Devalsari Forest Rest House : Mussoorie Forest Division
Devalsari FRH was built in 1935 and is located amidst thick, virgin forests of deodar, rhododendron and oak in an atmosphere of peace and tranquility. It is located 20km from Dhanaulti and can be reached by fair camping grounds with tenting and camping facility and is frequented by students of various schools. Groups from France, Germany and other countries have visited this FRH. Barking deer, leopard, sloth bear, yellow throated martin and approx 53 bird species have been recorded on the Devalsari-Thatyur 7km trek. Other trekking routes include to Ghudiappa view point 7 km and Nagtibba to Pantwadi 7km from the FRH.
Surrounded by beautiful Deodar, Rhododendron & Oak forests, camping facility, wildlife (leopard, barking deer, Sloth bear, Martin, Chir & Kalij pheasant), short treks, Nagtibba (17kms), Ghudiappa view point (7kms).
This was an amazing experience! And overcoming my fear of heights was the best part of it! From rocky walks to slippery ones, everything was perfect! Connecting with nature and knowing the real importance of it, makes me realise how careful we have to be at our every step. And I am very thankful that we had perfect people /teachers to guide us and making us believe in ourselves. Also segregating the waste sought me to help my surroundings clean. - Puallu Sharma (Student, Grade 10)
About Deolsari (aka Devalsari):
Devalsari is a hidden paradise of umpteen variety of colorful butterflies in the Aglar Valley of Tehri Garhwal. It fascinates the nature lovers and bird watchers for it is home to significant rare species of butterflies. People come to spot the bird and butterflies through camps organized by diufferent companies and agencies. Some varieties of butterflies found here are - azure sapphire, siren, common copper, painted lady, marbled flat, grand duchess and common peacock. Devalsari also is the base camp for Nag Tibba trek. Nag Tibba is located 13 km away from Devalsari. It is one of the four villages from where Nag Tibba trek can be start. Other villages are Pantwari, Manglori and Aunter. The trek offers a panoramic view of the Himalayas. This place is perfect for those who love to explore the nature. Avid travelers, explorers, writers, photographers can excel their skill in the peaceful atmosphere of Devalsari.
Nature & Surroundings:
Collard Owlet, Hodson's treecreeper, blue throuated barbet, common lora, khalij pheasent, wedge tailed pegion, grey headed canary fly catcher, Golden Bush Robin, Spot-winged Grosbeak, Cinereous vulture, Chukar Partridge, Mountain Scops Owl, Rufous-chinned Laughingthrush, Black-Faced Warbler, Mrs. Gould's Sunbird, Fire-breasted Flowerpecker, Fire-fronted Serin, Blue Whistling Thrush, Slaty headed Parakeets, Red-billed blue magpie, 100s of birds found here.