Highlights of Auli1. Highest Man-Made Lake
The Auli Artificial Lake is one of the tallest man-made lakes in the world. It was built by the government to provide snow surface when there was less snowfall during the peak season. The lake is strategically located, offering the most mesmerising views of the Himalayas.
2. Highest Cable Car
Covering a distance of almost 16 km, Auli's cable car is the highest and the longest ropeway in Asia after Gulmarg. Also known as Golconda by the locals, the route connects Joshimath to Auli.
3. Natural Skiing Slopes
Auli has gorgeous glimmering slopes making it perfect for skiing. These slopes are located at an altitude of almost 2500 to 3000 meters and create several skiing opportunities for both beginners as well as professional skiers.
4. Amazing Star Gazing Experience
Thanks to the high altitude, Auli brings the stars right to you! Camping under the skies of Auli is one of the top things travellers love to do at the hill station.
Best Time to VisitFor Skiing, the best time to visit Auli is definitely during winters. Starting from late November till late March, Auli is covered under a thick blanket of snow. January is usually the most preferred for skiing as during this month it receives the maximum snowfall and lasts till the end of March.
How to Reach?As Auli is located in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand, it is connected to all the major cities of its state.
By Air - The nearest airport to the hill station of Auli is the Jolly Grant Airport located in Dehradun.
By Rail- If you opt to travel to Auli via rail, you'll have to get down to Haridwar railway station, and from the railway station, taxis and buses are easily available to the hill station.
By Road- The major cities of Uttarakhand like Haridwar, Rishikesh which are close to Auli are well connected through roadways. One can also board the bus to the town of Joshimath which is only 16 km from Auli.