Auli is the most popular skiing destination of Uttaranchal state. Auli is situated in Chamoli district of Garhwal region covering elevation from 2,519mts to 3,050mts above sea level. Auli is a “bugyal” which means meadow in the regional language. Auli is often compared with best ski resorts of the world y foreigners. Auli is going to host SAF winter games in the year 2010. Auli is blessed with invigorating views of the splendid mountain range, Himalayas. The slopes of Auli provide enough thrills to professional skier and novice as well.
Best Season of Auli
|Auli has a cool climate all through the seasons. Summers (March to June) are very pleasant with moderate climate, with average around 15Â°C. Summers is ideal for all sight seeing, skiing and also for visiting nearby attractions.Monsoons (July to October) are accompanied with scanty rains and also temperature drops down to 12Â°C. Winters (November to February) are chilly days with average minimum touching near 4Â°C. Minimum can touch sub zero levels (-8Â°C).|
Snow falling seen very often during winters. These months are perfect for travelers liking chilly climates. The best season to visit Auli is all through the year. Tourist attraction in Auli is Snow Skiing and is best during November to March. May to November offers cool and pleasant climate and the right period to spend relaxing moments in the outdoors. December to February is snow bound and chilly. Keep winter clothes to cover up the body if opt for a visit during this period. This period is ideal for snow skiing. March and April are very pleasant and perfect for all sight seeing and outings.
How to Reach Auli
Auli by Air
The nearest airport is Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun, Taxi cabs are available from Dehradun airport to Auli. The airport operates daily flights to Delhi. Nearest International airport is Delhi, which is about 500 km away.
|Airports near Auli||Type||Aerial Distance|
|Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun (DED)||Domestic||170 km|
|Shimla Airport (SLV)||Domestic||285 km|
|Indira Gandhi Intl Airport, Delhi (DEL)||International||336 km|
|Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Intl Airport, Kolkata (CCU)||International||1322 km|
Auli By Train
|Railway stations near Auli||Aerial Distance|
|Ramnagar (RMR)||136 km|
|Kathgodam (KGM)||141 km|
|Kotdwara (KTW)||144 km|
|Rishikesh (RKSH)||150 km|
Auli is starting to get popular among the ski-lovers. Though the long,tiring travel and unpredictable weather can be the mood killer. You cannot be sure till you reach what to expect. Few lucky can gets to enjoy snow fall and skiing. If luck is not on your side snow storm can lock your room for days. For some its hard solid snow which take away the skiing pleasure. There is a long Ski-Lift connecting lower slopes to the Top.
The world’s highest man-made lake is at Auli, The government has developed this in view of creating artificial snow on the new ski slopes in the event of low snow fall. The water from this lake will be used to feed the snow guns stationed along the ski slopes and thus provide a good skiing surface and exend the ski season.
Auli is surrounded by high peaks like Mana, Kamet and tallest of all Nanda Devi. The 270 degree view will be enough to make you forget the long and tiring ride to reach Auli and great view of snow clad mountains as they keep changing colors every minute the sun goes down.
Apart from skiing there are some trek options available and below list is some of the trail normally completed in single day Auli – Gorson around 7 km Gorson – Tali around 6 km Tali – Kuari Pass around 11 km Kuari Pass – Khulara around 12 km Khulara – Tapovan around 9 km
The place Auli is surrounded by the mighty peaks of Himalayas. Most of them have some name of goddess or some mythological connection. The one that stand out is beautiful Mt Nanda Devi which stands 7,817 Mts (25,643 ft) in height. Even the Mt Neelkant visible. Auli lies in the way of the Badrinath route. So in winter there is a heavy snow fall in Badrinath and the temple is closed for 5â€“6 months. During this period the deity of Lord Badri Vishal is brought and kept in temple at Joshimath. This is golden chance for Hindus and not to be missed. In Auli there is a small Hanuman temple having some connection to Ramayana.
Places around Auli
Its an holy confluence of river Alaknanda and Dauli Ganga. It is access from the Joshimath.
derives from the word ‘Jyotirmatha’ the place of Jyotirlinga of Shiva. Shankracharya founded one of the four piths â€œCentresâ€™ for sanyashis here. It is the resting place for the pilgrims going to Badrinath. This is a sacred place for the believers of Badrinath better known as God Vishnu. Joshimath has a temple of Narsimha, an incarnation of Vishnu.
One of the four Dhaams. Very important for Hindus and who worships God Vishnu. Its closed in winter.
‘Tapo’ meaning meditation, ‘van’ means forest in Sanskrit. The place is 15 km from Joshimath and has a temple and a natural hot water spring