Etymology of Dodital
Dodital Lake gets its name from Dodi, the local name for trout fish, which are found in large numbers in the lake.
Dodital Lake, also called Dhundi Tal (Lake of Lord Ganesha) is at an elevation of 3024 meters, north of Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand. The lake is located in the middle of pine forests with the backdrop of Darwa Bugyal, a high altitude pasture. Perfectly clear waters are encompassed by thick oak woods, pine, deodar and rhododendrons. The lake is filled with Brown Trout fish and is likewise known for the Himalayan Golden Trout. The lake is surrounded by a forest which is full of wildlife. Dodital Lake gives a charming set up for rest and recreational exercises like angling, boating and bird watching. The trek from Dodital to Yamunotri Peak takes you through high altitude grasslands and dense virgin forests. The scenery en-route is really astounding.
Trail of Dodital Trek
Dodital Trek can be approached by automobiles. Kalyani to Agoda is a gradual climb through woods, fields and villages along a mule track. The trek from Agoda to Dodital Lake is steep and through thick forests. The trek for Dodital Lake continues round the year.
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