Auli is the important ski destination nestled in the snow capped Himalayan mountain of Uttarakhand, India. Locally known as “bugyal” which means meadow is located at 2500 to 3050 m above the sea level. It is believed that the Holy soul Shankaracharya has been through this city.
Recognized all over as the best ski resorts in the world Auli, very recently has attracted many tourists from all over the globe to enjoy the natural scenic beauty. The state is which lies on the way to Badrinath is aptly described as “Land of the Gods” as it is the gateway of important pilgrimage destination specially Char Dham yatra.
As the region is in high altitude it enjoys cool climate all over the year. Summers are pleasant with moderate climate, winters are chilly and the temperature drops down to sub zero levels. The site of snow falling is witnessed during winters. Auli is open to visitors through the year.
India is the place where culture echoes, traditions speak and diversity delights making the cultural events more jovial and energetic. The culture of this region is highly embraced by the traditions of its surrounding hilly regions. Locals of this place believe in the philosophy of simple living high thinking and this is reflected in their traditional events. Various cultural programmes are organised to show case the rich cultural heritage of Uttarakhand. Skiing festivals are held where many people participate and show their talents.
Auli has in its ambience the breathtaking natural scenic beauty that mesmerises the onlookers, casting a magical spell on their mind.
Places that are worth a millions to visit in Auli are:
- Valley of flowers National Park
- Chenab lake
- Kalpvriksha – the oldest divine tree on earth
- Nanda Devi National Park
- Trishul peak
- Winter ski resort
- Bhavishya Badri
- Gurso Bugyal
- Mana Parbat
- Kamat kamet
- Hanuman temple
The region is more famous for its natural scenic beauty, skiing and trekking activity. Auli is in fact the skier’s paradise and is blessed with best slopes in the world facilitating Himalayan Trekking in India. Auli being purely adventurous hotspot for all brave hearts who enjoy doing fun and frolic in snow that is spread all over. There is nothing much for shopaholics. However it does have small bustling markets near Joshimath from where you can pick up woollen caps, blankets and shawls.
There are many hotels in this place catering to the different budget and varied preferences. These hotels providing quality hospitality services that will make you to remember and cherish your holidays in Auli till eternity. All the hotels provide basic amenities and good rooms for stay and recently all have been burgeoning because of the gaining importance of this place.
Auli has host of Dhabas which serve Indian, Chinese, Continental and South India dishes that are yummy and high in hygiene. There is no special food in Auli but Dal rice, potato Parathas and kachmauli – the local dish comprising of stuffed goat seasoned with mustard oil, turmeric and chilly.
Auli offers its tourists the exhilarating feelings that are beyond anyone’s imagination. Its natural vistas, miracles of snow, marvellous view of mesmerising apple orchards, and fine deodar trees makes this place a Heaven of Earth.