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Auli

Posted on 09/07/14

Introduction:

Auli is an important ski destination in the Himalayan mountains of Uttarakhand. Auli is also known as a 'bugyal' in the regional language which means meadow. It is consider that Auli is one of the best ski resorts in the world. In Auli roads remain covered with snow during the season. Auli is nestled in the lap of snow-capped peaks of Garhwal Himalayas, in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, near the world famous religious shrine of Badrinath. There are few good resorts available in Auli and on a way to Auli.

 

Auli

Photo Credit: Rajesh



Destination Facts:

Location: Uttarakand, In District Chamoli.
Altitude : 2,500 to 3,050 m above sea level
Temperature: (Summer 30 to 15°C) & (Winter -4 to 24°C).
Languages spoken: Pahari, Hindi & English.

Getting there:

Nearest Airports: The nearest airport is Jolly Grant, Dehradun.
Main Railway Station: The nearest railway station is Haridwar 299 km.
Main Bus Station or Road: Buses, cable cares are available frequently.

Distance of a few Major Towns from Auli:
Rishikesh- 264km, Dehradun- 280km, Delhi- 500km.

Eating Around:
South Indian food is popular over here along with Indian, Chinese and Continental cuisine.

Places of Tourist interest:

Gurso Bugya :
Gurso Bugyal is a huge meadow spread amidst a mixed forest of oaks and conifers.


  Gurso Bugya

                                          Gurso Bugya


Chattrakund: 
It is a sweet lake of sweet water in the middle of the jungle.


  Chattrakund

                                          Chattrakund-Auli


Saildhar Tapovan:
Is the hot water fountains where the water is almost at a boiling point. 

Kwanri Bugyal :
It is a very interesting place for trekkers. Its at 3350 mts above sea-level.

Vanshinarayan Kalpeshwar:
It is a beautiful valley, and there is a cave known as Kalpeshwar. Further down the valley there is a destination called Vanshinarayan which is unmatched in its beauty.

Bhavishya Badri : 
Its known for its midst of a dense deodar forest.

Joshimath :
Its has many temples and memorials. It is a gateway to Badrinath and the Valley of Flowers.

Getting around the destination:
By bus or private vehicles. Taxi and Cable cars are also available.

Shopping Areas & Entertainment:
As Auli is a sking city. There are no shopping attractions place found.

Best time to visit:
Tourist can visit Auli (mid february to mid March)

Festivals:
Auli plays host to the National Winter Games in the months of February and March.