Auli is situated at an altitude of 2915 mts - 3049 mts
is an important ski destination in the Himalayan mountains
of Uttarakhand, India. In fact some French and Australian experts
consider Auli to be one of the best ski resorts in the whole
world. Auli is where impeccable natural vistas of mighty peaks
are studded with huge mountainous trees creating a fabulous
scenery that compels compulsive travelers to set on Auli Tours
repeatedly. Auli is less known ski destination than Shimla,
Gulmarg or Manali. Auli lies on the way to Badrinath. Auli is
blessed with a breathtaking panoramic view of the lofty peaks
of the greatest mountain range in the world, the Himalayas.
The slopes here provide enough thrill to professional skier
and novice as well. The Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam Limited (GMVNL)
have imported snow beater to maintain slopes.
Auli also boasts the Asia's longest - 4 km Cable Car / Ropeway
(Gondola). It also has a Chair Lift and a Ski-Lift. Apart from
Skiing there is an interesting trek route also. There is a training
facility of Indo-Tibetan Border Police. Best time to visit is
last week of Jan to first week of March for skiing. Though weather
is highly unpredictable.
Auli is known as 'Bugyal' in the regional language which
means meadow. A small temple having connection to great
epic Ramayana is also present. 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 5–6 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. The belief of people is when Laxman,
younger brother of Lord Rama got injured fighting the Rakshas
in Lanka (Sri Lanka). A medic ordered that only the herb name
'Sanjivani' found on Sanjivani mountain in Himalayas
can save Laxman. Lord Rama ordered Hanuman the task. Hanuman
flew from Lanka and during his way to Sanjivani mountain he
took some rest in Auli before continuing his journey.
Auli is located at 30.32°N 79.36°E in the Chamoli District of
Sports in Auli
Auli is becoming a popular spot for Adventure. Skiing is a major
pastime in Auli. Facilities for skiing are available from GMVNL.
There are certificate and non certificate course provided ranging
from 4 days to 14 days. The courses includes stay, food, ski
gear charges and guide. There are local people who provide Ski
Equipment for the casual tourist and also help them to ski.
If you have a weeks time, then it is possible to enroll in Ski
courses and learn from experts.
time to Visit Auli :-
Auli is a picturesque destination the best time to visit is
last week of Jan to first week of March for skiing. Though
weather is highly unpredictable.
Auli has a cool climate all through the seasons. Summers (March
to June) are very pleasant with moderate climate, with average
around 15°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 12°C. Winters (November to February) are chilly
days with average minimum touching near 4°C. Minimum can touch
sub zero levels (-8°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.
of Auli :-
April is a good month to visit Auli. Moderately Cold Weather:
Moderately Cold Temperature varies from 7 to 17°C. April is
cold but perfect for all tourist activities. Day times are
bit warm, but nights are cool.
Month wise Weather Condition Details
January: Freezing Cold with Snowfall. Temperature varies from
-4 to 7°C. January has a freezing climate with snowfall. The
snow clad nature is imposing and ideal for winter sports.
February: Freezing Cold with Snowfall.Temperature varies from
0 to 10°C. February is snow bound with nature appears with
eye catching white cover. Good for winter travels.
March: Very Cold Temperature varies from 4 to 14°C. March
offers reprieve for the freezing cold. The atmosphere starts
to become warm. April: Moderately Cold Temperature varies
from 7 to 17°C.
April is cold but perfect for all tourist activities. Day
times are bit warm, but nights are cool. May: Moderately Cold
Temperature varies from 7 to 18°C.
May is moderately hot with sun appears over the sky most of
the days. Good for outdoor travels. Jun: Pleasant Temperature
varies from 10 to 20°C.
June is the hottest month of the year. The atmosphere is temperate.
The nature looks attractive and suitable for tourist activities.
July: Pleasant Temperature varies from 7 to 18°C.
July has beautiful showers in its kitty. The nature dresses
in new lush green new leaves. Good for enjoying the picturesque
nature. August: Moderately Cold Temperature varies from 7
August is pretty good with picturesque nature and flowering
plants and trees. August offers moderately warm climate. September:
Moderately Cold Temperature varies from 7 to 15°C.
September is humid with post monsoon showers. The nature appears
fresh. October: Very Cold Temperature varies from 5 to 14°C.
October welcomes winters with all its majesty. The climate
is moderately cold.
November: Very Cold Temperature varies from 4 to 14°C. November
offers a very cold ambiance. This month is ideal for honeymoon
December: Very Cold Temperature varies from 2 to 10°C. December
is very cold. Outdoor activities require winter dresses and
often snowfall is seen.
to see in Auli :-
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.
Though the GMVNL has imported snow beater it cannot give the
experience of fresh snow. There is a long Ski-Lift connecting
lower slopes to the Top.
: Auli also boasts the Asia's longest - 4 km Cable Car / Ropeway
(Gondola). It also has a Chair Lift and a Ski-Lift. The upper
slopes of Auli host the longest ropeway in Asia. The Ropeway
has ten towers of self-supporting steel structures, complete
with saddles and shoes. Besides, Auli also offers the luxury
of an 800-meter chair lift linking the lower slopes with the
upper region. Remote-controlled hydraulic and pneumatic braking
system makes it safe to travel in this Mesmerising Trees in
Auli chair, which also has a storm-warning device attached
to it. Another comfortable scientific contribution to this
highland is a state-of-the-art ski lift.
Lake The world's highest man-made lake is at Auli, right
next to the private hotel, Clifftop Club. 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. Once the
Skiing is over the best thing one can do in evening is to
take chair out and get treated to great view of snow clad
mountains as they keep changing colors every minute the sun
goes down. Here you will understand why the Sadhus(sage) came
to Himalayas for meditation. The feeling of solitude and oneness
with god will do wonders to you mind and have a positive effect
on you body. You will get which no money can buy "Peace of
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 5–6 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. The belief of people is when Laxman, younger
brother of Lord Rama got injured fighting the Rakshas in Lanka
(Sri Lanka). A medic ordered that only the herb name 'Sanjivani'
found on Sanjivani mountain in Himalayas can save Laxman.
Lord Rama ordered Hanuman the task. Hanuman flew from Lanka
and during his way to Sanjivani mountain he took some rest
in Auli before continuing his journey.
There is a training facility of Indo Tibetan Border Police.
This force is responsible for guarding Indian borders at high
altitude. They are subjected to hard training and its amazing
to see their stamina and skiing skills. This center is equipped
with best medical team for any emergency and tourist can use
their help. If tourist gets trapped then the chopper service
can be requested for rescue or transfer to city medical facilities.
A Hydro Power project can be seen from Auli. A private company
has trapped the flowing river Alaknanda and diverted its waters
through a big tunnel that runs under the mountain and the
force acquired is used to generate electricity. To see this
you will have to travel some 5 km towards Badrinath.
Around Auli :-
Prayag, Its an holy confluence of river Alaknanda and
Dauli Ganga. It is access from the Joshimath.
derives from the word ‘Jyotirmath’ the place of Jyotirlinga
of Shiva. Shankracharya founded one of the four piths “Centres’
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.
& Festivals in Auli :-
January to March is attractive with Skiing festivals and National
Championships of Snow Skiing.
September is attractive here with Mata Mruti Ka Mela, which
is celebrated in nearby Badarinath with many rituals and festivities.
to Reach Auli :-
Auli By Air : The nearest airport is Jolly Grant Airport
in Dehradun, which is about 279 km from Auli. Jolly Grant
Airport in Dehradun is a domestic airport located at about
20 km away from city center of 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.
Auli By Train : Rishikesh Haridwar & Dehradun all
have Railway Stations
For those heading for Auli, the best possible way is to Auli
Valley During Summer catch the Dehradun Shatabdi Express to
reach Rishikesh early in the morning. One must reach Joshimath,
some 250 km from Rishikesh on the Badrinath route, before
Nearest railhead is Raiwala near Rishikesh (250 km approx);
from here one can take a bus/tourist cars early morning to
reach Valley @ Auli Joshimath/Auli by evening. It is advisable
to reach Joshimath by 4 pm, from where the ropeway chair can
take you to Auli. Road to Auli is closed after dusk.
Auli by Road:
By Road: Auli is only 13 km drive from Joshimath. State transport
and Union buses play regularly between Joshimath and Rishikesh
(253 km). Local Transport Union Buses and State Transport
buses operate between Joshimath and Rishikesh (253 km), Haridwar
(277 km), Peace at Auli Dehradun (298 km) and Delhi (500 km).
From Joshimath onwards, both bus and taxi services are available
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to Auli or anywhere in Uttarakhand.
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