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Auli Travel Guide


Auli Travel Guide, with complete information including accomodation, tour packages, Information about trekking, skiing Tour Packages for Auli, sightseeing, route and lots more.
Tourists njoying Honeymoon stay @ Auli
Auli: From an altitude of nearly 3000 meter from the sea level, with a vertical drop of 529 meter, the snowy slopes of Auli can bring the best – or alternately, the worst – in you. For, sliding down the beaten snow on skis at a speed of 20-40 km per hour can be 
Adventurous Auli
a thrilling or harrowing experience, as the case may be. While coming down, perched on two precarious all your attention is nailed on the view in front of you, the way it is during a video game.
Only, the thrill this time is not vicarious; a single error of judgment can cost you a precious limb. This may be 
Auli to Joshimath Way
hard to digest for the buffs of Hindi movies, where seemingly all one needs to do for skiing is to slip into the ski boots, 
tilt one’s body a little forward, and keep pushing yourself with a pair of clubs.
But reality can bite worse than frost! It requires hours of disciplined training, 
Auli
months of practice, and years of experience before one can actually enact the valiant hero on a ski,  chasing the light-of-his-life on thin ice, with a song on his lips.
For the ski enthusiasts, Auli is an active destination. 
The Garhwal Mandal

sightseeing through Ropeway @ Auli

Vikas Nigam (GMVN) offers a fortnight-long skiing course for the amateurs.  There is also a weeklong course for the tourists. 

The charges are Rs 3,500 per head; students may avail of a discount. 
Skiing @ Auli
The skiing equipment is also available at an affordable dent on your purse. But all the time and money is worth spending for one single downhill journey that is made on the skis.
But ski slopes are not all. Nestled in the Garhwal Himalayas, 
Himalayan Range from Auli
Auli has many more highs. Look around, and there is a 180-degree view of snow-clad peaks – prominent being Nanda Devi, Chaukhamba, and Panch Chuli. The splurge of white is half-surrounded on one side by oak forests. Besides, the frequent thrashing that the slopes receive from 
People Enjoying Snow @ Auli
imported snow beaters, make them a sight for sore eyes. The visitors can sit for hours on end, relaxing in God’s own resort.
All the basic necessities are at hand, sans the phone beeps. But most visitors find the absence of phone 
A Tourist Camp @ Auli
connections here a welcome change from other destinations. There is nothing in their world that cannot wait for 24 hours. But this is not to undermine the utility of scientific devices at Auli. The upper slopes of Auli host the longest ropeway in Asia. 
Auli Trekking Tour
This ropeway has ten towers of self-supporting steel structures, complete with saddles and shoes.  Besides, Auli also offers the luxury of an 800-meter chair lift linking the lower slopes with the upper region. Remote-controlled hydraulic and pneumatic braking system makes it safe to travel in this 
Mesmerising Trees in Auli

chair, which also has a storm-warning device attached to it. Another comfortable scientific contribution to this highland is a state-of-the-art ski lift.

Accessibility
For those heading for Auli, the best possible way is to 
Auli Valley During Summer
 catch the Dehradun Shatabdi Express to reach Rishikesh early in the morning. One must reach Joshimath, some 250 km from Rishikesh on the Badrinath route, before the sunset.
Things start taking shape for the Auli visitors in Kaudiyala, some 200 km before the destination, on the Badrinath route. 
Tourists Skiing @ Auli
If you happen to stop at one of the many GMVN rest houses for a quick bite, the rear window of your vehicle may earn an “Auli” sticker as a souvenir. En route, one comes across confluences 
(called prayags) of various tributaries into the river Ganga. Infact, it is at Deoprayag where Bhagirathi and 
Greenary During Summer @ Auli
Alaknanda merge to be named the Ganga. Brief stopovers to these prayags – Deoprayaga, Rudraprayaga, Karnapryaga, and Nandprayaga – are an absolute must. The scenic views of the Alaknanda valley, through out the uphill road are only aperitifs. 
Auli to Joshimath Way During Winters
The culmination point waits you at Auli. Auli is 16 kilometer from Joshimath. The chair-lift is the best way to move up the slopes, though you can spot the brave taking to trekking, often going knee deep on the virgin snow. As you may realize, the journey upward was merely a building up of the final thrill. 
Girl Skiing During Winters @ Auli
And the coming down to find your feet, is a tribute to the heavenly forces that carve such spots on earth.
How to reach
Nearest railhead is Raiwala near Rishikesh (250 km approx); from here one can take a bus/tourist cars early morning to reach 
Valley @ Auli
Joshimath/Auli by evening. Nearest airport is Dehradun (300 km approx). It is advisable to reach Joshimath by 4 pm, from where the ropeway chair can take you to Auli. Road to Auli is closed after dusk.
Where to stay
At Auli, there is only Garhwal Mandal  
Tourist Playing @ Auli
Vikas Nigam tourist bungalow with deluxe huts, and a regular vegetarian fare for menu. Charges are upward Rs 700 per night. If the occupancy is full, one can travel down to Joshimath before sunset, where private accommodation is easily available. The entire hilly route from Rishikesh to

Green Slope at Auli

Auli has a string of GMVN guest houses at strategic points, with reasonable tariff rates for lodging and boarding. Private accommodation and campsites are also available.

Get in
Best Way: The best way to travel will be

Snow Valley - Auli

to take overnight train from Delhi and have a cab pick you up from Haridwar in the morning for onward journey to Auli.

By plane: For those travelling by air, the nearest airport is Jolly Grant, Dehradun, 273 km from Joshimath, 17

Himalayan View From Auli

km from Rishikesh.

By rail: Coming from any part of India, the nearest rail head is Haridwar 299 km from Auli. Catch a train to New Delhi Station. From New Delhi one can catch a train for Haridwar. It takes more than 7 hours to reach Haridwar (Shatabdi / JanShatabdi takes 6 hours).
Trekking Tour at Auli

By road: Auli is only 13 km drive from Joshimath. State transport and Union buses play regularly between Joshimath and Rishikesh (253 km). Local Transport Union Buses and State Transport buses operate between Joshimath and Rishikesh (253 km), Haridwar (277 km),

Peace at Auli

Dehradun (298 km) and Delhi (500 km). From Joshimath onwards, both bus and taxi services are available for Auli.

When to Go


Auli can be traveled round the year. but its better to plan your tour between, December to March as this is the most ideal time for all visitors. 

Auli Tour Operator

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Best of Kumaon Tours


Kumaon Tours: Himalayas of the Kumaon region are among the most picturesque in the country. The beauty of regions such as Almora, Ranikhet and Nainital is rejuvenating. Wrapped in the scenic wonders of hill stations, explore this land to enjoy nature at its best. Book your summer holidays package in Kumon. 
Kumaon Tours

Kumaon Tours: Uncovering the Hidden Treasures of Hills –

Far away from the bustle of chaotic cities, Kumaon is a soothing hamlet with reverberating valleys, open ceaseless sky, refreshing breeze and cascading rivulets.  Essentially a mountainous region the region is situated in Uttarakhand and is bounded by Tibet on one side and Uttar Pradesh on the other.

Kumaon Tours

The beauty of Kumaon tours is that despite being incredibly beautiful, the region has stayed untouched from the maddening touristy. Nature can be seen it’s most raw and rugged form with trees growing everywhere and the rivers meandering through unexpected routes.

Almora kempty fall

Yet for those travellers who like to travel to rare and uncommon lands of the world, it is flanked by a number of beauteous resorts which add another asset to these tours to Kumaon. When you plan to set on a travel to this quaint town, the regions you should cover while vacationing include:

One of the greatest crowd pullers of Kumaon, Nainital is renowned for its emerald hues and picturesque lake. A steep forested valley perched around a great Naini Lake, it is an attractive holidaying destinations flooded by families and honeymooners during peak seasons.

Nainital Tours

A busy bazaar, plenty of guesthouses and hotels sprinkled in between forested hills and gorgeous vistas with the backdrop of distant Himalayan summits the scene at Nainital is very captivating. Kumaon tour packages come with great religious sites and gorgeous panoramas such as Naina Devi Temple, Snow View, Naina Peak, Tiffin Top, Bhimtal Lake, Naukuchia Tal and more.

The culturally thriving region Almora is known for its rich historic heritage and highly religious society. Swami Vivekananda once described the beauty of Almora by saying “These mountains are associated with the best memories of our race: Here, therefore, must be one of centres, not merely of activity,

Almora Tours

but more of calmness of meditation, and of peace and I hope someone to realize it.” From cobbled Lalal Bazaar selling intricately carved traditional wooden articles to some colonial era edifices and shops selling quality trekking outfits, Almora has lots to be explored and viewed. The coy yet friendly natives often like to indulge in small conversations, mostly trying to help the travellers with the routes.

A tiny hill station and a cantonment town in Uttarkhand, Ranikhet is situated on an altitude of 1869 m from where one can enjoy the view of western peak of Himalayas. The region witnesses snowfall in the winters while summers remains moderate making it an ideal destination to be visited round the year.

Ranikhet Tours

Ranikhet is covered with beauteous pine, oak, deodar forests providing favourable conditions for breeding of leopards, leopard cat, jackal, red fox, langur and porcupine. The tour packages to Kumaon are laced with enormous green sceneries out of which Ranikhet is one stunning one providing apt location for romancing couples and others looking for tranquil environs.

Ranikhet

Kumaon tours open the world of serenity unseen by the eyes of the materialistic world. The region is encompassed with ethereal bliss which has been maintained by its nature-loving inhabitants. From the bustling small towns to the serene villages flanked by log huts to people dressed in colourful exotic attires and participating in offerings to varied gods, Kumaon is one tiny piece of paradise slowly waking up to the advancements of modern world. 

Kumaon Tour Operator