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  • Auli, also known as Auli Bugyal in Garhwali, is located on the steep slopes of Himalayan Ranges in the state of Uttarakhand. The tiny hamlet is known for being one of the best skiing destinations in India. The hill station is covered with snow throughout the year and is an exciting holiday getaway for all those who love to get into some skiing spree.

    Since Auli is located at the foot of Himalayas and in the state of Uttarakhand, which is recognised as the land of God; it is surrounded by a number of religious places to visit. Places of religious value, great sightseeing locations and a few military attractions surround the tiny abode called Auli, attract tourists from across the world. This famous adventure sport become the major attraction for a lot of tourists to visit this place throughout the year.

    There are also several other lookouts and stay homes that Auli has in store for its visitors. Resorts in Auli are also a great experience; just like the adventure sport! They provide great accommodation and help tourists do a lot more in Auli while they are here.

    Here are some of the best resorts in Auli:

  • 01Clifftop Club Resort

    Clifftop Club Resort is the biggest and the most famous resort in Auli. It is the first resort any tourist that visits this city would want to stay in, and hence is considered to be the best luxury resort in Auli. 

    The resort has a number of packages for its customers that include; stay, visiting places in and around Auli and adventure sports of the town that the tourists could indulge in. The tariff for accommodation and the other activities are all excluded off taxes in this resort. 


    They provide rooms of studio and suite kind from which tourists can choose to stay in any. Special packages are also available for honeymooners, bag packers and other large groups. Facilities that are available at this resort are; bar and restaurant, spa, barbecue and campfire, multi-cuisine dining, own skiing kits and instructors. 

    It is a one stop solution to all the travelling and visiting problems in Auli. Above all, the resort is a great place to stay for just the magnificent view it provides of the Himalayan ranges.

    Tariff: 12000 INR per day approx.

    Amenities: Studio rooms, bar and restaurant, campfire, spa, skiing amenities and guides and indoor gaming facility.

    Distance from the City: Less than 10 kilometres.

  • 02Auli Resort- The Royal Village Resort

    The Royal Village resort in Auli is another great place to stay during your visit to Auli. This resort is also situated in a placid location giving a captivating view of the majestic Himalayas to the tourists. The place is totally covered with snow adding to the charm of the resort. One will not feel like doing anything, but relaxing in this beautiful resort. The wonderful view of the landscapes astound every visitor of Auli. 

    This resort is situated with the GMNV complex of Auli. It is a completely furnished resort and is beautifully equipped for great stay of its visitors. One can enjoy several facilities and get the best out of this resort. The resort provides running hot water, bar and restaurant, cable car and chair lift; all of which are the amenities of GMNV complex. Auli Resort is also located close to the adventure sites and hence easier for you to reach the actual adventure site. 


    Viewing the snow clad mountain from the exclusively constructed hut sort of rooms is an add on to your Auli diaries. This resort in Auli rents out cottages depending on the number of people that are going to occupy it. The lowest price for stay being 3000 INR per day for two persons. It is hence an easy and one of the affordable resorts in Auli.

    Tariff: 3000 INR per day approx.

    Amenities: Running hot water, bar and restaurant, cable car and chair lift

    Distance from the City: Less than 10 kilometres.


Attractions

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Joshimath

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.

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Auli Gorson Trek

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 .

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Vishnuprayag

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.

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Auli Artificial Lake

Famously named as the world’s highest man-made lake, this scenic and 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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Chenab Lake

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.

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Nanda Devi National Park

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. 

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Gurso Bugyal

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.

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Trishul Peak

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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Chattrakund

Walk into this stunning watershed of crystal clear blue waters, the lake of Chattarkund is located just minutes ahead of Gurso Bugyal. 

This fairytale place of picturesque views will enchant you to no end as it will enchant you with its peace and serenity. Put this place on your map of Auli Sightseeing and feel the calm and placid landscape.