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.
11 kms. from Dakpathar, GMVN offers water sport facilities here, which include water skiing, sailing, boating, kayking, canoeing and hover craft ride.
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.
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.
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).
GMVN Tourist Rest House.
Guest House of the Irrigation Department.
There are quite a few private hotels.
Paonta Sahib : 16-km
Lakha Mandal: 80-km
Chandigarh : 140-km