Kagbhusandi Lake is an ancient natural lake situated near Govindghat in Chamoli district. This lake is situated in the lap of Hathi Parvat at an altitude of about 6720 meters above sea level. To reach here, at Bhyundar village leaving the path of the valley of flowers and after crossing Laxman Ganga, on the right one goes to another valley. The journey to the lake passes through beautiful green forests, meadows and glaciers. According to legend, Kagbhusandi is a character of Ramacharitamanas, which was a wise and a devotee of Lord Rama. Lord Shiva sent to this place nigh to Kagbhusandi Ji to remove the suspicion of Garuda. In the end, Kagbhusandi Ji put away the suspicions of Garuda by listening to the sacred story of Ram's character. Due to the curse of Lomash Rishi, was the Kagbhusandi had become a crow. Lomash Rishi gave a boon to Ram Mantra to get him out of the curse. At this place, he spent his entire life as a crow. Regarding Lake Karkhusundi, it is believed that there is a large number of crows go to this place to die. Although no one has seen the dies of the crows at this place, But here wings of crows are seen. 'Kag' is a Sanskrit word, which means crow..
The nearest airport to Govindghat is Jolly Grant Airport Dehradun, which is about 285 km away from Govindghat.
The nearest railway station of Govindghat is Rishikesh, which is about 267 km away from Govindghat.
To reach Kagbhusandi Lake, from Govindghat there is a long trek through Bhyundar village. Local guides are also available from this village.
The best time to travel to Kagbhusandi Lake is between June to October, after that, the journey here is happens closed due to snowfall. Travelling here in these months is the best and enjoyable. In the winter season, the journey of here is closed. During the winter season, the weather of here is cold. Due to heavy snowfall in the winter season, the temperature of here goes down very much. Due to heavy rains in the rainy season, it is a bit difficult to travel of here because of heavy rains threatening landslides.