With reliably good snow throughout the winter months and a stunning setting in the Himalayas, Auli is India’s premier ski destination. Located in the state of Uttarakhand close to the religious shrine of Badrinath, Auli sits at an elevation of 2,500 – 3,050 metres above sea level looking out across to Nanda Devi, India’s tallest mountain peak. The skiing season runs from January to March and offers gentle slopes measuring 5km in length as well as a 500m rope tow that runs parallel to the main slope, a chairlift between the upper and lower slopes and a state-of-the-art cable car linking the town of Joshimath with the upper slope. Auli is also a great destination in the warmer summer months when the scenery is stunning and hiking opportunities aplenty. Once the snows have melted the dark greens of the coniferous and oak forests that carpet the mountain slopes are revealed and hikers can enjoy incredible vistas of the Himalayan mountains.
Tour Itinerary :
1st Day : Delhi to Haridwar (N.S)
2nd Day : Haridwar to Joshimath / Pipalkoti (N.S)
3rd Day : Joshimath / Pipalkoti to Badrinath (N.S) (Visit Auli by ropeway)
4th Day : Badrinath to Pipalkoti (N.S)
5th Day : Pipalkoti to Haridwar via Rishikesh (N.S)
6th Day : Haridwar to Delhi
Covering Panch Prayag and Mana Village
Note : Tour ex Haridwar will be of 4 days
Auli is considered among the best skiing destinations of India, it is situated in of Garhwal region covering an elevation from 2,519mts to 3,050 mts above sea level. Auli is a “Bugyal” which means meadow in the regional language, these green Bugyals turn into a sheet of white during winters. Besides pilgrims, Joshimath is a perfect spot for adventure seekers. Opt for camping and trekking in and around the town. Through Indian Holiday’s Joshimath Tour Package, you open a wider canvas for you. Your holiday is no more confined to Joshimath, but you get to explore other popular attractions of the state as well, like Rishikesh, Haridwar, Badrinath, Kedarnath, Auli, Corbett, Dehradun and others. Auli is often compared with best ski resorts of the world by the foreigners and has also hosted the First SAF Winter Games in the year 2011. Being blessed with invigorating views of the splendid mountain range of Himalayas, the slopes of Auli provide enough thrills to professional skiers and novices alike.