In Auli, there is no scarcity of natural beauty scattered with the ancient oaks, pine trees and apple coppices. The snow-covered mountains make you enthral while you can even go skiing including numerous trudges in the hills of Garhwal Himalayas. Courting back to the 8th Century AD, Auli is prevalent hill resort in the Himalayan Range.
Due to its dazzling hills and clean environment, Auli is popular skiing terminus of India. Placed within the Himalayan range, Auli is a popular hill town with several ski resorts dotted with apple orchards, deodars and oaks.
Hiking in Auli
Some of the elite hills of Himalayan Mountains are offered in Auli where you can hike. For trekking enthusiastic, Auli has some distinct hiking routes whose summits are stretching from 2500 to 3000m. From Auli you can hike upto Himalayan Alps such as Mana Parvat, Dunagiri, Joshimat, Kamet and Nanda Devi. The slighter hiking ranges include Khulara, Tapovan, Kauri Pass, Gorsan and Tali. For many treks Joshimath is also a base camp.
In the Chamoli district of Gharwal region, is a hill town perched at the height of 6150, which is known as Joshimath or Jyotirmath. In the 8th Century, Adi Guru Shri Shankaracharya founded the proximity to one of the four ‘maths’ in Joshimath that aslo serves as a religious pilgrimage for Hindus.
Atharva Veda is the name of the ‘Math’ that is dedicated to holy test of Hindus.
Skiing in Auli
Beautiful views of peaks are offered in Skiing in Auli that includes Ghori Prbat, Nar Parbat, Nilkanth Parbat, Hathi Parbat, Mt Nanda Devi Kamet, Dunagiri, Beethartoli and Mana Parbat. Auli is deliberated as the epitome place for skiing in India as the hill station is concealed with snow adding with evergreen conifers and the oak forests that is located at an elevation of 2000-3000 meters above sea level.
Along with skiing in Auli in the Gorson Reserve Forest it gives an opportunity to see the widely habituated rare Himalayan wildlife in ample that includes Wild Cat, Wild Rabbit, Bear, Hyena, Jackel, Fox, Snow Leopard, Musk deer and Wild Boar.
“By the French and Austrian specialists the best skiing grounds of the world that were open as the teaching grounds for the Paramilitary services were the snow covered garbed hills of Auli”.
To enjoy a cable car ride is one of the foremost allures of Auli. After gulmarg, the longest cable car ride is noted as the second highest that is also well known as Gondola. It takes a round of 24 minutes covering an expanse of 4 kilometres, starting from Joshimath to Auli. The whole trip is a corporeal and pictorial pleasure as it is hovered at a stunning height of 3010m above sea level.
The Himalayan summits in the surrounding and the lush green valley below in magnificent. When you move further with a speed of 3m per second, you will relish the oak forest beneath plus snow-covered summits with lush paddocks. The elegant extensive views along with the dazzling visions are a sight to behold.
This attractive varied paddocks, known for its plush green grasslands that is entwine with giant coniferous and oak trees. The white sheets during spring season melts snow away making space for herbs and shrubs to grow. With endless varieties of plants, trees and flowers the land turns into a natural garden. As you proceed towards the lush green of Gurso Bugyal, take the trace from Auli and enjoy the attractive views from mountain ranges to see the view in the most enchanted way.
The highest man-made reservoir of water is officially highest artificial lake in Auli. If you want to believe with you there are some man-made wonders. To nourish the hills, water from this lake is used.
During winter season when to snowfall is less, the slopes remain snow-covered. With the royal snow-covered mountain the view from side in the background is wonderful vision.
Want to visit Auli?
If you want to visit Auli you can between Decembers to March