Auli Travel Guide- Best Places, Timings & Things to do in Auli
Why go anywhere else, when we have as stunning a place as Auli in Uttarakhand? Auli is one of the beautiful hill stations in India. The enchanting snow-capped mountains with picture-perfect views are enough to overwhelm you. It is a part of the Garhwal region and the best place to visit in Uttarakhand. The hill station is surrounded by Oak and Deodar trees. Situated at a height of 9000 ft, you will experience cold weather throughout the year. Witness the panoramic view of the Himalayas and peaks like Nanda Devi, Dronagiri, and Mana Parvat by visiting Auli.
Best places to visit in Auli:
There are many names for Auli i.e., The skiing capital of India, A winter paradise and what not! When we say Auli, there is not only about mountains and hills but there’s much more that will fascinate you.
So here’s a list of some of the best places you can explore while you’re in Auli.
Auli Artificial lake: It is one of the highest man-made lakes in the world. The water of this pristine lake is used to feed the snow guns station and also the skiing slopes, to maintain the surface for smooth skiing. This helps in extending the skiing season in Auli.
Gorson Bugyal: It is an enormous land of dense green meadows enclosed by oak trees and coniferous forest. This is the best place for all trekkers. An early morning trek here will awestruck you as you get to see the amalgamation of bewildering meadows and their enchanting beauty covered under the snow blankets.
Joshimath: This nature’s creation has some connection between the spiritual wonders. It is a famous Hindu pilgrimage spot. Lord Badri temple is situated in Joshimath. You can also go trekking to witness the enchanting “Valley of Flowers”.
Auli Ropeway: The Auli ropeway cable car is the second-largest and highest ropeway in Asia. It covers around 4 km of Auli where you can witness the mesmerizing panoramic view of the place. The astounding views and the stunning sceneries of the Himalayan peaks are captivating enough to cherish a lifetime.
Nanda Devi National Park: Witness the exotic Himalayan animals in Nanda Devi National Park. The animals are preserved in their natural habitats inside the park. Enjoy the wildlife with the exquisite view of the Himalayas.
Things to do:
You will find this place wholesome of every kind of traveller. You will get to experience various things in your Auli trip, some of them we have listed below.
Skiing: Auli is famously known as the Skiing destination of India. It is a major adventure sport in Auli. There are skiing schools where a beginner can learn before experiencing this thrilling sport. Many skiing festivals are conducted at Auli. During February and March, the winter games federation of India hosts the skiing national championship in Auli. Long Auli Sightseeing tours can help in sorting out your skiing activity with the best stay, delicious meals, and best transfers.
Trekking: Backpackers and trekkers have been attracted to the magnificent Kuari Pass for a very long time. You will come to see the green lushes apart from snow-bound peaks. The origin of the trekking point is Joshimath, then you will have a stopover at Devprayag. From this point, the altitude increases to the majestic heights of Nanda Devi.
Camping: Camping in Auli should be done during the summers when the snow melts down into green meadows. Wake up to a morning all surrounded by snow-capped mountains and shimmery sunlight outshines the pearly white snow. You can indulge yourself in different activities like trekking and hiking throughout the day. Enjoy bonfire and tasty meals with your friends outside the camp by gazing into the starry sky. So set up your RV and head out to this amazing destination.
Ropeway ride: This is another thrilling activity you can experience in Auli. This is the second-longest and highest cable car ride in Asia. The ride will offer you an astounding view of Nanda Devi and Sanjivani Parvat.
Best time to visit Auli: Auli can be visited throughout the year. The best time to visit Auli varies from person to person. It depends on the purpose and interests of the visitor. November to March is a suitable time for skiing. May to November is a pleasant time to chill and relax with your friends and family.
If you want to experience the sport’s thrills and snow, then you must visit Auli during winters.
“Someone rightly says that the worst roads lead you to the best views. “
Auli is a winter Shangri-La, if you want to flee from the scorching heat and the mundane hustle and bustle of city life, pack your bags and travel with your group to Auli right now! Travelling in groups brings more joy and excitement.
So Book your Auli package now and heads out to this amazing paradise!