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Auli: A Mesmerising Tourist Destination in Uttarakhand


About Auli:

Auli is one of the best hill stations in Uttarakhand & is a ski destination located in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. Perched at an elevation of 2500-3000m above sea level, Auli is a mesmerizing tourist destination among the Himalayan mountains in uttarakhand. Enveloped by coniferous and oak forests, Auli provides a panoramic and scenic view of the various peaks of the Himalayas. Let us look at the interesting places to visit in the wondrous Auli.

Places to visit in Auli:

Skiing in Auli
Situated at an altitude of 2000-3000m above sea level, Auli is a snow covered hill station showcasing a hypnotizing view of Mt Nanda DeviKamet, Mana Parwat, Dunagiri, Beethartoli, Nilkanth, Hathi Parbat, Ghori Parbat and Nar Parbat. It is a perfect place for Skiing enveloped with evergreen conifers and oak forest.

Gurson Bugyal
Located at an altitude of 3056m above sea level, Gurson Bugyal is a beautiful location from where one can view impressing Himalayas like Nanda Devi, Trishul and Dron. 3 km trek from Auli will lead you to this enthralling location.

Kwani Bugyal
Positioned at a distance of 12 km from Gurso Bugyal at an elevation of 3380m above sea level, Kwani Bugyal is a popular destination with trekkers. June to September is the ideal time to visit the place.

Chenab Lake
Chenab Lake is worth a visit for the tranquil and placid atmosphere it renders.

Trishul Peak
The three Himalayan mountain peaks of western Kumaun constitutes the Trishul peak . Perched at an elevation of 7120m, the Trishul group forms the southwest corner of the ring of peaks which encompass the Nanda Devi Sanctuary. We can get the best view from Kausani or during the Roopkund Trek .

A noted pilgrim centre of the Hindus, Joshimath features a large number of temples. Adi Guru Shankarcharya founded one of the four piths(centres) for sanyasis out here.

Trekking in Auli
Auli provides one of the perfect slopes of the Himalayan range for trekking. With peaks ranging from about 2500 to 3000 m, Auli has some of the finest trekking routes for trekking enthusiasts.

Located at the meeting point of rivers Alaknanda and Mandakini, Rudraprayag is a enthralling place to visit.

Positioned at the confluence of rivers Nandakini and Alaknanda, Nandaprayag is the entry point to the pilgrim centres of Badrinath and Kedarnath.

Popular Hotels in Auli

Himalayan Abode Homestay
Endowed with free WiFi, a restaurant and a barbecue, the Himalayan Abode Homestay offers accommodations in Joshimath. One night stay at this beautiful resort would cost around Rs5000. Some rooms contain a sitting area where you can relax while others provide views of the mountains and river. Each room has an attached bathroom. A shared lounge can be found at the property. This family stay is furnished with a ski school and ski equipment and car rental are available. Guests can carry on various activities within the compound including skiing and hiking.

Auli Resort
Auli Resort provides accommodations in Joshimath where guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Featuring a free private parking, the resort contains rooms, all of which are equipped with a TV, sitting area and a private bathroom. Price for 2adults amounts to around Rs3000.

Sleeping Beauty Hotel
Featuring a barbecue, a ski school, and a restaurant, the Sleeping Beauty Hotel offers accommodations in Joshimath. Every room comes with a TV, a sitting area, and beautiful views of the mountains and the city. Each room is equipped with a private bathroom which contains slippers and free toiletries. Ski equipment and car rental are also available and the resort is popular for skiing. Price for 2 adults is Rs3500 per day.

Hotel Snow Crest
Providing a terrace and views of the mountains, Hotel Snow Crest is situated in Joshīmath, the each room of which contains a TV and a sitting area. All rooms come with a private bathroom endowed with a shower. A shared kitchen can be found at the property. The hotel also gives out car rental. Price for 2adults is Rs2000.

The Tattva
Situated in the serene climate of Joshimath, the Tattva is a perfect abode to enjoy the calmness of nature, the beauty of the mountains and the spirituality of the holy realm. It contains wonderfully furnished rooms, a free parking area and a restaurant. Prices for 2adults is Rs3000 per day.

Prepared by Mohima Haque of NewsGram.

Twitter: mohimahaque26

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7 Beautiful Places To Visit In North East India

Places to visit in North East India.
Places to visit in North East India. Pixabay

North Eastern India, the home to the ‘Seven Sisters’ is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful regions, yet the most unexplored part of the country. From Shillong’s rainfall to Assam’s beautiful tea gardens, the region is indeed the home to exotic beauty. However, the tourism of the region has gained pace in the recent years. The picturesque views of the streams, hills and farms are breathtaking.

Here is the list of 7 beautiful places to visit in North East India:

1. Kaziranga National Park

places to visit in North East India
Kaziranga National Park. Pixabay.

Kaziranga national park in Assam is famous for its one-horned rhinoceros. It is the most famous tourist spot & one of the beautiful places to visit in North East India. The place has been declared a UNESCO heritage site and attracts a lot of tourists from all over the world. Hundreds of migratory birds and around 35 species of mammals fly down every season to the national park. The incredible fauna cannot be found anywhere else in India.

2. Nathula Pass

Places to visit in North East India.
Nathula Pass. Wikimedia.

A trek on the Nathula Pass in Sikkim will give you a memory completely irreplaceable. The beautiful scenic views which you will observe through your trek journey can be found nowhere else in India & makes if one of the beautiful places to visit in North East India. A vacation to this place with your family during the summers is a must. Also the fact that a bearable temperature in the summer season will let you enjoy your trek more. A trek in the Nathula pass should right away be added to your bucket list.

3. Cherrapunji

Places to visit in North East India.
Cherrapunji. Wikimedia.

Cherrapunji in Meghalaya is the world’s wettest place. The place is known for receiving the maximum rainfall in the world. And, the weather of the place adds to its beauty. It is definitely one of the beautiful places to visit in North East India.

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4. Phodong Monastery

Places to visit in North East India.
Phodong Monastery. Wikimedia.

According to reports, the Phodong monastery in Sikkim is built in the 18th century. It situated 28 kms from Gangtok. It is known to be one of the most religious places for a sect of Buddhists. The place is a residence to around 260 monks. The place is full of positive energy. The people around the monastery are amicable and have some interesting stories in their pockets to tell you. The architecture of the monastery depicts a unique culture and beauty. These characteristics make this monastery, one of the beutiful places to visit in North East India. So grab your tickets soon!

5. Dampa Tiger Reserve

places to visit in North East India
A bird in the Dampa Tiger Reserve. Wikimedia.

Dampa Tiger Reserve in Mizoram is the largest wildlife sanctuary in Mizoram & a must visit place in north east india. The Tiger Reserve is a home to leopards, barking deer, sloth bear, langurs, Indian Python and a variety of birds. The fauna and flora of the place will leave you stunned.

6. Majuli Islands

Places to visit in North East India.
Majuli Island. Wikimedia.

A river island situated along the Brahmaputra is a home to many tribes. A variety of birds can be found on the island. The size of the island has been reduced due to river erosion by the Brahmaputra.

7. Shilloi lake

Places to visit in North East India.
Shilloi Lake. Wikimedia.

Shilloi lake, the largest natural lake in Nagaland situated in the state’s Phek district is covered by picturesque views including beautiful mountain peaks and trees. The best time to visit this lake is in the summer season. The beauty of the lake makes it one of the most beautiful places to visit in North East India.

-by Megha Acharya of NewsGram.

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