DODI Tal is an emerald lake nestled amidst high mountains at an altitude of 3,310 mts above sea level. With its serein backgrounds and placid surroundings, DODI Tal is controversially one of the most elegant high altitude lakes of North India. DODI Tal is named after the rare Himalayan TROUTS known as DODI according to their local language. This lake is one of the very few water bodies where Himalayan TROUTS are found.
On one corner of the lake a beauteous temple is dedicated to Lord GANESHA. According to mythology this is the place where Lord GANESHA was born. The circumference of the lake is 1.5kms with dense deodar trees all around it. DODITAL is considered as one of the most beautiful lakes of India and it is extremely popular with nature lovers and trekking enthusiasts. The origin of this Tal is from the natural springs and the source of river 'ASI GANGA'.DODI Tal can be reached in two days by trekking 22kms from SANGAM CHATTI. The trekking to DODI Tal is easier but the trail gets temperate if you trek towards DARWA Pass. A wide range imposing Himalayan range can be realized from DARWA Top.
Apart from DODITAL you can visit the temple dedicated to Lord GANESHA. If you want to trek down by a different route then you can travel to DARYA BUGYAL. This temple is situated at one corner of the lake. Do visit DARWA Top, Numerous named and unnamed Himalayan peaks are distinctly visible from DARWA Top.
As DODITAL is more of a trek route for the adventurous souls than your tourist folks, there are not much sightseeing available at DODITAL. DODITAL itself is considered one of the most enchanting high altitude lakes in UTTARAKHAND. From DODITAL, one can also trek to DARWA pass and then to DARWA Top to catch a glimpse imposing Himalayan peaks.