ECOTOURISM AT DEVALSARI
The Society can offer ecotourism packages for nature tourism and treks to Nag Tibba. Trained nature and trekking guides are available to conduct these activities.
More than 2,000 nature lovers have visited Devalsari
HOW TO GET THERE
Nearest railhead: Dehradun.
Nearest airport: Jolly Grant (between Dehradun and Rishikesh)
The nearest village to Devalsari Reserved Forest is Bangsil, 13 kilometers from Thatyud, and 55 kilometers from Mussoorie. From Mussoorie, drive 15 km to Suwakholi, from where you take a left turn to Magra and Rautu ki beli, and then onwards to Thatyud. Shared taxis ply from Dehradun and Mussoorie to Thatyud. Shared taxis also ply from Thatyud to Bangsil.
In November 2019, Arun Gaur was awarded the Wildlife Service Award by the DBS Sanctuary Wildlife Awards in a ceremony in Mumbai.
Take a Closer Look
Titli Utsav at Devalsari in Uttarakhand
The society holds the Devalsari Tilti Utsav every year in the summer months of April to June. Three butterfly and moth meets have been held at Devalsari so far.
Devalsari is home to an array of flora and fauna. Some of the area’s biodiversity includes:
Mammals: Amongst the mammals, the forests of Devalsari are home to the Himalayan Water Shrew, Giant Red Flying Squirrel, Barking Deer, Leopard, Wild Pig, Goral, Black Bear and Otters at the larger streams and rivers.
Photographs: Numerous mammal species
There are numerous trek routes in the Devalsari landscape. The most famous of these is the trek to Nag Tibba, which is approximately 10 kilometers from Bangsil. Nag Tibba, at 3048 m, is the highest peak in the area. With the support of the local youth, the Society will be organised treks to Nag Tibba.
The Devalsari Environment Protection and Technology Development Society receives support from numerous organisations in its programs. These include: Titli Trust supports the Society in its alternate livelihoods program supporting ecotourism development and bee-keeping. Titli Trust also supports the Society in the Rural Schools Conservation Education Program.