Excursion: Kalsi, Lakha Mandal
Situated On the Bank of: River Yamuna
Languages / Dialect: Hindi, English, and Garhwali
MODERN RECREATION CENTRE: Located on the foothills of Shivaliks, on the banks of river Yamuna, Dakpathar is the newly developed recreation center of GMVN (Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam). It is a tourist complex with spacious lawns & gardens, and has a full standard size swimming pool, where facilities for coaching are available.
Water Sport Resort- Asan: 11 kms. From Dakpathar, GMVN offers water sport facilities here, which include water skiing, sailing, boating, kayking, canoeing and hovercraft, ride.
Kalsi: It is located 6 kms. From Dakpathar enroute Chakrata, on the banks of the confluence of two rivers, Tons & Yamuna. Here exists an Ashokan edict, inscribed on a sizeable rock and preserved by the Archeological Survey of India.
Lakha Mandal: Past Yamuna Bridge, Lakha Mandal is 80 kms on Kalsi-Yamunotri Road. Scattered here, are hundreds of idols of archaeological importance. According to a legend, the Kauravas made a shellac house here and conspired to burn the Pandavas alive.
Poanta Sahib: 16 kms from Dakpathar across the Yamuna River is Poanta Saheb. Here, on the bank of Yamuna river is the gurudwara of Guru Govind Singhji. Devotees and tourists come here in large numbers to worship and see the beauty of the place.
HOW TO GET THERE
Air: Nearest airport is Jolly Grant, 70 kms.
Rail: Nearest railhead is Dehradun, 45 kms.
Road: Well connected by motorable roads to all major cities of India. Dehradun (45 kms), Chandigarh (140 kms) & Delhi (300 kms).