DELHI TO AULI – A WEEKEND TRIP
Auli is located in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand and one of the most notorious skiing destinations in the country and has been attracting excursionists and adventurer suckers for a long time. Other than skiing, you can also explore the mountain ranges like Nanda Devi, Mana Parvat and Kamat here. One of the most beautiful places of Uttarakhand is Auli which is girdled by snow-capped Himalayan hills, altitudinous chestnut and deodar trees, lush green meadows and mountain slopes whose height is between 2 thousand 519 meters to 3 thousand 49 meters. When the golden shafts of the sun fall on these snow-covered hills, then seeing that sight is like turning a dream into reality. Auli is also known as Dev Bhoomi and Auli Bugyal in Garhwali. It is positioned at an altitude of 2,500 meters (8,200 ft) to 3,050 meters (10,010 ft) above sea level. Famous Auli sightseer places are :
- Auli Ropeway
- Guroor Bugyal
- Kwani Bugyal
- Trishul peak
CAMPING AND TREKKING IN AULI
Camping is one of the most favored activities or top things to do in Auli. After spending the evening at the campfire, with fun and games on the camping chairs and delicious food, you can sleep under the stars and wake up to mesmerizing views of the daylight. Most of the camping spots have an in-house kitchen that serves hot meals. Comfortable tents and sleeping bags are provided to the campers. Toilets and other installations are also provided. The best time to camp in Auli is from May to October. These months are affable and give relief from the heat to a great extent.
WAYS TO REACH
● By Air :
Jolly Grant Airport of Dehradun is the nearest airport which is 220 kms down from Ali. There are regular
breakouts to Dehradun every day from cities like Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore. Travelers can easily reach Ali from the airport via bus or taxi. Apart from this, Dehradun airport is just 20 kilometers away from Rishikesh. If you want, you can also go to Ali from Rishikesh because Rishikesh is connected to Ali via road.
● By Train :
Rishikesh Railway Station is the nearest railway station to Auli which is 230 kms from here. The railway station of Rishikesh is connected to all the major metropolises of the country and trains come here regularly. There are numerous superfast trains running from Delhi to Haridwar and Rishikesh. After reaching the railway station, passengers can reach Ali via cab, taxi or budget bus service.
● By Road :
Your experience of visiting Oli by road will be a continuance experience as the scenic beauty along the way makes your trip indeed more instigative. Buses ply to Auli at regular intervals from Rishikesh, Haridwar, Dehradun and Delhi’s Kashmere Gate. Apart from this, numerous buses also run for Ali from the major cities of Uttarakhand, Pauri, Joshimath and Rudraprayag. Passengers can also reach Ali via NH94 by hiring a jeep or taxi. Apart from this, NH58 also connects Rishikesh to Auli and you can reach Ali in just 5 to 6 hours.
BEST TIME TO VISIT
Although you can go to Auli 365 days a year, since Auli is famous for snow skiing, if you also want to go to Auli with the intention of skiing, Between December and February, due to heavy snowfall, the climate here remains very cold, while the weather between May and November remains cool and if you want, you can relax by engaging in outdoor activities.
DELHI TO AULI ROUTE
There are three routes to go from Delhi to Auli.
● First route :
Delhi-Sonipat-Panipat-Karnal-Saharanpur-Roorkee-Haridwar-Rishikesh-Chamoli-Auli. This route will take you from Delhi to Auli in 14 hours, 545 km down from Auli.
● Second route :
Delhi-Noida-Hapur-Amroha-Pauri Gadwal-Chamoli-Auli. This route will take you from Delhi to Auli in 14 hours 10 minutes, 543 km down from Auli.
● Third route :
Delhi-Noida-Meerut-Muzaffarnagar-Roorkee-Haridwar-Rishikesh-Chamoli-Auli. This route will take you from Delhi to Auli in 13 hrs 46, 506 kms down from Auli.
Bright white mountains touching the high skies, long hauls of white snow cover, stirring views of snowy peaks visible far down. A 14-day skiing course is also provided in Auli and after the course you will get a certificate of skiing. This was also included in the National Championships organized by the Winter Games Federation of India. It is a main magnet in Auli, along with other lodestones like cable car rides and rope lifts. Auli is famous for trekking, Nanda Devi Peak, Trishul Peak, camping, bugyal trek, photography, snow capped mountains and for its artificial lake, which is also called (Artificial Lake). You can visit Chenab Lake also.