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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.
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.
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 .
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
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.
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.
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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/-
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.
Situated in the Garhwal region, Auli is a famous tourist hub known for its snowy peaks. Some of the famous resorts here like the Royal Village Resort, The Tavva Resort, Clifftop Club Resort, Dream Mountain Resort, and several others will assure you a comfortable sojourn here. The rates might vary according to the season, thus go for prior bookings and gear up for a memorable holiday.
While visiting Auli, do not miss out on the scenic cable car ride from Joshimath. Known as a winter wonderland, Auli is famous for its stunning natural beauty and the snow-capped peaks. Being covered with snow for half the year, Auli lures many adventure seekers and offers one of the best skiing experiences. Your visit to Auli will get filled with thrilling moments and breathtaking beauty.
Auli is blessed with pleasant temperatures throughout the year. The summer seasons (March to June) are ideal for sight-seeing whereas the cooler months ( November to February) attract the honeymooners and those enjoying the chilly winters. If you want to witness the snowfall, then plan your visit during the winter season. Skiing can be easily done throughout the year as Auli has artificial snow zones also.
Auli experiences yearly snowfall between late September and early February. If you want to experience the snowfall then do visit Auli during the cooler months as during December and January the popular tourist spot turns into a winter wonderland and chances of snowfall are the highest during these months.
Auli is a scenic retreat away from the city’s frenzy and lures many couples every year for a perfect honeymoon experience. You can indulge in some adventure recreation like skiing with your loved one and enjoy some quality time by the tranquil lakes. The snow-clad mountains and the serenity of the place will ensure a lifetime’s memory for all newlywed couples.
Located at a distance of around 398 km you can reach Auli, by boarding a bus or opting for a shared ride from Delhi. Your road journey might require an overnight halt at Rishikesh. You can also catch a flight from Delhi Airport and land in Dehradun. Auli is located at a distance of 149 km from Dehradun Airport and from there you will get plenty of cabs that will take you to your destination.
The sparkling waters of the Auli Artificial Lake, Chattrakund, and Chenab Lake will leave you awed by their pristine beauty. The lush meadows of Gorson Bugyal and Kwani Bugyal are a must-visit where you will get welcomed by the stunning scenery of the snow-capped Himalayan ranges.
Tourists traveling to Auli often halt at Joshimath and opt for the enthralling cable car ride to reach their destination. Located at a distance of around 12-13 km from Joshimath, the ropeway ride takes around half an hour to reach Auli. As you ride along, the scenic vistas of lush greenery will appear beneath you. You can also drive through NH58 and reach Auli within 20 minutes from Joshimath.
Auli is well connected by road to the major cities of Northern India. Thus, you can enjoy a scenic drive if you are traveling to Auli from Delhi, Dehradun, Srinagar and other surrounding cities. You can rent a cab or take your own private car and the journey normally takes an overnight time. The beautiful scenery along the smooth roadway will ensure a memorable journey for you.