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Auli Hill Station
About Auli, Uttarakhand : Juxtaposing shrine of Badrinath and resting on the laps of snow-capped mountainous range of Garhwal Himalayas at an altitude of 2,500 to 3,050 meters above sea level, lays the splendid Auli Hill Station. The hill station lies at a comfortable distance of 16 kms. from Joshimath and is accessible through kempt metallic road.
The slopes of Auli Hill Station are smartly draped by coniferous and oak forests that offer a scenic outlook to the tourists and the nature lovers. The hill station presents a spectacular view of the Himalayan mountain peaks, which include Nanda Devi (7817 meters), Kamet (7756 meters), Mana Parvat (7273 meters) and Dunagiri (7066 meters),.
Winters turns Auli Hill Station into a terrific skiing spot, amid the frigid blizzard. Tourists thoroughly enjoy pelting fluffy snow balls over each other. Auli is much more than just a Hill Station. For the nature lovers, Auli Hill Station provides a heart melting view of the snow covered mountain peaks.
A 500 meters long ski-lift and an 800 meters long chair-lift directly connect the upper sloped ridge to the slower sloped ridge. What’s more, the smoothness of the slopes is maintained by snow beaters and snow-packing machines. The 20-kms. of skiing slopes provides an ideal ground for popular skiing events vis-à-vis, cross-country, slalom and down-hill skiing.
How to Reach Auli
Auli Hill Station can be reached via Air, Rail, Road and Cable Car.
Bright End Corner Tourists who have limited time, can take the flight from The Jolly Grant Airport (Dehradun), lying at 273 kms. from Joshimath and 17 kms. from Rishikesh.
Rail –The tourists can take the train from Haridwar, lying at a distance of 299 km from Auli.
Cable Car – Cable Car Service is the most popular service available which runs over 3kms. stretch, providing unique and pleasurable experience to the snow covered peaks and the alpine forest.
Road - Auli Hill Station is at reachable distance from Joshimath. State transport and Union buses ply on daily basis between Joshimath and Rishikesh (253 kms). Tourists can also hire Local Transport Union buses and State Transport buses that ply regularly between Joshimath and Rishikesh (253 km), Haridwar (277 km), Dehradun (298 km) and Delhi (500 km).From Joshimath, tourists can also rent a private taxi.
What’s more, tourists can also easily opt for the A/C and Non A/C deluxe coaches can also be arranged, provided, if there are 15 to 20 people.
Auli, Uttarakhand is a calm and rush free sight that has all the nature’s aura striking it. The best season to visit is from December end till March.