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Auli Tourism | How to Plan a Trip to Auli

The popular ski destination of India in the Himalayas, Auli, also popular as a ‘Bugyal’, is known for its mesmerizing scenery and the adventure opportunities that it offers.

  • Trekking in Auli
Auli At a Glance
  • Average Climate:4°C - 20°C
  • Best Time to Visit:March - November
  • STD Code:01389

Auli Travel Guide

Nestled in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand, Auli is encompassed by oak and coniferous forests. Owing to its perfect slopes, Auli is among the best skiing destinations in India. The slopes of Auli are reputed internationally for their thrilling skiing, adventure sports, and spectacular views of the snow-capped Himalayas. 

Auli tourism is one of the best forms of tourism as it offers fantastic views of the high peaks of the Himalayas. One can see Nanda Devi from here. You can see the snow-clad mountains from afar, and it is so relaxing to have a cup of tea while watching these mountains. The colors become even more enchanting during the sunset when the sky is lit in pink. This is when you will get “peace of mind.”

Places to visit in Auli

Auli is a soothing place, snowy in the winter and moderately cold in the summer. Several tourist attractions in Auli will capture your attention. In addition, artificial lakes, sacred temples, and trekking spots make for an adventurous stay in the town. So if you are planning your next holiday in Auli, here is a list of top tourist attractions:

  • Joshimath
  • Gurso Bugyal
  • Nanda Devi Peak
  • Chattrakund
  • Chenab Lake
  • Auli Ski Resort

Things to do in Auli

Auli also offers its travelers tranquil conifer-lined slopes and breathtaking Himalayan mountain vistas. And there are numerous things to do in Auli that you will be spoilt for choice. This place is about 3,000 meters above sea level, and its site in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand makes it a famous place worth visiting to get involved in so many things. A trip to this uncrowded, pristine terrain is worth it for lifetime memories.

  • Adventure At Its Best on Auli Gorson Trek
  • Do camping at Night Under Stars
  • Enjoy Cable Car Ride
  • Treat Your Eyes with bird watching
  • Strolling Around at Chattrakund Lake

Best time to visit Auli

Auli is a year-round destination due to its pleasant climatic conditions. However, the best time to visit Auli is in the summer or winter. Summers are ideal for camping, trekking, and mountain bliss. But if you want to enjoy the snow and try skiing, visit Auli from December to March. 

However, avoiding planning a trip to Auli during the monsoon is advisable as the heavy rainfall leads to landslides. So, plan your trip in the best month of Auli to get a memorable experience.

How to reach Auli

Auli is well connected with other parts of India via flight, train, and road. Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun is the nearest airport to Auli. Taxis can be hired to reach Auli from the airport. Dehradun Railway Station is the nearest railway station to Auli

Also, Auli can be reached by car or taxi. Buses are available from Dehradun, Delhi, Rishikesh, etc., for Joshimath, and from Joshimath, one can take a ropeway or taxi to reach Auli by bus.

Accommodation in Auli

Auli, India's skiing capital, is among India's top hill stations. Hence, there are many options for Auli hotels and resorts, but if you settle for nothing less than the best, you've landed on the right page. 

Many hotels in this area need an online presence. Hence, the properties listed below are wider than Auli and nearby places like Joshimath. Clifftop Club Resort, Nanda Inn Cottage, and The Tattva Resorts are thrilling ski resorts in Auli. 

Where to eat in Auli?

The delicious Garhwali cuisine is a must-try on your visit to this place. The city consists of various authentic restaurants serving food from different cuisines. Auli Café, Auli ‘D’ Food Plaza, Auli Chai, Auli Rishta Dil Ka, Panchvati Inn, Auli Restaurant, The Apple Tree Buffet Corner, The Cliff Top Club, Bawarchi The Family Restaurant, Twenty 3RD Fast Food And Bakery, and many more are some of the best restaurants in Auli.

How to get around in Auli 

When traveling internally in Auli or to nearby places, you can hire a taxi or van or use buses if there is a ropeway connection. There is nothing better than a cable car.

Travel tips

  • Do not entertain the beggars. If you give money to one, many others will follow you back.
  • Though Auli's street food and delicacies are authentic, you must still check for quality before buying anything.
  • You must check for the seal when buying a drinking water bottle. If the seal is broken, you must avoid purchasing that bottle.
  • Buy a bottle of the brand that is known to you. Several replica brands come into play and tend to deceive you.
  • Never leave your cash or valuables in the hotel room.
  • Avoid leaving the room with too much cash in your pocket.

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