A small village in the Dehradun district of Uttarakhand, Kalsi is known as the gateway to the Jaunsar-Bawar tribal region of the Dehradun District. It is located between Dehradun and Chakrata hill station along the banks of the river Yamuna and is the confluence of the rivers, Yamuna and Tons. Inhabited by the people from the Khils, Bhutis and Mundar communities, Kalsi is a place which offers a domestic and homely experience. Surrounded by lush green oak and sal trees and a vast green valley, this little retreat offers you an enchanting view of the Garhwal Himalayan ranges.
The ideal spot for enjoying picnics when traveling with friends and family to Kalsi, Dakpathar is a place frequented by tourists. Other than being a great picnic spot, many recreational water sports and activities including boating, canoeing, sailing, river rafting, water skiing, and even the use of hovercrafts are available here to soothe the adventure devil inside you. Here the Yamuna river is completely unpolluted and safe. For those who take a fancy to fish or angling, a few resorts specifically arrange them for their guests in the periods of September to October and March to April.
Located very close to Kalsi, Vikasnagar offers a very vibrant environment and serves as a great shopping destination. A variety of foreign goods are available which can be taken as souvenirs. Local specialties like salwar kameez will definitely excite the traditionalists. Other unique specialties, like handcrafted brass and copper trumpets, the local Jaunsari drums are available for very reasonable prices and are definitely worth checking out.
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