Auli

Auli is a popular ski resort located in the cradle of the snow-capped Himalayas of Uttarakhand. A paradise for ski enthusiasts, Auli is blessed with a panoramic view of the greatest mountain range in the world. Zipping through the snow while the landscape passes by, Auli offers an enthralling experience for professional skiers and novices alike.

Auli is comparable to the best ski resorts in the world. It also boasts of having one of the longest ropeway - 4km - in Asia. It also has a Chair Lift and a Ski-Lift. Apart from Skiing there is an interesting trek route also. Auli is close to 16 km by road from Joshimath. The road route is usually closed from January to March due to heavy snowfall in the region.

Auli is considered the best skiing slope in Asia. Both sides of the slope are covered with oak and coniferous trees which break the speed of the wind and this makes it ideal for skiing.

Another attraction here is a sight-seeing trip between Joshimath and Auli by a ropeway. This ropeway is 4 km long one and is called the Rajju and is at a height of 1917 mts to 3027 mts above sea level. This is the longest and the second highest ropeway in Asia. Two passenger cabins are used in this. Each cabin can accommodate from 20 to 25 people. This whole trip passes through ten towers. On the eighth tower of the ropeway one can stop because this is where one gets off for skiing and looking in and around Auli. It takes about half an hour to complete this trip. This service operates from morning to evening.


Places to Visit >>

Gurso Bugyal :
3 kms from Auli, Gurso Bugyal is a huge meadow spread amidst a mixed forest of oaks and conifers. Gurso Bugyal is at 3056 mts above sea-level. One can reach Joshimath via the ropeway. It is barely 1.5 kms from the last tower of the ropeway.As there is no accommodation available here one can only admire the scenery during the day and return to Auli by night.

Chattrakund :
1 km from Gurso Bugyal, in the middle of the jungle is a small lake of sweet water called Chattrakund. This place can be visited when visiting Gurso Bugyal.

Saildhar Tapovan :
15 kms on the Joshimath road is a small village where there are many hot-water springs. 3 kms ahead in Saildhar are hot water fountains where the water is almost at a boiling point.

Kwanri Bugyal :
12 kms from Gurso Bugyal Kwanri is a very interesting place for trekkers. Its at 3350 mts above sea-level. Many tourists camp here in summer. Nanda Devi hotel in Joshimath organises such camps where porters, guides, cooks and camping equipment are available. June and September months are the best time visit.
Chenab Lake :
The last village from Joshimath is Dang which has to be passed to reach this beautiful lake. The road is rough, because of which this lake is not very popular with the tourists.
Vanshinarayan Kalpeshwar :
12 kms from Joshimath, 10 kms from a village called Helang, this is a beautiful valley where there is a cave called Kalpeshwar. 10 kms further down the road is a spot called Vanshinarayan which is unmatched in its beauty.

Accessibility :   
By Air :

Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest Airport to Auli situated at a distance of 286kms. Jolly Grant Airport is well connected to Delhi with daily flights.

By Rail :
 The nearest railway station to Auli is Rishikesh. Rishikesh railway station is situated 264kms before Auli on NH58. Rishikesh is well connected by railway networks with major destinations of India.

By Road :
Auli is well connected by motorable roads with major destinations of Uttarakhand state. Buses and Taxis to Auli are easily available from major destinations of Uttarakhand state like Rishikesh, Pauri, Rudraprayag,  etc. Auli is situated only 14kms from Joshimath

 
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