ShyamLa Tal (Vivekananda Ashram)

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ShyamLa Tal (Vivekananda Ashram), Champawat Overview

Situated at an altitude of 1500 meters in the foothills of Garhwal Himalayas, Shyamla Tal is a beautiful lake town with umpteen amounts of greenery and freshness to it. Alongside the lake there is a Swami Vivekanand Ashram which is one of the highlights of the place and is a great for some meditation and self-exploration.

Shyamla Tal or Shyamla lake has been named so as it looks like a mirror to the sky reflecting its blue tint all over itself. Besides the lake there is an old ashram dedicated to Sri Vivekanand and managed by the Ramakrishna Mission. Sitting by the lake and staring in to the vast greenery and the Himalayan peaks one cannot help but be awestruck by the beauty of the place.

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Best Time To Visit ShyamLa Tal (Vivekananda Ashram)

Shyamla Tal can be visited anytime of the year. The beautiful lake town is pleasant and cool during the summer as well as the winters. Summers are comfortable and easy while winters are a bit chilly, yet very enjoyable.

Traveling Around ShyamLa Tal (Vivekananda Ashram)

One can travel about the region on foot.

Stay Near ShyamLa Tal (Vivekananda Ashram)

Champawat should be your preferred destination for accommodation. It has great options for all budget sizes.

Sightseeing Around ShyamLa Tal (Vivekananda Ashram)

Apart from the lake, Swami Vivekanand Ashram is a major tourist attraction here.

Activities At ShyamLa Tal (Vivekananda Ashram)

One can enjoy boating at the lake.

Local Experiences At ShyamLa Tal (Vivekananda Ashram)

Shyamla Tal is a lake town and home to a Ramakrishna Mission, both giving the region a certain sense of calmness and spirituality.

Food At ShyamLa Tal (Vivekananda Ashram)

Try out some amazing Garhwali and Kumauni cuisines such as aloo ke gutke, gahat, chainsoo and kaapa.

Sample Itinerary For ShyamLa Tal (Vivekananda Ashram)

Take a day trip to Shyamla Tal on your trip to Champawat. Visit the lake and follow it with the ashram nearby towards a late afternoon.

Tips For Visiting ShyamLa Tal (Vivekananda Ashram)

Avoid the monsoons season to visit Shyamla Tal.

How to reach ShyamLa Tal (Vivekananda Ashram)

  • Air: The nearest airport is Pant Nagar Airport which is 128 km away from Shyama La Tal. One can easily get a cab or catch a bus for Shyama La Tal from the airport.

  • Rail: The nearest rail head is Tanakpur which is 30 km away from Shyama La Tal. One can easily get a cab or catch a bus for Shyama La Tal from the railway station.

  • Road: Shyama La Tal is easily accessible by motorable roads from all parts of the state. Public buses regularly connect the place to nearby areas.

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