Auli is a place which is famous for skiing as a major activity. Places to visit in Auli are counted among the most beautiful places in India. Snow-capped mountains, green hilly areas, trekking, lake, and snowfall here, make this place the most popular hill station among the tourists. Every year a competition of skiing is also organized here. From the country and from abroad tourists come here to enjoy skiing, snowfall, and trekking. Apart from these things, the beautiful lakes here also attract tourists to itself.
Let us tell you, there is also a ropeway here, which is the largest one in whole Asia. It was built in 1994 and the length of this ropeway is 4 km. The amazing bird’s eye view of the valley from this ropeway is worth seeing.
Auli is one of the most beautiful Uttarakhand tourist places, which is also known as ‘Switzerland of India’. The sunrise view from behind the Nanda Devi Mountain and open sky view at night is not less than a paradise. Like Kashmir, Auli is also heaven on earth. There are many beautiful places to visit in Auli and if you want to know about those beautiful Auli tourist places, then must read our blog completely.
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Best Time to Visit Auli
Auli is a place which can be visited any time of the year. But from April-June and October-February, considered as the best time to visit Auli. If you are a skiing lover and going to Auli just for skiing, then you should visit this place between January-March. At this time, you can be a part of skiing festivals and championships. Otherwise, you can come for skiing at any time, because Auli remains covered with ice the whole year.
How to Reach Auli
By Air: Let us tell you, Auli doesn’t have its own airport. Jolly Grant airport in Dehradun is the nearest airport to Auli, which is around 180 km away from Auli. From here you can take a bus or hire a taxi to reach Joshimath and from Joshimath, you can reach Auli via road or Ropeway. According to us, Ropeway will be the most exciting and time-saving way to reach Auli.
By Train: Haridwar is the nearest railway station to Auli, which is 273 km away from Auli. From Haridwar, you can hire a direct taxi to Joshimath. It will take you around 8 hours to reach Joshimath and from here you can take ropeway or bus to reach Auli.
By Road: Joshimath is well connected to major cities like Dehradun, Rishikesh, Delhi, and Haridwar. You can take a direct bus from any major city bus terminal to Joshimath. Let us tell you, Delhi to Auli Uttarakhand distance is 362 km, Dehradun to Auli Uttarakhand distance is 305 km, and Rishikesh to Auli Uttarakhand distance is 193 km.
Auli Places to Visit
Here we will tell you about the beautiful places to visit in Auli. If you are planning for a holiday in Auli, then visit Auli tourist places will be a good experience for you.
Skiing in Auli
We all know Auli is also a popular place for skiing in India. Let us tell you, French and Australian experts have agreed that the slopes of Auli are among the best slopes in the world for skiing. So, if you are crazy about skiing, then you do not need to go to any other country for skiing. You can explore places to visit in Auli and fulfill your skiing desire easily.
Auli is one of the most beautiful hill stations, which is situated at the height of 2800 meters above sea level. From here you can also enjoy the amazing views of Mount Nanda Devikem, Mana Parvat, Dunagiri, Neelkanth, Hari Parvat, Gauri Parvat, and Nar Parvat.
Three Himalayan Mountain peaks of western Kumaon from the Trishul peak, which is at the height of 7120 meters above sea level. It is considered as one of the best places to visit in Auli. In 1907, Trishul peak was the first peak with a height of 7000 meters, anyone climbed for the first time. If you want to see the beauty of this peak, then let us tell you that you can get the best view of this peak from Kausani or during the Roopkund trek.
- Use Jeep Safari to reach Trishul Peak
- Be careful while roaming around rivers and streams, as their water levels can rise anytime.
- Use full body raincoat
- Bring heavy woolen clothes with you while traveling to high altitudes areas.
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Ropeway ride is one of the best things to do in Auli, which connects Auli to Joshimath. Auli ropeway is the largest one in Asia and covers a 4 km distance. Must use this ropeway ride to get an amazing panoramic view of ghats below and the mountains above.
Auli Ropeway Charges
- Rs 1000/person (Round Trip)
Chenab Lake is among the most beautiful Auli places to visit. It’s a small crystalline water lake near Joshimath, which attracts many tourists every year to itself. If you also want to visit this lake, then you will have to cross the last village of Joshimath i.e., Dang village to reach here. The area around this lake is still untouched, because of bad road conditions. No motorbikes and vehicles are allowed on this track. You can do only trekking to reach here.
Nanda Devi Peak
Nanda Devi Peak is the world’s 23rd highest peak and India’s 2nd highest peak. The height of Nanda Devi Peak is 7816 meters above sea level. It is one of the most popular trekking destinations in Auli, which also provides a 360-degree view of nearby peaks and surroundings.
It is also a religious place, which attracts a number of devotees every year from all over the world. Apart from this, its snow-capped peaks and deodar trees make this place a perfect trekking spot. Don’t miss the night view at this peak, it will be unforgettable for you.
Saildhar Tapovan is one of the most famous places to visit in Auli. The hot water fountains here are a major attraction here. But before going to this place, you will have to be physically and mentally strong. Not every person can visit this place. If you are planning to visit Auli tourist places, then must add this place to your itinerary as a must-visit place. It is hardly 15 km away from Auli.
Things to do in Auli
- A visit to Auli artificial lake
- Kuari Pass Trekking
- A visit to Nanda Devi National Park
- Ropeway ride
- A visit to Joshimath
- Auli Gorsan Trekking
Famous Food in Auli
As this place is not so big, hence limited options of dining are available here. Here you will get a chance to taste Garhwali food items which include a variety of pulses, leafy vegetables, rice, Kachmauli (goat stuffed with oil and spices), Bal Mithai (a sweet dish), Singori (a dessert wrapped in Malu leaves). Also, you can enjoy tea and coffee here in small cafes line the roadside.