Auli – A Natural Wonder That Leaves Tourists Spellbound

Auli - A Natural Wonder
Auli - A Natural Wonder

Auli is a famous hill station and a popular winter destination as ski resort of India. It is appreciated for its snowy slopes and tranquility. Auli has lush green meadows, adventure activities, romantic spots, cable cars and much more.

From snow-covered peaks to wooden huts, Auli, at a height of 2,505 meters is not less than a perfect European village. It offers a mesmerising view of giant Himalayas full of flora and fauna.

Nestled amidst the snow-clad mountains of Garhwal Himalayan Range, Auli adds beauty and fascination to Uttarakhand tourism. It has dense vegetation of oak and coniferous. It is hard to describe the beauty of this hill station. Auli is a part of Chamoli district in Uttarakhand in North India. It is famous world-wide as one of the best destinations for skiing in India.

Considered as a new entrant among the circles of beautiful hill stations in India, Auli is a honeymooners’ paradise. It is also liked by peace-seekers and nature lovers apart from adventure lovers. Its elevationion ranges from 2,519 meters to 3,050 meters above sea level.

Auli is ‘bugyal’ in the local dialect. This means meadow and hence is a place not to be missed during summers and spring seasons. Natural vistas, panoramic views of Himalayan peaks, lush wooded vegetation and pathways laden with wild flowers give Auli a colourful look.

Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam (GMVN) is the authorized body for looking after Auli tourism. GMVN not only provides accommodation facilities for visitors but also offers skiing courses for travelers who love to try a hand in skiing activity.

Apart from being home to many natural attractions, Auli also presents tourists enough opportunities to engage in fun and adventure activities. There are various recreational activities other than skiing that will keep you busy throughout your tour of Auli.

Excursions to nearby places like Valley of Flowers, Nanda Devi Sanctuary and Gurson Bugyal are great sources of interest among travelers. Similarly, trekking expeditions from this magnificent destination can give visitors experiences for life long.

How to Reach Auli?

By Air

The nearest airport from it is Jolly Grant domestic airport in Dehradun and it lies around 279 km from the hill station. From the airport, travellers can take taxis and cabs to reach there. Flights are available on a daily basis from Delhi International Airport to Jolly Grant airport.

By Rail

Haridwar is the nearest railway station from Auli. It is just at a distance of around 280 km. It is connected with various major cities from all over the country. The next nearest railway station is Dehradun. It is well-connected to all the major cities of India as well.

By Road

Visitors can easily access this place via road from Joshimath, which is the nearest city and situated at a distance of about 15 km from the hill station. Regular taxis and bus service are also available from Joshimath.