Kalsi is a small town located in between Chakrata and Dehradun near Dakpatthar on the banks of Yamuna river. Kalsi town is known for its heritage importance. Famous Mauryan Emperor, Ashoka's inscriptions as rock edicts is present in Kalsi. It's importance rises as it is the only Ashoka's Rock edict located in North India. The language used in these edicts is Pali.
Ashoka edict in Kalsi scripted the humane approach after the war, when Ashoka imbibe Buddhism. Kalsi's Ashoka Edict reflects the policies for the commitment to non-violence and restriction of war. This Ashoka's Edicts was built in 450 BC and a quartz stone of 10 ft in length and 8 ft breadth is used for the script. Now Kalsi's Ashoka Edict is preserved under the Archaeological Department of India.
Kalsi is gifted with green pristine and vast valley intersected by the Yamuna and its greatest tributary the Tons. You can also enjoy fishing near Kalsi, but prior permission has to be taken.
How To Reach Kalsi
Kalsi is located at 43 km from Chakrata on NH 123 near Dakpatthar. One can easily reach here by bus or by hiring taxi from Chakrata or Dehradun. Nearest rail connectivity to reach Kalsi is Dehradun Railway Station (46 kms) and airport at Jolly Grant Airport (70 kms).
Location of Kalsi
Kalsi is located in Between Chakrata and Dehradun ( 44 kms from Dehradun on Dehradun-Chakrata Road). You can view its location on Google Map below.