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Auli Adventure Tourism

Auli tourism is famous for tourists who seek a tinge of adventure in their tours. One of the best skiing destinations in India today, Auli Uttarakhand made mark as a prominent hill station in the tourism space during early 2000s. Auli is known for the snow capped mountains of Nanda Devi, Trishul, Mana Parbat and Kamet, where one can enjoy the beauty of nature at its natural best.

Part of the Garhwal mountain ranges in the Himalayas, Auli hill station boasts of panoramic slopes, which once formed the training ground for the Indian paramilitary forces. One of the most famous tourist destinations in the Uttarakhand, Auli hill station is not only a preferred snow skiing destination but also a most frequented pilgrimage destination.

Auli tourism is never complete without a visit to Sankaracharya Tapastali of Joshimath, Pandukeshwar Badrinath Mandir, Nandaprayag and Rudraprayag - the pilgrimage centers nestled in the pristine valleys of Auli. A walk through the slopes takes one on a blissful journey offering marvelous views of apple orchards and deodar trees on one hand and the spectacles of snow capped mountains on the other hand.

World's highest man-made lake, Gondola ropeway, Gurso Bugyal, Kwani Bugyal, Chattrakund, Hot Spring Point, Chenab Lake, Hemkund and Valley of Flowers are also the popular tourist spots in Auli. Hill station Auli is the host for National Winter Games held during February and March. While at Auli you can shop for the best of the blankets, woolen caps and shawls. Budget accommodation and tourist rest houses are available at reasonable costs at Joshimath.

For skiing enthusiasts, the best time to visit Auli Uttarakhand would be November to March, when Auli skiing is at its spectacular best. The sheer inclines along the slopes of the Himalayas, the screeching winds and high-energy skiing attracts hordes of tourists every year to this small hill station. . The 500 m long ski-lift and 800 m long chair-lift linking the upper and lower slopes of Auli make it one of the best snow skiing destinations not only in India but across Asia.

The nearest airport to hill station Auli is Dehradun (300 kms) and the nearest railhead is Rishikesh (235 kms). Auli is also well connected by road up to Joshimath from New Delhi, Rishikesh, Haridwar and Dehradun. From Joshimath one can hire a taxi, trek along the 16 kms or take Asia's longest cable-car (4 kms) ride for an experience of a lifetime.

Special end to end skiing packages are available for tourists interested in Auli Skiing, inclusive of all meals, accommodation, equipment and training. Abundantly warm clothes are a must to carry while visiting Auli as the temperatures are freezing with recorded ranges between -40C to 100C. To explore the snowfields of Auli, tourists should necessarily take with them dark glasses, torch light and snow/gum boots. The power cuts are a serious issue across the Auli region and all tourists are advised to carry spare cells or candles in adequate quantity.

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