Auli Tourism

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Ideal Duration : 2-3 days Best Time : Throughout the Year
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"The skiing destination of India" Auli Tourism Dotted with the apple orchards, old oaks and pine trees there is no dearth of natural beauty in Auli. Apart from skiing you can also go for numerous treks in the hills of Garhwal Himalayas and enjoy the spellbinding views of the snow-draped mountains. Auli is a popular hill resort in the Himalayan range dating back to 8th Century AD. Auli is a popular skiing destination in India because of its glittering slopes and clean environment. Dotted with apple orchards, oaks and deodars, Auli is a popular hill town with numerous ski resorts situated amidst the Himalayan range. Located at 2800 meters above sea levels, it is home to mountain ranges of Nanda Devi, Mana Parvat and Kamat Kamet. Many religious destinations are also scattered around Auli. It is believed that Shankracharya had blessed Auli with his visit. Download Auli PDF Guide > What's Great? A perfect destination for skiing and trekking. Can be visited all around the year. The ropeway to Auli is the Asia's longest. What's not so Great? Crowded with tourists during the peak season. Artificial snow is also used to keep the slopes covered in snow, hence it lacks the natural beauty of snow. For Whom For the ski and adventure lovers. Ideal for family and couple vacations.

History As far back as history goes, it is believed that the lands of Auli were first trodden on by the great Guru Adi Shankaracharya. He built a temple at Joshimath which exists to date. In the years to follow, Auli was inhabited by semi-nomadic tribes called Bhotiyas. They were of Mongolian origin and established a flourished trade with Tibet on their yaks. Later, Auli became a training ground for the Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force. After the formation of Uttarakhand from Uttar Pradesh, Auli became a part of the Uttarakhand state and was marketed as a tourist destination. Skiing Destination of India The Garhwal Himalayas have clean steep slopes that make the scenic hill town a favourite skiing destination among the tourists. Auli is an all-year destination for skiing. Because of the height and vast stretch, the mountains can give all the avid skiers an experience of their lifetime.It is also famous for its artificial snow fall and hence it is a premier ski resort to enjoy the best of skiing experience. The cluster of Oak and Deodar trees spread all over the slopes tend to reduce wind velocity and ensure a real smooth ski ride. In addition to that, it has a foot chair lift and a ski lift which connects the lower lower and upper mountain slopes and can take you to the peak above in a jiffy. It is a perfect place for all you adventure seekers and sports enthusiasts. If not for skiing, you can witness the most mesmerising enchanting views of lofty mountain ranges like Nanda Devi and Mana Parvat. Cable Car Auli boasts of Asia's longest and one of the highest cable car (Gondola) ride covering a total distance of 4 kms and operates at a height of 3010 metres above the sea level. The lower station is Joshimath and it takes an approximate time of 25 minutes to reach Auli. It has 10 towers and can carry 25 passengers in one trip. A return ride costs 1000 INR (approx.) for a single person. Kids above the age of 5 years are charged fully. The cable car starts operating at 8:30 AM till 6:00 PM in the evening.

Itinerary Day 1-Check-in at the hotel. Visit the Auli artificial lake, one of the highest man-made lakes in the world. Next, visit Rudraprayag the meeting point of Alaknanda and Mandakini river. Visit Gurso Bugyal, famous for its views of Trishul Peak, Dron Parvati and Nanda Devi.Day 2-Enjoy skiing at the Auli ski resort. Visit Chenab lake, famous for its serene ambience.Day 3-You can trek to Valley of flowers on this trip.

Restaurants and Local Food in Auli The options for food are limited in the town and your resorts and hotels will be the most convenient choices. You can find Garhwali cuisine at some places. Garhwali cuisines comprises of a variety of dals, leafy vegetables and rice. The local delicacies includeKachmauli (stuffed goat with oil and spice), Bal Mithai ( a popular local sweet), Singhori ( a cone shaped sweet wrapped in Malu Leaf)and much more. There are small local street side cafes serving tea, coffee and instant noodles. View 2 Restaurants in Auli >>

Throughout the yearis the best time to visit Auli Auli can be visited any time of the year. If you are going specifically for skiing, then January-March is the time to go - that's when there are skiing festivals and championships all across the town. However, Auli is covered in the artificial snow all throughout the year and hence skiing can be enjoyed at any time of the year. September witnesses the Mata Mruti ka Mela, which is celebrated inBadrinath. Weather in Auli Loading... Auli in Summer (April - June) The temperature in Summers ranges from 7 to 20 degrees. The average maximum temperature recorded in Auli is 20 degrees. Hence, the weather is pleasant and ideal for trekking and sightseeing. Auli in Monsoon (July - September) There is a moderate amount of rainfall in Auli during the monsoon season. Tourists can visit Auli in Monsoons also. Valley of flowers trek, which lies very close to Auli looks picture perfect during the rainy season. Auli in Winter (October - February) Winter is the best time to enjoy ski in the premium ski resort of India. Auli in winters is full of snow with the picturesque sceneries all around. The temperature in Winters can fall as low a -2 degrees Celcius and does not rise above 10 degrees Celcius. Monthly Weather in Auli Month Avg. Minimum (°C) Avg. Maximum (°C) January 6 16 February 9 21 March 11 23 April 17 28 May 19 29 June 21 29 July 22 27 August 22 27 September 21 27 October 17 25 November 11 22 December 8 20

Events in Auli Winter Sports: Skiing December - March Located in the Garhwal Himalayas, Auli offers a perfect environment for skiing with it's clean, glittering slopes. At a height of about 2500-300 meters above sea level, one gets a panoramic view of several mountain peaks such as Mt. Nanda Devi, Ghori Parbat, etc. This place is a must visit for the peeps passionate about skiing. Mata Murti Ka Mela September

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