Ali Taal (आलि ताल) is located in Aali tal rural municipality in Dadeldhura, Nepal. Dadeldhura district lies in the Sudurpashchim Province of western Nepal. This lake is in the middle of a lush green forest, surrounded by mountains. This lake is at an altitude of 800 meters above sea level. It is about 1175 m long, 400 m wide and 22 m deep.
There is a view tower on the east side of the lake. Around 1300 meters of paved walkway has been built around the lake for those who wish for a short hike. It is a beautiful natural lake at the foothills of the Mahabharata range and has its history.
There is a legend that it was named Ali tal because the lake was filled with water in the fields. There is a temple of Goddess Bhagwati near this lake. It is believed that wishes will be fulfilled if anyone takes a bath and prays here. A big fair is held in this area on Maghe Sankranti and Baisakh Sankranti (Vishu parba).
You’ll also find a picnic spot near this lake. A separate arrangement has been made picnic at the lake. This lake has high potential in terms of biodiversity and tourism. You can enjoy boating on this lake.
How to reach Ali taal ?
It is located about 15 km west of Budar on the Bhimdatta highway (Dhangadhi-Dandeldhura road).
Parking – Yes
Water – Yes
Toilet – yes
Photo source: Aali tal gaupalika