Auli Travel Guide

An international level ski tourism destination, Auli in Chamoli District of Uttarakhand, is definitely a place to plan a holiday in the winter season. Situated at an altitude of 2519 m and 3050 m, Auli is blessed with jaw-dropping views of the Himalayan mountains that encircle and make it look like an impeccable fairytale land where you can enjoy adventure activities to your heart's content. In the summer, Auli becomes a place to bask in the warm sun and create a bond with nature. It is also a base to few winter as well summer treks that are both exhilarating and alluring, a combination that no adventure lover can resist.

For honeymoon couples, this holiday destination in Uttarakhand is like a cozy nest, where they can celebrate their blessing of togetherness. Enjoy the ropeway ride, the undying beauty of nature and the warmth of the surroundings, Auli is your destination for vacation.

Our Auli travel guide is overflowing with information on best places to visit and amazing things to do, which makes it quite essential for the travellers looking for an impeccable travelling experience. Also, handcrafted for you are the varied holiday packages by Tour My India that ensure a vacation unlike any other.

Best time to visit Auli

The ideal time to visit this ski destination is the winter season where you will be surely mesmerized by the snow crystals spread all over the place and can, of course, relish the best skiing experience. Other seasons like summer and monsoon are perfect to pack your essentials for sightseeing tours in Auli.

  • Summer

    Summers make their way into Auli accompanying the months of March to June as the temperature in summers range from an average of 15°C. The weather remains pretty pleasant and hence you can take up a sightseeing o trekking tour without having second thoughts.

  • Monsoon

    From July to October, you can witness the pouring rain adding more charm to this hill station of Auli. As the temperature dips down to 12°C, one can easily plan a vacation at this time of the year too.

  • Winter

    Let the snowy land of Auli capture you with its beauty as you enjoy skiing here in the months of November to February. The average temperature around the area remains on average around 4°C with chances of a further drop in it.

Top Tourist Attractions in & around Auli

Auli is considered and catered as a tourist destination pleasing the heart and soul of visitors flocking in any time of the year for the diverse tourist attractions and skiing opportunity offered.

  • Joshimath

    Connected with highest overhead cable car of Asia, Joshimath is one of the Maths carved by the revered Adi Shankaracharya. Located some 10 km away from Auli, Joshimath is set at an elevation of 1890 m and the abode of the Badrinath in winters... Read more

  • Gurso/Gorson Bugyal

    With a blend of oak and conifer forest, Gurso Bugyal is a 3 km trek from Auli, offering the view of the sightly Dron Parvat, Trishul, Nanda Devi. Set at an elevation of 3056 m, this destination is a must visit in winters and spring season full of lush green beauty... Read more

  • Kwani Bugyal

    Kwani Bugyal is renowned as a meadow offering the scintillating view of mountain peaks like Dunagiri and Nanda Dev. Situated 13 km away from Auli and at an elevation of 3380 m, it's one of the easy hiking experiences that comes with the charming view of the surroundings.

  • Auli Ropeway

    Once in Auli, one thing to try for sure is the cable car which is a 4 km ride from Joshimath to Auli. The ropeway traveling to and fro offers ravishing views of the Himalayas and take you on a topsy-turvy ride from the height of 1906 m to 3016 m.

  • Auli Artificial Lake

    Eminent as one of the highest man-made lakes, this radiant untouched lake is settled at some distance from Auli, is developed by the government with the purpose to prolong the skiing season by creating more artificial snow.

  • Chattrakund

    Adding more charm and aura with its crystal clear water to Auli, is the Chattrakund lake. It is located at an altitude of 3350 m and is just 4 km from your skiing destination, Auli.

Where to Stay in Auli?

Best known as a skiing destination, Auli offers a few accommodation alternatives which are accustomed and carved with all the amenities and facilities in a way so as to make your holidays comfortable and memorable. This hill station houses 2 star hotels and government bungalows which are provided by GMVN. Also, apart from the tourist attractions embedded in Joshimath , you can come across a few accommodation options in it as it's just 10 kms away from Auli.

How to Reach Auli?

Located at a distance of 279 km away, Jolly Grant airport is the nearest one to Auli, which is easily accessible by cabs.

  • By Air

    Located at a distance of 279 km away, Jolly Grant airport is the nearest one to Auli, which is easily accessible by cabs.

  • By Rail

    Rishikesh which is 262 km away from Auli is the nearest railway station to reach the destination. The distance thereafter can be covered by a cab.

  • By Road

    Auli is well connected to all other major destinations of Uttarakhand by road. One can find state-run buses from Haridwar/Rishikesh that operate till Joshimath, from where, one can either drive in a cab or take a ropeway to Auli. Taxis from Haridwar and Dehradun are also available and can directly connect you to Auli.

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