Popular for being a ski resort where skiing and snowboarding can be enjoyed during winters, Auli is also visited in the summer for a majestic 180-degree view of the second highest peak in India, Nanda Devi, and the snowy Himalayas. During summers, the ski slopes turn to picturesque meadows for mesmerising walks. One can choose to do some sightseeing on Asia's longest cable car or rope way. A picturesque spot that takes the cake here is the crystalline Chenab Lake, which can be reached through a treacherous trek to Dang village. The pilgrimage to Badrinath temple is another renowned trek. There aren't any places to shop out here but one can always go downhill to Joshimath to purchase all sorts of woollen apparel. No fancy places to eat though, the little joints spread around this charming snowscape serve delicious Garhwali dishes as well as usual Indian fare.
Best Time To Visit
Best time to visit Auli is from April to June and October
How To Reach
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Best time to visit: March to September (excluding the monsoon months)How to reach: Take an overnight bus to Shimla, from there take a local bus to Khara Pathar or Giri Ganga. The trek starts from Giri Ganga and can take 4-5 hours depending on your speed.Trail: The trail to Kuppar Bugyal starts from Giri Ganga. To reach Giri Ganga you can either trek from Kharapthar or drive directly from Shimla. Follow the road until you reach a thick forest trail at Giri Ganga then to make your way to the top where the Kuppar Bugyal meadow is.Gurson BugyalBest time to visit: Throughout the year except monsoon.How to reach: Take an overnight bus to Rishikesh, then take a local bus to Joshimath, from where Auli is under an hour away. The trek starts from Auli, and can take 4 to 5 hours depending on your speed.Trail: The trail to Gurson Bugyal meadow is fairly simple and is just 3km away from Auli. This popular route is also called the Lord Curzon's Trail, which was discovered by Lord Curzon who lived here during the colonial era.