Surrounded by lush green oak and sal trees and a vast green valley, this little place gives you the perfect charm of the Garhwal ranges. Let us tell you about this unique place of Uttarakhand.
About Kalsi in Dehradun –
The city of Kalsi is quite famous for its heritage. This city has also been a witness to the glory of Emperor Ashoka. One of the history of Indian epigraphs present in Kalsi, ‘Ashoka Rock Edict’ comes in some of the special attractions here. Located at a distance of about 56 km from Dehradun, this place is also very famous from the cultural point of view. From Kalsi itself, Jaunsar-Bawar is the gateway to tribal areas. This place is famous for many ancient monuments, adventure sports and picnic spots.
Places around Kalsi –
Asan Barrage is known for many endangered migratory birds, which stay here for most part of the year during their migration. Many exotic birds like red-crested pochards, coots, cormorants, wagtails, greater spotted eagles, osprey, marsh harrier can be seen here. If you are going to Kalsi then definitely visit Asan Barrage.
One can enjoy a picnic while visiting Kalsi with friends and family. Dakpathar is one such place, where tourists can often be seen roaming around. Apart from being a great picnic spot, the adventure lover in you will wake up. Here you can enjoy boating, canoeing, river rafting, water rafting. Fun activities like fishing are also available here. You can visit here between September to October and March to April.
Chakrata Hill Station, located about 43 km from Kalsi, is also no less than anyone. Away from the hustle and bustle of city life, here you can see the views of Chakrata hills and attractive waterfalls. Along with Chakrata Pass, you can also enjoy trekking here. Some famous waterfalls are located here, where you can enjoy full on fun.
Timli Pass – Timli Pass
If you’re into sights as well as a bit of history, Timli Pass is a place worth visiting. The place is said to be historically significant as it is believed to have witnessed a battle between the British Army.
how to reach kalsi
By flight: The nearest airport to Kalsi city is Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun, which is 70 km away from the city. You can book a taxi to Kalsi from top car rental companies in Dehradun. It will take around 2 hours to reach the city.
By Train: The nearest railway station to Kalsi village is Dehradun Railway Station, about 46 km from the city. You can easily book a taxi or take a local bus to reach Kalsi.
by the road: Kalsi is situated on NH123 near Dakpathar. You can drive from Delhi/NCR and other nearby cities or take a private or state bus to Dehradun.