Auli also known as Auli Bugyal, in Garhwali, which means “meadow” is in the Chamoli district in the Himalayan mountains of Uttarakhand, India. The small yet consummate town of Auli is India’s premier ski resort destination. From snow-covered tops to wooden cabins, Auli isn’t an ideal European town. Standing at around 2,800 m, and surrounded by acres of oak and coniferous forests, Auli offers a
wonderful perspective on the sickle views of some of India’s highest peaks including the second-highest in the country, Nanda Devi (7,816m). A long cable car links Auli to the town of Joshimath, it is also a gateway to the Nanda Devi and the Valley of Flowers National Park, including the Hemkund Sahib Gurudwara, and popular trekking destinations such as Gorson Bugyal, Pangerchulla Summit, and
Tapovan can be accessed through Auli. Originally developed as a paramilitary base, Auli’s surreal skiing slopes are intended for both professional skiers and novices. A state government agency called The
Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam (GMVN) which takes care of the resort, and the Uttarakhand Tourism Department conduct winter sports competitions at Auli to encourage skiing in India.
Dayara Bugyal, Munsiyari, and Mundali are some other enticing skiing destinations situated in Auli, Uttarakhand. The hiking and ski destination has a 4 kilometers (2.5mi) cable car, a chairlift, and a ski lift, along with a maintained trek route. a government agency called The Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam (GMVN) which takes care of the resort, and the Uttarakhand Tourism Department conduct winter sports competitions at Auli to encourage skiing in India. Dayara Bugyal, Munsiyari, and Mundali are some other enticing skiing destinations situated in Auli, Uttarakhand. The hiking and ski destination has a 4 kilometers (2.5mi) cable car, a chairlift, and a ski lift, along with a maintained trek route.
The gem of the Garhwal Himalayas – Auli is a white winter wonderland where you can just sit back and soak in the placid and serene charm of the place.
The quote “When you know where you’re going, obstacles may change your route but they will never change your destination” falls perfectly here because reaching Auli might seem like an arduous yet tranquil delight. It’s not every day that you get to sail across the picturesque Himalayan ranges with an ethereal view of the mountains.
Auli is the ideal place for a perfect winter getaway, for people who have never witnessed snowfall it is quite the little heaven during winters with the unexplored snow slopes and the satiating snowfall on
the untouched offbeat snow trails Auli is unmatched. The trekking route provides for the lifetime experience of the trekking adventure because the slopes are neither too easy nor too hard, with the perfect parity of quest and solace.
The mountains around Auli are welcoming and full of vigor and grace, one such mountain is the famous Nanda Devi. Nanda Devi is the second-highest mountain in India after Kanchenjunga.
The peak, whose name means “Bliss-Giving Goddess” is regarded as a patron goddess of the Garhwal and Kumaon Himalayas and is revered for its religious heritage and adventurous trails.
The sense of peace and calm feeling that the rising and setting sun amidst the mountain brings is, mystical in all ways. Auli has everything that you would expect from a picture-perfect winter holiday destination. Along with this some of the tourist attractions around Auli is Joshimath
which is a famous pilgrimage destination, two of the must-visit places around Auli are the Vishnuprayag and Narsingh Mandir.
Since a meal along the journey is a necessity and without it the trip is incomplete
Joshimath provides diverse Garhwal cuisines which will satiate your hunger for the unique taste of the Garhwal Himalayas.
A trip to Auli, a mesmerizing hill station in Uttarakhand, is a natural escapade for the perfect winter or summer holidays. The best time to visit depends on what you want to experience on your getaway.
BEST TIME TO VISIT DURING:
SUMMERS: Mid March-June
WINTERS: November- early March