Auli – One Of The Best Places To Visit In Uttarakhand For Wintersports

Auli Is Adjacent To The Religious Shrine Of Badrinath, And Offers A Panoramic Views Of The Great Himalayas. The Breath-Taking View Of Snow-Capped Peaks Around Give An Astounding View Of The Place. Auli Definitely Has To Be On Your List Of Places To Visit In Uttarakhand.

How to Reach

Air - The nearest airport to Auli is Jolly Grant airport of Dehradun. From Dehradun, it is most convenient to travel by taxi or catch a bus to Auli. The bus takes you to Joshimath only, from Joshimath you are required to reach Auli by ropeway or by road. Travelling by ropeway is time-saving and more exciting.
Road -You are required to catch a bus or taxi to Joshimath in order to reach Auli. Joshimath is well-connected from the major cities of Uttarakhand such as Dehradun, Rishikesh, and Haridwar. Buses are also available from Delhi to Joshimath. From Joshimath, Auli lies at a distance of 10 km and you need to cover this distance by ropeway or by road.
Rail - The nearest railway station to Auli is Haridwar railway station which is situated 273 km away from Auli. Dehradun and Rishikesh railway stations are also considered as the nearest railway heads to Auli. From Haridwar, you can catch a bus plying to Auli or you can hire a cab to Joshimath, from where you need to take the cable car or a bus to Auli.

What to See Around

Skiing : The snow dressed slopes of Auli which once offered the training grounds for the Paramilitary forces was adjudged by the French and Austrian experts who compared it with the best skiing grounds of the world, and rated it as one of the best. In summer season, hikers may find numerous marked walks and there also are mountain bike trails.

Trekking: Auli offers some of the finest slopes of the Himalayan range where you can trek. Peaks ranging from about 2500 to 3000 m, Auli has some well defined trekking routes for trekking enthusiasts.

Trishul Peak: The three Himalayan mountain peaks of western Kumaun as a whole forms the Trishul peak . It is having a height of 7120m. The Trishul group forms the southwest corner of the ring of peaks which encloses the Nanda Devi Sanctuary.

Gurson Bugyal : Perched at an elevation of 3,056m above sea level Gurson Bugyal is a picturesque location from where you can view imposing Himalayas like Nanda Devi, Trishul and Dron. 3 km trek from Auli will lead you to this scenic location.

Chenab Lake : The least discovered and not so visited Chenab Lake is worth a visit for the calm and serene atmosphere that it offers..

Kwani Bugyal : Situated 12 km from Gurso Bugyal at an elevation of 3380m above sea level Kwani Bugyal is a very popular destination with trekkers. It is best to visit Kawani Bugyal from June to September.