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Auli Lake Chamoli and Places to Visit Nearby

Auli Artificial Lake in Chamoli

Auli artificial lake is the highest artificial man-made lake in the world. It is the attraction point at this hill station. Auli is one of the best and most visited hill stations and winter destinations in Chamoli which thousands of visitors visit every year, especially in winters to see the beauty of Auli in snow.

Auli is one of the favourite honeymoon destinations for couples. There is an artificial lake in Auli and in winter it’s the must visiting location here. Auli can be the perfect snow destination for you during winters you must visit there. It is a perfect hill station to spend your holidays during winter as well as in the summer. You must consider visiting this beautiful place in Uttarakhand. If you are planning to visit Badrinath then you can consider visiting Auli because it lies in between the Badrinath route.

Artificial Lake at Auli is a pristine lake perched at an astounding elevation. It is one of the world’s highest man-made lakes. The Government has created this artificial lake to provide artificial snow on the ski slopes during scanty rainfall.

Auli is located in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, located in Joshimath in between the Badrinath route. Badrinath temple is just at approx 1 and half hours distance from Joshimath. Auli is surrounded by lush forests with beautiful scenes of nature around. Auli is one of the best and most popular travels and tourist destinations in India. There are many other places to visit in Auli, but the biggest attraction point at Auli is Auli lake, which is artificially made by the Uttarakhand Tourism Development Board.

Fact – Auli lake is known as the highest man-made artificial lake in the world.


Near Clifftop Auli, Joshimath

A short trek from the road will lead you to Auli Artificial lake.


Free Entry, no charges for all(Indians as well as Foreigners).

Distance/ Travel Time

1.5Kms/ 15 minutes from GMVN tourist rest house, Auli.

Exploration Time

1 hour approx (depends on you)

Auli Artificial Lake

The water of this lake is used to feed the snow guns stationed along the ski slopes in order to offer a good snowy surface for skiing during winters. This beautiful lake has helped in extending the ski season in Auli.

Location of Auli Lake

Auli artificial lake is located near Clifftop (famous Auli slopes). It will take up to 15 minutes to get there from the road (GMVN guest house).

What artificial lake in Auli is famous for?

Auli artificial lake is a popular place for tourism, picnic spot – Lakes.

Overview Auli

  • Temperature: 20 Maximum and 10 Minimum (Summers)
  • Location: Chamoli Garhwal
  • Best times to visit Auli Lake: January, Feb, and March (throughout the year)
  • Famous for: Artificial Lake

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