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