Auli – Abode of Snow – Dream destination – Uttarakhand

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Auli Hill Station is located in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, which is 8 km from Joshimath and is located at an altitude of 2800 m above sea level. Auli is a dream destination for every traveler which is located in the middle of the peaceful and serene mountains away from the hustle of the city.  The snow-capped peaks look very beautiful all around. This place is very beautiful surrounded by pine and deodar forests.

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If you ever plan on visiting Uttarakhand then don’t miss out the dream destination for winters – Auli

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There is also an artificial lake where the tourists capture their beautiful and memorable moments on camera.  This place is mainly famous for skiing and trekking and one can also learn skiing here as they teach you for a week. You can take chairlift or ropeway to reach Auli from Joshimath. It is also the largest ropeway in Asia.  It takes you through the upper end of the slopes, and you travel 4 kilometers in it through the dense pine forest. The rent ranges from 700 to 800 rupees. During the journey in the sky, you will see the beautiful view of Auli. The snow-covered village, mountains, forests, clouds, and sky. It is the most beautiful experience ever.  Apart from this, a beautiful view of Trishul mountain is also seen from Auli. 

Auli is known for skiing all over the world.  In Auli, when winter comes with a lot of snow in the middle of December to March, winter sports are also organized, in which national and international players also take part.  Apart from this, if you are fond of camping then you can camp here with the cost ranging from 1500 to 4000 rupees. Camping for a day is also a great way to spend some time with nature. Along with this, trekking is also done on many routes here.  Through these paths, one can see the Kamet Mountains, the Nandadevi Mountains, the Maan Mountains, and the Dunagiri Mountains.

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Some tracks are short which are completed in 1 to 2 days, and some are long trekking routes which takes 7 to 8 days. Now you can choose your route depending upon your physical ability.  Apart from all this, you can also visit Joshimath, which is also considered to be a sacred pilgrimage center for Hindus. Adi Guru Shankaracharya came here in ancient times and he established a monastery here.  From this path, you can also go to Badrinath and the last village of India, Mana.

Best time to visit

You can visit Auli in the summer, it’s very beautiful then also. But Its enjoyment increases even more in winter with the snow and skiing.

But the weather here is always pleasant during summer, You can get relief from the scorching heat of the city.  The best time to visit for summers is April to June and for winters is October to February.

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Stay arrangement

To stay here, a guest house has been built by Garhwal Vikas Nigam which has 110 rooms.  It is convenient for all budget types. There are also some restaurants and dhabas in the vicinity.  Although there is also a lot of cottages and huts to stay here, but it is difficult to get rooms easily here during the season, so if you want, you can choose Joshimath to stay after visiting here.  You will also find hotels and guest houses available in Joshimath.

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How to reach

 The nearest place to reach here in Rishikesh, which you can reach by plane, rail or bus. Joshimath is 254 kilometers from here, from where you can travel in a taxi, bus or bike. After reaching Joshimath, you can go by taxi or chairlift to Auli.

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