Auli is situated at an altitude of 2915 mts - 3049 mts is an important
ski destination in the Himalayan mountains of Uttarakhand, India.
In fact some French and Australian experts consider Auli to be one of the
best ski resorts in the whole world. Auli is where impeccable natural vistas
of mighty peaks are studded with huge mountainous trees creating a fabulous
scenery that compels compulsive travelers to set on Auli Tours repeatedly.
Auli is less known ski destination than Shimla, Gulmarg or Manali. Auli
lies on the way to Badrinath. Auli is blessed with a breathtaking panoramic
view of the lofty peaks of the greatest mountain range in the world, the
Himalayas. The slopes here provide enough thrill to professional skier and
novice as well. The Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam Limited (GMVNL) have imported
snow beater to maintain slopes.
Auli also boasts the Asia's longest - 4 km Cable Car - Ropeway (Gondola).
It also has a Chair Lift and a Ski-Lift. Apart from Skiing there is an interesting
trek route also. There is a training facility of Indo-Tibetan Border Police.
Auli is known as 'Bugyal' in the regional language which means meadow.
A small temple having connection to great epic Ramayana is also present.
The place Auli is surrounded by the mighty peaks of Himalayas. Most of them
have some name of goddess or some mythological connection. The one that
stand out is beautiful Mt Nanda Devi which stands 7,817 Mts (25,643 ft)
in height. Even the Mt Neelkant visible. Auli lies in the way of the Badrinath
route. So in winter there is a heavy snow fall in Badrinath and the temple
is closed for 5–6 months. During this period the deity of Lord Badri Vishal
is brought and kept in temple at Joshimath. This is golden chance for Hindus
and not to be missed. In Auli there is a small Hanuman temple having some
connection to Ramayana. The belief of people is when Laxman, younger brother
of Lord Rama got injured fighting the Rakshas in Lanka (Sri Lanka). A medic
ordered that only the herb name 'Sanjivani' found on Sanjivani mountain
in Himalayas can save Laxman. Lord Rama ordered Hanuman the task. Hanuman
flew from Lanka and during his way to Sanjivani mountain he took some rest
in Auli before continuing his journey.
Geography of Auli
Auli is located at 30.32°N 79.36°E in the Chamoli District of Uttarakhand,
Adventure Sports in Auli - Skiing in Uttarakhand - Skiing
Auli is becoming a popular spot for Adventure. Skiing is a major pastime
in Auli. Facilities for skiing are available from GMVNL. There are certificate
and non certificate course provided ranging from 4 days to 14 days. The
courses includes stay, food, ski gear charges and guide. There are local
people who provide Ski Equipment for the casual tourist and also help them
to ski. If you have a weeks time, then it is possible to enroll in Ski courses
and learn from experts.
Best time to Visit Auli - Best Time to Visit Auli Uttaranchal Uttarakhand
Auli is a picturesque destination the best time to visit is last week
of Jan to first week of March for skiing. Though weather is highly unpredictable.
Auli has a cool climate all through the seasons. Summers (March to June)
are very pleasant with moderate climate, with average around 15°C. Summers
is ideal for all sight seeing, skiing and also for visiting nearby attractions.Monsoons
(July to October) are accompanied with scanty rains and also temperature
drops down to 12°C. Winters (November to February) are chilly days with
average minimum touching near 4°C. Minimum can touch sub zero levels (-8°C).
Snow falling seen very often during winters. These months are perfect
for travelers liking chilly climates. The best season to visit Auli is
all through the year. Tourist attraction in Auli is Snow Skiing and is
best during November to March. May to November offers cool and pleasant
climate and the right period to spend relaxing moments in the outdoors.
December to February is snow bound and chilly. Keep winter clothes to
cover up the body if opt for a visit during this period. This period is
ideal for snow skiing. March and April are very pleasant and perfect for
all sight seeing and outings.
Weather of Auli - Climate of Auli :-
April is a good month to visit Auli. Moderately Cold Weather: Moderately
Cold Temperature varies from 7°C to 17°C. April is cold but perfect for
all tourist activities. Day times are bit warm, but nights are cool.
Month wise Auli Weather Condition Details
Auli in January: Freezing Cold with Snowfall. Temperature varies from
-4 to 7°C. January has a freezing climate with snowfall. The snow clad
nature is imposing and ideal for winter sports.
Auli in February: Freezing Cold with Snowfall.Temperature varies from
0 to 10°C. February is snow bound with nature appears with eye catching
white cover. Good for winter travels.
Auli in March: Very Cold Temperature varies from 4 to 14°C. March offers
reprieve for the freezing cold. The atmosphere starts to become warm.
April: Moderately Cold Temperature varies from 7 to 17°C.
Auli in April is cold but perfect for all tourist activities. Day times
are bit warm, but nights are cool. May: Moderately Cold Temperature varies
from 7 to 18°C.
Auli in May is moderately hot with sun appears over the sky most of the
days. Good for outdoor travels. Jun: Pleasant Temperature varies from
10 to 20°C.
Auli in June is the hottest month of the year. The atmosphere is temperate.
The nature looks attractive and suitable for tourist activities. July:
Pleasant Temperature varies from 7 to 18°C.
Auli in July has beautiful showers in its kitty. The nature dresses in
new lush green new leaves. Good for enjoying the picturesque nature. August:
Moderately Cold Temperature varies from 7 to 15°C.
Auli in August is pretty good with picturesque nature and flowering plants
and trees. August offers moderately warm climate. September: Moderately
Cold Temperature varies from 7 to 15°C.
Auli in September is humid with post monsoon showers. The nature appears
fresh. October: Very Cold Temperature varies from 5 to 14°C.
Auli in October welcomes winters with all its majesty. The climate is
Auli in November: Very Cold Temperature varies from 4 to 14°C. November
offers a very cold ambiance. This month is ideal for honeymoon
Auli in December: Very Cold Temperature varies from 2 to 10°C. December
is very cold. Outdoor activities require winter dresses and often snowfall
Places to see in Auli - Visiting Places in Auli - Auli Sightseeing
Ski Auli is starting to get popular among the ski-lovers. Though
the long,tiring travel and unpredictable weather can be the mood killer.
You cannot be sure till you reach what to expect. Few lucky can gets to
enjoy snow fall and skiing. If luck is not on your side snow storm can
lock your room for days. For some its hard solid snow which take away
the skiing pleasure. Though the GMVNL has imported snow beater it cannot
give the experience of fresh snow. There is a long Ski-Lift connecting
lower slopes to the Top.
Ropeway : Auli also boasts the Asia's longest - 4 km Cable Car
/ Ropeway (Gondola). It also has a Chair Lift and a Ski-Lift. The upper
slopes of Auli host the longest ropeway in Asia. The Ropeway has ten towers
of self-supporting steel structures, complete with saddles and shoes.
Besides, Auli also offers the luxury of an 800-meter chair lift linking
the lower slopes with the upper region. Remote-controlled hydraulic and
pneumatic braking system makes it safe to travel in this Mesmerising Trees
in Auli chair, which also has a storm-warning device attached to it. Another
comfortable scientific contribution to this highland is a state-of-the-art
Artificial Lake The world's highest man-made lake is at Auli, right
next to the private hotel, Clifftop Club. The government has developed
this in view of creating artificial snow on the new ski slopes in the
event of low snow fall. The water from this lake will be used to feed
the snow guns stationed along the ski slopes and thus provide a good skiing
surface and exend the ski season.
Views Auli is surrounded by high peaks like Mana, Kamet and tallest
of all Nanda Devi. The 270 degree view will be enough to make you forget
the long and tiring ride to reach Auli. Once the Skiing is over the best
thing one can do in evening is to take chair out and get treated to great
view of snow clad mountains as they keep changing colors every minute
the sun goes down. Here you will understand why the Sadhus(sage) came
to Himalayas for meditation. The feeling of solitude and oneness with
god will do wonders to you mind and have a positive effect on you body.
You will get which no money can buy "Peace of Mind"
Trekking Apart from skiing there are some trek options available
and below list is some of the trail normally completed in single day Auli
- Gorson around 7 km Gorson - Tali around 6 km Tali - Kuari Pass around
11 km Kuari Pass - Khulara around 12 km Khulara - Tapovan around 9 km
Spiritual The place Auli is surrounded by the mighty peaks of Himalayas.
Most of them have some name of goddess or some mythological connection.
The one that stand out is beautiful Mt Nanda Devi which stands 7,817 Mts
(25,643 ft) in height. Even the Mt Neelkant visible. Auli lies in the
way of the Badrinath route. So in winter there is a heavy snow fall in
Badrinath and the temple is closed for 5–6 months. During this period
the deity of Lord Badri Vishal is brought and kept in temple at Joshimath.
This is golden chance for Hindus and not to be missed. In Auli there is
a small Hanuman temple having some connection to Ramayana. The belief
of people is when Laxman, younger brother of Lord Rama got injured fighting
the Rakshas in Lanka (Sri Lanka). A medic ordered that only the herb name
'Sanjivani' found on Sanjivani mountain in Himalayas can save Laxman.
Lord Rama ordered Hanuman the task. Hanuman flew from Lanka and during
his way to Sanjivani mountain he took some rest in Auli before continuing
Others There is a training facility of Indo Tibetan Border Police.
This force is responsible for guarding Indian borders at high altitude.
They are subjected to hard training and its amazing to see their stamina
and skiing skills. This center is equipped with best medical team for
any emergency and tourist can use their help. If tourist gets trapped
then the chopper service can be requested for rescue or transfer to city
medical facilities. A Hydro Power project can be seen from Auli. A private
company has trapped the flowing river Alaknanda and diverted its waters
through a big tunnel that runs under the mountain and the force acquired
is used to generate electricity. To see this you will have to travel some
5 km towards Badrinath.
Places Around Auli - Auli Tourism - Tourism in Auli
Vishu Prayag, Its an holy confluence of river Alaknanda and Dauli
Ganga. It is access from the Joshimath.
Joshimath, derives from the word ‘Jyotirmath’ the place of Jyotirlinga
of Shiva. Shankracharya founded one of the four piths “Centres’ for sanyashis
here. It is the resting place for the pilgrims going to Badrinath. This
is a sacred place for the believers of Badrinath better known as God Vishnu.
Joshimath has a temple of Narsimha, an incarnation of Vishnu.
Badrinath One of the four Dhaams. Very important for Hindus and
who worships God Vishnu. Its closed in winter.
Tapovan 'Tapo' meaning meditation, 'van' means forest in Sanskrit.
The place is 15 km from Joshimath and has a temple and a natural hot water
Events & Festivals in Auli :-
January to March is attractive with Skiing festivals and National Championships
of Snow Skiing.
September is attractive here with Mata Mruti Ka Mela, which is celebrated
in nearby Badarinath with many rituals and festivities.
How to Reach Auli :- Reaching Auli -
Auli By Air : The nearest airport is Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun,
which is about 279 km from Auli. Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun is a
domestic airport located at about 20 km away from city center of Dehradun.
Taxi cabs are available from Dehradun airport to Auli.
The airport operates daily flights to Delhi. Nearest International airport
is Delhi, which is about 500 km away.
Auli By Train : Rishikesh Haridwar & Dehradun all have Railway Stations
For those heading for Auli, the best possible way is to Auli Valley During
Summer catch the Dehradun Shatabdi Express to reach Rishikesh early in
the morning. One must reach Joshimath, some 250 km from Rishikesh on the
Badrinath route, before the sunset.
Nearest railhead is Raiwala near Rishikesh (250 km approx); from here
one can take a bus/tourist cars early morning to reach Valley @ Auli Joshimath/Auli
by evening. It is advisable to reach Joshimath by 4 pm, from where the
ropeway chair can take you to Auli. Road to Auli is closed after dusk.
Auli by Road:
By Road: Auli is only 13 km drive from Joshimath. State transport and
Union buses play regularly between Joshimath and Rishikesh (253 km). Local
Transport Union Buses and State Transport buses operate between Joshimath
and Rishikesh (253 km), Haridwar (277 km), Peace at Auli Dehradun (298
km) and Delhi (500 km). From Joshimath onwards, both bus and taxi services
are available for Auli.
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