Detailed characterization of the vapor cloud above a well or reservoir is not available in literature irrespective of its several practical importance. This study aims to understand the vapor cloud characteristics and vapor phase transport of a heavier-than-air vapor cloud evaporating from a heated microliter circular reservoir. Evaporation of a heavy hydrocarbon (cyclohexane) and a comparatively lighter fluid (ethanol) is studied. Digital holographic interferometry has been used for the characterization of vapor cloud. Gravimetric analysis is used for measurement of evaporation rate from the reservoir. A flat disk-shaped vapor cloud is observed in both heated and nonheated reservoir cases. This is attributed to the presence of radial outward natural convection. The evaporation rate is underpredicted by the diffusion model at a higher Grashof number, i.e., for well heating. Solutal convection dominates near the interface region and thermal convection effect increases in the region away from the liquid–vapor interface. The mole fraction profile depends on the relative strength of the thermal and solutal Grashof number. Thermal convection effect is stronger in lighter vapor of ethanol compared to that of cyclohexane. Overall, this study shows dominance of solutal convection on the vapor cloud characteristics above both heated and unheated reservoir.