Kalsi, Chakrata


Kalsi, Chakrata

Kalsi is a tiny settlement that is positioned between Chakarta and Dehradun near Dakpathar along the banks of river Yamuna. The town of Kalsi is largely famous for its heritage. The local language spoken in Kalsi is Pali. The importance of the place swells because of the rock inscriptions of emperor Ashoka that is located in North India.

Kalsi is situated 780 mts above the sea level at the confluence of Yamuna and Tons River. It is a quiet and serene village that embraces wide beauty of nature and unfolds some rare sights. The village lies between the gigantic hills and plateaus that lure many tourists and passersby with its captivating beauty.

The Village of Kalsi is at the entrance of Jaunsaar Tribal Belt. The village is one of the finest attractions for its tribal studies and for those who wish to explore the life of villages and human stories. People of different tribes- Khils, Bhutis and Mundar reside here. There are several different festivals and occasions celebrated here

History of Kalsi
The Ashoka proclamation in Kalsi inscribed the human approach post war when Ashoka accepted Buddhism. The edicts of Ashoka depict the policies for the pledge of non-violence and control of war. The Ashoka was built in 450 BC where a quartz stone of 10 ft in length and 8ft in breadth was used in the script. Presently, the edict is preserved under the Archaeological Department of India.

Kalsi is being betrothed with lush and pristine valley that is intersected by the Yamuna and its greatest tributary.

Kalsi Adventure
Tourists arriving at Kalsi get a chance to sightsee beautiful scenic views that might add to their mesmerizing experience. Trek along the Kala Pathar and Tons River facilitates excursion through boulders. Cycling is another best thing tourists can think of doing at wide roads of Kalsi.

Best Time to Arrive at Kalsi
Ideal time to arrive at Kalsi is during mild summers and cool winters. Kalsi is indeed the best destination to relax and escape from the heat of India or elsewhere. Kalsi treats you in the best shape with perfect views of snow laden Himalayas and pleasing weather that acts as a remedy to heal one’s mind.

How to Arrive at Kalsi
Kalsi and Chakarta are at standard distance of 43kms and are located on a NH123 in the proximity of Dakpatthar. Tourists can arrive here either via taxi from Dehradun or Chakarta.

• Nearest Airport Facility- Jolly Grant Airport (70kms)
• Nearest Railway Station- Dehradun Railway Station (46kms)


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