Auli – Winter Destination & Skiing Point of Uttarakhand
Auli is a famous and popular location for skiing destination in India. Auli is an emerging winter destination & a very beautiful hill station location in Uttarakhand, India. Auli has everything that a tourist wants and dreams of. There are snow-covered slopes that look very beautiful when the sun’s rays fall on them in the morning time and in the evening time. Auli is a perfect Asian village. It is situated at a height of 2505 meters from sea level from where you can see a magnificent and beautiful view of the Himalayas.
From Auli, you can see the paranomic view of the Himalayan peaks like Nanda Devi, Kamat, and Mana Parvat. The slopes of Auli offer a great and enjoyable experience for professional skiers. GMVN, a state government agency of the Uttarakhand Tourism Department, organizes winter sports in Auli to boost skiing in India. There is also an artificial lake at Auli which is the highest man-made lake in the world.
National Alpine Skiing Contest – Auli
The National Alpine Skiing Contest starts every year in the month of February. This contest lasts for 3 to 4 days. Where professional skiing players perform during the event.
Auli had the honour of hosting the first South Asian Games in the year 2011. French & Australian experts who hosted these winter games addressed Auli as the best skiing resort in the world. If you are going to stay there for 7 days, you have to try the 7 days or 14 days ski course operated by GMVN which will be held under the guidance of the ski experts and after that, you will get a certificate of skiing by GMVN Uttarakhand.
Slopes of Auli are all covered with Deodar trees and Oak forests, which help the skiers by reducing the speed of chilling winds. It is a perfect place for skiing and for the people who like the snow areas for tourism.
For bike lovers, Auli offers some mountain biking trails that dirt off in summer and also winter. Auli is the best winter destination & hill station in Uttarakhand. Every year thousands of people come here to celebrate Christmas, new year’s party and 31 December.
Best time to Visit Auli
As there is no specific time fixed for visiting Auli, all the days of the year there are open for all, but winter from November to March is the perfect month for visiting Auli.
Activities to do in Auli
Skiing in Auli: Auli is a popular and famous location for skiing and winter games. You can enjoy skiing there, Auli is the only ski resort in India.
Trekking: Trekking is another option for visitors and tourists as there are many trekking routes that start from Auli. There are some long treks and some short long treks that can take up to a week or more to complete. Some treks are Green Pastures, Alluring Meadows, and Verdant valleys.
Here are some short treks which take only 1 day to complete: Auli – Gorson(7 Km), Khulara – Tapovan(9 Km), and Gorson – Tali(6 Km).
Travel Tips for Auli
If possible, try to find resorts at Joshimath because there is a big difference in the price of accommodation at Auli and Joshimath. Auli is just 12 Km away from Joshimath.
Avoid travelling in the monsoon seasons, as the reason is hilly and heavy rainfall and snowfall can be seen at that time and you have to face some problems. The main problem which you would face is landslides and that causes roadblocks.
There are no Petrol Pumps and ATMs available at Auli, you have to prepare for the things at Joshimath where petrol pumps and ATMs are available.
During winter, heavy snowfall is seen there, and it is advised to carry heavy woollens together when visiting in winter.
Staying in Auli
There are hotels and wooden hut hotels in Auli, but they can be full at the time of winter, so it is recommended to find accommodation at Joshimath. At Joshimath, you will find accommodation according to your budget. Joshimath is just 12 Km down from Auli.
Food Guide Auli
Being a less populated place, there are not many more options for hotels, restaurants, and cafés. There are in-house restaurants and hotels which are the best options. As if you stay in Joshimath, you will have more options there because Joshimath is a well-populated area and there are many restaurants and hotels where you will find a variety of food items according to your budget.
History of Auli
The meaning of Auli is basically “Bugyal”. The snow-covered hill station Auli was inhabited by Bhotiya tribes and was a hub for trade and Business. For centuries, the Bhotiya peoples used to trade on the barter system with the neighboring country Tibet(in the present time the part of China).
The slopes of Auli were used for training the soldiers who were used by the king at that time. Later these slopes were used to train the forces of ITBP(Indo – Tibetan Border Police) and at present time these slopes are for winter skiing sports and tourists.
For what Auli is famous for?
Auli is basically famous for Winter Adventure Sports, Skiing, Himalayan Views, Trekking, Hiking, Camping, Snowboarding, Snow Trekking, Honeymoon, and a perfect snow destination.
Auli is recommended for all Kids, families, Couples, Foreigners, Travellers, Friend groups, and solo anyone can go there and enjoy the beauty of Auli.
Auli is a popular location for the following activities: Adventure Sports, Base Camp(Trekking), New year and New Year, Hill Station, Honeymoon destination, Meadows, Romantic destination, Ropeways, Skiing, Camping.
There are many other beautiful locations and places to visit nearby Auli where you can go.
How to reach Auli?
Auli is well-connected to the motorable roads with NH58. The road to Auli gets separated from Joshimath. The destination is 12 Km above Joshimath.
Travel route to reach Auli via road
Rishikesh – Devprayag – Srinagar – Rudraprayag – Gauchar – Karanprayag – Chamoli – Vishnuprayag – Joshimath
- Highest cable car from Joshimath to Auli.
- Natural skiing slopes.
- Beautiful view of the Himalayan Ranges.
- Open dark night sky with twinkling stars which looks really awesome.
- Auli Temperature: 14 (Max) and 4 (Min) in March
- Location: Chamoli Garhwal
- Stay (Recommended): 2 days
- Nearest Railway Station: Rishikesh (264 Km)
- Nearest Airport: Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun (286 Km)
- Famous for: Winter Adventure Sports, Himalayan Views, Camping, Hiking, Skiing, Snowboarding, and Snow Trekking.