too will be stunning. If you went in early April, there is a high chance that you may find some snow on the ground still; and may even catch a live snowfall if you were lucky. Please note that the temperature at night can go below 2 Degrees as well so pack accordingly.
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Deoria Tal in May
May and the following month of June are usually considered as the best time to visit Deoria Tal. Temperature will range between 4 Degrees to 20 Degrees Celsius. Days will be clear, pleasant and moderately warm. You must however still carry light woolens because it will still get a bit cold during night.
Deoria Tal in June
June is another great month to plan a visit to Deoria Tal. Average temperature will fluctuate between a minimum of 5 Degrees Celsius at night to 25 Degrees Celsius during day. Carrying light woolens is still advised at this time. Towards the middle and end of the month, Deoria Tal and the nearby region may receive a pre – monsoon rainfall so please be prepared. Remember the floods of Kedarnath? That happened in the month of June.
Deoria Tal in July
July and Monsoon are the months of Monsoon; which is not usually said to be a good time to be in the hills by most people. I personally prefer traveling at this time though; because in my opinion, this is the time when hills and the valleys come alive with flora and fauna. The month of July is definitely worth visiting Deoria Tal if you don’t mind the rain. The carpet of green covering the meadows all around is bound to allure you. Minimum temperature in July will be 6 Degrees and Maximum at 23 Degrees Celsius.
Deoria Tal in August
All that I mentioned about traveling to Deoria Tal during monsoon would remain applicable in August as well. Scenic beauty of the region at this time will be at its best. It is going to be green everywhere with flowers of different colors blooming in the valleys.
With that being said, please be warned that the rain can wreak havoc in these areas during monsoon. Sometimes it can rain non-stop; so much that it can cause massive landslides blocking the roads and trapping you indoors. You should definitely check weather forecast before visiting the lake in either July or August.
Temperature will range between minimum 6 to maximum 23 Degrees Celsius.
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Deoria Tal in September
This in my opinion is the best time to visit Deoria Tal in the entire year. Monsoon would be long gone but all the green would still remain. The beauty of lush meadows, blooming flowers and dense forest remains at peak in September. You get everything that monsoon has to offer without having to encounter the monsoon. Days will be pleasant and clear but nights will start to get very cold. Temperature will range between a minimum 4 Degrees Celsius at night to maximum 19 Degrees Celsius during Day.
Deoria Tal in October
Autumn arrives in October; and it is a good time if you want to see the orange color in trees all around. Weather will be a amalgamation of cloudy and sunny days mostly. Cold will start to settle in during this time and temperature will get close to 0 Degrees Celsius at night. Days will still be pleasantly warm at 17 Degrees maximum.
Deoria Tal in November
November is not a good time to visit Deoria Tal in my opinion. The scenic beauty of the region fades away a bit at this time and vistas become dull and dry. It will get freezing cold but there will be no snow. Temperature will range between -3 Degrees minimum to 16 Degrees maximum.
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Deoria Tal in December
It is officially the winter season now and you must bring heavy woolens for a trip at this time. Average minimum temperature at night will be around – 5 Degrees Celsius. Days will be at a maximum of 12 Degrees Celsius with cold and freezing winds throughout the day. If you were traveling towards the end of December; then chances are that you may even catch a light snowfall if you were lucky.
I hope the information above on best time to visit Deoria Taal was of help. If you have any further questions; or need any other details, please feel free to ask in the comments section below; or at our Community Forum; and I will be glad to answer.