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Auli

Apart from being one of the few skiing destinations in India, Auli is beautiful all year round. At an average elevation of over 2800 metres above msl, distinct weather conditions mark the year. White winters, brown summers and lush green monsoons, treat Auli as its perfect canvas. This picturesque place is surrounded by coniferous and oak forests. You will find most action happening during winter here when the slopes are in abundance of snow. Auli boasts of one of Asia's longest and highest gondola. The ski enthusiasts are provided with facilities like ski-lift and chair-lift. During summers, the place is dotted with pilgrims who rest here on their way to Badrinath.

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Things to do

Trek to Bhavishya Badri - As the prophecy goes, when the right arm of Narsingh idol in Narsingh Temple in Joshimath falls away, there will be a huge landslide and the path to Badrinath temple will be blocked. It is at this moment that Lord Badrinath will change his seat and reside in the Bhavishya Badri temple. We take you on this trip to see the future seat of Badrinath.

Skiing - Auli winters attract a lot of adventure enthusiasts for one single reason - skiing. Whether you are a learner or a pro, Auli has the slopes all ready for you. Head to the cable car and take a ride to Gorson. From Gorson, the ski lift takes you to the base of the lodge from where the skiing begins. Our expert instructor will meet you here and give you basics on how to balance and ski as a beginner.

Drive and hike in Nanda Devi Bio Reserve - A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Nanda Devi Biosphere is an absolute delight for trekkers. It was declared a World Heritage Site way back in the year 1988For someone short on time or stamina, this is a perfect day hike in the Biosphere. Post breakfast, drive to the Biosphere on winding roads. The population seems to dwindle as you go further into the Biosphere.

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  • Apart from being one of the few skiing destinations in India, Auli is beautiful all year round. At an average elevation of over 2800 metres above msl, distinct weather conditions mark the year. White winters, brown summers and lush green monsoons, treat Auli as its perfect canvas.

    3 Days | INR 23,100 per person
  • Apart from being one of the few skiing destinations in India, Auli is beautiful all year round. At an average elevation of over 2800 metres above msl, distinct weather conditions mark the year. White winters, brown summers and lush green monsoons, treat Auli as its perfect canvas.

    4 Days | INR 30,423 per person

Best time to visit October to April

The best time to visit is from October to March. The rain recedes by September and the mountains are a lovely shade of green. The flora comes alive and you can catch a glimpse of the snow clad mountains as the haze disappears.

The chilly winter arrives by late November and stays on till the end of February. It does get pretty cold and it snows at higher elevations. The skies remain clear and you can get a good view of the snow-clad peaks.

Clear skies stay on through March till the haze sets in by mid-April. You need to be lucky to get a view of the peaks during this time. But this is the best time to witness some wildlife action, especially the tiger.

The rains arrive by mid-June and it's officially monsoon time. Everywhere you see, you'll come across the brightest shade of green. Frequent landslides are the only dampener till the monsoons end.

How to reach

Air

  • Auli lies in Chamoli district in the Himalayan Mountain of Uttarakhand so it does not have any airport. The nearest airport is Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun which is 280 kilometre from Auli. You have to either take cab or bus which will take you to Jyotirmath/Joshimath, from there you can either go by road i.e. cab or can choose cable car/ ropeway. Auli is only 10 kilometre by road from Joshimath. The cable car is locally known as Gondola. It cover 4 kilometre in 15-20 minutes.

Rail

  • The nearest railway station is in Rishikesh which is situated 264 kilometre before Auli. Rishikesh the holy city in Uttarakhand. Rishikesh has a well-established rail network. You will find daily train from Delhi to Rishikesh. From Rishikesh railway station you will find cab or bus heading towards Auli.

Road

  • Auli is well-connected to every major destination in Uttarakhand. You can take private or government bus services from any major city in Uttarakhand for Auli. NH58 links Auli with the Indian Capital New Delhi, Rishikesh, Haridwar, Meerut, Roorkee, and Ghaziabad. You take cab or even your own motor-vehicle to Auli.