15 Best Things to do in Auli

Auli is situated in the Himalayan mountains in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand. It is one of India’s most beautiful winter destinations. In Auli, there are many things to do, including Skiing, ropeway tours, camping, Trekking, visiting Nanda Devi National Park, visiting Joshimath, shopping in local markets, and trying Garhwali food. Auli is also an ideal destination for honeymoon couples, nature lovers, trekkers, and families. Auli packages have everything included for a perfect vacation in the northern hills.

Here are the 15 best things you can do in Auli : 

  1. Sikking In Auli: Skiing is the adventure sport of gliding on snow. Auli is one of the top skiing destinations in the world. Enjoying Skiing itself will be a unique experience for the tourist visiting Auli as the steep slopes climb as high as 3000 meters from sea level, and strong winds add to the excitement of Skiing in Auli. December to February are the best months to visit Auli as it is when Auli receives heavy rainfall. 
  • Best season to visit for Ski: The end of December to February
  • Price or Cost: Rs.5000 to 25000 (Price Depend on Distance)
  • Difficulty – Moderate level
  1. Kuari Pass Trek: The Kuari Pass is situated in the Nanda Devi Mountain, middle of the fascinating regions of the Garhwal Himalayas. The Trek is thrilling; it is at a moderate elevation of about 12,000 feet and offers unparalleled views. The Trek presents snowy mountain sights during Trekking. Gorson, Chitrakanta, and Khullara are the main Campsites to stay at. The way to Kuari Pass Trek is Auli-Joshimath-Dhak Village-Tugashi-Guling-Khullara.
  • Best season to visit Trek: September to November
  • Price or Cost: Rs.6000 to 12000 (Price Depends on Facility)
  1. Visit Nanda Devi National Park: The Nanda Devi National Park is a Biosphere Reserve located in the Chamoli District of Uttarakhand. Two things are about this Park. First, the highest Peak is “The Nanda Devi Mountain” in India. And the second thing is “Valley of Flowers“; Both are parts of the prestigious UNESCO World Heritage List. With rich biodiversity, the reserve is home to many endangered species worldwide, including snow leopard, the Himalayan Musk, and Deer. And On the other hand, the “Valley of flowers” is known for its meadows of endemic flowers. The flora here is captivating; one can see the amazing panoramic views of the Himalayan mountains.
  • Best Time to visit: June to September
  • Entry Type: Rs.150 to 300
  • Average temperature: Between 25℃ to 38℃
  1. Camping In Auli: Camping is the best thing to do in Auli. The camping experience in Auli is memorable as you’ll sleep under the sky in the lap of the Himalayas, the kind of experience you’ll never want to forget. In Auli, Campsites are located around 500 meters from the market and offer spectacular views of the Himalayan Mountains like Nilgiri, Kamet, Mana, and Nanda Devi. 
  • Best season to visit for Camping: July to September
  • Price or Cost: Rs.2000 to 8000 per person
  • Campsite Average Temperature: Between 7°C to 17°C
  1. Visit Joshimath: Joshimath is located in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. It is a Hindu religious place called the “Gateway to the Himalayas” and is the main center of one of the four Cardinal Peethas. You can visit the local market and buy traditional clothes, food, jewelry, and other things.
  • Best season to visit: April to November
  • Distance: From Delhi – 520 Km, From Haridwar- 270 Km, and From Rishikesh – 240 Km 
  • Average Temperature: Between 3.0°C to 17°C
  1. Garhwal Villages Tour: You can visit Garhwal villages near Auli. There are many beautiful villages where friendly people live here. Some famous villages are Aira, Bhungyul, Bada Gaon, Beta-Chak, and Arudhi Paturi. You can enjoy their culture and practice folk dance with music in their local style there. 
  • Distance: 5 to 6 Km
  • Things to do – Try local cuisine & explore Garhwali culture
  1. Enjoy Cable Car in Auli: Traveling on Cable Car(trolley) is the best experience in Auli. The surrounding Himalayan view is a major attraction in a cable car, and you’ll have a good time while enjoying the ride over the hilltop. The journey of about 4.15 km long mountain cable car(trolley) will be a wonderful moment for you as you’ll get to see a panoramic view of various mountain ranges. Book a ropeway and enjoy a cable car ride.
  • Distance Ropeway: About 4.15 km
  • Ropeway: Joshimath to Auli
  • Cost Of Ticket: Rs.1000 per person
  1. Visit Chenab and Artificial Lake in Auli: The best thing about Auli is that it has two beautiful lakes. The first is Auli Lake, and the second is Chenab Lake. Auli Lake is the highest artificial lake in the world, artificially created by the Uttarakhand Government. On the other hand, Chenab lake is a natural lake, which is located 1 km away from Auli. If you visit Auli, you can try visiting these lakes and click photos, selfies, videography, or create a vlog to share the lake information with your family and friends.
  • Location: Near Clifftop, Auli
  • Entry Type: Free
  1. Walking Tour: If you are in Joshimath and going to visit Auli. So you can try a walking tour from Joshimath to Auli. Auli is about 7 km walking distance from Joshimath. Most people don’t try to travel on foot, but walking is a healthy and mind-refreshing practice. If you are in mountainous places, try to walk mostly. A walking tour can be a better exploration of Time and capture some good moments.
  • Distance: 6 to 7 Km
  • Starting Point: Joshimath
  • End Point: Auli   
  1. Bird Watching: Located in the Himalayas, Auli is the center of wildlife habitat in the Himalayas. There are many bird species here, like Blue-fronted Redstart, Chaffinch, Rock Bunting, Himalayan Griffon, Rufous-bellied Niltwa, Greenish Warbler, and many more. You can watch these beautiful and rare birds in Auli. Also, get mesmerized by their sweet chirping.
  1. Enjoy Gorson Bugyal Trip: Bugyal is a high-altitude place with open grasslands. Gorson Bugyal is the Himalayan Alpine Grasslands. This is a lovely and wonderful place to Trek and see the land of grass. Only a 19-minute walk distance between Auli. This is a skiing destination from December to February. And you can enjoy that Time.
  • Location: Auli Laga Salude, Chamoli
  • Best Time To Visit: April to Mid June
  1. Trek to ChattraKund: ChattraKund is a great trekking place in Auli. It is located in Joshimath, about 4 km from Auli. It is situated at an altitude of 3,300 meters above sea level. There are Two biosphere zones and many trees, including pines and oaks. This Trek is a unique and live experience place for visitors.
  • Location: Auli
  • Best Time To Visit: March to June 
  1. Spiritual Tour In Vridha Badri Temple: Badrinath, Bhavishya Badri, Yog Badri, Bhagi Badri, and Vridha Badri are the Panch Badri in Uttarakhand. Vridha Badri temple is one of the “Panch” Badri temples in Uttarakhand State. It is believed that Lord Vishnu meditated in the form of his real avatar here. Vridha Badri is located in Animath village of Chamoli district of Uttarakhand, the temple of Lord Vishnu is situated at a distance of just 7 kms from Auli, and About 200 meters of Trekking are required to reach the temple. 
  • Location: Auli Road, Army Area, Joshimath
  • Entry Type: Free
  1. Relax at Gulshan Valley: Gulshan Ghati is situated on the south-north side of Gorson Bugyal. This is the most beautiful Himalayan alpine meadow (Bugyal). Meadows surround it, and it is a ski and photography destination to capture the beauty of nature. This is famous mainly for Skiing, and Every year thousands of people enjoy Skiing and other things here. 
  • Location: Auli Road, Army Area, Joshimath
  • Entry Type: Free
  1. Pray at Narsingh Temple: This temple is of Lord Vishnu’s Narasimha avatar. It is located about 500 meters from the main market of Joshimath, which Adi Shankaracharya established. Lord Narasimha Devta Temple is the spiritual center of Hinduism. You can come to this temple to get the blessings of Lord Vishnu, which will bring an expansion of energy to your spiritual life.
  • Location: Joshimath
  • Entry Type: Free

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