Located in the cradle of snow-capped mountains Auli, is a place too good to be put in words.The adventure destination of Auli lies towards the north of the state of Uttaranchal in Chamoli district and forms a part of the Garhwal mountain range. Auli is 16 km away from Joshimath at height of 2895m. The place is known for skiing more than anything else. Auli is the kind of place where pleasure and adventure, wild beauty and slopes of snow field, nature's beauty in its best form comes alive. The deodar and oak forests cover the slopes and reduce the velocity of the chilly winds to the minimum.
The steep slopes of Auli seem to beckon all the adventure seekers. They offer a panoramic view of many a famous Himalayan peaks like Nanda Devi, Kamet, Mana Parvat and Dunagiri. Representing man's constant endeavour to triumph over nature, Auli proves to be an ideal locale for the daring. For several hundred years, the nomadic Bhotiyas walked the sheep trails of Auli, locally called Thatauli. In the winter, the terrain transforms itself into perfect skiing slopes.
Tourist attractions in Auli
Dayara Bugyal : Bugyal in the local language means "high altitude meadow". Situated at an elevation of about 3048 mts. The panoramic view of the Himalayas from here is breathtaking.
Mundali : Mundali is situated in district Dehradun 129 km from Dehradun via Chakrata. Mandali offers a mind blowing view of the snow coated Himalayas.
Munsyari : Nestling amidst spectacular Kumaon Himalayas at a height of 1645 m, Pithoragarh is often called 'Miniature Kashmir'.
Asan Barrage Water Sports Resort : GMVN has developed a water sports resorts at Asan Barrage. The resort is only 43 km from Dehradun-Chandigarh Shimla highway.
Nanaksagar Matta : Nanaksagar in Udhamsingh Nagar of Uttaranchal Hills is a place ideal for water sports.
Bidhauli is a quiet - picturesque wilderness destination, some 20km off Dehradun on the Paunta Sahib road.
Joshimath, just 16 kilometers away is a beautiful place. The place has ancient temples which date back to as long as 8th century.
Bageshwar - Sunderdhunga - Pindari - Kafni Glacier Trek : At the confluence of the rivers Gomti and Saryu 36 kms from Kausani, lies this religious town of Bageshwar.
Gurso Bugyal : It is just three kilometres from Auli. Gurso is a huge beautiful meadow spread out and blessed with picture like beauty by nature.
Kwani Bugyal : Twelve kilometres from Gurso, is another beautiful meadow, Kwani bugyal. The place is at a height of 3350 meters and is quite popular with trekkers.
Chattrakund : While on trip to Gurso Bugyal, just a kilometre ahead is Chattrakund which you can easily include in your trip. In the centre of jungle is this sweet water lake called Chattrakund.