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Auli

Auli

Weather

The hill resort of Auli experiences cool weather conditions throughout the year. Summers, extending from the month of March to June, are pleasant with moderate temperatures marking 15°C as the maximum. Scanty rainfall occurs during the monsoon season, extending from July to October. The temperature dips down to almost 12°C during this season. Winter begins in November and continues till February. The days are chilly with minimum average temperatures dropping down to about 4°C. The temperature can attain sub-zero levels as low as -8°C. Snowfall is common during winter. The best time to visit Auli is from the month of November to March.

How To Reach

By Road:

The town closest to Auli is Joshimath, lying at a distance of 16 km. Regular taxi cab services are available from the town of Joshimath to Auli. Buses of the UPSRTC convey tourists from Joshimath to nearby cities including Haridwar, Rishikesh and Dehradun.


By Air:

The Jolly Grant Airport, situated at a distance of almost 279 km from Auli, is the airport closest to the city. The Jolly Grant Airport is a domestic airport is almost 20 km from the heart of Dehradun city. Taxi cabs are available from Dehradun to Auli. Several flights are available on a daily basis to Delhi, the nearest international airport.



By Rail:

Haridwar is the closest railway station, located at a distance of 273 km from Auli. Haridwar is connected to many important Indian cities in via train.


Overview

Auli, a hill station located in the state of Uttarakhand, is famous for the marvelous ski resorts as well as striking natural views. Enclosed by the snow capped peaks of the majestic Himalayas Mountains, the hilly landscape offers a marvelous view of the picturesque coniferous forests and oaks lining the hill slope. Situated at an altitude of 2800 m, Auli is one of the most offbeat and unique place offering tourists the chance to enjoy a fine promenade.

 

The misty slops of the region offer breathtaking sights of some of the greatest mountain ranges such as Mana Parvat, Nanda Devi and Kamat Kamet. Moreover, the boulevards present throughout the slopes of the region boast of grand views of beautiful apple orchards and tall deodar trees, making the region perfect for taking a walk in the morning.

 

The town boasts of a rich history dating back to the 8th century. Locals consider that this scenic spot is blessed with visits from the holy Shankaracharya. Auli might be still in the initial phases of tourism development, but the highlight of the place is its virgin environment. Skiers find the spot to be perfect with chilly storms, deep snowy valleys and sylvan peaks. Auli is considered to be a haven for all skiing related activities since this particular winter activity is in great demand in this serene hill town.

 

Auli, once the training grounds for the Indo-Tibetan Police Force, has increased in popularity to become a major tourist hub within a short period of time. Perfect for both nature lovers and adventure seekers, Auli, with its high mountains, screeching winds, thrilling activities, provides unlimited options for entertainment to onlookers.

 

Auli is considered to be one of the holiest sites of the Hindus with many sacred temples among which the Narasimha temple is prominent. Other shrines are dedicated to Ganesh, Surya, Naudevi, Hanuman and Gaurishankar.

 

Auli does not have dedicated shopping centers. Tourists can buy woolen blankets, shawls and caps from the local market in town. Chinese and Indian cuisine is popular in the town of Auli. Restaurants in Auli serve south Indian food also. Continental cuisine is served in dhabas along the side of the street.