Auli is in Chamoli district in the Himalayan mountains of Uttarakhand, India. Auli, also known as Auli Bugyal, in Garhwali, which means “meadow”, is located at an elevation of 2,800 metres (9,200 ft) above sea level Between June to October, the valley has one of highest number of flower species found anywhere in the world, with 520 species of high altitude plants, 498 of which are flowering plants with significant populations of endangered species.
Things to do in Auli :
Auli is a hiking and ski destination and after the creation of the state of Uttarakhand, formerly part of Uttar Pradesh, Auli was marketed as a tourist destination. It is surrounded by coniferous and oak forests, with a panoramic view of the peaks of the Himalayas The slopes are intended for both professional skiers and novices. The Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam Limited (GMVNL) a state govt agency which takes care of this resort, and Uttarakhand Tourism Department conduct winter sports competitions at Auli to encourage skiing in India.It has a 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) cable car, a chairlift, and a ski lift, along with a maintained trek route. There is a training facility of ITBP. A small Hindu Temple connected with the Hindu epic the Ramyana is also present.
How to reach Auli :
The nearest airport is Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun, about 270 kilometres (170 mi) from Auli. The airport operates daily flights to Delhi, The nearest international airport is Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi, about 480 kilometres (300 mi) from Auli. The nearest railway stations are Rishikesh railway station (250 kilometres (160 mi)) and Dehradun railway station (290 kilometres (180 mi)).
Best time to visit Auli :
The best time to visit Auli for skiing is between December and March. Although the best season to visit Auli is throughout the year. The summer months in Auli extends from April to June are great to experience pleasant weather. May to November are fairly pleasant in Auli and are the right months for indulging in leisure outdoor.
Top Attractions in Auli :
Nearby attractions include Vishnu Prayag, Gorson Bugyal, Kuari Pass, Joshimath, Badrinath,Trishul peak, Kwani Bugyal, Chenab Lake Rudra Prayag, Nanda Prayag and Tapovan. Auli and Dehradun hosted the First South Asian Winter Games in 2011.
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