Travel Guide To Auli, Uttarakhand

travel guide to auli

Auli is located in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, India. It is one of the most popular and beautiful snow destinations in India. Auli village is 5 km wide and is considered a snow paradise in winter. This is an ideal destination for visitors, the center to see and experience the Himalayas up close, with a panoramic view from November to February. There are many things to do in Auli, including skiing, ropeway, trekking, exploring the Himalayan wildlife, and visiting nearby places. Auli is one the most beautiful places to spend a holiday.

Top Places to Visit in Auli

Joshimath:- Joshimath is Located 7 km from Auli and at a height of 6150 feet from sea level. It is the market located near Auli. Also, Joshimath is a religious place for Hindus, named “Jyotirmath” it is one of the four mathas. Joshimath is famous as a tourist place, hill station, and snow destination. Sightseeing, visiting lord Narasimha devta temple, and visiting the Vridha Badri temple are the best things to do in Joshimath. It is a “Gateway of the Himalayas” and the Winter Seat of Badrinath, which thousands of people visit to spend their vacation. 

Chenab Lake is a natural lake in Auli, just 4 to 5 km away from Auli; it’s known as a Source of sweet water. Many fishes, like Mahseer, Snow trout, and Indian hill trout, live here. This lake is one of the coldest lakes in India; its average temperature is -12°C to 3°C. During this tour, you can visit this place by camping on the banks of this beautiful lake.

Kwani Bugyal:- Kwani Bugyal is a grassland located 17 km from Auli. It is the major attraction to visit and the center of the Himalayan alpine meadow. This place offers a view of the high peaks of the Himalayas, snow-capped valleys, and meadow wildlife. It is a paradise for visitors; people come here to ski in winter and admire nature in summer.

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Best Things To Do in Auli

Skiing in Auli:- Popularly known as India’s “capital of skiing.” Skiing in Auli is one of the best things to do. Skiing adventure is an activity in which you glide on the ice with the help of Ski pools and ski boots. The Himalayas valley and the fantastic scenery of snow-clad mountains make skiing in Auli the best experience of your life. Feeling the Himalayan breeze gushing through your face offers unforgettable moments.

Chair Lift:- Chair Lift is an aerial lift in Auli near GMVN, and the track distance is only 800 meters long. There are two main points to start riding this lift: the first is near Hotel GMVN, and the second is in Auli Laga Salude. It is used to travel between Auli hotels & Skiing slopes. The lift offers an incredible view of the Himalayas and snow-filled ground. The ticket is only 500 rupees per person with three days validity.

Camping:- Camping is the best thing to do in Auli. Himalayan Eco Lodges Camp and Auli Woods camps are the most famous campsites in Auli. These camps offer a pleasant experience along with good service. Meals, trekking, and hiking are included with camping. You can have fresh Himalayan Air at night and a sunrise view in the morning here. These are located in the center viewpoint of the Himalayas, and these Campsites are just 500 to 600 meters from the central Auli.

Where to Stay

There are many hotels, Resorts, Guest Houses, and Campsites to stay in this beautiful hill station. Some of the recommended hotels are.

Cliff Top Club Auli:- Cliff Top Club is one of the best hotels to stay in Auli, and it is just 5 min Walking distance from the mall road of Auli. The resort offers a comprehensive view of the Himalayan mountains, Nanda Devi Peak, and Nar Parvati. It provides Room housekeeping, tasty meals, Bar, restaurant, etc. The resort is famous for providing better security to its guests with free snowboarding, snowshoeing, trekking, and transportation. 

Auli Ski Resort:- Auli Ski Resort is a GMVN resort. It is located in ITBP(Main Road), Auli. This hotel offers superior service, delicious food, hospitality, and elegant and clean rooms where you can make your trip to Auli more memorable.

Casa Himalaya – Casa Himalaya is a beautiful ski resort located on ITBP Road, Auli Laga, 5 km from Joshimath. The ski resort features exquisitely designed, super spacious cottages and cantilever terraces. The property’s expansive Cedar wood front deck, a cozy corner in reception, good room service, tasty meals, Bar, and a restaurant, features a vibrant Ski Story Cafe, lush green meadows during summer, and powdered snow for winter.

If it looks like a hassle for you to manage your stay. You can always take customized Auli tour packages that cover your stay, transfers and meals throughout your trip.

How To Reach

By Road:- Auli is well connected by road transport. To reach Auli directly from the capital city of Delhi, catch a bus from the Delhi ISBT bus stand and reach Haridwar or Rishikesh. Then catch any bus from Rishikesh to Joshimath, or you can also book any cab from Rishikesh to Joshimath. After reaching Joshimath, you can book any local taxi from Joshimath to Auli. 

Road Route for Auli is – Delhi-Haridwar-Rishikesh-Devprayag-Srinagar(Garhwal)-Rudraprayag-Karnaprayag-Gopeshwar-Joshimath-Auli.

By Air:- For Reach Auli by Air, you must take a flight from Delhi or your city and get Dehradun Airport Jolly Grant. After that, book a cab from Jolly Grant and reach Sahastradhara Road, Dehradun “Chardham Yatra Helipad”; from there, take a flight to Joshimath. After that, you can book a taxi from Joshimath to Auli.

By Train:- Yognagri Rishikesh is the nearest Railway station from Auli. No railway route is available to reach Auli directly, So you can Follow our road & air routes to reach Auli