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.
Air: The nearest airport from Shyamla Tal is Pantnagar Airport, located in Udham Singh District of Uttarakhand and is about 128 km away. However, the nearest major airport is Dehradun Airport, which is around 400 km away. One can easily get a cab or catch a bus for Shyamla Tal from the airport.
Rail: The nearest rail head is Tanakpur which is 30 km away from Shyamla Tal. One can easily get a cab or catch a bus for Shyamla Tal from the railway station.
Road: Shyamala 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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