Auli is a popular ski resort located at an elevation of 2500 to 3050 meters above sea level in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand. The sheer beauty, and snow-covered smooth slopes makes the place Auli Garhwal - the best skiing destination in India. Auli is endowed with beautiful mountains, verdant rich Coniferous, Oak forests with the sight of glorious mountain peaks such as Durnagiri, Mt Nanda Devi, Mana Parwat, Dunagiri, Kamet, Hathi Parbat, Ghori Parbat &, etc. Snow skiing is the main tourist attraction at Auli. The ride on beautiful scenic trails is a great experience for all skiers, Apart from Skiing the place is bestowed with interesting trek routes & mountain biking trails. Click to read Auli Uttarakhand Blog
By train, the nearest Railway Station from Auli is Rishikesh Railway Station, which is located 270 km away from the city. By Flight, The Jolly Grant Airport is the nearest domestic airport at a distance of approx 280 km.
Jan - Dec The best time to enjoy snow skiing & winter sport is Nov till Mar. During summer, from March to June, the weather is very pleasant with an average temperature of around 15Â°C which makes it an ideal place for all sightseeing, skiing, and also for visiting nearby attractions. During winters from November to February climate is very cold & very chilly with average minimum touching near 4Â°C. The temperature reaches sub-zero levels (-8Â°C). Auli enjoys the pleasant weather throughout the year which makes it a perfect destination to be visited any time.
In Winters, the temperature came down below freezing point, the slopes are carpeted with snow. So if you love to play with snow or want to celebrate Christmas & New Year Eve here, then December is the perfect time to visit.
Well, it totally depends on you. Some tourists only want a relaxing stay, while other tourists want some adventure. So if you want a relaxing stay without trying extra activities then 2 days are enough, but if you want to explore more and want to do skiing, trekking, then you should have at least 3-4 days.
Visiting Auli in May is good for escaping from the hot-sultry cities. From May-August Auli offers a cool & pleasant climate, which is absolutely perfect time to spend the relaxing moments outdoors in Auli. The greenish environments enthralled you to explore & adventure. But if you are expecting snowfall in May, that would not be possible.
No, there is no ATM facility in Auli. The nearest ATM is in Joshimath, which is approx 15 km from Auli. It is always advised to carry enough cash into the hills.
GMVN provides a 7 to 14 day skiing training course in which they offer all skiing gear & equipment, but if you don’t want to enroll in this course then there are few local vendors and also online stores who provide skiing gears for Auli.
December to February is the best time to see snowfall in Auli and is also the best time for skiing. Because December to February is the peak season, so it is advised to pre book your hotels or resorts before the departure.
From Delhi you can take either bus or train to Risihikesh. You can also take flight to Dehradun if you want to save your time, but it is quite expensive. So once you reach the Rishikesh/Haridwar you can hire a car till Joshimath or you can take any public transport. For Joshimath, shared taxis & GMOU public buses are available only in the morning, which you can book till Joshimath. This would take approx 9-10 hours. Once you reach Joshimath, you can take a taxi which would charge approx 500 to 600 to Auli.
Winter Sports, skiing, Asia’s highest cable ride, world's highest artificial lake and enchanting view of Himalayan peaks are quite popular things which tempts tourists towards Auli.
November to March is the best time to visit Auli. This is the time when the whole landscape covers under the white snow, which is good for skiers & people who love to play with snow. Besides this you can come to Auli in May-June at summer vacation time.
Yes, you can visit Auli by your own car but try to avoid it in the monsoon season because it increases the chances of landslides. I would also advise you to drive only when you have good driving experience on Uttarakhand hilly roads.
Narsingh Temple, Valley of Flower, Badrinath, Mana Village, GursoBugyal Trek, Chattra Kund Lake etc are some nearby places of Auli.
Chainsoo, Bhatt ki Churkani, Kandali Saag, Jhangora ki Kheer, are some of the famous Garhwali cuisine which you can taste at local food stalls or in any homestay in Auli.
In Auli you can go for trekking (to Gurso Bugyal or Kuari Pass trek), skiing, artificial lake visit, cable car/chair lift ride etc are some of the activities which you can try. In Spite of this you can also try night camping under the star lights which really would be a great and unique experience.
If you are visiting Auli, you most probably will be reaching from Delhi or Dehradun. The best way to reach Auli is to take a bus from Delhi to Rishikesh. This is an overnight journey. From Rishikesh, either you can take a private cab direct to Auli (10 hours) or a shared taxi/bus till Joshimath (9 hours). From Joshimath hire a taxi or can take a cable car (it can’t operats after 5 pm) till Auli.
Yes, Auli is safe for both solo travellers and female travellers. People of hilly areas are quite humble, cooperative, helpful and guide you in the right direction if you are in any problem. Correct planning & proper execution will ensure the best & lifetime cherishing trip for travelers/tourists.
There are very few staying options available in Auli. Cliff Top, GMVN Auli Tourist Bungalow, Blue Poppy, Auli resort, Manik Resort are some best & comfortable staying options near Ski Resort. Because of high tourist demands the rates of accommodation is quite higher than the other places, so if your budget is low it’s better to take an affordable stay in Joshimath or choose camps in Auli. And it is also advised pre book your accommodation before departure because it’s not easy to get availability during peak seasons.
The charges of ropeway updates every year, but it generally varies from 700-800 rupees/pp (round trip) from Joshimath to Auli & if you want to take chair lift ride then its charges would be around 200-400 which runs from GMVN resort to Ski resort.
It operaprats from morning 9 AM to 4 PM in evening.
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