We have a place in our country where people from all over the world reach to enjoy skiing. This place is covered with snow during winters and that is what makes it so beautiful.
You have guessed it right, that is nothing but Auli – the gem of Uttarakhand. Auli is located at a distance of 16 km from Joshimath. It is the only place in Uttarakhand, which is certified by FIS (Federation of international skiing).
Here lies a 1300meter long me too long ski track. Apart from this, there are slopes covered with snow that are better than the slopes of Shimla and Kashmir.
One can enjoy the view of Auli with the help of the ski lift. To have a better view of the place, glass houses are being made for the people.
For the people who love adventure, trekking is also available. At a distance of three and a half kilometers, a beautiful bugyal by the name of Gorsaun, lies for the lovers of trekking. This bugyal is also known as the bugyal of flowers. This is due to the fact that during the summer season, a variety of flowers cover this whole area.
Some of these flowers are very rare and are not found in other places. Trekking can also be done to the Kuwanri pass, but this requires the permission of the Nanda Devi National Park. Travelers seeking spiritual attractions must make a point to visit, Joshimath, Tapovan and Sanjeevani Shikhar.
The Sanjeevani Shikhar is said to be a place full of medicinal plants. According to a myth, Hanuman Ji visited this Shikhar that is why the temple is being erected here in his memory. The hills of Nanda Devi, Trishul, Neelkanth, Drongiri, and Kamet will leave you amazed with their charm and mysticism.
Auli is the home of an artificial lake, that has a capacity of 25000 km. This lake is used to, produce snow, at times when there is very less or no snowfall.
For the people who love to capture everything with their cameras, this lake is an absolute delight. Adding to this is a mountain known as sleeping beauty, that is present just in front of Auli. Tourists go gaga over this and try to take every possible picture of it.
Auli is also a wonderful place for the food lovers. Although there are very less eating places in Auli the canteen of Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam is the heaven for the foodies.
It offers the famous Garhwali cuisines such as Manduve Ki Roti, kafuli, and jhangore ki kheer. These cuisines are not only tasty but also very healthy.
Reaching Auli is quite easy. The nearest airport is the Jolly Grant Airport of Dehradun. Apart from this, taxis, buses and other vehicles are also available from Dehradun and Rishikesh. Rishikesh is the nearest railway station from Delhi to reach Auli. Auli awaits you, with its open arms. So this time when you are packing your bags, do not forget to give Auli a chance to surprise you!