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An international level ski tourism destination, Auli in Chamoli District of Uttarakhand, is definitely a place to plan a holiday in the winter season. Situated at an altitude of 2519 m and 3050 m, Auli is blessed with jaw-dropping views of the Himalayan mountains that encircle and make it look like an impeccable fairytale land where you can enjoy adventure activities to your heart's content. In the summer, Auli becomes a place to bask in the warm sun and create a bond with nature. It is also a base to few winter as well summer treks that are both exhilarating and alluring, a combination that no adventure lover can resist.
For honeymoon couples, this holiday destination in Uttarakhand is like a cozy nest, where they can celebrate their blessing of togetherness. Enjoy the ropeway ride, the undying beauty of nature and the warmth of the surroundings, Auli is your destination for vacation.
Skiing in Auli
Auli is a beautiful place near Joshimath with many ski resorts and mesmerizing natural vistas. In the month of December, this place starts getting visitors who can enjoy skiing on the thick sheet of snow.
Best Time to Visit
The ideal time to visit this ski destination is the winter season where you will be surely mesmerized by the snow crystals spread all over the place and can, of course, relish the best skiing experience. Other seasons like summer and monsoon are perfect to pack your essentials for sightseeing tours in Auli.
Places To Visit
Once in Auli, one thing to try for sure is the cable car which is a 4 km ride from Joshimath to Auli. The ropeway traveling to and fro offers ravishing views of the Himalayas and take you on a topsy-turvy ride from the height of 1906 m to 3016 m.
Auli Artificial Lake
Eminent as one of the highest man-made lakes, this radiant untouched lake is settled at some distance from Auli, is developed by the government with the purpose to prolong the skiing season by creating more artificial snow.
Connected with highest overhead cable car of Asia, Joshimath is one of the Maths carved by the revered Adi Shankaracharya. Located some 10 km away from Auli, Joshimath is set at an elevation of 1890 m and the abode of the Badrinath.
With a blend of oak and conifer forest, Gurso Bugyal is a 3 km trek from Auli, offering the view of the sightly Dron Parvat, Trishul, Nanda Devi. Set at an elevation of 3056 m, this destination is a must visit in winters and spring season full of lush green beauty.
Kwani Bugyal is renowned as a meadow offering the scintillating view of mountain peaks like Dunagiri and Nanda Dev. Situated 13 km away from Auli and at an elevation of 3380 m, it's one of the easy hiking experiences that comes with the charming view of the surroundings.
Adding more charm and aura with its crystal clear water to Auli, is the Chattrakund lake. It is located at an altitude of 3350 m and is just 4 km from your skiing destination, Auli.
How To Reach
Located at a distance of 279 km away, Jolly Grant airport is the nearest one to Auli, which is easily accessible by cabs.
Rishikesh which is 262 km away from Auli is the nearest railway station to reach the destination. The distance thereafter can be covered by a cab.
Auli is well connected to all other major destinations of Uttarakhand by road. One can find state-run buses from Haridwar/Rishikesh that operate till Joshimath, from where, one can either drive in a cab or take a ropeway to Auli. Taxis from Haridwar and Dehradun are also available and can directly connect you to Auli.
We were at Auli on 4th Jan, that was a wonderful experience... The snow was thin but was still worth visiting and the view from there was simply awesome
Simply you get the best views of snow laden mountains, roads, and the valley. A must experience if you are in joshimath or auli.