Deoria Tal does not have much accommodation option available except the tented accommodation and one FRH for which officially the permission is required from either Rudraprayg or Gopeshwar. However, the caretaker may arrange the stay for you if you land there directly. We stayed in the tents arranged by Mr. Hira Singh Negi (more details below) and Bharat Puspwan: 09719875326, 09456108780 who can also make arrangements in the FRH for you. Let’s take a look at our experience on the stay in those tents and the rest of the complete review –
Camps or Tents at Deoria Tal
Well, below you can check some pictures of the camps at Deoria Tal and views on offer from the Deoria Tal complex.
Bookings can be done by calling Bharat Puspwan: 09719875326, 09456108780 or Mr. Hira Singh Negi – 09410241543 or Mr. Surendra (09410367921, 08958329376). He is a one stop solution for accommodation (tented or FRH), food etc at Deoria Tal. He will make all the necessary arrangements for you to stay at Deoria Tal. If required, they can also arrange the rooms at FRH which has the toilets as well. If FRH is required then contact him well in advance and tell him clearly that you will not stay in the tents/camps and need the FRH rooms anyhow.
Although you can pay him whatever you feel worth for his efforts and your overall experience at Deoria Tal. But anyhow, he charge about Rs 300-400 per person per night which includes dinner as well as breakfast and any round of tea or little snacks like boiled eggs or maggie. Since, our experience was too good we gave him about Rs 500 per person for the same as it meant a lot to this nice old fellow.
The camps are located just at the Deoria Tal and FRH is also present in the Deoria Tal complex but on the other side of the lake and the dhabhas.
The road is not motorable to Deoria Tal. You will need to park your vehicle at Sari Village at any empty, safe place you find first. The guides above will help you park the car at Sari Village, if you ask him to come down to pick you near BSNL tower. The parking is usually safe, at least it was safe for us.
Phone facility and electricity is not available at Deoria Tal. Mobile signals for Airtel and Vodafone was not much at Deoria Tal but BSNL and IDEA was working fine. You may find a bit poor connectivity in between at Deoria Tal.
Although there are number of ATMs on the route as well and we used Chandrapuri ATM which comes after Agustmuni and before Syal Saur. Chandrapuri ATM is the closest ATM because I guess there is no ATM present at Ukhimath.
Nearest Petrol Pump is at Kund about 7-8 KMs before Ukhimath. I will suggest that you top-up the fuel either at Srinagar or Rudra Prayag.
You can get the medical assistance at Ukhimath town about 12-13 KMs away from Sari Village. There are medical shops present in the Ukhimath town as well.
We stayed in tents with proper beds (2 in number) easily accommodating three persons. But, to beat the severe cold we all decided to squeeze ourselves into one tent only on those two beds. I guess, in the night it became uncomfortable with 4 of us on two beds but none had the courage to go into the other tent in such extreme cold. There were quilts as well which were good in number to provide enough warmth. Overall it was a good choice but due to our mistake of accommodating 4 in one tent with other tent remaining empty, it got uncomfortable in the night. I suggest if you visit then do not take more than three in on tent, two would be much much better.
Hira Singh ji, runs as dhabha over at Deoria Tal where you will have your meals prepared by him. I must say that at such a location, you cannot ask for a better food and he prepared some decent meals for us. Dal and the local vegetable was tasty as well as spicy however the rice were partially cooked. You should carry your own cold drinks if you want to have some drinks up there as it could be possible that dhabha is out of stock with cold drinks. Mineral water was available with him but again I will suggest to carry your own incase it is out of stock.
Attraction In-Around Hotel
Well, apart from Deoria Tal there is Tunganath Temple as well. There are locale temples of Usha and Anirudh, Shiva and Parvati at Ukhimath. To get more details on the places you can check the links of travel guides for Tunganath and Deoria Tal below: Delhi to Deoria Tal, Uttarakhand | Travel Guide and Delhi to Tunganath Temple and Chandrashilla, Uttarakhand | Travel Guide
If you are looking for a stay at Deoria Tal either in camps or FRH then you must call Bharat Puspwan or Mr. Hira Singh Negi, I am sure you will not be disappointed by their arrangements at such a desolate place. There are few other people at Sari village who arrange the camping accommodation at Deoria Tal but I guess those guys runs a show and kind of charge too much too. The arrangements by Bharat Puspwan or Mr. Hira Singh Negi or Surendra are genuine and authentic though. You can also contact another guide to this region named, Satish Singh: 09410096645