18 best Auli attractions-Sightseeing spots to see visit skiing hill station
Auli is the one and only ski destination in Uttarakhand more popular than Shimla, Gulmarg or Manali.Located in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand Auli originally termed as Bugyal or meadwos came into limelight after creation of state of Uttarakhand also termed as Devbhumi(Lands of Gods) due to presence of most important pilgrimage holy places in this state mainly the 'Char Dham' (Barinath--Kedarnath-Gangotri-Yamunotri).Auli has become ideal overnight halt for tourist visitng Badrinath.
Auli is fenced with oak and coniferous forests offering 360 degree sights of mighty Himalayas.With 4.20 Kms long cable car becoming operational it is very convienent to reach this place in 35 min from Joshimath.While Skiing remains the primary of Auli attractions Auli is also known for plenty of treks routes and amazing views. Every year skiing competition is organised between January to March with world fame skier participate in it.
Mentioned below are the tourist places to visit in Auli,must see places in Auli skiing destination
The snow fed slopes of Auli is a perfect spot for those who love to be in the midst of something, which rises the Adrenaline level of the body. A delightful place for the skiing lots, these slopes are considered as the best ones in the world. A clean expansion of 10-20 km of snow clad mountain slopes of Auli provides a unique experience of skiing. Besides this, it offers an extensive 500 m ski lift and 800 m lengthy chair-lift link through the greater and lesser slopes.
Trishul Peak #2
Located at an altitude of 23,490 ft above sea level, Trishul Peak in Auli is the place where most of the Skiing activity takes place. Located in the Kumaon region, the place is known for offering skiing slopes for beginners and is also popular for having the famous Nanda Devi National Park. The place also has a mystical lake, Roopkund, located on the foot of the peak. The lake is also known as Mystery Lake, because of the 600 skeletal remains of humans and horses that were discovered here. The place is ideal for trekking as well.
Joshimath, or the place of the Jyotirlinga of Shiva, is a famous pilgrim center in Auli. The popular belief is that the great philosopher of the Hindu Religion, Sri Sankaracharya, founded this place. Widely regarded as the most holy place of the Hindus, Joshimath houses several sacred temples out of which Narasimha temple gains prominence over the others. Other shrines are in the names of Naudevi, Ganesh, Hanuman, Gaurishankar and Surya.Apart from being a revered center of religious significance, Joshimath is bestowed with the stunning sceneries of majestic peaks, lovely woods, and the traces fleeting through calm locales
A sacred place at the convergence of two holy rivers, Nandaprayag in the Chamoli District of Uttarakhand serves as the beautiful entry point to the much revered pilgrim centres of Badarinath and Kedarnath. This scenic locale offers splendorous vistas like the snowy peaks and marvelous landscapes. These stunning sceneries and holy darshan in sacred shrines make your tour to this majestic entry point a beguiling experience.
Placed in the convergence of the majestic rivers Mandakini and Alaknanda, Rudraprayag is the holy abode of Lord Shiva. Its proximity to the sacred shrines like Badarinath and Kedarnath makes it a busy pilgrim centre in Uttarakhand. The popular belief is that it was here that lord Shiva in his Rudra incarnation had appeared before Narada.Folklore is that this is the same place where Sati took her rebirth after her tragic death.This serene place holds Rudranath and Chamunda Devi temples, worthy for everyone's visit.
Badri Kedar Festival #6
While festivals take place only on select days, the Pujas and Aartis are a daily occurrence. In the morning you can witness the Maha Abhishek, Gitapath and Bhagvat Puja. In the evening it is the splendid Aarti and Geet Govind that will keep you spellbound. Unlike other places, the Aarti in the evening is an elaborate ritual with the idol being anointed with sandalwood paste that is later distributed to devotees along with sugar and dry leaves.
Bhavishya Kedar #7
As per the name depicts, bhavishya kedar will be the future home of kedarnathji. It is believed that a destructive landslide at the end of kali yugas (eras) will block way to badrinath and badrivishal will shifted to bhavishya badri simultaneously, kedarnathji will also move to bhavishya kedar in joshimath.
Chattarkund Lake #8
Chattrakund is a small lake, in the middle of the jungle, where the water is believed to be sweet. It is about a kilometer from Gurso Bugyal and 4 km from Auli. The nearest airport is Dehradun, about 298 km from Auli. The nearest railhead, Rishikesh is 235 km from Auli.
Chenab Lake #9
The least discovered and not so visited Chenab Lake is worth a visit for the calm and serene atmosphere that it offers.The virginity of this place holds the sights of tourists and makes it an enchanting spot.In the Garhawal Himalayas, there are still some areas which are virgin and unexplored. One such trail is the one that will lead you to Chenab Lake.
Hanuman Ghat #10
Hanuman Ghat: Renowned Hindu saint Tulsi Das established a Hanuman Temple here during 16th century and since then it has been called Hanuman Ghat. The ancient name of the ghat was Rameshwaram Ghat which was mythologically established by Lord Rama. Hanuman ghat is situated at the place of Juna Akhara and favourite place of wrestlers and bodybuilders
Gurso Bugyal #11
For those who are looking for an offbeat options for places to visit near Auli. A short but adventurous trek of 3km will land you at the mysterious Gurso Bugyal. The trail passes through the valleys between the mountains of Nanda Devi, Trishul and Dron. The views of these majestic mountains while walking along the nature trails is truly majestic
India’s oldest recorded living tree is this massive 12-century-old Himalayan mulberry(Morus serrata). It stands in the town of Joshimath, Uttarakhand. The species is native to the Himalayas and the mountains of SW China. This specific tree has been named kalpavriksha., It has a 25 meter [83½ ft.] diameter and stands on a hillock near the cave of 8th century Guru Adi Shankaracharya.
Kalpeshwar Temple #13
In Kalpeshwar Temple Lord Shiva is worshipped in his divine form of Jatas (Hairs). It is believed that in ancient times when Pandvas did Kurukshetra war and killed their relatives and brothers. Then they wanted to get pardoned by Lord Shiva but Lord Shiva didn’t want to meet them as he was convinced that they were dishonest and did a fratricidal sin.
Nanda Devi National Park #14
One of the most serene and tranquil of national parks in the country, the Nanda Devi National Park in Uttarakhand is a paradise for nature lovers and those who seek to immerse themselves in the beauty of nature. Covering an area of more than 630 square kilometers, the Nanda Devi park, when combined with the Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve, is 2,236 square kilometers.
Kwani Bugyal #15
Being located at an elevation of 3350 m above sea level, Kwani Bugyal is prefect place for trekkers. During summer tourists throng this place to have a terrific experience in trekking. Trekkers can hire porters, guides, camping equipments and cook from the Joshimath base camp.It is a popular destination with trekkers situated 12kms from Gurso Bugyal at an elevation of 3,380mts above sea level.
Satopanth Lake #16
Satopanth is the place that leads the way to the Swargarohini peak from where according to the Mahabharata, Yudhishthir and the dog were sent to the heaven. Also, the lake is believed to be the point where Bheema was denied to enter the heaven. With clean and pure water, Satopanth Lake offers breathtaking views to the travelers.
Vanshinarayan Kalpeshwar #17
Kalpeshwar is located in Urgam valley of Himalayan Garhwal region of Uttrakhand, India. It is fifth temple of Panch Kedar. This is a famous temple of Lord Shiva. Lord Shiva’s Jatas (hair) are worshiped here in divine formKalpeshwar is located in the Urgam Valley at an altitude of 2,200 m (7,217.8 ft) of Himalayan Range which is nearby Urgam Village
Vasundhara Fall #18
Vasudhara Falls is a natural waterfall situated near Badrinath, the temple dedicated to Vishnu in Uttarakhand, India. It is a 5 km trek from Mana village (3 km from Badrinath). Mana is accessible by road from Badrinath. The trek starts from Mana village, along a stoned path. The first 2–3 kilometres are comparatively easy to walk but after that the road is quite steep.
Auli Places to See
While temperaturs are between 15℃ to 25 ℃ In summers winters are extremely cold with avergae temperature of -4℃. Monsoon prevalis from July till September. Weather remains highly unstable in this place during winters.With high peaks like Mana, Kamet and mightiest of all Nanda Devi ringed around Auli hill station offering the overwhelming views of snow covered mountains giving peace and tranquilty in abundance.Auli is at 10 hrs/300 Kms distance from nearest Jolly Grant Airport and 18 hrs/515 Kms distance from New Delhi International Airport.around Auli