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Auli

Joshimath:

A popular pilgrimage spot in Auli, Joshimath is believed to have been founded by the great Hindu religious philosopher, Sri Shankaracharya. One of the four ‘maths’ created by Sri Sankaracharya is located here. Joshimath also houses a sacred Jyotirlingam of Lord Shiva. The Kamad tree alongside the Joshimath caves bears much significance among the devotees. Joshimath is 16 kms from Auli and is connected to Auli via road as well as by a cable car which is known as the ‘highest in Asia” (1890 mtrs high). It will be great idea to experience this ride.

 

Trishul Peak:

Situated at a height of 23,490 ft above sea level, the Trishul Peak in Auli town is one of the most famous skiing sites in India. Trishul peak is in the Kumaon region and offers skiing slopes for beginners too. It is also the site of the renowned Nanda Devi National Park. At the foot lies the mystical lake of Roopkund. The lake is called Mystery Lake due to the 600 skeletal remains of horses and humans which were discovered at the site. The place is great for indulging in trekking activities.

 

Rudraprayag:

Situated at the meeting spot of the grand rivers Alakananda and Mandakini, Rudraprayag is believed to be a sacred dwelling place of Mahadeva. It is one of the most popular pilgrim spots in the state of Uttarakhand due to its proximity with holy sites such as Kedarnath and Badrinath. Local legend says that this was the site where Lord Shiva, in his incarnation as Rudra, has presented himself before Narada. Several folklores tell many stories of interest in connection with this spot.

 

Nandaprayag:

Nandaprayag is a scenic point and an entry to the famous pilgrimage sites of Kedarnath and Badrinath. Located at the meeting point of two pious rivers, the place presents several gorgeous scenes and vistas including several snow laden peaks. The Goplalji temple situated on the banks of the River Alakananda is visited by several devotees throughout the year.

 

Chenab Lake:

Situated at Dang village, the Chenab Lake happens to be the last village of Joshimath. Visitors are required to travel on foot through a completely unpaved path to go to this stunning lake.

 

Saildhar Tapovan:

The Saildhar Tapovan is situated at a distance of 15 km from the town of Auli. It is a simple ructic village on the road to Joshimath. The village is famous among tourists for a natural spring of hot water as well as a small temple.

 

Gurso Bugyal:

This picturesque spot an be accessed by a 3 km trek from Auli.The Gurso Burgla is beautifully green during monsoon and remains pure white with snow during winters. The beautiful views of the majestic Himalayas, Nnada Devi mountains and the mounts of Trishul nd Drona from here is simply awesome.

 

Chattrakund:

This beautiful lake with sparkling waters has a beautiful fairy tale aura amidst a picturesque jungle. This is an ideal spot for enjoying some wonderful chilly moments in nature’s lap.

 

Kwani Bugyal:  

This is a 12 kms trekking path connecting Auli to Gurso Bugyal.