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A quaint town located in the Chamoli District, Joshimath is a famous and frequently visited pilgrimage destination in the country. This town sees a steady influx of Hindu and Sikh worshippers flocking the stunning temples of Badrinath and Hem Kundh during the months of May to October.
Joshimath also serves as the base or starting point for the famous Valley of Flowers Trek, Kuari Pass Trek and Auli hence attracted tonnes of adventure enthusiasts all year round. The town is home to a few hotels and dharamshalas to provide a retreat for tired travelers.
Although there isn’t much to catch in this laid back town it’s a cable car ride away from Auli.
Best season to visit: Between the months of April - May and September - November.
Trekking in the snow comes with a
lot of perks, especially for adventure lovers, the endless meadows of blankets
of snow prove to be a fun challenge.
You begin the Gurson and Auli Trekking Expedition on a spiritual note as you drive through the holy towns of Haridwar, Rishikesh and along Ganges. The experience includes sauntering off for a trek to charming Parsari Village, ambling through the apple orchards, getting a glimpse of Nanda Devi, making way along snow covered meadows with great Himalayas ahead of you and unravelling the hot springs at Tapovan.
Approximate Price: 9000 - 10,000 INR.
Best season to visit: The months between January to March .
Ideally placed in the mountains, Auli is also the base town to travel to the holy town of Vishnuprayag, where one can clearly see the two tributaries of Alaknanda and Dahuliganga merging together to form one single river. Vishnupruyag is actually one of the five places (Panchprayag) where the river meets its sister tributaries before transforming into the mighty Ganga River.
Vishnuprayag lies in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand and is located at an elevation of 1,372m above sea level. At the banks of this majestic sight, one can also see a famous Vishnu temple that was built by the Maharani of Indore way back in 1889. You can spend hours here as you marvel the confluence point of these two water bodies which appear clearly in distinct colours.
This sight bordered by the tall Hiamalayan mountains and meadows is indeed a must visit on Auli Sigtseeing tour as it is just about 25km away! In the vicinity, you can also be charmed by the sight of the Kagbhusandi Lake, which is a stunning water body filled with emerald green water.
Famously named as the world’s highest man-made lake, this scenic, and a transcendent lake is a must visit and definitely should be added to your list of things to do in Auli. This serene lake is located right next to the private hotel, Clifftop Club.
The government developed this lake in view of creating artificial snow on the new ski slopes in the event of low snowfall during certain seasons hindering the tourism for this Ski-Hotspot. The water from this lake is strategically used to feed the snow guns stationed along the ski slopes and thus provides a smooth skiing surface and extends the popular ski season.
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In the Garhawal Himalayas, there are still some areas which are virgin and unexplored. One such trail is the one that will lead you to Chenab Lake. It is here that you can embark on serene and stunning trekking roads; it is especially perfect for those adventurists who love the company of untouched nature.
The area is off the beaten track and is almost inaccessible by motor vehicles or bikes. The best way to experience the untouched beauty of its serene nature is to start off on a trek of the valley or set up camp amidst the greenery.
Location: Auli, Uttarakhand
Best time to visit: Between May to October
Located amidst the second highest
peak in India, Nanda Devi, is the
outstanding Nanda Devi National park with houses some of the most spectacular
species of high altitude flora and fauna in the region.
Blessed with stunning views, mountainous atmosphere, abundant greenery and rich biodiversity this national park stands out from other wildlife sanctuaries. UNESCO has awarded the Nanda Devi National Park the title of a world heritage site. From the park you can marvel at the views of The Valley of Flowers, Badrinath Temple and the Hem kumb Sahib Temple.
Best season to visit: Between the months of April to June. Other months witness severe snow and heavy rainfall.
For those who are looking for an offbeat options for places to visit near Auli. A short but adventurous trek of 3km will land you at the mysterious Gurso Bugyal. The trail passes through the valleys between the mountains of Nanda Devi, Trishul and Dron. The views of these majestic mountains while walking along the nature trails is truly majestic!
During the spring season, the region transforms into a huge green carpet under your feet and the clear blue sky over your head. Rising at a level of 3056m above sea level, it is decked up in pine, oak, rhododendron and conifer. Being just 1.5km from the last stop of the Auli Ropeway, it is an easy travel up to this gorgeous meadow which should definitely be on your list of places to visit in Auli.
Amongst all the major peaks of the
Himalayan range, Trishul is one of the most famous and challenging climbs for
an avid trekker or trekking enthusiast. Looked from a distance, the beauty of
Trishul along with the other mountain peaks in this range, is simply
breathtaking and its pristine beauty draws tourists from all over the world.
Climbing Trishul is not an easy task as it is mainly accomplished by experienced climbers.
Treks to the summit of mt Trishul are held every year and experienced guides will lead you. Although it is highly recommended that seasoned trekkers and not beginners attempt this herculean trek. For a nature lover, marveling at this majestic mountain during sunrise or sunset is a pure thrill.
Best season to visit: Ascending Mt Trishul is viable in the months of July, August and September.
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Traveller Tales From Auli
14 February 2015
Auli Skiing Tour, Uttarakhand was an excellent tour. It was interesting and exciting. I thought India didn’t have a lot of adventurous sports, but I was clearly wrong. The Auli Skiing was just about pe...
14 February 2019
Overall it was a good experience except the bus coming back to Delhi was old and did not have any stopovers.
18 December 2018
Auli is bae, travelled by our own car from Dehradun. First visited the temple of Joshimath. It was spiritually quite a powerful experience. Skiing was great too. All in all, a good one.
18 December 2018
Auli looked a dream come true. And this tour always was, and always will be in my memories. Got picked up from Delhi and Thrillophilia took us directly to Joshimath. The ropeway to Auli was unbelievabl...
16 December 2018
Bus journey was tough. Tired by the time we reached the location. I along with my brother went on this tour. Auli is precious. It looked so so beautiful. The snow cover was extravagant. Trekking seemed...
24 May 2015
Auli Snow Skiing is an awesome vacation to take. The several pros are: the skiing experience is great; even if you are new to skiing, they have personal one-on-one tutoring sessions; the skiing experie...
16 February 2015
Skiing is my favourite sport, and I really like doing it back in Russia. Now that I moved back to India, I was looking for spots to try it. While we were on a trip to Rishikesh, we found this place, an
27 February 2016
Snow and Skiing – Wow! I totally enjoyed the experience. You must definitely try this to know how awesome it is to experience the pleasure.
23 May 2015
Auli skiing is a great thing to do when you are visiting anywhere near Leh, Ladakh, or Rishikesh. You can extend the stay and do it. It is kind of good. I am not sure if the rate is budget friendly for
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Skiing in Auli is what defines the beauty and spirit of this resort hill station in Uttarakhand. Click here to book the best 3 days skiing tour package in Auli at Thrillophilia with the best deal and offers starting from Rs 7500 Per Person.
Check out the list of budget Auli tour packages offered by Thrillophilia starting from Rs 2,500/- only.
1. 2 Days/1 Night Stay Amidst Mighty White Mountains In Auli starting from Rs 2,250/-
2. 5 Days/4 Nights Gurson and Auli Trekking Expedition starting from Rs 12,700/-
3. Weekend Trip To Auli From Delhi Starting from Rs 6,500/-
4. 4 Days/3 Nights stay at the Himalayan Eco Lodges in Auli starting from Rs 13,000/-
5. 7 Days/6 Nights Tekking and Skiing in Auli With Alaknanda River Rafting starting from Rs 21,900/-
Auli is a calming place that is snowy in the winters and moderately cold in the summers. Click here to check out the several tourist attractions in Auli that will captivate your attention.
1. Auli Artificial Lake - Auli’s only man-made lake.
2. Gurso Bugyal - One can see other ranges like the Nandadevi, Trishul from atop the hill.
3. Nanda Devi Peak - It is second-largest peak in India with a height of 7,816 meters.
4. Auli Ropeway - Connects the hill stations of Joshimath and Auli.
5. Vishnuprayag - One can clearly see the two tributaries of Alaknanda and Dahuliganga merging together to form one single river.
Auli is located at a distance of 388 kilometers from Delhi. The best way to reach Auli from Delhi is to take an overnight bus journey till Rishikesh, then take a direct private cab till Auli which shall take about 9 hours.
Another option is to take a shared cab until Joshimath and thereafter, take the second longest cable car ride of 16 kilometers in India, from Joshimath to Auli. If one is looking to fly, Dehradun’s Jolly airport is the nearest one at a distance of 149 kilometers. Thereafter, one can take a direct cab to Auli and/or a shared cab till Joshimath.
Yes, Auli does have snowfall during its winter months, which are from November to December; with peak snowfall post mid December to January end. Many tour companies have special Auli tour packages for tourists to enjoy snow and snow skiing here.
Auli is known as the skiing capital of India. So skiing here certainly counts as one of the best things to do. Several Auli tours also include other things to do such as riding the second longest ropeway ride of India, trekking nearby hills like Kwani Bugyal and Gorson Bugyal, visiting Auli artificial lake which is one of the world’s highest lakes, visiting the crystal clear lake of Chenab and experience camping in Auli.
If you are an adventure seeker then camping in Auli is a must do. Auli is blessed with mesmerising views. Auli is a dream come true for photography enthusiasts. One of the best way to enjoy its natural beauty and capture its magnificent views is to go camping amongst the valley besides the pristine waters of the enthralling Alaknanda River.
Although there are many sites to go camping in Auli, here is a list of the top 3 sites.
1) MHE Himalayan Camp
2) Himalayan Eco Lodge Auli
3) Himalayan Camp
Auli has three major seasons - March to June are summer months, July to October are monsoon months and the rest of the months are winter. Here, the summer months are ideal for enthusiasts who like to stay outdoors and would like to spend time visiting the local attractions, as the weather is very pleasant. Monsoons experience foggy skies and temperature ranging between 12 to 15 degrees.
While the months from December to February witness peak snowfall. As skiing is the main attraction in Auli, the winter months can be considered as the best time to visit here. Most Auli Packages are searched for during the winter months
Kauri Pass Trek 6 days to complete and what makes this trek special and a standout is that is gives you an opportunity to visit some of the most significant pilgrimage spots in India located amidst the magnificent Himalayas.
The trek starts with a drive from Haridwar to Joshimath, and then you trek covering various locations including Devprayag, Bhagirathi and Alaknanda confluence.The trek is moderately difficult, so if you have a reasonable fitness level then you should be able to embark on this enthralling trek.
Located at a distance of 149 kilometers is Dehradun’s Jolly airport which is the nearest airport to Auli. This airport has regular flights connected to all major cities in India.
The National Park is located in India’s second largest peak that is the Nanda Devi Peak. It is one of the most reputed and spectacular wildernesses in the Himalayas. Very few of any National Park or Natural Wildernesses live up to the character of Nanda Devi National Park. It is located at a very high altitude and is stone throw away from pristine glaciers.
The park is open only six months a year from 1st May to 31st October. The best time to visit is from 15th June to 15th September.
The ideal Auli Tour Packages sell Auli for not more than 4 nights, 5 days. This duration would be enough for one to look around the tiny hill station, visit all the tourist attractions and engage in adventure activities, outdoor sports if one may wish to. Somebody who wants more time for relaxation in the lap of nature can extend the trip to a week or even 10 days. It is certainly a place where you can spend a peaceful time reading a book in a cafe while sipping a hot cuppa, overlooking the view of snowclad mountains.
Auli - the name itself explains what the hill station is famous for. As Auli means meadows, this popular tourist destination in Uttarakhand is rightly famous for being home to meadows surrounded by the dense vegetation of oaks and coniferous.
It is popular for its natural attractions, panoramic views of snow clad mountains, wildflowers and trees, and lush vegetation. Moreover, Auli is also popular for being an adventure sports destination, especially during the winters when one can enjoy skiing here.
Yes, Auli is a very safe hill station. Every year, Auli Packages are sold to many national as well as international tourists. All of them have only good things to say about Auli, in terms of their safety. It has great hospitality and tourism services and the hill station is well maintained. The locals here are welcoming and warm that makes the place a safe space to be at.