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Auli is a hill station which is turned as a ski resort, which is situated in the state of Uttarakhand, India. Surrounded by lush oak trees, apple orchids and pine trees, it is a spellbinding spectacle for humans. Apart from home to great flora and fauna, it is home to several adventurous activities such as skiing, trekking, camping and many more. Also,  in the north of the Auli, there is Badrinath Temple which is one of the sacred pilgrimage sites for Hindus. Another attraction is Valley of Flowers National Park which is famous for alpine flora and wildlife snow leopards and red foxes. The growing popularity amongst tourists, Auli tourism adds great revenue to the Indian government.

History of Auli

It is believed that the famous Adi Guru Shankaracharya had visited the place in the 8th century. The Joshimath Temple is built by him, still exists. 

Also, it's known for local tribes named Khatauli which is originally from a semi-nomadic tribe named Bhotiya Tribes which is believed to have migrated from Mongolia. 

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Top Attractions in & Around Auli

Gorson Bugyal. It is situated at a height of 3,056 above sea level. It is a picturesque location where one can enjoy the view of Nanda Devi, Trishul, and Drn. it will just take 3 kilometres of trekking from Auli hill station to Gorson Bugyal. 

Kwani Bugyal. It is situated at an altitude of 3300 meters from the sea level. It is 12 kilometres away from the Gorson Bugyal. The place is considered as heave for trekkers. It comes midst the trekking route of Joshimath-Auli-Gurso Bugyal-Kwani Bugyal. It is also a great place to camp and become cosy with nature. 

Chenab Lake. It is a place which is less visited by tourists. The beautiful place owes the magnificent beauty and tranquil atmosphere to keep you in awe of love. the beautiful villages amidst lush greenery are alluring for tourists one can enjoy being amidst orchids, poppies, Brahma kamal, daisies and marigold.   

Trishul Peak. One of the most popular Auli tourist places is Trishul Paek.  It is formed by three Himalayan mountain peaks in the western Kumaun. It is situated at the height of 7120 meters from the sea level. 

Joshimath. It is one of the integral pilgrimage sites of Hindu which also hosts several other Hindu temples founded by Adi Guru Shankaracharya. While it is religiously 

Activities to Do in Auli

Trekking. Kwani Bugyal is one of the best destinations for trekking. While you are trekking towards the Kwani Bugyal, you will get to explore beautiful meadows that are surrounded by snow-capped mountain peaks. 

Skiing. Auli is best known for skiing activity. The snow-capped areas allow you to enjoy skiing and spend some fun and adventurous time. Though, tourists can enjoy the mountain bike trails in Auli.

Cable Car Ride. Cable car riding is locally known as Gondola. Experiencing a cable car ride can be an exciting moment to cherish. Auli is the highest and longest cable car ride in Asia after Gulmarg covering the distance of 4 kilometres. It starts from Joshimath to Auli. 

Camping. Camping on the banks of Auli Lake is everything. Sitting around the bonfire, having delicious food while enjoying the moments with your friends and loved ones.  

Best Time  to Visit Auli

One can schedule his/her trip between the months of December to February to enjoy snow-capped mountains or if you want to skip the tacky summer of India, you can head here during May-June. Also, the autumn looks so pleasant here in Auli. so, it will be best to book your tickets for Auli Trip between the months of July to September.

How to Reach Auli

By Air. The nearest airport is Jolly Grant International Airport or Dehradun Airport in Dehradun. There are several renowned airline services like  Air India, Air Heritage, Alliance Air, IndiGo that connect metropolitan cities of India such as Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Bengaluru. The airport is well-served via road connectivity for easy accessibility. There are several buses run from the airport to Joshimath. Once you reach Joshimath, you need to take roadway or ropeways to reach the Auli. 

By Rail. Haridwar Railway Station is the nearest railway station to Auli. It is approximately 193 kilometres in distance from Auli. there are frequent trains such as Nanda Devi EXP, Haridwar EXP, Doon EXP  that connect Rishikesh to metropolitan cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, and Kolkata respectively. Apart from this, Dehradun Railway Station and Rishikesh Railway Station are other nearest railheads that are well-connected within the Uttarakhand and other cities of India. 

By Road. You are required to catch a bus or taxi to Joshimath in order to reach Auli. Joshimath is well-connected from the major cities of Uttarakhand like Dehradun, Rishikesh, and Haridwar. Buses are also available from Delhi to Joshimath. From Joshimath, Auli lies at a distance of 10 km and you need to cover this distance by ropeway or by road.

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