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.
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.
Birds: The special birds that can be seen here include the Chukor Partridge, Striated Laughing Thrush, Spot-winged Grosbeak, Black-faced Warbler, Whiskered Yuhina, Golden Bush Robin, Mrs Gould's Sunbird, Fire-tailed Sunbird and the Fire-breasted Flowerpecker amongst many others. The partial checklist of birds at Devalsari can be downloaded here (SS to provide checklist). We would welcome birdwatchers to document the areas avifauna.
Butterflies: Butterfly specialties at Devalsari include the Siren, Brown Argus, Jewel Fivering, Lepcha Bushbrown, Stately Nawab, Western Courtier, Fawn Hairstreak and the Albocerulean amongst many others. Write into us to purchase your copy of the "Butterflies of Devalsari" brochure. View the brochure cover here.
Moths: Numerous moth species have been recorded at Devalsari. The Society can assist in setting up moth screens to observe moth fauna.
Nature trails include
|Lungsu nala trail||Devalsari to Lungsu nala (8 km, to and fro)|
|Chiani Khad trail||Devalsari to Chiani Khad: 6 km, to and fro)|
|Village trail||Devalsari to Bangsil to Untad gaon (6 km, to and fro)|
|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.
Accommodation is available at DERC for up to 8 people. Additionally tented accommodation can be provided for larger groups.
Local cuisine: Local cuisine can be made available at the DERC with sufficient advance notice.