Auli emplaced !!!
Auli is located in the north eastern corner of Garhwal, towards the north eastern state of Uttaranchal. You can fetch Joshimath at a distance of 16 kms from Auli. The slopes offer a panoramic view of many a famous Himalayan peaks like Nanda Devi, Kamet, Mana Parvat and Dunagiri. The government is trying a new spanking new cable cars rope way that traverses 4 km up the hill from Joshimath, transporting you over the top of oak and fir trees to Auli. And when you swoop down the slopes, you don't have to worry about the trudge back up: the baby slopes have a 1,640-ft ski lift, and the advanced slopes have a 2, 620-gt chair lift to haul you up to the top.
Wintery blooms at Auli
Forget another winter at the beach and head north instead. After a week on the slopes you will be confident enough to whiz down the mountains and execute a fancy parallel turn to halt. But those who fear height and are meek hearted Auli is not for them. All that you can do here is Ski. Watch Nanda-Devi and snow flakes floating gently will work as a balm to your wearied heart.
The Garhwal Mandal Vikas Nigam offers 7 day certificate courses from January to March every year. You can hire instructor and trainers according to your choice and needs. Fee for the courses include boarding lodging ski-equipments, lift and training. Economy and regular categories will be accommodated at GMVN at Auli.
Snow for the Kids
Take the kids along, bung a pair of skis onto their feet and watch them fly after the initial hesitation. Plus, there is snow castles to be built.
Joshimath is believed to have been wandered by Adi Shankaracharya. So when you go there check out Narsingh and Garuda temples, the Shankaracharya Math and also the Amar Kalph tree. Drive down to the hot seat of Tapovan, just 14 kms away from Joshimath and 32 kms from Auli.
It is difficult to imagine anything harder than tabby cat prowling around in the thin scrub covering the surrounding hills in Rudraprayag. What is still more breathtaking is the magnificence tough is the swirling confluence of Alaknanda rivers around which the town has grown. Koteshwara Mahadev Temple, Rudranath ji and Chamunda Devi mandirs, overlooking the confluence of two rivers at Rudrprayag is a must visit.
- Getting to Auli all you need to be aware is Haridwar which is the nearest airport and Joshimath that gives you a good halt when you are driving all the way from the Delhi.
- The best time to visit Auli is between December and March, when Auli is carpeted with snow.
- Tourist Office: GMVN Skiing & Tourist Resorts, Auli