Auli is nestled in the lap of the snow-capped peaks of Garhwal Himalayas in the Chamoli District of western Uttar Pradesh, near the world famous religious shrine of Badrinath.
At an altitude of 2,500-3,050 metres above sea level, Auli's well-dressed slopes are flanked by coniferous and oak forests and offer a panoramic view of Mt. Nanda Devi, Mana Parbat, Dunagriri, Beethartoli, Nilkanth, Hathi Parbat And Ghori Parbat.
The rugged and snowy terrain of Auli is so challenging that it used to be a training ground for India's para-military forces in the 1970's.
Realising the potential of Auli as a ski-resort, the Government of U.P. had it surveyed by French and Australian experts, who favourably compared the slopes of Auli to the best in the world. Auli is today a promising ski-spot and an ideal winter resort.
Auli has now become a leading tourist spot and while its slopes beckon daring and gallant skiing enthusiasts, its pristine natural beauty and the alpine atmosphere lure many a tourist. Auli has something or the other to offer to all, whether it is to seek a respite from the hustle and bustle of the city life, or for conquering the challenging heights of the glorious peaks. People come here simply to savour the tranquil nature in its most pristine self or just to throw snowballs at each other.
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Valley of Flowers
If one is fond of flowers then is a must visit place for him.Witness the endless galore of multihued blooms and you'll just wish to stay in this oblivion flowery world forever.
This sacred site is one of the most sacred pilgrimage centre of the state and is also one four holy sites or 'Char Dhams', visited by numerous pilgrims year after year.
How to reach AULI :
By Road : The best option is to travel from Delhi by road. Delhi to Haridwar is 229 kms. on National Highway no. NH-47. The climb from Haridwar to Joshimath is 257 kms. and takes about 13 to 15 hours. The ascent to Joshimath winds through Rishikesh, Srinagar, Karnaprayag, and Chamoli. Joshimath to Clifftop Club Resort is 17 km by road or 4 km and 15 minutes by cable car. We suggest a stay at Rishikesh/Rudraprayag to break the journey if required.
By Train : Nearest Railway Station is Rishikesh / Haridwar which is connected from Delhi by Shatabdi Exp., from Bombay by Bandra-Dehradun Exp. and from Calcutta by Howrah-Doon Exp. and from Lucknow by Gorakhanath/Doon Exp. Rishikesh to Joshimath by road. Road from Joshimath to Badrinath opens Mid May-mid November subjected to normal snowfall
By Air : Nearest Airport is Jolly Grant near Dehradun (280 Km). Indian Airlines fly thrice from Delhi and Jagson/Archna Airways also regulates their flights. Very soon a new airport at Gauchar (92 Km.) will be operational within a year.
Day 01 : Board train to Haridwar from Delhi Railway Sation. On arrival check in at Hotel Aarti. After lunch enjoy jungle safari at Rajaji National Park.
Day 02 : Day free to visit the National park for Elephant safari inside the park. Night stay at Rajaji National Park.
Day 03 : Drive to Auli. On arrival check in at hotel/Rest House. Welcome drink with light snacks will be served on arrival. Arrangements for recreational games, dinner including both veg / non veg.
Day 04 : Wake up call will be accompanied with tea and biscuits. Rest of the day is dedicated to enjoy skiing.
Day 05 : Whole day is dedicated to experience the adventure of snow-skiing.
Day 06 : Drive to Kaudiala, which is reputed as rafter's paradise. On arrival, welcome drink will be served with light snacks. Arrangements will be made for beach volley ball, dinner with veg / non veg dishes. Night halt in executive huts / tents on the bank of Ganges.
Day 07 : Morning tea will be served with biscuits. After breakfast, leave for Shivpuri to enjoy exciting water rafting. Later drive to Haridwar. Leave for Delhi by Shatabdi Express at 6 pm.