Auli is a hill station in Uttarakhand that lies on the way to Badrinath. It boasts of Asia’s longest cable car — 4 km — which offers some of the most stunning views of the snow-clad peaks in auli. If white winter experience is what you’re looking for, Auli is where you should be heading to. Forests of deodar and oak and apple orchards only add to the beauty of the hill station.
Auli also offers majestic views of Mount Nanda Devi, Nanga Parbat, Dungagiri, Beethartoli, Nikanth Hathi Parbat and Ghori Parbat.
Trekking is the most popular activity in summer and it provides a wonderful opportunity to explore the Garhwal Himalayas. Auli to Joshimath trek is the most popular one. Skiing in Auli attracts large number of skiers. Skiing can be done from November to March. You can also try paragliding at Auli. DO READ Top 5 summer vacation destinations in Uttarakhand you must visit!
There are several pilgrimage spots near Auli like Sankaracharya Tapastali at Joshimath, Nandaprayag and Rudraprayag.
BEST PLACES TO STAY IN AULI
Since the entire place is under Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam (GMVN), limited options for accommodation are available in Auli. The GMVN Skiing and Tourist Resort is a convenient place to stay as it has all the necessary facilities. There are many budget hotels available at a reasonable cost of Rs 120o and above. Mid-range hotels can be availed of at a cost of Rs 4,000 onwards. Tourists also have an option of staying in tents at the Joshimath Char Dham Camp from Rs 1800 onwards.
BEST PLACES TO EAT IN AULI
You can get a large variety of vegetarian and non-vegetarian food at the restaurants in Auli. Local joints serve sweets like bal mithali, singhori sweet and the Bhotiya concoction of green tea. Garhwali cuisine is worth trying with its leafy vegetables, dal and rice.
BEST TIME TO VISIT AULI
The average minimum and maximum temperature of Auli is as given below. The best time to visit Auli is also specified.