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Dodi Tal is a beautiful lake located in Uttarakhand and is situated very close to the Uttarkashi district. Dodi Tal gets its name from a particular kind of trout (freshwater fish) that is found here, by the name of Dodi. The water of this lake is said to be quite refreshing for the skin. Dodi Tal Lake is the source of the River Asi Ganga that merges with the River Bhagirathi near Gangotri. For a beautiful view of the Bandarpoonch Peak, located at 6,387 meters above sea level, one could climb up a little from the lake. A track little further leads one to the Hanumanchatti located at 2,400 meters. The beautiful Dodital is a freshwater lake in Uttarakhand, India, situated at a height of 3,024 metres (9,921 ft). To reach Dodital, one may reach Uttarkashi by road and then walk to Dodital here via Bebra and other minor villages alongside the Ganges river.[citation needed]. From Uttarkashi, a short jeep ride will take you to Sangamchatti from where the 21 km trek to Dodital begins. This is a mostly gentle trek, with overnight halt options at the village of Agora or Bebra. At Agora, which is 7 km from Sangamchatti, one can stay at one of the private lodges or alternatively, camp at Bebra which is 9 km from Sangamchatti. From there one can start the second leg of the trek the next day which will take you to Dodital via the small village of Manjhi. There are a couple of forest rest houses at Dodital where one can book a stay by taking a permit at the forest office in Uttarkashi. Alternatively, one can camp by carrying tents. There’s a basic canteen where one can get food and tea. According to one of the popular legends Lord Ganesha chose this place as his abode. There is a temple devoted to Lord Ganesha here. Another name for this lake is ‘Dhundital’ meaning Ganesh ka tal or lake of Ganesha

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