Know more about India’s Meadowy land which is also known as Mini Switzerland
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About Auli Attractions
Do you feel like being competent, pampered and boosting your senses? That’s easy to do in AULI - Mini Switzerland. Auli is one of the ski destinations of India in Chamoli district in the Himalayan Mountains of Uttarakhand. Auli was known by several different names Mini Switzerland, Auli Bugyal, in Garhwali, which means “meadows” situated at an elevation of 2,500 meters (8200 ft) to 3,050 meters (10,010 ft) above sea level. Auli got its Official Tourism title after the creation of the state of Uttarakhand from the former part of Uttar Pradesh. On the way to Badrinath (Hindu pilgrimage) surrounded by coniferous and oak forests, with the view of the peaks of Himalayas, makes Auli tourism more exciting. Auli is not a one-day tour trip, For a complete Auli tour, you will need around 3 days in hand.
In the 8th century A.D., the great Guru Adi Shankaracharya is said to have visited Auli. He built a temple at Joshimath, known as Shankaracharya Tapasthali (also known as Joshimath temple), which still exists and has been proving great tourist attraction. Later Auli became a training center for the men of Indo Tibetan Border Police Force. Men there were trained to survive in extreme weather conditions prevalent in Auli and they were famous for their proficiency with ski equipment. After the formation of Uttarakhand from Uttar Pradesh, Auli tours have gained popularity. Today people from different parts of the world are making Auli trips to challenge the imposing ski slopes.
To have a whole Auli city tour one doesn’t need a typical Auli tourist guide, but you will need guidance at the ski spots of Auli.
Auli ski spots
Auli has several trekking spots one can go to Auli-Gorson, Gorson-Tali, Tali-Chitrakantha, Gailgarh-Kuari pass, Kauri pass-Khulara, and Khulara-Tapovan. Auli is known for the best ski destination of India. Auli has Asia’s Longest Gondola Ride! , chair car ride. So Auli has 2 running ropeways. One is Gondola Asia’s longest ropeways which starts forms Joshimath to the skiing spot covering a tract distance 4.15 Km in approx 22 minutes. The other ropeway is Chair car which starts from GMNV to Auli. The difference between the two cable ride is that Gondola is small cubical, covered with glass windows where tourists can stand however the chair car is an open stack of chairs. Auli Lake There is one more interest great thing, Auli has the world's largest Man Made Lake! Auli lake is beautifully located right in the middle of the slopes and high mountains. The reason behind the construction of the lake is to produce snow even during the summer to make Auli skiing destination throughout the year. This is the reason people can enjoy the pure and beautiful picturesque views of Auli with the same fun and excitement throughout the year.
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How To Reach Auli
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Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun is the nearest airport to reach Auli. For those who are searching how to travel to Auli here are some flight information given? The journey to Auli from Dehradun is about a distance of 149km. Flights from certain cities like Mumbai, New Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, are available at some tentative prices ranging between 11k to 15k.
Haridwar station is the closest railway transport to Auli. The station is located at a distance of 273km from the destination. Some other stations are also near to Auli, such as Rishikesh & Dehradun. One can get a bus to Auli as well as a cab can be hired up to Joshimath. And from this point, cable cars are available to reach Auli.
As per preference, people may be in search that how to reach travel to Auli through roadways because many people enjoy the window seat in the car. For that, the requirement is to get a bus or a cab that will carry the passenger to Joshimath and from there to Auli. Joshimath has got a very broad connection with big cities like Rishikesh, Haridwar as well as Dehradun. From Delhi, visitors can reach Joshimath via bus. It is about 10km distance from Joshimath to Auli, and this requires the passengers to get through any road transport. Usually, the roadways to Auli are more preferable. From Delhi, one can take a bus to Rishikesh. The journey is an overnight one. Either a private taxi can be hired that will take around 9 hours to reach Auli or any shared cab that will go up to Joshimath in 8 hours. If the passenger is going for the second option, then it is a piece of advice that one can turn on their freakiness mode in order to make their trip a memorable one by getting on the nations' "2nd longest cable car," i.e., from Joshimath to Auli. It takes some 22 minutes of span by covering a distance of around 16 km that will provide a memorable and breathe taking the scenario of the Himalayan Garhwal ranges. Hence, if passengers want to turn their journey into a more exciting and adventurous mode, then one can try these ropeways also. Hope this guidance regarding the question like how to travel to Auli is enough to answer the queries and dilemmas and hopefully will give a point to think and plan a safer journey to the winter destination, Auli.
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Chiranjit's 3 days trip to AuliWe reached late night in Joshimath ,at that time there was no host to receive us ,we had to wait for about half hour over there on the road other than that everything was well organised.
Rahul's 4 days trip to AuliOverall trip was excellent. Tattva resort was the best resort. Savoy residency was not good. Driver was excellent.
Preet's 4 days trip to AuliExcellent services from Trip Birbal and Travel Triangle. WE enjoyed the trip. The driver was very good.
Ravikhatri's 3 days trip to AuliWalk Holidays booked our initially at 10500/- later on they charged us appx 20k.
Mousom's 4 days trip to AuliWell originated to the hotel and sightseeing also. Over all it was good experience, i will defiantly contact with Travel Triangle for my next trip. Well originated to the hotel and sightseeing also. Over all it was good experience, i will defiantly contact with Travel Triangle for my next trip.
Devendra's 6 days trip to AuliEverything was well organised on our trip ,whenever there was any query the agent was easily accessible ,really liked the services : )
Akhil's 4 days trip to AuliTrip Birbal could have guide us about the correct route. We wasted our complete day due to snow fall on the roads and we had to change the route.
Amar's 3 days trip to AuliWe had some issues with Sunrise holidays. On trip coordination was missing between ChandraMohan and Driver. Overall trip was good.
Akash's 5 days trip to AuliOnly AUli ( Manik Resort)hotel was not up to the mark, like room was heater was not available, food was not good. rest all hotels were good. Driver was very good and knowledgeable person. Coordination was very good from Amazing Uttarkhand.
Deepanjan's 2 days trip to AuliOverall the trip was very good. Hotel location was very good but we had to walk to reach the hotel.
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Auli is full of beautiful and scenic spots and some are the must-visit spots like Joshimath Gurso Bugyal Nanda Devi Peak Auli ropeway Chattarkund Chenab Lake Auli ski resort Trishul Peak Vishnuprayag Kwani Bugyal Shaildhar Taiwan
Great Guru Adi Shankaracharya Came to Auli in 18 century and built a temple at Joshimath which is also known as Shankaracharya Tapasthali (also known as Joshimath temple).
Auli situated in Uttarakhand has Asia’s longest cable rope Gondola which starts forms Joshimath to the skiing spot covering a tract distance 4.15 Km in approx 22 minutes.
Auli has several trekking spots one can go to Auli-Gorson Gorson-Tali, Tali-Chitrakantha Gailgarh-Kuari pass, Kauri pass-Khulara and Khulara-Tapovan.
Auli has the world's largest Man Made Lake. The reason behind the construction of the lake is to produce snow even during the summer to make Auli skiing destination throughout the year.
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