Time Required : 1 - 2.5 hrs
Timings : Daytime hours
Auli is a snow covered hill station located at an altitude of 2-3 thousand metres above sea level, providing a very beautiful view of Mt Nanda DeviKamet, Mana Parwat, Dunagiri, Beethartoli, Nilkanth, Hathi Parbat, Ghori Parbat and Nar Parbat, is an ideal place for Skiing, covered with evergreen conifers and oak forest. The snow dressed slopes of Auli which once offered the training grounds for the Paramilitary forces was adjudged by the French and Austrian experts who compared it with the best skiing grounds of the world, and rated it as one of the best. In summer season, hikers may find numerous marked walks and there also are mountain bike trails. Gorson Reserve forest which is part of the Nanda Devi National Park is habituated by some of the widely rare Himalayan wildlife in ample. These include snow Leopard, Musk Deer, Wild Boar, Wild Cat,Wild Rabbit, Jackal, Fox, Hyena and Bear. Various lovely scenarios are also available around for one to enjoy along with family and friends.
Auli is just 13 kms drive away from Joshimath. Local state transports and Union buses are regularly available between Joshimath and Rishikesh (253 kms). Local Transport Union buses and State Transport buses operate between Joshimath and Rishikesh (253 km), Haridwar (277 km), Dehradun (298 km) and Delhi (500 km) from Joshimath onwards, both bus and taxi services are available for Auli. Deluxe coaches can also be arranged for great numbers.
Air: Jolly Grant Airport serves as the nearest airport to the city if you want to indulge in this breathtaking activity. The airport is situated 273 kms away from Joshimath and 17 kms from Rishikesh.
Rail: Haridwar is the nearest railhead to Joshimath. The station is a well conncetd one with regular trains running between Delhi and Haridwar. It is about 299 kms away from Auli. One can also take a cable car ride to Auli which runs for 3 kms.
Road: Auli is situated only a drive of 13 kms from the town of Joshimath. One can easily reach Joshimath by regualr bus services, run by both state and union transport, from Rishikesh (253 km), Haridwar (277 km), Dehradun(298 km), and Delhi(500 km).
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Base Town : Joshimath
Cost : A typical 6 days package starts at INR 13,500
Highest Altitude : 11000 ft.
Lowest Altitude : 8500 ft.
Nearest Airport : Dehradun
Nearest Railhead : Haridwar
Nearest road city : Joshimath
Number of Days Required : 3-4 days atleast. More recommended.
Region : Chamoli District
Terrain : Snow covered slopes