One of the most adventure-packed destinations in the Himalayas, Auli lies in the northern part of the state of Uttarakhand. The scenic and natural beauty of Auli magnetizes tourists from all parts of India and the world. Auli remains tucked away at an altitude of 9,000 feet above sea level. It occupies a position at a distance of 16 kilometer from Joshimath. Auli is surrounded with fascinating peaks of the Himalayan ranges – Kamet, Mana Parvat, Nanda Devi and Dunagiri. From Auli you can absorb scenic views of all these snow-capped Himalayan peaks.
It is conceived that the ancient philosopher Adi Shankaracharya trampled on the snowy fields of Auli. The famous Joshimath shrine was built by Shankaracharya. Trishul is one of the amazing peaks around Auli. The Trishul peak scales a height of 23,490 feet above the sea level.Experience riding the cable car and skiing in Auli. Tourists from across the world travel to Auli to enjoy the exciting adventure activities. At first it was developed as a Ski resort. Its slopes were used as a training ground.
Altitude: 9000 feet above sea level
Best time to visit: December to March
Weather: Summer (15 to 30 degree Celsius), Winter (4-24 degree Celsius)
Clothing: Heavy woolen clothes in winter to protect from chilly weather
Languages: Hindi, English and Garhwali
This site is known as “Bugyal” in local language which means meadows. Due to some French and Australian experts Auli can be compared to the best resorts of the world. Not only this, the cable car ride in Auli is also one of major tourist attractions, which attracts thousands of tourists every year. The log snowy slopes also attract the visitors here to enjoy skiing at Auli. The calm and clear atmosphere is simply unforgettable.
You can easily find the accommodation at Auli. There are resorts, private hotels, rest houses and cottages etc. Clifftop is very popular for accommodation in Auli. Visitors, mostly spend their chilly nights at Clifftop, can avail all facilities. Clifftop Club is not the only accommodation option at Auli. There are many low budget resorts also available. The second best option for accommodation is Garwal Mandal Vikas Nigam guest houses. GMVN provides all types of facilities and clean houses for tourists in Auli.
How to Reach Auli
Auli is conveniently connected with all the major parts of the country. It is well connected with the cities like Haridwar, Delhi, Rishikesh and Dehradun to Joshimath. You have another option to cover five km by trekking from Joshimath to Auli. Rishikesh is the nearest railway station, about 235 kilometers away while Dehradun, located at 298 km, is the nearest airport to travel to Auli.