The picturesque meadow of Auli is fast gaining a reputation of the best skiing destination of India. Located in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, Auli is situated at an elevation of about 2,518 to 3,050 meters above sea level.
The glistening snow on the slopes of the mountains provides a perfect destination for skiing. The mesmerizing view of the mighty snow covered peaks and the surrounding dense forest just makes Auli an impeccable destination for a vacation. It is also believed that the beautiful land of Auli was visited by Shankaracharya in the 8th century, making Auli a place with an interesting past.
The best time to visit Auli is in the winter months of January to March, as the Snow Games begin here. The skier’s paradise can be best experienced during winters only.
The nearest railway station is Rishikesh, about 235 km away. The nearest airport is Dehradun, which is 298 km away. Auli is connected to major cities like Delhi, Dehradun, and more. Taxis and cars can be hired to reach here.
What All There’s To See:
Auli Artificial Lake: The highest man-made lake in the world is in Auli. The lake was built in order to create artificial snow and extend the skiing season. The scenic view of the lake along with the backdrop of the mountains is beautiful.
Nanda Devi Peak: One of the tallest peaks in India, Nanda Devi has Auli situated in its shadow. The vast flora and fauna can be explored at the Nanda Devi National Park. It is becoming a part of the world UNESCO Heritage Site. Witness the visual treat this peak has to offer from Auli.
Trishul Peak: Three peaks of the Himalayan Mountains form this famous Trishul Peak, which is at the height of about 7,120 meters. The Trishul formed encloses the Nanda Devi Sanctuary. You can trek to the base camp here, which is available for the tourists.
Auli Ski Resort: The famous destination for Skiing, Auli has provisions for the tourists it attracts here for the winter sports. Auli Ski Resort is a hotel based near the adventure locations and provides all the necessary amenities to its visitors.
Joshimath is a small town located near Auli. The rope-way to Auli and trekking trail to Badrinath begin from here. Head to Joshimath, if you are in a mood to splurge in shopping.
Gurso Bugyal can be reached by an adventurous trek of 3 km. This is a place surrounded by Pine, Oak, Conifer Trees. This gorgeous meadow is a must visit.
Chattarkund is a lake, just minutes away from Gurso Bugyal. The calm and serene location of this place will leave a spell on you.
The holy town of Vishnuprayag has the rivers Alaknanda and Dahuliganga meet to form one. The famous Vishnu Temple at the banks was built in 1889. Located just about 25 km away from Auli, Vishnuprayag is a must visit for sight-seeing.
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